WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 www.zipcar.com, 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 www.aarpdiscounts.com/zipcar. To learn more about all the benefits of AARP membership, please visit www.aarp.org.
With more than 10,000 vehicles in hundreds of cities, towns, airports and college and corporate campuses around the world, Zipcar makes car sharing more available to more people in more places than any other provider. With its ONE>WAY and round-trip options, its wide variety of vehicles from premium brands to Zipvans, and its industry-leading business, government and FastFleet programs, Zipcar offers the most comprehensive, most convenient and most flexible car sharing options available anywhere. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.
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