Thrifty Review

Pros & Cons

Overview of advantages and disadvantages


Value for money
Good car selection
Numerous benefits
60 years track record
High quality guaranteed
24/7 customer service
Worldwide locations
Rewards and loyalty programs
Non-smoking fleet policy
Special features


Non-smoking policy
Website accessibility problems
Limited brands of luxury cars

As one of the largest car rental companies worldwide, Thrifty Car Rental is known for the following features:

The Best Price in Town

The company would not be called Thrifty Car Rental for nothing, right? As it is, the major point of Thrifty Company is the price. So, the better heading for this is actually “The Best Price Anywhere In The World”. As if having the lowest price anywhere is not enough, this company has various offers and discounts to offer. Here are some of them:

Match the price plus additional discount of 10% off

If the client has booked and found another online deal better than what this company has offered, then it would automatically be adjusted with an extra 10% off to boot. Check the “Terms and Conditions” so as not to miss anything from the promo.

Partner Deals

Thrifty Car Rental made it easier on the pocket by partnering with other establishments to ensure that the client gets the best deal, ever. By booking or choosing Thrifty Car Rental, one also earns the benefits of extra mileage or discounts (depending on the company). Some of the partners are:

  • American Express
  • Alaskan Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Mileage Plus United
  • US Airways

International Deals

Further discounts can be obtained even when one is away from his native land. Customers can simply check the international deals posted in the company’s webpage every now and then. One can enjoy complimentary car upgrade, 10-20% off or sometimes, even a whale watching discount. These are great add-ons that let customers gain points and discounts with their car rentals.

New Promotion – Pay Now and Save More

If the client pays ahead of the time in renting the car, not only would he get a discount but he would also earn mileage credits that he can use on his next rental.

Blue Chip Member Rewards

Loyal clients can still save more money by being a member of the Blue Chip progam. For every 16 days of rental, the members receive a rewards certificate for a free day rental. They can choose from Compact to a Full Size vehicle. That is value for money.

With these kinds of rates and deals, there is no doubt that Thrifty Car Rental stays true to its name.

Vehicles and Sizes

At Thrifty Car Rental, the customers gets exactly the car that he needs. It is like having a custom-made car. Thrifty offers car types and models that fit the following considerations:

  • Number of passengers. Whether the client is travelling solo, with a partner or in a group, there is a high-quality car that can meet his needs. One can avail of the compact car where maximum of four passengers can be accommodated. For a group of 4-7 passengers, the spacious SUV or minivan would do the trick.
  • Number of pieces of luggage. Some travel light while others love to bring all their personal kits with them. No worries. At Thrifty Car Rental, concerns such as the amount of luggage can be addressed. There are roomy vehicles that would fit both the passengers and their things perfectly.
  • Comfort level. There is a wide array of selections for comfortable cars. To name just a few, Thrifty Car Rental has Nissan Altima, Ford Focus and Dodge Avenger. For bigger vehicles, they have Ford Escape, Suburban and Chevrolet Traverse.
  • Style and road performance. Thrifty caters to those who want an exceptionally good looking car rental. Whether it’s a sporty Ford Mustang or a rugged Jeep Wrangler, this car rental company has it.

Customers who are not particular about the car type and model can opt for the Wildcat. This feature leaves the choosing to Thrifty. The choice of car, of course, will be made based on the details provided by the customers.

The bottom line is, there is a car that would suit the customer’s needs and wants at Thrifty Car Rental. These cars are not only fuel-efficient but guaranteed high quality, too.


There are over 1000 Thrifty locations in 77 countries. In US alone, there are more than 300 corporately owned or franchise stores that could cater to customers’ travel needs. Plus, there is an added feature called Travel Center that would assist the customer in more ways than one. Under Travel Center, the costumer can avail of the following:

  • Lost and Found. Missing items during your trip could be reported and found using this feature.
  • Travel Associations. Look for the benefits of being a member of AAA, CAA, AICPA, SCSC and Union Privilege.
  • Travel Partners. Enjoy additional mileage when you fly with the airline partners of Thrifty.
  • Travel tools. Sometimes, unexpected and unavoidable events happen during the trip. Still, the customer can be reassured that there tools that could make their travel easier and safer. This feature offers roadside assistance, GPS units and other optional equipment.
  • Travel Agents. Make booking easier with the help of travel specialists. With these agents, customers can also enjoy travel agent rewards.

Customer Service

If the client has any concern, question, or comment, Thrifty Car Rental can be reached through the following:

  • FAQ’s.
  • Email
  • Phone calls
  • First time rental info – this unique features gives a first-time renter the easy to follow step-by-step procedure in renting a car plus so much more. There is even an article on safety tips on driving.

Thrifty Car Rental can make customers enjoy a comfortable travelling experience at an affordable price.