May 2013: 30,000 members, 30,000 great ideas!

If you’re an ideas person, you’re going to love this! We’ve had a few good ideas of our own, but we’re looking for ideas from you too!

From cool things nearby to names for our cars, we’re nominating you as our brains trust. And by sending us your ideas, you’ll go in to the draw to win one of three free memberships for six months on the GoFrequent plan!

30,000 members!

30000 members

This month we reached our 30,000th member! It’s been a big year for GoGet, reaching milestones like our one millionth booking and one thousandth car already, but we couldn’t have made it without our fabulous members! Thanks to you, we’ve been able to bring carsharing to new areas around Australia and keep improving our service – we couldn’t have done it without you!

What’s cool near you?

When it comes to finding the trendiest cafes, leafiest parks and most inspiring museums, who better to ask than a local? Our new, redesigned website will be launching soon and one of its new features will be a page for each of our pods with a list of cool things near each car. Since you’re already sharing cars with your neighbours, why not share your insider knowledge too?

If you know of a local hidden gem that you want to share, fill out this form to let us know what you think locals should be trying, tasting and attending, and you’ll go in the draw to win one of three free GoFrequent memberships!

1 hour cancellation period

Tyre clock

What can you do in ten minutes? Make a cuppa, pick up the mail, cancel a GoGet booking… not any more! We know that plans change, so as of May 20, we’re extending the cancellation period for bookings. Now you’ll have an hour after making your booking to make any adjustments, rather than ten minutes. If you need to swap pods, change the time or cancel a booking, just go to the My Bookings tab and click “Modify” on the booking you want to change!

A Yaris by any other name…

Prince the Yaris

We have more cars on their way, but no names for them… so we’re putting it to you!

Your name, friend’s names, nicknames, pet names, send them through to us and get another chance to win one of three free GoFrequent membership! Get creative, but remember, they need to be easy for the lady in our phone to say, so nothing too crazy! The Yaris Formerly Known As Prince? Maybe not.

SydStart Your Engines

SydStart

SydStart is Australia’s largest professional startup conference and expo for tech and tech-enabled business entrepreneurs and investors. This year it’s being held at Cooper and Co in Surry Hills on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 and tickets have all but sold out already. Good news though! We have ten tickets (and ten very cool t-shirts) to give away to members that we think will get the most out of it – the starter-uppers!

To win a ticket to SydStart, be one of the first ten to correctly answer this question: Which SydStart judge sold his start up company to Yahoo!7 in February 2010 for $40 million? (Hint: he’s also speaking on the day!)

It’s a little harder than our usual competitions, but we reckon the start up crowd is used to a little hard work! Email your answer to us, along with your t-shirt size, for your chance to win a ticket to SydStart and t-shirt to wear on the day!

GoGet wants you!

We’re looking for more top-notch customer service reps to join our Member Services team. If you’re looking for a full time role, based in our office in Glebe in Sydney, with a terrific team and career progression opportunities, we want to hear from you! Find out more about the role and how to apply here.

Sign up extra drivers for free!

Every month, we’re giving GoOccasional and GoFrequent members even more reasons to love GoGet!

Feeling a little lonely as the only one on your account? Like to share the driving, but no one else in your car is a member? Until the end of June, you can sign up a new driver (or two if you’re on the GoFreqent plan) to your account for no charge! Just call us to add the extra driver to your account and we’ll waive the $25 application fee.

Enjoy the royal treatment!

Royal Treatment

Plus, for the Queens Birthday long weekend (8-10 June) GoFrequent members will also get three days for the price of two on any economy car (so not a van, ute or premium car). That’s $45 a day, down from $68 a day. To take up this deal, make a three day booking for the weekend, forward your confirmation email to promotions@goget.com.au and we’ll adjust your booking amount. (This offer isn’t available with any other offers.)

Free one way trip to Melbourne

Melbourne

We have another batch of cars ready to head south from Sydney to Melbourne. If you are too, let us know!

You’ll get three free days to take a Yaris (or maybe even something fancier) on a one-way trip to Melbourne with 1200km and all the usual inclusions, like petrol, for free! All you have to do is make sure the car arrives in Melbourne by the first weekend in June.

If you’d like to take a car for longer, any extra days will be $49 per day, which includes 150km each day. Extra kilometres are then charged at $0.25/km.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form – it’s first in, best dressed, so if you’re keen, get in quick!

More desks to share

We don’t want to get all hipster-y, but we were desk-sharing before it was cool (check out our newsletter from September last year!) Last month, we introduced WeCo in Edgecliffe, who have generously offered a WeCo Pack for GoGet members who want to sign up (there are still some packs up for grabs – click here to find out more. Get in quick, because numbers are limited).

Now it seems desk sharing co-ops are popping up like, well, GoGet cars! Fishburners in Ultimo specialise in resident start ups (ideas that start in the co-working office) and HUB Sydney is a new start up itself! It’s the newest branch of HUB Melbourne, check out their project to find out more and help get it off the ground!

New Cars and Pods

Thanks to our council and development partners, we’ve added new cars into new pods in the following Sydney locations:

Tip of the month

Wing mirrors

Singing along might help you remember our tip of the month, to fold in the wing mirrors when you’re parked!

Do your mirrors hang out?
Do they waggle all about?
Can you flip them when you’re stopped
So they don’t get smashed or popped?
Can you fold them in for sure
When you swipe to lock the door?
So your mirrors (don’t!) hang out!

Cool things members are doing

Lammie Drive

Every month we like to let you know about some of the cool things our members get up to. So if you have a story you want to share, shoot us an email.

6500 kilometres is a long way – even longer on a 1958 Lambretta scooter! That’s not stopping Siobhan Ellis, a GoGet member from Darlington in Sydney, who’s attempting to ride from the most northerly mainland point in Australia to the most southerly.

“Over 23 days, I’m attemping to ride from Cape York to Wilsons Promontory in July on a classic 1958 Lambretta to raise money for Breast and Prostate Cancer Research at St Vincent’s hospital. I’m paying for the trip myself, so all money raised goes to the charity.”

To keep track of Siobhan’s progress or to make a donation to her ride, find out more info here.

The Hunt winners

The Hunt

Congratulations to the winners of last month’s competition – Lei, Simon, Alice, Markus, Sam, Mikila, Tim, Erin, Timothy, Ben – who were the first to answer the question – “What award did Mads Mikkelsen win at Cannes for his performance in The Hunt?” with the answer: Best Actor!

They’ve all won double passes to see The Hunt, which opened in cinemas this month.


If you have any other ideas, tips or suggestions, please let us know!

Nic, Bruce and the GoGet team

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