This month we’re all about helping you help yourself. Planning a big event? Get us to sponsor you! Friends taking advantage of your GoGet access? Give them their own account, with a nice little bonus. Can’t choose the most sustainable product? Check out this green living guide. We’ve also got a great deal for you, but only if you’re organised enough to know what you’re doing in June. If you’re not so organised, our normal specials are always here for your last minute needs, so check out April’s pods on special.
Take off with $25 off in June
Check your calendar, cast your mind forward and text your mates, we’re offering a super deal for bookings in June if you lock down before May 15th. Book 3 days or more in June, and get $25 off per day! Take a RAV4 up to warmer waters on the Central Coast, cruise to the Hunter Valley in an Audi, or keep a van for a solid few days of renovating. Or get an extra low rate on a standard car, and take a decent trip out of the city with at least 450km included (and additional 150km per extra day you book). Make your booking for 3 days or more in June, and forward your booking confirmation firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take off $75, plus $25 per extra day. Please note while all cars are eligible, only one booking per account is allowed, and cancellations aren’t possible once we confirm your discount.
Take an historic getaway
Last month we offered you a free trip to National Trust properties for Heritage Festival 2015. We had lots of great responses, but we had to choose just one for each of the five destinations. Cedric will be the first, heading to theBarwon Park Mansion at Winchelsea. As a new arrival from France, Cedric is looking forward to seeing new parts of country Australia, and learning about the Australian side of European history through WWI re-enactments and historical tours. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as photos come in from all five members taking historical trips around Victoria. Don’t be jealous! Heritage Festival has all kinds of events happening through April and May, in Melbourne and all around Victoria. Plan your own historic getaway at the National Trust website.
Dash an hour
Imagine if you had over 1800 clocks in your house to change for daylight savings! That’s been our job to change every clock in every car over the past couple weeks. Most of them are done by now, but if you notice your car’s clock is out, could you do us a favour and wind it back an hour? The booking system has its own, much more accurate clock that it goes by, so don’t risk getting confused by the time you see in the car’s dash.
New cars and pods
New in Sydney:
- Chiswick – Bortfield Drive
- Coogee – Mount Street
- Drummoyne – Napier Street
- Five Dock – Kings Road Car Park
- Lane Cove – Landers Road
- Lane Cove North – Mowbray Road
- Strathfield – Cooper Street
- Millers Point – Lower Fort Street
New in Melbourne:
- Abbotsford – 329 Victoria Street
- Brunswick – Hope Street
- Brunswick – Mellville Road near Murray Street
- Brunswick – 420 Victoria Street
- Collingwood – Mater Street
- Fitzroy North – Brunswick Street
- Fitzroy North – Newry Street
- Fitzroy North – Rae Street near Park Street
- Fitzroy North – York Street
- Footscray – 81 Paisley Street
- Kensington – Deveney Street
- Kensington – 12 Gower Street
- Moonee Ponds – 7 Chester Street
- Port Melbourne – 15 Beach Street
- South Melbourne – 228 Dorcas Street
- South Melbourne – 49 Tope Street
- St Kilda Road – 601 St Kilda Road
- West Melbourne – 383 King Street
- Windsor – 74 Hornby Street
- Windsor – 14 The Avenue
Tip of the month
Running out of time on your booking? It’s now easier than ever to extend and get a bit of extra time. We’ve fixed the mobile site, so you can now quickly and easily extend your booking using any smartphone. Just go to goget.at/phone-extend on your phone, log in, and hit “extend my booking”. iPhone owners can go to goget.at/goget-app to download our app. The only time you can’t extend yourself is if someone has the car after you! If the mobile site or app can’t extend you, give us a call and we’ll sort it out with the next member.
Grenum: adj. to be green
We know our members try to do the right thing when it comes to living sustainably, but sometimes it’s really hard to choose! That’s where Grenum can help out. Grenum is a website with guides and information about living sustainably and making sustainable choices. Some of our favourites:
- Electric Bike Buying Guide – a comprehensive look at buying and living with an electric bike
- Eco Coffee Machines – all the best ways to make coffee without waste
- Organic Farm Stays – a list of the best farm stays around Australia
Let us help with your event
Are you organising a hamburger festival? Setting up an under 5s golf championship? Shooting a documentary about the spotted handfish? We want to be involved! Organising these big events is very challenging, but with GoGet as your sponsor at least you can have a van to shift the equipment, an iMax to carry the squad, and a car to get yourself to the big day on time. We can’t sponsor everyone, but we encourage you to register your event or organisation here.
Cool things our members are doing
GoGet members Linda and Chris have just been in Adelaide, where Ludmilla the Yaris was on hand to help launch Anne Fitzpatrick’s book Cycle of Learning. Now, they’re offering you a chance to win a copy! Linda and Chris run Lacuna Publishing, a small press for unique fiction and non-fiction works by Australian writers. Even though they’re based in Sydney and do most of their work online, the two use GoGet cars all over Australia for events and book launches. In Cycle of Learning, Anne Fitzpatrick cycled solo around Australia to raise funds for the education of disadvantaged young people in rural India. It’s a very readable, funny and beautiful story, and you can win a copy by naming the place in India. It’s on the Lacuna website, so read the blurb andsubmit your answer here. If you’re one of the first 5 to get it right, it’s yours!