Student Car Share

Student Car Share
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November 28, 2013 08:00 ET

A Free Car and Pizza Too? Carleton Students Rejoice

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2013) - Carleton students need no longer suffer cabin fever this winter, now that Student Car Share (SCS) is rolling onto campus. Hauling groceries, or IKEA furniture, through the cold snow and bus transfers is a thing of the past for students, who can now take advantage of the first car sharing service in Canada geared towards the transportation needs of students 18+. For a $50 annual membership (plus a $25 admin fee), students can rent a car for a mere $8 per hour, which includes free gas and insurance.

SCS, which revved up in August, is already active on 16 college and university campuses in Ontario and one in Quebec, and officially launches at Carleton today. To celebrate, Student Car Share is giving away free memberships to the first 200 Carleton students who decide to join. This free membership giveaway is courtesy of Pizza Pizza. Anyone joining this holiday season will also be credited with $75 worth of free driving time.

"Owning a vehicle is not a reality for most students, so here is a scenario where they can have access to a car at any time to get groceries, go to the laundry mat, or go home for the weekend," said Michael Lende, Founder of Student Car Share. "And they can do this for a mere $8 per hour, which includes insurance and gas. Essentially, we're providing optimal convenience for a minimal cost."

Pizza Pizza, who also prides itself on affordability and convenience, is kicking in a voucher for a free medium pizza for each of the 200 new Carleton car share members. The medium pizza comes with 2 toppings and is valid at traditional Pizza Pizza locations only. (The voucher will be sent by mail in the Student Car Share New Member Welcome Package.)

"For over 45 years, Pizza Pizza has been a staple of Canadian student life, and we believe Student Car Share is poised to become a staple on Canadian campuses for generations to come," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. "Both companies are dedicated to providing affordable, fun services to students, and we look forward to continuing to keep students rolling for years to come."

Student Car Share operates in exclusive partnership with Discount Car and Truck Rentals and Kia Canada. Through its relationship with Kia Canada, SCS also supports MADD by promoting social responsibility to its membership base.

The first 200 Carleton students to apply online November 28, will receive a free membership to Student Car Share (subject to meeting driving requirements). Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday November 28th (for one day only), Carleton Students can go to the following link to apply for their free membership:

- https://reserve.studentcarshare.ca/carleton_ind_apply.php

In addition to vehicles located at 1255 Bank St., Carleton students can also access Student Car Share's Kias on-campus, in the Administrative parking lot (P9) on level 2. For further information on our service and locations, or to become a member, visit www.studentcarshare.ca.

About Student Car Share

Student Car Share (SCS) is the first car sharing service in Canada geared towards the transportation needs of students 18+. With future plans to expand throughout the country, SCS is currently available at university and college campuses across Ontario and launched in late August, 2013. Offering a hip, affordable and environmentally savvy way to get around, Student Car Share provides members 24/7 access to a network of Kia vehicles that can be reserved via desktop, smartphone app or toll-free reservation line for as little as an hour to several days. Gas, insurance and Kia roadside assistance are included with each reservation. Join Student Car Share on Facebook, and find us on Twitter and Instagram @StudentCarShare.

About Pizza Pizza Limited

Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada's pizza pioneer and one of the country's most successful quick service restaurant chains. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners, the company plays an active role in the communities it serves through fundraisers, donations and local sponsorships at the corporate and franchise levels. The company is guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service and continuous innovation. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.

About Kia Canada Inc.

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada), a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart, is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 181 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 159 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

About Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd.

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Toronto, Discount Car & Truck Rentals is a nationally recognized brand operating off-airport and neighbourhood rental locations in Canada and Australia. With nearly 300 neighbourhood branch offices located within 15 minutes from 90 percent of the Canadian population, Discount is proud to be the largest car rental company in Canada owned by Canadians. Discount is known for renting cars and trucks of all makes and models, from economy cars to luxury brands; and cargo vans to 5-ton trucks. Its commitment to quality and superior customer service is unmatched in the Canadian rental industry. Discount is proud to have originated picking up and dropping off its clients at no extra cost. Discount was named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ in both 2010 and 2013 and was a Platinum award winner for 2011 and 2012. Discount has also won the Consumer's Choice Award for Business Excellence for 12 consecutive years. For more information about Discount, visit www.discountcar.com.

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