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Thrifty Car Rental extends "double credits" for Blue Chip Rewards rentals through December 15, 2005


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

Tulsa, Okla., October 24, 2005 - Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Car Rental, Inc. (NYSE:DTG), has extended its "double credits" promotion for Blue Chip Rewards members through Dec. 15, 2005, when members book their reservation on

Blue Chip Reward members earn free days on qualifying rentals at participating Thrifty locations in the U.S. and Canada. Members are awarded one free day when a member earns 16 credits. Ordinarily, members earn one free credit for each rental day based on a 24-hour rental day starting at the time of rental. During the promotional period, they will earn two credits for each rental day.

"Our customers just love our Blue Chip Rewards program, especially when they can earn twice the credits," said Rainey Talbot, Director of Advertising and Customer Retention for Thrifty. "We continue to award thousands of free rental days every year to customers who participate in the program. If you need to rent a car, why not earn free rentals in the process? It makes all the sense in the world."

Blue Chip Rewards is an enhancement to the company's Blue Chip Express Rental Program® promising expedited service, and is available to members who elect to sign up for the program. Members will have to choose whether they earn Blue Chip Rewards credits or frequent flyer miles/ points when they rent, but not both. Those choosing to earn frequent flyer miles/ points must provide their frequent flyer number on the enrollment form or at the time of rental. Members may change their reward selection at any time by modifying their profile on, or by calling Blue Chip Member Services.

To sign up, new customers may visit or call Blue Chip member Services at 1-888-400-8877; current Blue Chip members can update their profile using the same contact information. Credits may be tracked online at

Free days are redeemable in the U.S. and Canada and apply to time and mileage only. Free day certificates are available for use on rentals of compact through full size cars and minivans. Blue Chip Rewards credits are valid for one year from the date of issue. 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.

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 .