Thrifty is a car rental company founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of the group ‘Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group’. Its headquarters are in Tulsa, Oklahoma but it operates in 77 countries with over 1000 locations worldwide. The company caters to cost-conscious leisure and business travellers.
In October 2012, Thrifty showed it was keeping up with technological advances by introducing its new App for windows mobile phones, allowing customers with such phones to book, modify or cancel any reservation worldwide.
The Thrifty fleet of vehicles boasts a wide array of models and types. They offer different categories of vehicles such as economy, compact, standard, premium and luxury, all of them non-smoking. They also offer a program called ‘Wild Card’ which permits Thrifty to choose the car for you. The guarantee is that the rates will be the same as a compact vehicle but the vehicle could be larger, it will have at least five seatbelts and room for at least two pieces of luggage.
In most locations throughout the United States and Canada, Thrifty offer something called a Blue Chip Rewards Program where you can sign up for free and get credit towards future vehicle rentals. The number of days that you rent a vehicle for are automatically kept track of and when you’ve rented for 16 days they will send you a certificate for a free day of car rental, which can be redeemed on any car.