I first ran across Zipcar when they started operating on the campus of the University of Washington six years ago or so. Seemed like a good idea then (though it struck me as a little pricey), but we had a car. For those who don’t know what it is, you carry around an RFID embedded card, and can reserve cars parked all over the city (NY, Boston, San Fran, etc.). You just get online, or use your mobile, and reserve for an hour or more. When your appointment comes, your card will unlock the car and you can use it for your appointed time. They cover insurance, gas, and parking at the origin. Coolness.

Fast forward to 2006, and we are living in a neighborhood where monthly parking is around $400, if you are lucky enough to find it. So, for needed jaunts out of town, Zipcar makes a lot of sense. Especially when you can choose to tool around in a BMW 325.

When I signed up, they had a “tell a friend” program, which saves $25 off the first rental. Since you are all my friends… When you sign up, use the the promotional code “PassItOn” (no quotes). No interest here–I don’t get a kickback. Just a good service I’d like to endorse.

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  1. Glenn
    Posted 12/23/2007 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    23 Dec – still works!

  2. Posted 1/17/2008 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    oh, its good

  3. kegluneq
    Posted 1/22/2008 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    01/22/2008, still working!

  4. MyNameIsRed
    Posted 1/25/2008 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    thanks! 25 Jan 2008 and still working. We should start a 1,000,000 strong for this coupon and I hope a million folks get rid of their gas guzzling cars and switch to renting a hybrid!

  5. Matt
    Posted 1/31/2008 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    1/31/08 and still working. Thanks!

  6. Leigh
    Posted 2/1/2008 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Hey LZIQRBWJ is still working! Thank you very much! – 2/1/08

  7. Malcolm
    Posted 2/3/2008 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Still working! Thanks a bunch :)

  8. Emily
    Posted 2/4/2008 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Hey LZIQRBWJ is still working! Thank you very much!

  9. sandy
    Posted 2/27/2008 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    this doesnt work in every city, in San Fran use SFWHEELS. I goog’d around and this link helped me find the right code for my town.

  10. Brian
    Posted 8/5/2008 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I tried LZIQRBWJ today and it did not work… Seattle. 8/5/08

  11. benbr.
    Posted 11/9/2008 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    The newest code, for $25 dollars in free driving to new members, is IIXNHJLB

    Zipcar is great. on a daily basis about as expensive as a traditional rentacar, but way more convenient. There isa promo code out there: IIXNHJLB gives you $25 free driving credit at signup.


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