SAM’S CLUB Business Members to Get Special Flat Rates From Thrifty Car Rental

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:DTG) , announced today that it will partner with SAM’S CLUB to provide flat-fee car rental rates to small businesses that do not qualify for large-volume car rental contracts.

Through this exclusive partnership, SAM’S CLUB Business Members will receive low, guaranteed business rates at all Thrifty Car Rental locations in the U.S. and Canada. Business Members will receive:

* Low, guaranteed rental rates: Thrifty offers preset rates for
economy, compact, mid-size, full-size cars, minivans and luxury
* No minimum financial commitment;
* No charge for additional drivers;
* Free mileage in the renting and contiguous states;
* Membership in Thrifty’s Blue Chip Express Rental Program(R), with the
opportunity to sign up to earn free rental days with Blue Chip
Rewards, the company’s new frequency program.
* For member’s convenience car rental reservations can be made on .

“Thrifty’s partnership with SAM’S CLUB is a natural in that both companies are value-oriented and are interested in saving their customers money,” said Brian Carpenter, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Advertising for Thrifty Car Rental. “SAM’S CLUB Business Members are smart, value-sensitive shoppers, but don’t typically have the rental volumes that allow them to take advantage of the perks that larger companies receive. Thanks to this new relationship with Thrifty, SAM’S CLUB is removing the barriers for their Business Members, offering a range of benefits and great car rental rates with no minimum financial commitment.”

SAM’S CLUB Business Members also have the option of signing up for Blue Chip Rewards, which allows customers to earn credits toward free car rentals. Members in this program earn one credit for each rental day, and are awarded one day free with every 16 credits. To sign up, visit or call Blue Chip Member Services at 1-888-400-8877.

To book a reservation with Thrifty, visit , call 1-800-THRIFTY in the U.S. and Canada, or consult your professional travel agent.


SAM’S CLUB is the nation’s largest members-only warehouse club with more than 47 million members. A division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., SAM’S CLUB ( ) is the nation’s largest warehouse chain in the United States serving small business owners and operators. The purchasing agent of choice, SAM’S CLUB provides every day low cost to more than 47 million entrepreneurs and consumers nationwide.

About Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,100 locations in 64 countries.

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