Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zipcar Waives Sign-Up Fee for GlobalPittsburgh Members; Offers Discounts on Annual Fees & Hourly Rates. Another Reason to Join GlobalPittsburgh Today!

Zipcar is waiving its 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 want. Zipcar operates in Pittsburgh and dozens of cities across North America. Your Zipcar membership is also good in Canada, Austria, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Turkey!

·         No Application Fee (normally $25)
·         Discounted Annual Fee (just $35 a year, normally $70)
Discounted Hourly Rate:  Starting at $9.75 (normally $11.75)
Business Day Rate (7am-7pm):  $59
24-Hour Day Rate:  $69
Overnight promotion: Monday through Thursday 6:00pm to 8:30am: $29

All rates include gas, insurance, and 180 miles/day ($0.45/mile thereafter) for a $35 annual membership fee. These special rates cover all vehicles except BMWs, cargo vans, and Cadillacs. Weekend rates vary depending on length of reservation.

This offer is available to paid members of GlobalPittsburgh, including hosts. If you're already a member of GlobalPittsburgh, or have any questions, please contact Nadya Kessler 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. Membership in GlobalPittsburgh costs $50 per year for individuals, families and graduate students, and $40 per year for undergraduate students. CLICK HERE to sign up online.

To Sign Up for Zipcar:
Go to the Zipcar website using this link:

If you  have any questions or problems related to your Zipcar account, contact Zipcar’s Richard Shelley directly at 412-288-2563 ext. 20505 or, and he can apply the free set-up promotion. Sign up takes about 5 minutes. You’ll need your driver’s license and credit or debit card. After you are approved, your Zipcard will arrive at your billing address in 5-7 days. You can also pick-up your Zipcard at the local Pittsburgh office at 429 Forbes Ave suite 110 Pittsburgh PA 15219.

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 Richard Shelley at 412-288-2563 ext. 20505 or and your account can be upgraded to reflect the GlobalPittsburgh discounts.

International drivers can take their driver's license test using a Zipcar. For more information, go to
If you have a driver's license issued outside of the US or Canada, you will need to provide the following documents after you have registered for Zipcar (see above):
1.     Completed "Driving and Accident Declaration" which can be downloaded at
2.     A copy of your driver’s license
3.     A copy of the photo page of your passport
Please email your documents to to ensure the timely processing of your Zipcar application.

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