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Earn Velocity Points when you hire a car with Thrifty

Earn Velocity Points when you hire a car with Thrifty

Earn Velocity Points with Thrifty car rental at over 170 locations including all major airports, metropolitan and rural locations across Australia and New Zealand. Thrifty operates in 80 countries and territories with over 1,000 locations throughout North, Central, and South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.


How many Points will I earn

How many Points will I earn

Earn in Australia and New Zealand

 Earn Velocity Points per $ spent when hiring in Australia and New Zealand

 The number of Velocity Points you earn with Thrifty when hiring a car is based on your Velocity membership status1

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Red members earn 3 Points per $1, Silver members earn an additional 50% bonus Points, Gold members earn an additional 75% Platinum members earn an additional 100%

Earn more with Status

When hiring a car with Thrifty, Red members will earn 3 Points per $1 spent; Silver members will receive an additional 50% Points; Gold members will receive an additional 75% Points; and Platinum members will receive an additional 100% Points.

How many Points will I earn

How many Points will I earn

Earn outside Australia and New Zealand

 Earn Velocity Points at a flat rate when hiring outside of Australia and New Zealand

 The number of Velocity Points you earn with Thrifty when hiring a car is based on your Velocity membership status1

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Red members earn 3 Points per $1, Silver members earn an additional 50% bonus Points, Gold members earn an additional 75% Platinum members earn an additional 100%

Earn more with Status

When hiring a car outside of Australia and New Zealand, as a Red member you will receive a flat rate of 800 Points; as a Silver member you will receive 1,200 Points; as a Gold member you will receive 1,400 Points; and as a Platinum member you will receive 1,600 Points.

Claim missing Points

Already booked a car and missing some Points?

If you booked a car and forgot to provide your Velocity number, simply present it when you collect your vehicle from Thrifty car hire to earn Points.

Alternatively, if you are missing Velocity Points you can make a claim within 3 months of the eligible transaction. You must have been a Velocity member at the time of activity, however you can claim missing Points for an activity completed within the 30 days prior to joining Velocity Frequent Flyer.

If it has been more than 30 days since you returned your Thrifty vehicle and you are missing eligible Points you can lodge a claim via email.

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Terms & Conditions:

1. Car Hire General Terms and Conditions
In Australia and New Zealand the Points earn rate is based on the base rental cost of the vehicle. For the rest of world you will earn a flat rate of 800 Points per rental. Members will not earn Points on contract rates, international wholesale rates, staff and industry rates, restricted rate plans, damage liability cover, optional insurance, vehicle registration fee, premium location fee, admin fee, taxes, GST, one way fees, age surcharges, additional driver fees and equipment such ski racks, baby/booster seats or GPS rental costs. Please note that not all car types will be available. 

2. Price Promise
The Price Promise is only available with our Preferred Suppliers (Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar) for rentals within Australia and New Zealand. The Price Promise does not apply to cancelled bookings or if a guest finds a cheaper rate through a travel agent, or by way of a corporate discount, private membership rate or when purchasing car hire as part of a holiday package. A Price Promise claim must be based on a like-for-like comparison between the retail rate provided through cartrawler.virginaustralia.com or as a Travel Extra while booking flights online via the Virgin Australia website and the retail rate provided online by the same Preferred Supplier with the exact same rental conditions, including:

  • The same pick-up and drop-off locations
  • The same time and dates
  • The same vehicle make and model
  • The same inclusions (baby seat, GPS, insurance waiver etc.)
  • The same promotion rates or codes
  • The same payment terms (Note that prepaid bookings with Preferred Suppliers are not eligible as comparisons for Price Promise claims)

If you are comparing discounted or promotional rates, the exact same discount or promotion must be included on the supplier’s site to form the basis of a valid claim. The vehicle at the lower price must be available online for instant confirmation. The Price Promise may be revised, amended, updated, and/or discontinued at the absolute discretion of Virgin Australia from time to time. The terms of the Price Promise which apply to a claim are those published on the Virgin Australia website at the time a claim is submitted.