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have a sleepover
Keep a Zipcar overnight starting from $29 plus tax. You’ll get wheels from 6pm to 8:30am (Monday to Thursday) for as low as $2.50/hr.
Introducing Pay-Per-Mile Honda Fits, the perfect car for those short trips! Rates from $4.50/hr + $0.50/mi.
savor the season
Soak up low hourly rates on select cars now through November 15. Look for "Sweet Deal" cars when you book.
Excludes Zipcars in Austin, TX and San Diego, CA.
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news and events
We're giving away swag on Fridays! Follow us on Twitter @ZipcarChicago for weekly reminders and find out when you can stop by the office to pick up your #FreebieFriday. Want to see what's coming up? Check it out below.
- September 2 - Bandana
- September 9 - Grocery Bag
- September 16 - Bike Bell & Bike Light
- September 23 - Yoga Mat & Headband
- September 30 - Clif Bar Gift Bag
tips and tricks
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It Pays to Have Friends
Tell your friends about Zipcar. You’ll both score free drive time when they join (and you get a new chauffeur).
Monday Fun Day
Weekends get all the attention. Boost your week by booking a Zipcar between Monday and Friday—and you’ll cash in on a lower hourly rate.
Try Something New
Don’t follow the crowd. Reserving a Zipcar on the edge of town can earn you a lower hourly rate than downtown wheels.
Your Wallet’s Favorite Zipcars
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member benefits in Chicago
Your Zipcard unlocks more than just cars. It also opens up discounts from our partners.
avis® car rental
up to 25% off and more!details
You can get pretty far on 180 miles/day, but for those longer haul adventures, we scored you a sweet deal with Avis®. Zipcar members can save up to 25%, plus get free upgrades and $30 off weekly rentals (you can even combine discounts).
Snag these deals at avis.com/zipcar.
Bridge House Tavern
15% off on fooddetails
This Industrial Tavern concept was derived from the two owners (Mark Hemmer and Ryan See), with an eye toward comfort. Bridge House offers a place for Chicagoans to come downtown and enjoy sitting at the bar with friends, or have a memorable dinner at an iconic outdoor venue. Bridge House Tavern is open for lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week, and focused on creating a unique experience for every patron.
Zipsters get 15% off on food by flashing their Zipcard. *Discount not valid on drinks
Bull & Bear
Bar. Grill. Vantage point. Bull & Bear is the go-to destination in the heart of Chicago's River North for the after-work crowd to grab a drink and unwind after the market closes. Bull & Bear VIP booths come fully-equipped with personal table taps, allowing guests to pour drinks at their leisure. Zipsters recieve a free appetizer with purchase of an entree during lunch Monday through Wednesday (offer not valid with other specials).
To redeem: Just flash them your Zipcard at checkout.
15% off your orderdetails
Element Bars - have raised the bar! At last - freshly made energy bars that put fuel in your tank. Tasty, healthy, and made-to-order. No preservatives, nothing you can’t pronounce. Pick your ingredients and personalize the label. Zipsters receive 15% off their orders.
To redeem: use promo code: ZIPCAR15. Go ahead...play with your food!
10% off one itemdetails
If you enjoy food (and come on, who doesn’t?), then you’ll definitely enjoy foodlife, an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens. Every single one of ‘em serves real food made from scratch, 7 days a week. So you can stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sit down and tuck in or grab it to go. At foodlife you’ll find fresh, fast choices in one convenient place.
And when you show your Zipcard at checkout, they’ll take 10% off one item. Is your mouth watering yet?
Green Grocer Chicago, located at 1402 W Grand Ave, features organic and locally produced foods, as well as some unique specialty items. They pride themselves on carrying deliciously healthy and deliciously indulgent foods, much of it produced or grown right in the Midwest. (When you keep it local, everyone wins.) Zipsters receive 10% off their purchase (not to be combined with another offer).
To redeem, flash your Zipcard at the Green Grocer.
HALO [FOR MEN] is a hip, guy-focused and relaxing environment where men can comfortably enjoy salon and spa services. With 7 locations around town, this salon concept offers men the ultimate escape. Even better? As a Zipster, you’ll receive $15 off your first visit and $5 off each visit after that. Zipsters also receive 20% off all spa treatments.
To redeem, just flash your Zipcard.
JC Lind Bike Company
Located at 1311 N. Wells Street , J.C. Lind Bike Co. specializes in the exclusive sales and service of high quality Dutch and Danish bicycles, including cargo bikes designed specifically for child transport. Stop by to see firsthand what makes their bikes the perfect union of form and function. Zipsters save 10% on accessories or service.
To redeem, flash your Zipcard during checkout. This offer is good for one visit per calendar year per Zipster.
15% Off In-Stock or Hand Knotted Rugdetails
To redeem this offer, simply present your Zipcard.
Get $20 off your first order!details
Pressbox - Chicago's 24/7, locker-based dry cleaner and shoe care service - is offering $20 off first orders for Zipcar users! Just place your clothes or shoes in any open locker, send the box number via text or app, and your items come back clean two days later. All this without hidden fees or order minimums.
Register here, apply code ZIPCAR20, and start cleaning at one of our 125 locations anytime.
Free Fountain Drinkdetails
Roti Mediterranean Grill dishes tasty and healthful Mediterranean cuisine that spotlights natural ingredients, like organic chickpeas and fresh, golden olive oil, and celebrates the people and stories behind them. Zipsters recieve a free drink with the purchase of a salad, sandwich or rice plate at all Chicago Roti Locations.
Flash your Zipcard for your free drink!
5% off cookie ordersdetails
Sweet Attila's is an online bake shop specializing in delectable gourmet cookies and other baked goods that make for a sweet treat for yourself or thoughtful gift for friends and family. Their cookies are baked from the favorite recipes of family and friend, and are always made with quality ingredients, including allergen-free varieties. But the sweetest part is that Zipster enjoy two 5% off cookie orders at the online store. Yum!
Redeem with promo code: Zipster
20% Off Fooddetails
The Southern is a central gathering place where the tallest order of the day is a cocktail, conversation and relaxation. Taking its cue from the laid back way of southern life, this low-down Bucktown bar raises the bar on bar food with delicious, southern-influenced recipes and drinks. Zipsters can enjoy 20% off food.
To redeem: Just flash your Zipcard at checkout.
Veterans Advantage is a military benefits program to honor and thank those who serve our country with military savings. Along with creating exclusive partner discounts, Veterans Advantage member plans include group benefits with financial and medical coverage (valued at over $1000), and serves to safeguard Veterans privacy when redeeming partner discounts with the VetRewards card.
Veterans Advantage has partnered with Zipcar to offer a 30-day trial membership.Enroll today to get rewarded with 30 days of military savings. Sign up here to get started.
budget® car rental
up to 25% off and more!details
Brooklyn Boulders Chicago
15% off your membershipdetails
Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) designs, builds and operates hybrid rock climbing facilities anchored by the premise that physicality stimulates innovation and creativity. Our new 25,000 square foot facility is NOW OPEN in Chicago’s West Loop. BKB Chicago offers progressive climbing and fitness experiences while providing an unconventional platform to bring the arts, music, culture, and entrepreneurial communities together.
- Fill out a waiver to access our space and register in our system. Waiver: http://brooklynboulders.com/chicago/waiver
- Visit http://bit.ly/bkbmem12 and login using your recently created Mindbody username (email address) and password.
- Read the agreement terms and mark the checkbox at the bottom of the page to agree to the terms.
- Click "Make Purchase."
- In the promotion code field, type ZIPMEM15. Click "Apply."
- Click "Checkout."
- Enter credit card information and click "Place Order."
20% off unlimited Black Tag Membershipdetails
CorePower Yoga believes in working every muscle and every emotion. Our classes, our instructors and our network of over 130 studios nationwide welcome you when you’re ready for a fitness experience like no other. Our studios feature modern, consciously-designed spaces filled with thoughtful amenities. Inspired by busy urban life, every location has the conveniences and comforts you need to come to your mat and discover your power and purpose.
Now, Zipsters can receive 20% off an unlimited Black Tag Membership nationwide!
Flash your Zipcard at any CorePower Yoga nationwide & receive 20% off an unlimited Black Tag Membership!
25% off a 60 minute spa therapy, or Complimentary week of unlimited classesdetails
Find renewal and rejuvenation for everyday life at Exhale Chicago in the Gold Coast. Exhale offers yoga, pilates-infused Core Fusion® classes, spa therapies, acupuncture and an array of intensive yoga and wellness workshops. The serene, tranquil environment will effortlessly transition you into total relaxation, especially with 25% off a 60 minute spa therapy or complimentary unlimited week of mind body class. (first time visitors only)
Just show your Zipcard and find your bliss.
*First time guests only, valid for all classes before 5pm. *Spa Offer Valid Mon-Thurs. 10% discount on spa therapy on weekends.
Get $10 off Dabble Classesdetails
We all find excuses that prevent us from committing to a class or finding an alternative for a typical night-out. That's where Dabble comes in. They make it easy to try something new through one-time classes in your community. From knife throwing to sushi rolling, salsa dancing to learning Spanish, Dabble encourages you to explore the city around you, meet cool people and try something new.
Click here to get $10 off Dabble classes!
Green Paws Chicago
$130 off on the 1st monthdetails
Need an extra hand with the four legged friends in your life? Green Paws Chicago is the city's most professional dog walking and in-home pet care company, and is a leader in environmental consciousness. They offer regularly scheduled dog walks, cat visits, daily tooth brushing, weekly ear cleaning, weekly de-shedding treatments and more!
Zipsters save $130 on the first month of any every weekday dog walking plan. To redeem call (312) 546-4185 and mention "Zipcar".
The newer, smarter way to book household services, Handy brings the same convenience and simplicity of zipping on the road to the home. Handy is the easiest way to get stuff done around the house, whether it be cleaning services or handyman tasks, plumbers or electricians. Simply tell them what you need done, where you live, and what time works best for you – they’ll handle the rest! Zipcar members receive 15% off their Handy service.
To redeem this offer, go to www.handy.com and use the code ZIPCAR15 when you book your Handy cleaning! Valid for one-time use only.
40% off Adult and 25% off Child admissiondetails
Need a ziptrip the whole family will enjoy? Check out our pals at Medieval Times. Experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, and an authentic jousting tournament. You'll also enjoy feasting on a banquet served in true medieval fashion. Members receive 40% off adult and 25% off child admission and a waived $3.00 convenience fee per ticket.
To purchase tickets, click here.
10% off your first reservationdetails
We've partnered with ParkWhiz to make your Ziptrips even more hassle-free! Forget circling the block to find a spot to park. Just select and reserve the perfect parking spot to use during your reservation. Zipsters get 10% off their first ParkWhiz reservation.
Click here and use code ZIPCAR10 to get 10% off.
Enjoy $25 off your first Dining Experience with Reservedetails
Reserve is your personal dining concierge. From getting your table at one of Chicago's best restaurants to automatically taking care of the check, Reserve makes every part of your dining experience better.
1. Download the Reserve app on your ios or Android smartphone
2. Use code ZIPCAR25 when you sign up
3. Request a reservation at one of Chicago's best restaurants.
Promo code credits are only applicable for first-time diners. The code expires no later than 8/1/2015 and is only valid for a dine-in meal paid through Reserve and cannot be combined with any other promotion, gift card or coupon code. Only one first-time diner credit may be redeemed per reservation.
Saigon Sisters serve delicious Modern Comfort Vietnamese food in downtown Chicago. All three locations offer amazing Banh Mis, Pho, Baos and Salads. Saigon Sisters was named one of the Best New Restaurants and Best Sandwiches by Chicago magazine and most recently featured on the Food TV network show The Sandwich King.
Flash your Zipcard at any Saigon Sisters location for 10% off your order.
the peggy notebaert nature museum
$1 Off Admissiondetails
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, located in an eco-friendly building amidst abundant wildlife and nature in Lincoln Park, allows visitors to connect with regional wildlife and public programs that inspire green living and sustainability. Stop by to experience nature in a whole new way. Zipsters receive $1 off full priced adult admission.
To redeem this offer, simple flash your Zipcard!
10% discount on delicious and organic diningdetails
Uncommon Ground is a community-based restaurant that is committed to supporting and purchasing from local farmers. Zipsters can visit both locations (3800 N Clark St and 1401 W Devon) to receive an exclusive 10% discount on delicious and organic dining. Both locations offer al fresco dining in the summer or cozy fireplaces in the winter. (*Valid for dine-in only and excludes alcohol purchases.)
Just show 'em your Zipcard to redeem this offer.
Complimentary 1-Month FoundersCard Membershipdetails
We would like to introduce you to FoundersCard. FoundersCard is a community of more than 20,000 movers, shakers and business owners who enjoy access to exclusive offers from the best brands in travel, business and lifestyle. Zipcar members receive a complimentary 1-month membership to FoundersCard.
Use promo code: FCZIPCAR
Take 15% off your first purchasedetails
BucketFeet is a footwear brand on a mission to connect people through art, one shoe at a time. A different artist from around the world is behind every BucketFeet shoe, giving artists a platform to share their stories. Every time a consumer puts on a pair of BucketFeet, those shoes are transformed into walking canvases that allow for self-expression and break down barriers. Since 2011, BucketFeet has grown from one hand-decorated pair of shoes to a brand that has collaborated with over 30,000 artists in more than 100 countries. We're excited to partner with Zipcar and offer members 15% off their first purchase, plus giving one grand prize winner a pair of shoes from BucketFeet.com.
Get 15% off your first purchase! Use code ZIPFEET15 upon checkout.
Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more!details
DoorDash is an on-demand delivery service now live in Chicago! Order on web or mobile from restaurants like Portillo's, Big Star, Doc B's Fresh Kitchen, LYFE Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Cemitas Puebla, and hundreds more!
Use code "zip5chi" for $5 off your first order of $15 or more at DoorDash.com!
Feed Your Soul
Treat yourself or someone you love with gourmet, all-natural cookies from Feed Your Soul Cookies. Choose from an assortment of oven fresh cookies and brownies and brighten someone's day. All gifts include customized packaging, ribbons, messages, inspirational quotes, and a donation to a charity of your choice from our list of affiliates.
All Zipcar members will receive 20% off by entering ZIPSTER at checkout.
GO Airport Express
15% Off your tripdetails
Planning a getaway or traveling for business? Share rides to save gas and reduce carbon emissions. Book Go Airport Express shuttle rides to and from Midway and O'Hare and two Zipsters can ride for the price of one. Flying solo? Save 15% off your trip and rest easy with door-to-door service in Chicago. (Just don't let your favorite Zipcar get jealous.
*Valid on one-time deliveries only. To redeem, enter promotion code ZIPCARCHI during checkout or call 1-877-425-6665. Excludes subscription and Weekly Find orders. Expires 6/30/13.
2-for-1, Sunday through Wednesdaydetails
Serving up some of the best improv in Chicago since 1981, the iO Theater has found its new home in Lincoln Park. Zipsters can get 2-for-1 tickets to laugh their faces off, Sunday through Wednesday. Pending to availability and excluding TJ and Dave shows.
Flash your Zipcard at the Box Office to redeem this deal.
25% off your online orderdetails
The holidays can be tiring. Wake up with coffee from small batch, artisan coffee roaster, Metropolis Coffee. Metropolis strives to acheive the highest coffee quality standards, from farm to cup, while consistently providing great service. Add a touch of zip to your day with 25% off orders from metropoliscoffee.com/shop. Get redemption information below!
Go to metropoliscoffee.com/shop & enter promo code takeazip when entering payment information to get 25% off your order.
Free Coupon Bookdetails
Take a Zipcar for a shopping adventure to the Premium Outlets. Fill up your roomy trunk with a ton of goodies from clothes to electronics to even cookware. The coupon book might be valued at $50, but it's worth hundreds in savings. Swing by the http://www.premiumoutlets.com/centers/index.asp to find the location nearest you to start planning your next Ziptrip.
And as a Zipster you get an exclusive VIP Coupon Book once you flash your Zipcard at the Information Center. Don’t miss out on this deal.
rockit bar & grill
Rockit Bar & Grill, located in the heart of River North at 22 West Hubbard and Rockit Wrigley, in the heart of Wrigleyville at 3700 North Clark, puts a culinary twist on the traditional bar and grill. Check out their famous Rockit Burger which was named best in the nation by Good Morning America. Zipsters can try the burger or any other food items on the menu and receive 20% off their check*.
*Discount not valid on alcohol.
To redeem this offer, simply flash your Zipcard to your waiter.
Sebastien Grey Clothiers offers custom shirts, slacks, vests, three-piece suits, overcoats and more. 'Cause who wants retail when you can go custom? Housed in the Loop, South Loop, and Lincoln Park locations of HALO [FOR MEN], first time Zipsters receive 20% off suit/overcoat purchases of $799 or more and 20% off shirts of $169 or more*. (You'll look sharp for that hot date.)
To redeem this offer, flash your Zipcard at checkout.
*Cannot be combined with other offers or reward credits.
The Second City
$45 off a summer immersion programdetails
Moving? Our pals at Unpakt have the answer to a headache-less move for all Zipsters! Unpakt lets you find the best moving companies, compare exact prices, and book online instantly. As the easy and free way to book your move online, Unpakt takes the guesswork out of determining how much your move will cost and saves you from comparing unreliable user reviews. Plus, Zipsters save an extra $25 so there's no way you're getting ripped off on moving day. The only thing left to do is Zip to your favorite stores and pick out decor for your new pad!
To redeem this offer, simply use the code ZIPCHI during registration!
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