April 2014: Explore by land, air and sea
This month we’re all about exploring and trying new things. The Mercure Hotel at Sydney Airport is now home to two new pods for intrepid travellers, we have a great offer to help you get out of the city and visit our National Parks, one of our members has an amazing way to do something impressive and get out on the water, and we have some job opportunities for those making a change. This Easter weekend, go somewhere, see something and be inspired, you never know what you’ll find!
Mercure Sydney Airport
GoGet is now at Sydney Airport! Thanks to the Winten Property Group, we have two on-site GoGet pods at the Mercure Airport Hotel. The Melbourne Airport pods have been really popular with our Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide members, and now visitors to Sydney will be able to fly in, take a shuttle bus to the Mercure, and pick up a GoGet car for their stay. Guests of Mercure Airport Hotel can sign up to GoGet for free, and take cars on short trips or day bookings as they need. A great benefit to both existing members and visiting friends and family!
Refer a friend in your town
This month we’re giving you an opportunity to create your own winning partnership. Team up with a non-GoGet member friend or neighbour in your town to get $25 driving credit each! Just have them sign up before the 14th of May, and make sure they mention your name when prompted in the sign-up form.
Get out of the city for Easter
If you’ve found yourself without plans, we still have a limited number of eligible pods for long bookings over Easter and Anzac Day.
- Book for 3+ days for $50/day, with at least 450km included
- Book for 5+ days for $45/day, with at least 750km included
These prices are available on bookings between the 18th and 27th of April, no matter which plan you’re on, but we have something special for our GoOccasional and GoFrequent members looking to get out of the city! The first 20 GoOccassional and GoFrequent members to call, make an Autumn Holiday booking and request a “National Parks Deal” will get up to $25 of National Parks parking costs and entry passes reimbursed. Just send us your receipts, and we’ll credit your account! To take advantage of this offer and make a booking, just call us on1300 769 389 and quote Autumn Holiday. Rules: GoFrequent and GoOccasional members only. Covers National Parks parking tickets and entry passes used between the 18th and 27th of April only. Strictly limited to 20 new Autumn Holiday bookings 3 days and over made after the 17th April 2014.
Addison Road Community Centre
Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville is the place for everything locally run, independent and community minded, which makes them a perfect match for GoGet! We recently teamed up with Addison Road to deliver two pods on-site. Jing the Wagon and Barb the Ute have been immensely popular with customers and staff alike, both having plenty of room for collecting and dropping off big items, and handily located for running to meetings and seeing off-site clients. You probably know Addison Road Community Centre for Reverse Garbage, The Bower Co-Op and their weekly organic markets, but they also have affordable child care, independent legal advice, art galleries, an animal rescue and just recently, the excellent new Stirrup Cafe! If you haven’t been there before, head on down and check it out, and don’t worry if you find something amazing – Barb and Jing will help you get it home!
Work for us!
We have some exciting job opportunities at here at GoGet and at our sister company Fleetcutter. If you love GoGet, come and help make it better! Our fleet team need a Part-Time Administrator to help them look after our cars, somebody well organised with a great eye for detail. In marketing, we need Brand Ambassadors, people to engage with the local community to help drive our promotional campaigns. Fleetcutter, our engineering arm, need a talented Mid-level Developer to help with exciting new things in our backend systems. Keep an eye on the Positions Vacant page, as there may be more positions being advertised shortly!
Tip of the Month
This month’s tip is very relevant to Autumn Holidays and long distance trips. We all know that the day rate includes 150km, but did you know that multiple days are cumulative? If you book a car for 5 days, the (5x150km=)750km included can be used all in one day, or evenly spread over the 5 days – it’s completely up to you! If you drive longer than the included allowance, it’s only $0.25 per km you drive over. Cheaper than the standard $0.40 per km, and you only pay for the distance you drive over the top of the included amount. Nifty!
Go and Do!
GoGet is happy to be part of the first Do Lectures event in Australia. Set at stunning Payne’s Hut in North East Victoria, and with only 70 attendees allowed, the lectures are an opportunity to hear new ideas, form friendships and create innovative, exciting partnerships to change the world. GoGet started from a small group of people inspired to make a change, and Do Lectures is just the setting for similar groundbreaking new concepts. Pauline the Tarago will be one of the lucky attendees – we hope she fosters some good conversations ferrying people around!
Cool things our members are doing
GoGet members Andrew Simpson and Nicole Still believe anybody can build a boat, and have founded The Balmain Boat Company to prove that point. Offering flat-pack, DIY construction kits, The Balmain Boat Company lets you build your own rowboat or sailboat a couple hours at a time, over only a few days, and look like a legend to your family and friends while doing it! The couple say they couldn’t live without GoGet, using vans to pick up materials, do photo shoots and take boats onto the harbour. They have a Facebook page and Instagram account that are well worth following for the photos alone, and their website has more info about how to start building a boat that is truly your very own.