Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tidbits from My InBox

There is so much going on this month! Trying to stay on top of all giveaways and email that keep coming in while handling life, doctor appointments, kids and Christmas planning. Please bear with me if I don't get back to everyone right away.

Toy Drive hosted by Zipcar (www.zipcar.com/gift)

WHO:  Zipcar & Toys For Tots

WHEN:  Wednesday, Dec. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST.

WHAT: Zipcar pick-up trucks are great for lots of things, including collecting Toys for Tots. We're hosting a series of donation locations during December. Drop off a toy and enjoy a Zipcar gift in return! We'll have ice skating tickets, Zipcar gear, driving credit and all sorts of goodies on site to thank Zipsters for their support. 'Tis the season for giving, after all.


12/15/10 - Park Slope (9th St & 7th Ave)
12/16/10 - Harlem (125th St & Lenox)
12/17/10 - Upper East Side (86th St btwn 3rd & Lexington)
12/18/10 - Union Square (Union Square West & 17th St)

HOW:  Stop in to any of our four curbside locations with an unwrapped toy to make a donation! Please note that the team will not be accepting cash donations.

Ideas Around the Gift of Zip:

· Online Zipcertificates start at $50: Zipcar allows consumer the convenience of a car without the hassle or cost of actually owning one (e.g. insurance, gas, monthly car payments, maintenance). Can offer the happy recipients a shiny, new Zipcar membership, cover a few hours behind the wheel, or both.

· Cheapest Way to Gift 30 Cars: Has the most varied fleet of any car sharing service, with more than 30 makes and models, including BMWs, Volvos, MINI Coopers, Prius Hybrids, pickup trucks and more.

· For Environmentalists: Since each shared Zipcar replaces 15 personally owned cars on the road, recipients also get the added feel-good bonus of knowing they are helping reduce traffic, congestion and their overall carbon footprint.

· For Nannies/Babysitters: With a Zipcar membership, your extended family of childcare providers will receive all the benefits and ease of being a part of our Zipster family. Plus, you’ll receive the comfort of knowing that Zipcar automatically checks driving records of our members for free and provides insurance, so your most precious cargo can be carted safely around town in our well-maintained fleet.

· For Techies: Members can now find and book a Zipcar, honk the horn, even lock and unlock the doors—all from their iPhone (named one of the best travel gadgets of 2009 by Time magazine)

· For Fitness Fanatics: We challenged members in 12 cities to give up their cars this year for our “low-car diet,” and they walked a total of 5,051 miles and lost a total of 249 pounds. In general, members of Zipcar and car sharing programs report a 47% increase in public transit trips, a 10% increase in bicycling trips and a 26% increase in walking trips.

· For Your Many Holiday Travel Needs: Zipcar is also a great option for getting around town during the holidays (whether to the mall or to a holiday party – lugging around shopping bags or potluck dishes) or even visiting out-of-town family if you don’t own a car.

· Available nationwide: New York,  Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Los Angeles, London, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Vancouver as well as on more than 150 college campuses.

· Gift of Zip Press Release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-ultimate-holiday-deal-how-to-gift-a-car-for-only-50-109885284.html

Give the “Gift of Zip” this holiday season. The perfect “toy” for the grown-up in your family who doesn’t have a car?

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