Malaysia Airlines Enrich has a number of car rental partners that you can earn miles with, as well as various promotions and discounts for members. Update 9th October – New Partner added: Rentalcars.com!
Earning Enrich Miles with Car rental Partners
Insas Pacific Car Rental has the best earning rate at 700 Enrich Miles per rental, however you are limited to just Malaysia with their rental locations. Avis and Hertz offer lower rates but obviously come with a global network that you can take advantage of. Avis earns you 600 for a qualifying rental – expect that corporate rates will not be included within this. Hertz has a slightly more complex earning structure with 600 Enrich Miles for rentals outside Asia, 300 within Asia and they do offer 300 Enrich Miles for commercial/government rentals.
Hertz has a dedicated Enrich site, offering free Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership (faster rentals and some discounts) as well as special rates on rentals which you can check on here.
New Partner Added – Rentalcars.com October 2014
Malaysia Airlines included a new car rental partner last week – Rentalcars.com which if you read my KrisFlyer post you’ll be familiar with them, but basically they are an aggregator of different rental firms including their existing partners and other like Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget etc.
This means that Malaysia Airlines Enrich has greatly expanding your options, and certainly where there are no existing partners available this still gives you a way to earn Enrich Miles for your car rental booking – which may also provide you with a cheaper option too.
The other more important feature of the Rentalcars.com partnership is that you’ll earn 2 Enrich Miles per $1 USD (or around 2 per 3.2MYR). Whilst for short bookings of a few days you’ll do better off with Insas, Hertz or Avis, but for longer bookings you might be better off with Rentalcars.com. As the earning rates are fixed for both when the cost of the Rentalcars.com booking exceeds 310 USD (RM970) you’ll earn more Enrich than through the main partners.
Car Rental Promotions for Enrich Members
Malaysia Airlines regularly runs promotions for its Enrich members, often offering up to 4X the usual miles for car rentals. These change on a quarterly basis and are issued with the latest updates of World of Riches. It’s worth checking these out for the latest deals, I’ve included the link below:
Other Options for Earning Enrich Miles for Car Rentals
There are a number of other options for you though. Firstly you can always earn miles through you credit card.
Secondly, you can earn points with hotel programs which can later be converted to Enrich Miles. I have done a post previously on which hotel chains allow you to collect points for car rentals here. Out of those you’ll need to know which can then convert to Enrich Miles:
Hilton HHonors – Ace Drive, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Sixt, Thrifty (US only)
IHG Rewards Club – Avis, Budget, Hertz
Any points earning through this method would then need to be converted via a transfer to Enrich at the following rates: Hilton HHonors to Enrich – 10 to 1 and for IHG Rewards Club to Enrich 10 to 1.5.
Thirdly the final option is to collect via Virgin Flying Club who have Alamo and Sixt as additional partners to those that Enrich have, but you’ll need to convert via Hilton HHonors or IHG Rewards Club as the rates described previously.