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Thrifty Car Rental offers 5% discount
in May during "National Military Appreciation Month"


Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Chris Payne
(918) 669-2236

Tulsa, Okla., May 1, 2005 -  Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), is celebrating “National Military Appreciation Month” in Ft. Lauderdale by offering a five percent discount on vehicles during the month of May.

This special offer is available to all customers who reserve a vehicle from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport l ocation for pick-up from May 1 through May 31, 2005. To receive the discount, the reservation must be made on using the promotional code 58YU. Advance reservations are required and the offer is subject to availability. Some blackout dates may apply. The base rate does not include any applicable taxes or fees such as sales tax or airport access fees. It is not necessary to be a government employee or member of the military in order to receive the discount.

In addition, Thrifty will be providing customers who visit in May during National Military Appreciation Month a special commemorative pin in honor of the McDonald’s Air and Sea Show, of which Thrifty Car Rental is a sponsor. Supplies are limited.

The McDonald’s Air and Sea Show is one of the world’s largest spectator events, drawing millions of people each year. This two-day extravaganza takes place Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 1, 2005, and features top military and civilian performances along four miles of beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. Admission for the event is free to the public. For more information, visit

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 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For additional information, visit or