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Shop and Save in Chicago!

August 4, 2009

Good news for I-GO members– five new local businesses have joined our Chi-Town Rewards Program! You can now save some dough simply by flashing your I-GO Smartcard at the following businesses:

Green Home Experts
OFFER: 10% off all in-stock items up to $100

Rent Smart Chicago
OFFER: $100 off first months rent

ENRG Fitness Chicago
847.767.9567 OFFER: 10% off first month

Ridge Art
OFFER: 20% off

Chicago Energy Consultants
OFFER: 10% off Home Energy Audit

I-GO begins suburban expansion

July 14, 2009

We have officially kicked off our suburban expansion program with the addition of two new cars in Oak Park and Evanston. We also added two new cars in Chicago: one in Streeterville and one in Pilsen. Three of these four cars are brand spankin’ new 2010 Honda Insights. Haven’t seen one yet? Make sure to check it out!

Evanston: 1800 Maple Ave
2010 Red Honda Insight; Car #4427

Are these convenient locations for you? Post below and make your opinion heard!

Stay on the lookout for more I-GO cars in Skokie, Oak Park, and Evanston as we continue the first phase of suburban expansion.

New I-GO Chi-Town Rewards Member: Healthy Green Goods

May 26, 2009

If you ever find yourself with some time to kill in Evanston, you should check out Healthy Green Goods, the most recent local business to offer I-GO members a discount by joining our Chi-Town Rewards program.

It’s simple! All you have to do is flash your I-GO smartcard and you’ll receive 10% off your entire purchase! Healthy Green Goods carries a wide array of truly safe and organic products. Need help finding toxin-free, eco-friendly products for everyday living? Healthy Green Goods can help. Swing by their store in Evanston or check them out online.

Healthy Green Goods:
702 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202

I-GO Car Sharing now on Facebook and Twitter

May 20, 2009

Want to stay connected to all that’s going on here at I-GO Car Sharing? Join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter! You’ll be the first to hear about new car locations, member benefit updates, event invites, calls for volunteers and a whole lot more!

Adler Planetarium joins I-GO Car Sharing’s Chi-Town Rewards Program!

May 12, 2009

Adler Planetarium is the most recent organization to join our great member benefit program Chi-Town Rewards! As an I-GO member, you can simply flash your I-GO smartcard and receive two-for-one admission to the Planetarium. Not a bad deal, eh?

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
OFFER: 2-for-1 general admission

3 New I-GO Car Locations

March 18, 2009

We’ll be kicking off April with 3 new I-GO car locations and, no, this is no April Fools! All 3 new I-GO locations are Chicago Park District spaces.

Independence Park (Irving Park & Pulaski)
Silver Honda Civic Hybrid

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Horner Park (2741 W Montrose Ave)
Silver Honda Fit

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Ridge Park (9625 S Longwood)
Blue Honda Civic

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Where else would you like to see new I-GO car locations? Let us know!

Vehicle Relocations

February 22, 2009

We are relocating 2 I-GO vehicles in the coming week. Don’t worry- they aren’t going far!

Car #4511: Blue Toyota Prius (currently at 2154 W Wabansia) will be moved just a few blocks on Monday, March 2nd to 2020 W Evergreen (see map below).

CTA & I-GO make good train-ing partners

February 9, 2009

Anyone else notice this graphic lately? It’s featured prominently in a ton of print ads that have been on CTA trains and buses since early January. The tagline that accompanies it: “One card, three ways to go.” And here’s the copy: “A seamless way to travel through the city using just one card. Bus, train, and now 200 I-GO cars.”

I’ve been on the lookout for the ads, and I-GO also has its own smaller ad on the CTA. Judging from our web traffic stats, looks like folks are seeing the ads and checking us out.

So what is it exactly? It’s the brand-new Chicago Card Plus/I-GO joint smart card. A card with two micro chips that gives you access to all CTA trains and buses, Pace buses, and I-GO’s citywide fleet of car-sharing vehicles. The idea: to promote a more unified, expansive and sustainable public transportation network.

Throw your bike into the equation (many of I-GO’s cars have racks or are parked near racks, and we’d like to make that more pervasive – check out our Cars & Locations page), and, hell, you may never need to own a car. Now if we could just continue this current warming trend…

3 New I-GO Car Locations

January 30, 2009

I’m happy to announce that we’re adding 3 new I-GO locations early next week!

411 E. Ontario (Blue Honda Civic)

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300 N Canal (Gray Toyota Matrix)

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3941 N Ashland (Blue Honda Element)

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I-GO Blog Love

January 14, 2009

Here’s some recent I-GO buzz around the internet:

  • Jon Koller interviewed I-GO business manager Richard Kosmacher for an post to his blog Pretty Good City, which covers sustainable urbanism.
  • Heather Anderson posted some great money saving tips to her blog – in addition to coupon clipping, she suggests joining I-GO.
  • New Home Notebook has a list of available condos that come with I-GO memberships – folks in the market should check it out.

Thanks guys. Blogs are sweet. Do you have one? Let us know.