Last Updated on April 15, 2021 by Kristin

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Hunting down a great deal on a car rental is much easier if you know what to look for. As you make an online rental car reservation, you will often see a prompt for a coupon code. Car rental companies, including Thrifty Car Rental, use these codes for promotions and discounts. Here’s how AutoSlash can help unearth the best Thrifty car rental coupon codes for your next car rental.

Ask AutoSlash for a Quote on a Cheap Car Rental

When you ask AutoSlash for a free quote on a car rental, we automatically scour the internet to find publicly available discount codes. These include Budget car rental discount codes. When you receive an email with the best offers, you can typically choose from among several low rates at a variety of rental car companies.

How Thrifty Car Rental Coupons Work

Thrifty’s promo codes are typically six or seven-digit numbers, depending on the type of deal you find. Thrifty offers several types of discounts through these coupon codes, which can be tied to a specific promotion or membership program.

Unlike some car rental companies, you can apply either a coupon code or a discount code but not both to the same reservation. Here are some of the most common types of offers:

Base rate discounts

These coupons slash a certain dollar amount or percentage off of the base rate of your Thrifty rental before taxes, fees and charges for add-on services. These deals may be limited to specific timeframes or locations, or require you to rent the car for a certain period of time. For example, Thrifty might offer a coupon for 10% off of the base rate of a weekly car rental that requires having the car for at least five days. These discounts often have a specific expiration date, so be sure to check that before using them.

Note that while a typical discount with Thrifty is 10%, AutoSlash often has coupon codes loaded in our system for 15%, and sometimes the discounts can be as high as 20%. Very occasionally, Thrifty will run a sale of 25% on pay-later rates but these are rare. (Think Black Friday or Cyber Monday.)

Membership discounts

Thrifty has partnerships with some organizations to offer special rates. For example, the official AAA discount is 8% but we’ve seen a much bigger discount in some cases. Other benefits of for AAA members include no charge for an additional driver and free use of one child safety seat.

When you book through AutoSlash, we will then automatically factor in your memberships in various organizations to make sure we don’t leave money on the table. Note that you will be expected to flash your membership card before picking up the rental car.

“Pay Now” discounts

Thrifty offers discounts of up to 15% when you pay online for your rental car reservation in advance instead of at the counter. This does not require use of a promo code, as the prepaid rates are automatically displayed when you go to make a reservation. While this deal may seem tempting, keep in mind that a prepaid rate locks you in, and cancelling a prepaid reservations usually requires paying a fee. So, it’s usually better to use a promo code for a “Pay Later” reservation if you can find one.

Location-based discounts

These discounts kick in when you book a Thrifty rental car in a specific geographic location where there is a special offer.

Length-based discounts

These discounts kick in when you book a rental car for a specific amount of time, such as a weekly or weekend reservation. Thrifty also sometimes offers coupons for a free day on a weekend rental. 

The Easiest Way to Find Thrifty Discount Codes

Finding Thrifty car rental discount codes is just the first step. The hard part is figuring out which ones yield the biggest savings for your specific rental request.

Let AutoSlash Track Your Car Rental for Price Drops

AutoSlash does the heavy lifting for you. When you ask AutoSlash for a quote, we factor in all the information for your desired rental—pickup and dropoff locations, number of days, days of the week, and so on—as well as your memberships—AAA, USAA, AARP, Costco, BJ’s, etc.—to figure out the very best deal for you for this particular rental request.