What You'll Get
For $35, today's Groupon gets you a one-year Zipcar membership and a $50 driving credit (a $130 total 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 dozens 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 200 free kilometeres per day. This Groupon covers the $25 membership sign-up fee in addition to your year’s membership (a $55 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. 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—please note that your membership will automatically renew at the end of your year if you do not cancel it.
This Groupon is for new Zipcar members only.
Vancouver Zipcar users haven’t given too many reviews yet, but car-free Yelpers in Seattle give Zipcar a 3.5-star average:
- Zipcar has really saved my a** in those times we've needed to make the run to Costco or do a big shopping trip. …It's cheaper than getting a taxi, and the petrol is free! – Ryan H.
- Perfect for those without a car or like me, a part of a one-car family, Zipcar offers an affordable and reliable solution when Metro won't do. I often use Zipcar for work meetings. – Denice M.
- The best thing about my Zipcar membership? My mom like [sic] to know that I have car access in case of an emergency or something. – Alisa M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by exp. Limit 1 per person. New members only. Valid only for Vancouver metro area. $50 credit expires in 3 mos. Must meet safe driver req's. Yearly membership auto-renews unless canceled. Cannot use to renew existing membership. Must be 21+. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.