$35 for the Most Convenient Way to Get Around Portland


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In a Nutshell

  • Many models available
  • Includes insurance and gas
  • Hundreds of locations across Portland
  • Convenient and eco-friendly alternative to owning a car

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. New members & for Portland only. Must be 21+. Must activate membership by 1/17/10 and meet safe driving reqs or given a refund. $50 credit expires 3 months after registration. Yearly membership auto-renews unless manually canceled. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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For $35, today's Groupon gets you a one-year Zipcar membership and a $50 driving credit (a $125 value). Urbanites who ordinarily hoof it, use public transit, or ride on the backs of men bred for transportation purposes can't resist the convenience of wheels-at-will without the hassles of car ownership.

Reserve an SUV with a ski-rack for a winter outing, a truck for heavy hauling, a hybrid for whale-saving, or a coupe for couping; there are tons of models you can choose to drive. View vehicle availability online, and then reserve the car; Zipcars live in hundreds of locations all over the city. The reservation includes driver's insurance and a gas card to fill up the tank. Reservations are billable by the hour or by the day, starting at $7 per hour and $69 per day, and reservations include 180 free miles per day. This Groupon covers the $25 membership sign-up fee, gets you a year membership (a $50 value) and a $50 driving credit. Click here to see complete rate info.

Signing up is easy; your Groupon will include simple instructions for redeeming on Zipcar's website. Please note: Anyone who doesn't meet Zipcar safe-driver requirements will not be eligible for membership, but will receive a complete refund in one to two weeks. You must activate your Groupon within the next month.


Car-free Yelpers give Zipcar five stars:

  • I liked it so much I wish I could get rid of my car – Das K.
  • Much cheaper than cab and I don't have to carry tons of bags on the bus. – Olivia T.
  • The presence of Zipcar in my area was the deal breaker that allowed me to say, "Hasta la vista baby” to the auto industry. – Chuck L.

Cars vs. Ponies

There are so many reasons not to own a car:

  • insurance
  • maintenance costs
  • parking tickets
  • back pain from hydraulic lifts
  • the irresistible but dangerous urge to sleep beneath the hood on the warm engine
  • you have to leave the car in order to ride a pony

While riding a pony solves some of these problems, there’s still a lot you can’t do with it:

  • carry more than one bag of groceries
  • pick up the waterbed you got on Craigslist
  • run errands in no-pony-zones

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By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.