Lucky NRMA member Susan Rich has picked up the keys to a brand new Hyundai i30, courtesy of Thrifty Car Rental.

Ms Rich, from Waterloo, won the car rental for a year – worth $15,000 – in a prize draw run exclusively for members of the NRMA, in partnership with Thrifty Car Rental.

“It was a wonderful surprise, I’m absolutely delighted,” she said. “We’d actually been looking at the i30 for a while, because of its safety features and technology and it had won Australian car of the year too. We were talking about getting a new car – and then the next day I got the call to say I’d won the competition!”

NRMA President Wendy Machin presented Ms Rich with her vehicle at Thrifty’s Sydney Airport location.

Wendy said: “Congratulations and well done to Susan on winning this fantastic prize. As the exclusive car rental provider to the NRMA, this competition is Thrifty’s way of saying thank you to all our NRMA members for their continued support.

“I am sure Susan will enjoy driving Thrifty’s Hyundai i30 for the next year and the Thrifty team will provide her the very best customer care. I hope more and more NRMA members will benefit from year-round offers from Thrifty.”

Thrifty scored a significant coup in October 2010 being named as the exclusive car rental partner for Australia’s seven motoring clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, AANT, RAA and RACT). Thrifty provides best customer service to the combined 6.8 million members across the country. Similar competitions are being run in conjunction with the other Motoring Clubs in each State.

Offers exclusive to motoring club members from Thrifty include free vehicle upgrades at weekends, free rental days and free baby seat and booster.

The Hyundai i30 is a recent addition to the Thrifty fleet and is available for rental from selected Thrifty locations. For more information and to find your nearest Thrifty Car Rental please visit:

See how Susan used this great prize for a driving holiday.


Notes to editors:

  • Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services.
  • Thrifty has a modern fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and offers great value car hire and friendly customer service in more than 210 locations nationally and 30 locations in New Zealand.
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