I'm sure by now everyone's heard of the fabulous Bolt Bus and Mega Bus companies that allow you to ride the Eastern seaboard for as little as $1 each way. But (and I never thought I'd say this) this morning, I just read about something even better. Maybe it's that Canadians have to get a point up on us, but Canuck car rental company CityFlitz is offering rental cars for $1—or one loonie—per day.
Pretty awesome, eh? I think so.
So, with everything, there are a couple catches (but nothing, mind you, that would prevent me from renting one). For one, the service is only available in the Greater Toronto Area (though they're looking to expand to Vancouver), and the car must stay within those limits. The driver must also drive the car about 19 miles (30 kilometers) each day the car is rented. Oh, and each car is basically a mobile billboard, advertising brands like Yahoo, North by Northeast Film & Music Festival, and Global Ryan’s Petfoods, according to a recent report.
“The reason why our rental fee can be so low is the fact that our advertisers want to have their branded cars on the road so they can achieve maximum exposure to their target audience,” President and CEO of CityFlitz Andreas Kotal says. “We are able to offer this exceptional value of $1/day rentals to consumers as part of the agreement to maximize exposure of a client’s branding.”
The bonuses? You get to drive a MINI Cooper or a Smart Car, and each car has Wi-Fi access. And it's $1. That's one dollar Canadian. You can't even buy a bottle of maple syrup for that.