March 2016: Get hopping
With Easter just around the corner, we want you to keep a car to yourself for the long weekend, explore your city, go camping, and get an Instagram snap of what you get up to with GoGet. We’re also announcing a very exciting partnership with a university, and have a couple of great ideas for making things easier at work and at home. Don’t forget to check out pod specials near you at our Specials Page.
La Trobe University… Powered by GoGet!
We’ve teamed up with La Trobe University to launch Australia’s first carshare university! La Trobe had a huge fleet of cars for staff and admin to use, but it was a costly and difficult thing to manage. Logbooks, ODO readings, signing car keys in and out – anyone who has had to use a corporate fleet knows the ordeal. By teaming up with us, La Trobe have replaced most of their fleet with on-campus GoGet cars! These cars can be used not just by staff, but students and the local community as well. We’ve also installed GoGet technology in their special vehicles and regional campus fleets, so they appear on the booking system alongside GoGet cars for La Trobe staff, and are just as easy to use as GoGet. No more logbooks! Now we’ve done it for La Trobe, we’re able to apply the same principle to other corporate fleets. If you’d like a modern solution to fleet management, that works just like GoGet but for your company cars and internal staff, check out the Powered by GoGet page and register your interest.
Get hopping for Easter
How about a car to yourself for 4 days this Easter? Our little holiday is coming early this year, so it’s time to lock in plans for the 4-day weekend. We’re offering a special on CBD cars, so you can take a car home from work on Thursday, and return it Tuesday morning, and get 25% off your economy day rate. We’ve got a few ideas for long weekend plans for you, but even if you end up inside just eating chocolate eggs, we hope you have a relaxing and safe Easter. Book here, and use promo code EASTER25 to get 25% off. To make sure it applies, note these conditions:
- Economy cars only: Yaris, Corolla and i30 Wagons
- CBD pods only: Postcodes 2000, 2001, 3000, 5000, 4000, 4006, 4007, 4012 and 4101
- 25% off the day rate: Extra hours, reduced damage cover and pod surcharges still apply, if applicable
- 4 days minimum, between Thursday 24th and Tuesday 29th March 2016
Explore your city
- Ashfield, Sydney: Take an empty stomach
- South Yarra, Melbourne: Fresh veges and great beer
- Adelaide Hills: Stunning views and full bellies
Almost everyone loves a camping trip, but to be comfortable means you need to buy and keep a whole lot of gear. If that’s been putting you off, camping just got a whole lot easier.
CampNow is a nifty service that does all the hard work of camping, so you can take off and focus on having a good time. Simply order online, and CampNow delivers everything you need to go camping, with different kits for hiking, family trips or staying overnight at festivals. It comes at a much more manageable cost than buying everything, plus you get to hand it all back at the end!
Get in the good books at work
GoGet makes lots of sense for business. It’s much cheaper to use GoGet than cabs (about half the cost for return trips), and we’re “scalable”. That means you can use no cars one day and 100 the next, without having to have a whole fleet of cars waiting just in case. It’s also much easier than cabs, company cars or reimbursing personal car use – just one bill at the end of the month with everything on it. If you’d like to get in your boss’ good books and use GoGet for work, fill in this form.
New cars and pods
- Lane Cove – Royal Pacific Hotel
- Manly – Ashburner Street near Darley Road
- Manly – Victoria Parade near S Steyne
- Strathfield – Clarence Street
- Sydney CBD – 1 Macquarie Place (Not 24 Hours)
- Sydney CBD – 1 Margaret Street (Not 24 Hours)
New cars and pods
Pay and get paid with PayPal
Ever since we started accepting PayPal a couple of months ago, we’ve heard from members how much they love it. These are some of the ways members have told us they use PayPal:
Share trip costs up-front. If someone puts money in your PayPal, only the difference will come from your bank account, so you’re not left out of pocket
Link up multiple accounts. Add multiple bank accounts or credit cards to your PayPal, and never miss a payment because money was in a different place
Download the PayPal app, and get a notification when your bill is paid
If you’re not yet on PayPal, you can sign up here. When you have a login, change your payment method on My Account. Then, next time someone offers to chip in for your GoGet trip, give them your PayPal!
Tip of the Month
We’ve had a smattering of reports that BP have changed their fuel names at certain petrol stations; this is a photo from one of them. Whether this is just a test or about to be more widespread, it has caught a few members off guard already, so we thought we should warn you. The two on the left are premium fuels, and should only be used if you have an Audi. The black one is diesel, and should be left well alone! The correct fuel for all non-Audi cars is the green Unleaded 94. If you’re ever in doubt about which fuel to use, a safe bet is to look for the ethanol blend.
Strike a pose
Get your best pout on and snap your next GoGet adventure. Show us where you go or where you’ve been in and around the city, and you could win some driving credit!
We’re looking for on the road adventure snaps that show where all the different spots our orange winged beauties have been.
Cool things our members are doing
GoGet members Geoff and Nga are big fans of the sharing economy, and saw a problem with storage space in our cities. Most people don’t have enough storage space, while others have underused space that could be put to better use. Spacelli is like Airbnb, but for car parks, garages, spare rooms and empty storage spaces. If you have a spare space you can share, why not make some money by listing it? And if your home is filling up with things you want to hold onto but don’t need every day, have a look on Spacelli to see if you can unload them somewhere else. As a GoGet member, you can get 10% off rental fees for the first 3 months, just use the promo code GOGET.