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Thrifty Rental Car

Why use Thrifty?

  • Thrifty is ranked 7.7 out of 10 based on more than 60,941 reviews
  • Thrifty offers a wide variety of rental cars for your next trip.
  • Thrifty cars are always clean and well maintained.
  • Thrifty staff are known for their efficiency.
About Thrifty

Thrifty Car Rental is proud to be one of the largest and most trusted names in the car rental industry, offering budget-friendly options for both business and leisure travelers. As a proud subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, Thrifty’s roots trace back to 1958 when it was established as Thrifty Rent a Car System, Inc. Since then, Thrifty has steadily grown and expanded their presence to become a global leader in the world of car rentals.


Featured Rentals

Thrifty car rental offers a diverse selection of vehicles including:

  • Economy rentals

  • Luxury and Convertibles

  • SUVs and Minivans

  • Trucks and Vans

Thrifty carries the leading brands and styles, such as BMW, Chevrolet, and Ford. This allows the rental company to offer great deals on awesome cars and cater to a variety of travel needs and preferences. Whether you prefer to travel in style, with fuel-efficiency in mind, or for space and comfort, Thrifty has the rental vehicle you need. 


Thrifty Car Rental Extras


Thrifty offers optional add-ons or services that can elevate your rental experience and give you peace of mind while on the road. 

  • 15% off base rates

  • Free upgrade when you reserve an economy car class or higher

  • Exclusive rental car discounts and benefits for AAA members

  • Premium Emergency Roadside Service

  • Rent three days or longer and earn triple the miles with Alaska Airlines

  • Enjoy awesome deals with the Blue Chip Express Rental Program

  • Save time at the counter with Timesaver Check-In

  • Tolls with PlatePass for unlimited 24-hour toll usage for a low daily rate in select cities

  • Insurance Coverage and Protection Plans


Worldwide Locations


Rent a vehicle from anywhere around the globe, from Austria to Ukraine. In the USA, Thrifty is available in most popular car rental locations, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Deven, and Miami and all major airports. 


Fuel Policy

Thrifty rental car offers several refueling options to make fueling your trip easy. Which option you choose is entirely up to you. 


Self Refuel


You refill the gas tank of the vehicle within a 10-mile radius of the rental return facility. Return the vehicle and present a receipt to avoid a refueling charge. 


Thrifty Refuels

Return the car with fuel at any level. Thrifty will handle the refueling process and apply a charge for the fuel and refueling service. 


Prepaid Fuel


Purchase fuel at the time of rental and enjoy the convenience of returning the vehicle without refilling the tank. Price is competitive with local pump prices. NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR UNUSED FUEL.


Fuel strategies for a problem-free car rental experience

  • Understand the rental company's fuel policy. Some agencies mandate returning the car with a full tank; otherwise, they levy considerably higher refueling rates. Understand these terms and avoid surprises when returning a rental.

  • Plan your journeys to ensure the car is returned with the specified fuel level and avoid incurring additional charges. Consider refilling close to the drop-off location to match the required level precisely.

  • Explore prepaid fuel options. When used efficiently, prepayment can save money compared to local fuel prices. Assess your travel needs to determine if such plans align with your itinerary.

  • Carefully gauge your expected fuel usage to determine which fuel option presents a viable cost-saving opportunity.


How to Get the Best Deals from Thrifty Car Rental?

  • Book in advance and pay right away and get a 15% discount off the base rate. 

  • Enroll in Blue Chip Rewards Program for quicker reservations, pick-up and returns, discounts, priority counter service and more. 

  • Share your email and save 15% off the base rate of your next rental.

  • Become a AAA member and qualify for any membership-based discounts. 

  • Consider prepaying fuel or all-inclusive tolling. 

  • Take advantage of rewards programs and deals. 

Ready to experience excellence within your budget? Book your next adventure with Thrifty Car Rental through Economy Bookings today! Unlock unbeatable deals, quality vehicles, and a seamless journey. Don’t miss out—hit the road hassle-free. Book now and drive into a world of convenience!


Why Choose EconomyBookings and Thrifty?

EconomyBookings is a premier car rental provider, offering a seamless, cost-effective experience when booking vehicles online. With a user-friendly interface and transparent pricing, EconomyBookings simplifies the booking process, guaranteeing customer satisfaction.

Partnering with Thrifty Car Rental, it delivers unbeatable value, combining affordability with reliability. Thrifty's extensive fleet ensures options for every traveler, from compact cars to spacious SUVs, meeting diverse needs without compromising quality.

Thrifty Car Rental's commitment to service excellence and well-maintained vehicles align perfectly with EconomyBookings' ethos, providing peace of mind on the road. Choosing EconomyBookings and Thrifty means securing not just a car, but a worry-free journey packed with value and reliability.


How to Rent a Car?

  • Visit the website and enter your desired location, dates, and times for pick-up and drop-off. You may need to sign up to complete your booking.

  • Explore available cars to find one that matches your preferences and budget. Filter by car type, size, and other specifications.

  • Once you find the ideal vehicle, click on it to view details like rental conditions, inclusions, and any additional fees.

  • Provide your personal details, driver information, and any extras you might need (such as GPS or child seats).

  • Double-check all the details to ensure they're all correct. Proceed to the payment section to confirm your booking.

  • Choose your preferred payment method and complete the booking process. accepts credit cards Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

  • After payment, you'll receive a confirmation email with your booking details, including pick-up instructions and necessary documentation.

  • On the scheduled date and time, go to the designated rental location. You'll find the pick-up address in your confirmation email. Just click View Voucher.

  • Present your confirmation and required documents (like a valid driver's license and credit card), and collect your vehicle. All clients are required to leave a security deposit even when they made full prepayment.

Thrifty ratings worldwide

7.7 / 60,941 reviews
Drop-off speed9.3
Car cleanliness8.3
Ease of locating8.2
Car condition8.1
Staff helpfulness7.8
Value for money7.2
Pick-up speed7.0

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