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Surf Rental Donation 2016

March 23, 2016, Joel Blog

As a proud charity partner of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Thrifty gave four deserving clubs the opportunity to win a share of $2,500 in car rental via an online social media voting competition. The votes were tallied on 22 March 2016 and it was incredibly close!! Congratulations to Whiritoa, winners of our $1,000 car […]

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Christchurch rental car firms to cluster in new $10m hub

February 22, 2016, Joel Blog

Five of Christchurch’s biggest car rental brands are joining forces to return to the central city. Avis and its subsidiary Budget; Hertz, Thrifty, and Apex are all going into a new International Rental Car Precinct to be built on the corner of Manchester and Kilmore sts. The $10 million three-storey complex will be built by […]

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Thrifty Drive My Club Terms and Conditions

February 19, 2016, Joel Blog

Thrifty ‘Drive My Surf Club’ Competition General 1.        Information on how to enter the Thrifty ‘Drive My Surf Club’ competition (promotion) and prizes form part of these conditions of entry. 2.        By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these conditions of entry. 3.        The promoters are Motoka Rentals Limited, trading as […]

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Velocity Winner

February 18, 2016, Joel Blog

Congratulations to our lucky winner! As part of Thrifty’s partnership with Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer, we ran a competition throughout November 2015 to January 2016 for customers who rented a vehicle during the December and January rental period to have the chance to win One Million Velocity Points! We are pleased to announce […]

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Thrifty wins Tourism Award for Innovative Marketing Campaign

October 6, 2015, Joel Blog

Thrifty Car Rental has won the Tourism Marketing Campaign Award in the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards. The awards recognise individual and business excellence across the tourism industry. In 2014 following surveys of AA members who had an interest in domestic travel. Thrifty Car Rental created a vision to become an industry leader and game changer, […]

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Mike Yardley – Wairarapa

October 1, 2015, Joel Blog

As the darling buds of spring start to reveal their colours, and our famed vineyards exhibit green shoots of seasonal promise, it’s a refreshing time for road-tripping the Wairarapa.  I pointed the car north from Wellington, traversing the dramatic and intimidating slopes of the Rimutaka Ranges.  From Featherston, turn off State Highway 2 onto State […]

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Thrifty 4WD rentals now come with extra wheels – in the form of bicycles!

September 21, 2015, Joel Blog

Thrifty 4WD rentals now come with extra wheels – in the form of bicycles! From next month mountain bikes will be available as an extra for Thrifty customers hiring a 4WD vehicle. Thrifty’s new cycling packages will give customers extra ‘wheels’ and provide exciting opportunities to get off the road and onto the beaten track. […]

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Meet the new fleet

September 1, 2015, Joel Blog

Thrifty has a great range of new vehicles joining our fleet.  You can expect to start seeing these new vehicles at our branches around New Zealand over the next 3 months. While we are introducing some new makes and models the current stars will also remain on fleet, these include the ever popular Toyota and […]

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Thrifty auction aims to keep NZ’s lifeguards on patrol

August 3, 2015, Joel Blog

The auction of a brand new vehicle valued at over $80,000 will begin on Monday in a bid to raise much need funds for the charity helping to keep New Zealanders safe at the beach every summer. As one of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s valued partners, Thrifty Car Rental will list a brand new […]

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Thrifty Finalist in 2015 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards

July 7, 2015, Joel Blog

Thrifty Car Rental has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards. The entry for the AA Thrifty ‘The Price You See Is The Price You Pay’ car rental campaign made the first round of judging and has been announced as a finalist in at least two categories. The awards showcase […]

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