Zipcar is giving The Resident readers a year’s membership for just £39.50, saving £20.00 on a regular membership. To get you on the road Zipcar is also throwing in £35 worth of free driving credit, that’s over 5 hours’ worth of free driving.

Zipcar is a simple idea that’s changing the way people think about driving. It is the UK’s biggest car club – with over 1,700 vehicles across London. Shiny cars and vans are parked ready to be driven on streets around the world (there’s probably one on a street near you) that can be yours by the hour or day.

Once you’ve joined the club, you can drive any car you like, whenever you like. Just pay for the time you need, and Zipcar takes care of the rest, with fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included from just £6 an hour.

Zipcars can be unlocked with the Zipcar app, or with your Zipcard, which comes with your membership. With the app, you can even honk the horn of your Zipcar to locate it. Zipcars have dedicated spaces – once you have finished just return the car to the space you picked it up from. 

With longer days and warmer weather now is the time to start exploring Britain and to make it easier, Zipcar has put together this little travel guide to activities and sights. So whether you’re into walks and hikes, country gardens or historical houses, there’s staycation ideas for everyone. 

For more information on how to claim this offer go to


Terms and conditions: The Resident offer is valid for one Zipcar sign-up which must be redeemed by July 31st 2014. To redeem this offer go to and fill in your details. You’ll need your licence and debit card handy when signing up. Offer cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded or used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is valid on new memberships only and not valid for existing members renewing their membership. New members joining Zipcar on this offer must comply with the following T&Cs: Be at least 21 years old. If under 25 years of age have held a full license for at least 1 year with no convictions or accidents. If under 25 years of age and in possession of non-EU license, issuing country must be either be USA or a designated reciprocal country. If over 75 years of age have two years driving experience in the last 5 years with no accidents or claims in that time. Have held a full driving license for a minimum of 12 months. Have no more than 6 penalty points on driving license. If under 30 years of age have no more than 3 penalty points on driving license. Have had no more than 1 accident claim in the last 3 years. Have no Major Convictions. Driving credit must be used within 30 days of joining Zipcar.