AA ThriftyNZ AA Agents

As the AA’s preferred rental car partner, Thrifty is proud to offer your Members year-round discounts on car hire at 30 locations across New Zealand and over 210 locations in Australia.
Thrifty values the relationship between the AA and aims to provide Members with exceptional service delivery and value for money.

NZ Promotions

Please ensure your customer holds a valid full driver’s licence.


All-Inclusive Member Offer – Most Popular!!
Thrifty’s popular year-round bundled rates include everything – that’s $0 excess damage liability (for peace-of-mind), airport fees, under-age driver waiver, credit card fees, GST and 5 cents per litre per rental AA Smartfuel discount. Stress-free and no hidden costs!

AA Members can save $10 per day on the below rates if they rent with Thrifty for 5+ days! (Excludes MCAR & UFMR)

 Weekend Rates  Shoulder Rates  High Season Rates
18 Apr to 17 Dec 2017

3 Apr to 17 Dec 2018

18 Apr to 17 Dec 2017

3 Apr to 17 Dec 2018

Until 17 Apr 2017

18 Dec 2017 to 2 Apr 2018

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Metro (MCAR)
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar
 $69* 14% $74# 5% $74^ 5%
Economy (ECAR)
Toyota Yaris
or similar
 $79* 36% $89# 40% $119^ 18%
Compact (CCAR)
Toyota Corolla
or similar
$89* 21% $99# 36% $129^ 16%
Intermediate 
(ICAR) Toyota
Camry or similar
$99* 12% $109# 33% $139^ 14%
Full Size (FCAR)
Toyota Aurion
or similar
$109* 6% $119# 29% $149^ 32%
Intermediate 4WD
(IFAR) Toyota
Rav4 or similar
$119* 12% $129# 29% $159^ 32%
Full Size 4WD
(FFAR) Toyota
Highlander or similar
$129* 8% $139# 28% $169^ 31%
Premium 4WD
(PFAR) Toyota
Prado or similar
$139* 8% $149# 33% $179^ 31%
8 Seater Van
(LVAR) Toyota
Previa or similar
$139* 17% $149# 35% $179^ 31%
12 Seater Van
(XVAR) Toyota
Hiace or similar
$159* 43% $169# 32% $199^ 16%
Ute
(UFMR) Toyota
Hilux or similar
$109* 6%  $119# 29% $149^ 32%

*Example: 2 day rental pick up and return Christchurch Airport 16 July 2016
#Example: 3 day rental pick up and return Queenstown Airport 15 August 2016
^Example: 3 day rental pick up and return Auckland Airport 14 February 2017

ECAR to XVAR rates include; $0 excess damage liability cover, premium location surcharge, under-age waiver (if applicable), GST, credit card fees, plus 5 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount. Valid at all Thrifty locations across New Zealand. MCAR rate includes; $0 excess damage liability cover, premium location surcharge, 150km per day, GST, credit card fees and 5 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount. Additional kilometres will be charged at 29 cents per kilometre. Available at Thrifty’s Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Hamilton Airport, Hamilton City, Wellington Airport, Wellington City, Blenheim Airport, Christchurch Airport and Dunedin Airport locations. Special weekend rates are valid for travel between 1501 Thursday & 0001 Tuesday only. All offers valid exclusively for NZ AA Members; proof of Membership will be required. Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offers exclude optional extras including GPS units, additional drivers and one way rental fees (if applicable). Minimum one rental day. Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply.


AA Member Winter Package

Thrifty’s popular South Island snow package is back and includes everything – that’s rental of a 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicle, $0 excess damage liability (for peace-of-mind), convenient airport pick up, snow chains, ski/board racks, credit card fees, GST and 5 cents per litre per rental AA Smartfuel discount.

Weekend Daily Rate  Everyday Low Daily Rate 
Compact (CCAR)
Toyota Corolla or similar
 $99  $109
Intermediate (ICAR)
Toyota Camry or similar
 $109  $119
Full Size (FCAR)
Toyota Aurion or similar
 $119  $129
Intermediate 4WD (IFAR)
Toyota Rav4 or similar
 $129  $139
Full Size 4WD (FFAR)Toyota Highlander or similar  $139  $149
 Premium 4WD (PFAR) Toyota Prado or similar  $149  $159
Advertised rates include daily base rental rate, snow chains, ski or snowboard racks, nil excess insurance cover, premium location surcharge, GST, credit card fees and 5 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount. Offer valid for travel at Thrifty’s South Island locations between 1 June and 16 October 2016. Weekend rates are valid for travel between 1501 Thursday & 0001 Tuesday only. No one way fee for rentals 5+ days in length. Offer excludes optional extras eg. GPS units and additional drivers. Offer is subject to vehicle availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer, corporate or wholesale booking. Offer valid exclusively for New Zealand AA Members; proof of Membership will be required. All rentals must meet the standard age, drivers’ license and credit requirements of Thrifty.  Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply. Standard AA Smartfuel terms and conditions apply.


AA Member Value Promotion

AA Members can save $5 per day on the below rates if they rent with Thrifty for 5+ days!

Low season
1 April – 17 December 201618 April – 17 December 2017
High Season
18 December 2016 – 17 April 2017
 AA Member 

1-4 day rate

 AA Member 

1 – 4 day rate

Economy (ECAR)
Toyota Yaris (or similar)
 $49/day $75/day
Compact (CCAR)
Toyota Corolla (or similar)
 $55/day  $89/day
Intermediate ICAR
Toyota Camry (or similar)
 $69/day  $99/day

Rates include vehicle rental, GST and 5 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount. Valid for bookings at all Thrifty locations nationwide. Offer excludes airport pick up fees/premium location surcharge, one way fees (if applicable), additional driver fees, underage surcharge (21-24 years) and GPS hire. Proof of Membership required upon pick up. Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply.


AA Member Regional Weekend Special

Thrifty’s new weekend car hire deal is available to AA Members at the exclusive price of $47 per day including convenient on-airport pick up, GST and credit card fees. Choose a zippy compact car or a spacious 5 star ANCAP safety rated intermediate sedan and travel between midday Friday and midnight Sunday between 21st April & 18th December 2017. Perfect for fly/drive weekend escapes; this limited time offer is available at AA Thrifty’s Invercargill, Dunedin, Greymouth, Hokitika, Westport, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Palmerston North and Gisborne locations.

Price includes rental of an economy (ECAR), compact (CCAR), intermediate (ICAR) or full size (FCAR) vehicle, on-airport collection fees (if applicable), GST, 2% credit card payment fee and 5 cents per litre AA Smartfuel discount. One rental day is a 24 hour hire period. Offer valid at participating locations: Invercargill Airport, Dunedin Airport, Dunedin City, Greymouth Railway Station, Hokitika Airport, Westport Airport, Nelson Airport, Blenheim Airport, Picton Ferry, Palmerston North Airport and Gisborne Airport. Valid for weekend travel between the hours of 1200 Friday and 0001 Monday between 21st April and 18th December 2017. Vehicle must be returned to same location as pick up. Options including damage cover, additional drivers, baby/booster seats and underage driver waiver are additional. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other promotion; commissionable or corporate rate. Proof of AA Membership is required upon vehicle collection. Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply. Standard AA Smartfuel terms and conditions apply.


AA Member Benefits
5% off Thrifty’s ‘best rate of the day’

  • $5 off daily optional insurance cover
  • Priority check-in at Thrifty’s Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch airport locations
  • AA Smartfuel 5 cents per litre per rental fuel discount

Proof of Membership required upon pick up. Standard Thrifty terms and conditions apply.


Price promise
If you find the same car hire deal for a better price, we’ll beat it by 10%.
Download application form
Please phone 0508 73 70 70 to query AA Thrifty’s Price Promise / make a reservation.


Australian Bookings

Please click here to be directed to the Thrifty Australia website.

Insurance Options

Stress-Free Cover (TPP) – the nil liability of this package means that your customer will have the peace-of-mind that, should the worst happen, they’re completely covered. Rates for our standard fleet (ECAR to FCAR) are $35.65 per day. Rates for our specialty fleet (IFAR to UFMR) are $41.40 per day.

Reduced Risk Cover (AER) – markedly reduces the Accident Damage Excess your customer will be liable for should any damage occur to the vehicle they rent. The AER package is affordable and effective – it’s a good option for those wanting to balance their carefree travel with common-sense protection. Rates for our standard fleet (ECAR to FCAR) are $29.90 per day. This payment reduces the excess to $345. Rates for our specialty fleet (IFAR to UFMR) are $35.65 per day. This reduces the excess payment to $575.

Basic Cover – all Thrifty’s rental vehicles come with basic insurance cover. This means the hirer and authorised driver are indemnified for damage caused to the vehicle and third party property. In the event of any damage, including that to the windscreen or tyres, an Accident Damage Excess (ADE) applies. The ADE for vehicle classes ECAR to FCAR is $3,450 and the ADE for vehicle classes IFAR to UFMR is $4,025. Customers can reduce their liability by purchasing either TPP or AER.

Please note that AA Members who opt to book the ‘Member benefits’ promotion will receive a $5 daily discount off the above insurance rates.

Exclusive Staff Discount!

Don’t forget to take advantage of Thrifty’s exclusive 30% discount for AA staff in either New Zealand or Australia! Simply insert AASTAFF into the promotion code field when making a reservation on www.thrifty.co.nz. Proof of employment must be shown at the counter on pick up.

Questions?

Call our priority reservations line: 0508 73 70 70

Calling our priority number ensures you obtain the fastest, most efficient service. Please identify which AA Centre you represent when calling.

If you have any further questions, please contact your Partnership Manager:

Craig Chalmers
03 940 2514
[email protected]