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Free Rental Car Upgrade - Europcar/Hertz/Thrifty for Velocity Frequent Flyer Members


I have personally used this offer for Hertz, so I can vow that this is pretty hassle-free (The booking was made through an agency, not even direct)

Free Upgrade For Being a Velocity Frequent Flyer Member
If not a member yet, Join For Free


  • Valid for rentals up to 17 December 2016
  • Blackout dates where offer is unavailable are: 18 Dec 2015 to 3 Jan 2016, 23 March to 28 March, 25 June to 15 July, 17 Sept to 9 October 2016
  • Visit a Europcar counter and quote the above code


  • Blackout periods apply (unknown)
  • Valid till 30th June 16


  • Upgrade subject to availability at the time of vehicle collection. Selected locations in Australia only
  • Valid till 30th June 16
  • Only for ECAR to FAR vehicles
  • Code applies by Calling 1300 367 227 Or directly at the counter


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    nice thanks OP

  • +4 votes

    Everyone please compare before buy.Not sure if it really works for every deal.
    Taking Thrifty's example for Hyundia iMax for 7 days in May - it is still cheaper to book on Thrifty's website $74.48 per day as compared to $96.76 per day on Virgin website with 10% off.

    • +2 votes

      Have to watch out for vehicle descriptions too. I rent regularly with thrifty and europcar. Depending on the city A fullsize wagon at thrifty is a ford territory or kluger. The same thing at europcar is a VW passat at similar costs. There is a notable cargo space difference.

  • +2 votes

    The trifecta. Good deal

  • +4 votes

    I booked thrifty for one week in first week of March in ECAR range and used one of these codes thinking that I will get upgrade. Was disappointed. But when I read the fine print, they basically say that it only applies when they have vehicles available which basically means that they can just ignore the offer - it's just a bait to get customers.

    Edit- it was direct with thrifty and not via virgin FF as I got much better rate via thrifty direct.


    I regularly fly Virgin and book cars through Europcar. Ive asked them to not upgrade me. The one time they actually did give a comp upgrade, instead of getting the new Renault Koleos Bose I booked, I got a 2 yr old base model Outlander.

    They claimed this was an upgrade as it cost an extra $40 for the week. I saw it as a significant downgrade.

  • +2 votes

    I just hired a car from Thrifty in New Zealand. I was expecting a corolla, but they "upgraded" me to a Holden Trax. Without a doubt the worst car I have ever driven. Terrible.

    • +2 votes

      I reckon Holden Craptiva is even worse.


        Mate a Craptiva doesn't have a 1.4 litre engine putting out 1 donkey power.


        I have driven both petrol and diesel variants of the Craptiva. The petrol is shockingly bad and has absolutely no power, but the diesel is a bit more enjoyable to drive thanks to the turbo.

        Worst car I have ever driven is the Ford EcoSport.. Pretty much a Fiesta engine put inside of a Kuga.

  • +1 vote

    Confirming the other comments these upgrade offers are a scam. Half the time you get nothing due to "availability", the other half you get what is only an upgrade in the technical terms of the agency, i.e. a corolla with a boot instead of a corolla hatch or a similar car in a "higher category". The T&Cs always exclude any real upgrade (usually exempt full size and above).


    can you apply this to existing bookings? cheers

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