Presented By Car2Go

This week, Calgary kicks off its annual Calgary Stampede!

Over the past couple of years, as Stampede as grown and grown, many Calgarians have developed a sort of survival strategy for celebrating Stampede. One of the things most Calgarians know is that if you want to truly enjoy Stampede, the cost can add up quickly. So thrifty people like me, are always looking to score a good deal and save a few bucks.

Which is exactly why I’m so thrilled to be a car2go member. The car-sharing service has come up with five fantastic ways to save money at this year’s Stampede. From free parking to concerts, the more money I have to spend on mini-doughnuts, the better.

Members get it!

First things first, if you’re not a car2go member yet, you’re definitely missing out. Take advantage of their special Stampede promotion right now and get free registration and 15 free minutes of driving time. Head on over to their website and use the promo code ROPE0015 to take advantage of the deal.  It’s valid now through July 24, 2016

Member event!


Kick off the Calgary Stampede with your fellow car2go members. They’re holding a special member event on July 7th from 5 PM – 7 PM at National on 10th . Stop by with your friends for free food and beverages. Trust me, Stampede gets expensive fast, take advantage of the free food whenever possible. Take note though, capacity is limited and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Pancake Breakfasts!

Remember what I was just saying about free food? Well, here’s another opportunity. This time of year is notorious for its free pancake breakfasts. So make sure you stop by Fluor Rope Square on July 9th and July 11th– 16th , between 8:15 AM – 10:30am for flapjacks, with entertainment continuing until 1:15pm and the chance to win free drive time.

Dance the week away!

This year, your car2go membership gets you 25% off all Wildhorse Saloon Stampede concert events and daily admission tickets! If you’ve never experienced a Stampede tent party, they simply can’t be missed. It’s one of the wildest experiences you can have during Stampede. Some of the concerts at the Wildhorse Saloon include The Road Hammers (July 7th), Milky Chance (July 11th), Reuben & The Dark (July 12th), Blackjack Billy (July 14th). Members should check their email for promotion code details.

Free parking!

There is no more satisfying feeling than the one you get when you get free parking, well that’s exactly what you get when you head down to the car2go’s ranch for quick and easy parking. The Ranch is located on just past the corner of 14 th Ave. SE and 5 th St. SE and will be active between 9 AM – 9 PM, July 7th – 17th . If you’re heading to the Stampede, drop your car2go go off here and they’ll take care of the rest. You don’t have to worry about parking, the cost or tickets. It really couldn’t be easier or more cost-effective.

Mike Morrison