AARP Members Offered A Smarter Way To Reduce Driving Costs With A Membership Discount From Zipcar


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WASHINGTON -- Aug. 5, 2014: AARP's 38 million members now have access to cost-effective and convenient 'wheels when you want them' at an exclusively discounted annual rate, thanks to a new agreement with Zipcar, the world's leading membership-based car sharing network.

AARP members new to Zipcar save $20 off the regular $60 annual membership fee, a 33 percent savings, and in addition receive $40 towards free driving when reserving cars. Zipcars are available 24/7 and reservations can be made via Zipcar's mobile app, through Zipcar, or over the phone.

Zipcar gives its members on-demand access to a variety of cars in hundreds of cities, airports and college campuses worldwide by the hour or day. The service is ideal for those who typically rely on public transportation but seek the flexibility the bus or train can't provide, for those who simply do not want the hassle and cost of car ownership, or those that occasionally need to supplement car ownership with a second vehicle.

"When we look for new benefits for our members, we seek products and services that complement their lifestyles and offer savings from a trusted resource," said Clay Buckley, vice president, lifestyle at AARP Services, Inc. "Our agreement with Zipcar offers deep savings and gives our members, and especially Boomers, the mobility they need at a fraction of the cost of car ownership."

"With the reduced Zipcar membership rate, AARP members can now have a new way to experience the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassle," said Kate Roberts, director of global partnerships at Zipcar. "AARP members that join Zipcar can enjoy the benefit of paying for a car only when they need it – whether that's a couple hours or a couple days. Additionally, access to this convenient and affordable option for transportation allows AARP members to redirect their time and money to achieving their retirement goals, such as moving back into a city or traveling to visit cities around the world."

To take advantage of the special offer and to learn more about the benefits of Zipcar membership, AARP members should visit aarpdiscounts.com/zipcar.

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