First, I've been flexcar-ing a lot…it's nice…really, have you driven a Toyota Prius or a Civic Hybrid or an Element? It's worth 8/10 bucks to just experience this for an hour (especially the prius = Star Trek).
I've been moving, so I needed to use Flexcar to move. Plus, I've had family in town (Pittock Mansion, Washington Park, Multnomah Falls, etc) and why deal with H(u)rtz and all those when you can drive a cool car, not worry about gas or insurance (and car rental taxes + insurance=boooo!), etc.
So, it's been good, and I will probably flex less shortly as these things will be over, to the few times a month I need it or there if there is a new cool car that I want to try out without some salesman sitting next to me.
I have been talking with the Flexcar peeps (good peeps) a lot lately trying to understand it fully as the website can be confusing at times. I will continue to post here about that as it is really a fantastic program.
Again: Julian's Flexcar number 93449: join and hook me up with credit :)
Ok, after the “more” jump a ton of info on specials for new member (free for a lot of people, and specials for current members…plus, they have a bunch of special events every month, but haven't updated for October yet…
City Year Alumni and Corps Members
City Year alumni may qualify for a special partnership rate. Learn more
If you're a member of the OHSU faculty, staff or student body — or if you're a Homestead Neighborhood resident — Flexcar and OHSU Parking have the perfect offer for you. Learn more
PSU students, Faculty and Staff
Flexcar has cars on and near PSU and we've got a great service for you. Learn more
University of Portland Student, Faculty & Staff
Flexcar vehicles are available on campus and a great deal for you! Learn more
Flexcar and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance have teamed up to offer bicycle commuters free driving credit when they become Flexcar members. Learn more
Lloyd District (LDTMA) Employees
If your employer is a member of the LDTMA, you qualify for free driving credit when you become a Flexcar member. Learn more
New Seasons Market Customers
If you shop at New Seasons Market, you're eligible to receive free driving credit when you join Flexcar. Learn more
People's Food Co-op Members
Are you a member of the People's Food Co-op? Become a Flexcar member and get free driving credit. Learn more
Transit Pass Holders
Flexcar is the perfect compliment to your TriMet or C-Tran pass. Get free driving credit when you become a Flexcar member. Learn more
Western Culinary Institute Students & Employees
The Culinary Institute has teamed up with Flexcar to offer you free driving credit when you join Flexcar. Learn more
Flexcar Discount for Sustainable Energy in Motion Bicycle Tours
Flexcar members receive 10% off an incredible journey. Learn more
Flexcar Discount for the Portland LumberJax!
It's time for the Portland Lumberjax Race for the Playoffs and Flexcar Members can save on Lumberjax tickets. Learn more
Flexcar members get discount rates at any Kimpton Hotel. Learn more
Bikestation and Flexcar: a natural combination
Receive $10 off a Bikestation membership. Learn more
10% off all food at Paddy's Bar and Grill
Flexcar members get 10% off all food purchases every Monday. Learn more
Mayas, Santa Fe, and Aztec Willies Taquerias
With the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrÃƒÆ’©e Flexcar members will receive a second lunch or dinner entrÃƒÆ’©e FREE! Learn more
Flexcar members are eligible to receive discount rates on any Enterprise car rental. Learn more