Smart Saver Vancouver

Wednesday is almost over, but we still have enough time to save some money!! This week we are going to talk about saving money on transport, especially by car.

First of all, instead of taking public transport or a car it is always way cheaper to walk or go by bike. This is of course not in all cases possible if you don’t live close to work or outside of downtown.

7216872738_072f71e834_o.jpgIf you do want to go by car but you will not use it that often it is expensive to buy a car. A better and cheaper option is to look into companies like Car2Go, ZipCar or Evo. Those companies have a lot of cars around and in Vancouver and you can use them if you have a membership with one of those companies. The idea is just to share the cars and use them whenever you want. Another advantage is that you don’t have to park it at the same spot again, just another Car2Go, ZipCar or Evo parking spot in the city is fine!

When you are going to travel far by car it is a good idea to do a lot of research in the car renting companies. The cheapest way is to have a person that is 25 years old in your group, because then you don’t have to pay the extra fee for younger drivers. If you don’t have someone that is 25 years old it is still affordable to rent a car. There are lots of companies and with good research you can find the cheapest company. In my experience it is cheapest to rent a car at Budget, but sometimes the other companies have great deals too. So always keep that in mind!

I hope you can now save money on your trips, when they are close and/or far. See you guys tonight at PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Smart Saver Vancouver

Do you ever wish you had a car for just an hour, either to pick up a piece of furniture you bought at IKEA, or to get a huge grocery haul from the discount supermarket that is too far for walking distance? Or maybe you want to take a weekend road trip to Whistler or Seattle? This is where this week’s Smart Saver will come in very handy for you!  INTERNeX has just partnered up with a company called Zipcar and if you haven’t heard of them before, I am sure you are going to be very interested in what they have to offer.

Zipcar is a car sharing company that has vehicles all throughout Vancouver for any of their members to use at any time on any day.  All you have to do is go online or use your IPhone or Android and look up where the closest Zipcar pod is to your current location. From there you can reserve or book a car by the hour, the whole day or even longer!

Once you are a Zipcar member, you have access to every single car in their fleet, and the rates start at $8/hr for a car rental.  How cheap is that?? But that’s not even the best part, when you rent a Zipcar you are not responsible for any fuel or insurance costs and you get 200km free which each reservation.  So if you want a hybrid car for an hour, all you’re going to pay is $8.00 and that’s it!

Zipcar is such a great way to have the freedom of driving without the cost of having to pay for gas, insurance or costly monthly car payments. Zipcar is regularly $90 to join and $65 annually each year after, however, they have a special offer, which is a $30/year membership (Savings of $60) and will be giving back $30 in driving credit.  After this is paid, you have access to every single car in zipcar’s fleet.  They have such a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, they have hybrids, MINIs, coupes and even BMW’s if you’re feeling extra classy or want to impress a hot date 😉

Want to save even more money?

INTERNeX and Zipcar are offering you a special deal only available to INTERNeX candidates. All you need is:

Promo Code: INTERNeX2012

Then you are all set to go ahead and sign up online.

**Please note that this offer may not be available forever so don’t miss out on your chance to drive a Zipcar!

What does this mean?

This means that you will have $30 worth of driving credit to use on any  Zipcar of your choice. So your $30 credit is basically paying itself towards the first year membership free. Think of all the opportunities… Road Trips, blasting tunes and making pit-stops along the way wherever you like. OH THE FREEDOM!

If you have any questions about Zipcar, or the special offer being offered to INTERNeX candidates please feel free to visit their website or send the PR team an email. If you have questions specific to signing up for a membership send Zipcar an email and they will happily help you out with the process.


Your PR Team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149