Blue Chip FAQ's

How long will it take to receive my Blue Chip membership details?

You’ll receive your membership number automatically after you submit the application.

Can anyone join the Blue Chip Membership?

Blue Chip Membership is open to all New Zealand and Australian residents.  If you are from outside of New Zealand and Australia, check out Qbuster for an express rental, or check with our specials page to find the best deal for your next car rental.

Can I make an urgent Blue Chip booking before I've received my Blue Chip Membership Number?

Yes. Simply make the booking via the website or through our reservations team using the membership number you received after applying online.

What do I need to collect a Thrifty hire vehicle?

You will need to show your Drivers Licence each time you rent.

What must I do before I drive away?

Before you leave the location from which you have rented your vehicle, you should inspect the vehicle and make sure it is in the condition shown on the Vehicle Inspection Sheet. You should report any differences immediately to the staff at the pick-up location. You should also make sure you have any equipment you have requested. If you have any queries, you should go back to the rental counter.

I want to make a car hire booking for overseas but my Blue Chip Number doesn't seem to work?

For security reasons your Blue Chip details are not recognised internationally. But don’t despair. International rental car reservations can be made by visiting and Australian rental car reservations at Please do not enter your Blue Chip number on this website – simply enter BLUE into the promotion code field. Upon arrival, present your Blue Chip Membership card. Easy!

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Can I add a partner/colleague to my Blue Chip profile?

Unfortunately not. Blue Chip membership can only be used by the person whose name appears on the card. Your Blue Chip profile contains specific information such your licence details and date of birth. Partners or colleagues can be added to the car rental contract upon collection (provided they’re at the counter with you). Or they can establish their own Blue Chip membership.

I am being asked for a password when I attempt to log in, but I can't recall my password. What should I do?

Don’t worry, New Zealand Blue Chip members don’t need a password to log in. Just ensure that you’re on the New Zealand website – Your only log in requirement is your membership number and surname.

What reward programmes are available through Thrifty?

You can earn points through Virgin’s Velocity Frequent Flyer Programme.

The details stored in my Blue Chip profile need to be updated. Can I update my details?

Of course! We have an update your profile page. After entering your Blue Chip number and surname you’ll be able to amend your details, such as your address, drivers licence expiry, email address and billing details.

I have recently had a car rental and require a tax invoice. How can I obtain this?

It’s super simple a copy of your tax invoice will be emailed to you when your rental agreement is closed.  If you have misplaced your copy call our friendly Contact Centre on 0800 73 70 70 or +64 3 359 2721 or email [email protected]

I have feedback about the service I received during my last rental. Who can I speak to about this?

We’d love to hear from you. Good feedback warms our hearts and bad feedback, well… it helps us correct any mistakes and ensures our service is the very best it can be. If you’d like to provide feedback the best way is to visit the Contact Us section and complete the form there. Our Customer Service team will then be in touch to ensure you’re happy with everything.

Can I link my company's corporate account to my Blue Chip profile?

Yes. Visit the ‘billing details’ section when updating your profile online and enter the company’s account number and contact details. Done!