Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Zipcar Waives $75 Sign-Up Fee for GlobalPittsburgh Members and Offers Discounts on Hourly Rates. Another Reason to Join the GlobalPittsburgh Network Today!

Zipcar is waiving its $75 sign-up fee for GlobalPittsburgh members and offering discounted hourly rates for Zipcar's shared vehicle service. Use a Zipcar for offsite business trips or personal errands anytime you like. Zipcar operates in Pittsburgh and dozens of cities across North America.

·         No Application Fee (normally $75)
·         Discounted Annual Fee (just $25 a year)
Discounted Hourly Rate:  $9.25
Business Day Rate (7am-7pm):  $53
Overnight Rate: $36
24-Hour Day Rate:  $63

All rates include gas, insurance, and 180 miles/day ($0.45/mile thereafter) for a $25 annual membership fee. These special rates cover all vehicles except BMWs, Mercedes and convertibles. Weekend rates vary depending on length of reservation.

This offer is available to paid members of the GlobalPittsburgh Network, including hosts, supporters and members of the GlobalPittsburgh Connect program. If you're already a member of the GlobalPittsburgh Network, or have any questions, please contact Nadya Kessler of GlobalPittsburgh at 412-392-4513 or at

If you're not a GlobalPittsburgh member, you can also call Nadya at the number above to register by phone, and she can give you details of how to get the Zipcar membership and discounts. Individual memberships in the GlobalPittsburgh Network cost $40 per year and $50 per household. CLICK HERE to register online.

To Sign Up: 
Contact Zipcar’s Chris Mutty directly (see contact information below), and he can apply the free set up promotion. Sign up takes about 5 minutes. You’ll need your driver’s license and credit card. After you’re approved, your Zipcard will arrive at your billing address in 5-7 days.  Alternatively, you can elect to pick-up your Zipcard at the local Pittsburgh office. 

How it Works:
Once you’ve received your Zipcard in the mail, simply make a reservation online and use your Zipcard to access the reserved vehicle.  Invoices are online and updated after each reservation (click on “my stuff” then “my bill” to view your invoice).  Your company or personal credit card will be charged after the end of each reservation.

Already a Zipcar member?  Call or email Chris at 215-307-4867 or and your account can be upgraded to reflect the business discounts.

Learn more about Zipcar at

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