What You'll Get
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. For $35, today's Groupon gets you a one-year Zipcar membership and a $50 driving credit (a $125 total value).
Zipcar makes it easy to reserve an SUV 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 for any occasion or whim. You can even reserve recreational amenities such as bike racks and iPod adaptors (when available). View vehicle availability online, and then reserve the car. Zipcars live in dozens of locations all over the city in nooks near every neighborhood. Each 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 the basic plan includes 180 free miles. This Groupon covers the $25 membership sign-up fee, in addition to your year’s membership ($50)–plus the $50 driving credit, of course.
Signing up is easy; your Groupon will include simple instructions for redeeming on Zipcar's website. 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. Note that your membership will automatically renew at the end of your year if you do not cancel it, and your driving credit must be used within the first three months of your membership.
This Groupon is for new Zipcar clients only. Valid only in the Seattle metro area. You must be 21 or older.
Yelpers give Zipcar an average of 3.5 stars:
- Cars, cars everywhere! Easy to use, intuitive reservation system. Clean cars. Well maintained cars. – Andrea J.
- Zipcar provides a large variety of cars/trucks/minivans all around town. Their online reservation system is a snap to use and they even txt msg you before your reservation is about to end. The $50 monthly driving plan is just perfect for my occasional-weekend-errand-running self. The best thing about my Zipcar membership? My mom like to know that I have car access in case of an emergency or something. – Alisa M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by exp. date. Limit 1 per person. New members only. Valid for Seattle metro area only. Driving credit expires 10/28. Must meet safe driver reqs. Yearly membership auto-renews unless canceled. Not valid toward renewal. Must be at least 21. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.