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What You'll Get

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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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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.

About Zipcar

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.