Calling all zip car drivers and zip car wanna be drivers. The folks from Zip Cary have organized a little zippity happy hour of sorts.
What is ZipCar?
ZipCar is a car sharing company. You sign up and become a member, they send you a membership card with a microchip. There are ZipCars in designated ZipCar parking spots around Pittsburgh. When you want to use a car – you visit ZipCar.com and reserve the car you would like – the website lets you see which cars are available. Then you walk to the car and hold your membership card over the windshield. The doors unlock and the keys are in the car. You pay an hourly rate that is about $10 an hour (more or less depending on which car you drive). The hourly rate includes gas and insurance.
Another great feature of ZipCar is that your membership works in any ZipCar city – when I was in Los Angeles last year I was able to use the ZipCars there just by reserving them online.
Thinking of signing up for ZipCar? Use this link and you will get $50 in Free Driving. Join Zipcar and get $50 in free driving!
Friday, February 26, 2010 5-7pm
Easy Street Saloon, One Oxford Center
We’ll still be providing two complimentary drinks and plenty of apps for every Zipster who makes it out. And we’ll also have our prize wheel on hand, so you can spin for driving credit or Zipcar gear.
If your friend or friends can make it next week, bring ’em by. If they sign up for Zipcar, we’ll give you both $75 in driving credit once they’re approved*.
Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’re planning to make it out on February 26 and tell us how many soon-to-be Zipsters you’re bringing so we can be sure to order enough food.
Read more about ZipCar:
- A Car When You Want It (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Car Sharing Program A Success, but Plans to Expand are Tentative (laist.com)
- Zipcar iPhone App Makes Car-Sharing Even Better (as Long as You Don’t Abuse Remote Honking) (treehugger.com)
- Zipcar Launches iPhone App With Magical Car Unlocking Powers [Zipcar] (consumerist.com)
- Zipcar Halts Rentals Of Recalled Toyotas (TM) (benzinga.com)