$9 for a 3-Day Pass from the Chicago Transit Authority ($20 Value)

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While a rolling stone gathers no moss, it does gather those travel stickers you see plastered all over steamer trunks in old movies. Get on the go with this Groupon.

$9 for a 3-Day CTA Pass ($20 Value)

The pass grants passengers unlimited rides within the city of Chicago and into nearby communities, accessible by the CTA's system of trains and buses, trackable online by computer or phone. Passes are received via mail, making them good for city-dwellers making their way to work as well as suburbanites looking for a way to get to events such as Lollapalooza, the Taste of Chicago, and more. Customers who do not have credit cards can buy the CTA 3-day pass with a Groupon gift card. Gift cards are available for purchase at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Jewel, and Dominick's. More info on gift cards can be found here.

Chicago Transit Authority

Growling engines, beeping horns, and clattering train wheels are indelible sounds of Chicago's streets. And every day, more than one million travelers hear this din from inside the Chicago Transit Authority's buses and trains. The intricate network of interconnected train tracks and bus routes—which once also included horse cars, trolleys, and streetcars—composes the second-largest public-transportation system in the nation, a system that provides an average of 1.64 million rides per weekday around the city and surrounding suburbs.

Buses zip along 140 routes, pausing periodically at bus shelters or blue-and-white street signs as an automated voice of reason announces each stop in a resonant baritone. The subterranean and elevated "L" train system, whose lines were once named for Saul Bellow characters, switched over to its simpler color-coded system in 1993. Today, for example, the orange line leads to Midway, the blue line takes travelers to O'Hare, the red line connects Wrigley Field and the White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field, and the brown line ambles to the famed Steppenwolf Theatre. In recent years, the CTA has launched a series of green initiatives, which help conserve energy and cut up to 82 percent of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and other emissions. In addition to offering an alternative to rising gas prices and traffic, the CTA offers LEED-certified headquarters, dispatches fleets of hybrid buses and other efficient vehicles, coordinates recycling programs for engine oil and batteries, and maintains a bike-and-ride system for cyclists who'd like lifts.

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Chicago Transit Authority

Growling engines, beeping horns, and clattering train wheels are indelible sounds of Chicago's streets. And every day, more than one million travelers hear this din from inside the Chicago Transit Authority's buses and trains. The intricate network of interconnected train tracks and bus routes—which once also included horse cars, trolleys, and streetcars—composes the second-largest public-transportation system in the nation, a system that provides an average of 1.64 million rides per weekday around the city and surrounding suburbs.

Buses zip along 140 routes, pausing periodically at bus shelters or blue-and-white street signs as an automated voice of reason announces each stop in a resonant baritone. The subterranean and elevated "L" train system, whose lines were once named for Saul Bellow characters, switched over to its simpler color-coded system in 1993. Today, for example, the orange line leads to Midway, the blue line takes travelers to O'Hare, the red line connects Wrigley Field and the White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field, and the brown line ambles to the famed Steppenwolf Theatre.

In recent years, the CTA has launched a series of green initiatives, which help conserve energy and cut up to 82 percent of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and other emissions. In addition to offering an alternative to rising gas prices and traffic, the CTA offers LEED-certified headquarters, dispatches fleets of hybrid buses and other efficient vehicles, coordinates recycling programs for engine oil and batteries, and maintains a bike-and-ride system for cyclists who'd like lifts.

By purchasing this Groupon and providing your name and shipping address, your order is complete.

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Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great easy way to get around Chicago”

  • “use 3days fantastic all day”

  • “Easy to use! Staff were awesome; very helpful! ”

In a Nutshell

Chicago Transit Authority 3-day pass grants unlimited rides on buses and trains within the city and 40 surrounding suburbs

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 1st, 2013. Limit 4 per person. Must activate by 9/1/13, pass expires 72hr from activation date. Shipping address required to redeem CTA 3-day pass. Allow 10-15 business days for delivery. Not valid with other CTA offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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