We’re very excitable this month! Announcing our new Oneway project, Dan Murphy’s partnership, and all kinds of new, exciting things we (and our members) are up to. Read on and get planning your Queen’s Birthday getaway, enter to win tickets to St Kilda Film Festival opening night, guess to win a free trip in a new green car, and get a nice little bonus with your next Dan Murphy’s purchase.
Introducing GoGet Oneway
Get from A to B, and stay there with GoGet Oneway! Oneway is our next big exciting project, allowing you to make one way trips between different points around town. We’ll have designated points at the airport and around the city where you’ll be able to pick up and drop off cars and get on with your day. We’ll be rolling out Oneway soon. Register to be one of the first to try it.
Your gift for the Queen’s Birthday
Is your birthday on June 8th? Neither is the Queen’s! If our monarch gets to boogie down on her not-birthday, we think you deserve a little something too. Book two days with a standard car over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, and we’ll give you the Monday free! That’s 3 days for the price of 2 for you to explore your Queen’s glorious dominion, visit your family (maybe it’s their not-birthday too), or take a romantic getaway with 450km included. Premium cars If you feel like something a little fancy, book an Audi or RAV4 for 3 days (or longer), and get $19 off per day – but only if you’re on GoFrequent or GoOccasional. Sorry, no businesses, students or GoStarter members. To validate, make your booking and email firstname.lastname@example.org. These offers are for the weekend of the 6th to the 8th of June 2015. Reduced liability and location surcharges are not included, and are charged at the normal rate for all three days.
GoGet at Dan’s
Like a lot of our members, we love our local Dan’s, so we’re happy to announce that you’ll be seeing us a lot more there! Shortly we’ll have cars on-site at select Dan Murphy’s stores, so you’ll be able to walk in and drive out with a boot full of good wine and craft beer. To celebrate, Dan Murphy’s is offering an exclusive offer for GoGet members. Buy $200 of wine from the online store, and get a free wine aerator worth $29.99. Fill up your cart here, add the promo code BONUS at checkout, and Click & Collect to pick up your order. Remember: don’t ever drink and drive.
If you wouldn’t stay in a hotel without checking out TripAdvisor first, where would you go to choose disability services for you or a loved one? The NDIS will open up consumer choice in the disability sector, and our friends at Clickability want to make sure the techniques of consumer power and rights come along with it, with a powerful recommendations, reviews and service-matching directory. Clickability has a lot to do to get up and running, so we’ve been helping them run around to Geelong and back with free GoGet usage, under our community sponsorship program. We also hope to have a service of our own to add to their directory very soon!
St Kilda Film Festival
Because you need a lot of short trips to bring together a festival of short films, we’re the official transport partner for St Kilda Film Festival! The festival starts next week, and we’re excited to get our film geek on! We hope you are too, because we have 4 double passes to the opening night to give away! To win, enter here, and tell us what you’d make a short film about. For inspiration, check out the list of the top 100.
New cars and pods
- Collingwood – Stanley Street
- Docklands – 90 Waterfront Way
- Macaulay – 47 Boundary Road
- Port Melbourne – 120 Bay Street
- South Melbourne – 213 Park Street
Tip of the Month
Have you misplaced your smartcard? Whether you’re sure you saw it yesterday, or have left it behind long ago, don’t be embarrassed! We now have a network of newsagents and other locations who stock our Member Packs, so you can go and pick up a new smartcard and start driving straight away. Find your closest pickup point here, and go in to say hi! They’re all very cool people.
Many people work really hard to make carshare work and some of them, we’re sorry to say, rarely get the thanks they deserve. We’re talking about all the traffic engineers, transport planners and councillors who labour behind the scenes to make carshare thrive in our communities. All too often, these people only hear about the stuff that goes wrong. So let’s turn this around and show them that we really appreciate what they have done day after day to support carshare. Take the opportunity to tell them what carshare really means to you. Let them know how their work has made a difference in your life. We’ve made showing your appreciation easy. Here’s a list. Just find your council, and email your thanks away!
Goodbye Plug-in Prius, hello something new!
For the past 2 years, GoGet has been the only way to drive a Plug-in Prius in Australia. The 5 vehicles were launched as part of a research project with Toyota Australia and the Victorian Government, and have provided invaluable data about how plug-in hybrid cars are driven in Australian conditions. Now, the trial has passed, and Toyota would like them back. We love plug-in hybrids – they use way less fuel and have ridiculously low CO2 emissions. Even though the Plug-in Prius is going, we will be replacing it with something new and exciting. Give us your best guess here, and you could be part of the launch with a free trip!
Cool things our members are doing
GoGet member Oscar is part of the Sydney Renewable Power Company. The company was set up as a way for people who believe in renewable energy to take things into their own hands and get solar projects in Sydney set up and funded. With an exciting first project with the new Darling Harbour convention centre, the company aims to make investing in urban solar projects easy and profitable. If you love solar and want to contribute to a renewable energy future, the company will be issuing shares soon. Find out more and sign up for updates on their website. If you’re doing cool things, or have something you’d like to share, write to us.