Thrifty Rental Car’s loyalty program is tops

Thrifty Rental Car’s loyalty program, Blue Chip, stands out as head of the class in with its peers in the rental car loyalty program thanks to its ease of use.

When you sign up for Blue Chip, you’ll fill out a questionnaire regarding your preferences, which will then be stored and used for every subsequent rental, which saves you lots of time. At most airports, there is a special line dedicated to Blue Chip members. Instead of waiting in line for an hour, as a Blue Chip member you simply present your driver’s license and credit card, sign the contract and off you go. They promise that it’s even faster when you return the car.

You can put your rewards toward free rental cars or airline miles at the airline of your choice. If you choose free rentals you’ll get a free one-day rental for every 16 Blue Chip Reward credits you earn. You can redeem the certificate for any class of car between a compact and a full size. Blue Chip members also receive 50 percent off for every upgrade.

You can also earn points for airport parking. Thrifty offers parking facilities in 24 major markets throughout the US, some of which offer auto detailing and valet parking. When you park on three occasions in a Thrifty lot within 12 months, you receive 5 Blue Chip Reward credits. It only takes 16 for a free rental day.

Now through November 15, you’ll receive double Blue Chip Rewards for any rental completed at a Canadian location. To enroll in the Blue Chip program, visit https://www.thrifty.com/BlueChip/Enrollment.aspx?BlueChipRewards=true. In order to earn free rental days, make sure that you select Blue Chip Rewards on your profile to receive the credits.