Get in loser, we’re going shopping.

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I know I sound like a broken record, but I do lovelovelove living in the city. And as much as I complain about the public transportation system, it really is a blessing, as I don’t dare try to own a car on these one-way narrow roads//in these icy winters//with these crazing parking fees.

That being said, sometimes it’s necessary to get out of here. Whether to get away from the crowds and tourists, or to feed my wanderlust and explore somewhere new, I feel it pretty much imperative to make an escape from the city at least once every couple weeks.

Then again, getting anywhere that isn’t on subway line is always a bit of a daunting task. Or was, until I tried out Enterprise’s new CarShare program.

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My little sis and I were itching to do some outlet shopping [ hello summer sales + new fall goods! ], but the closest outlet mall is in Wrentham, about 40 miles out of Boston. So we booked a car for a few hours through CarShare, picked it up with a single tap of a keycard [ keys were already in there ], and hit the roadβ€” it was almost too easy! Five hours, one delicious country meal, and way too many shopping bags later, we dropped it off just as easily as we had picked it up. No waiting in line for the next representative, or talking to any representative at all for that matter.

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Dress, Jack Wills [similar 1; 2] | Bubble necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique [still time to enter the giveaway!]

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Enterprise CarShare is giving one of my readers [ From Boston, NYC, or Philly! ] a free one-year membership (just pay the application fee), $75 of driving credits, and a prize package!

To enter::
Leave a comment below telling me where you’d take your rental car on a day trip! Be sure to leave your email so I can get in touch with you.

For a second entry::
Tweet the following [ I just entered to win a @carshare membership from @emilygeaman‘s blog! http://wp.me/p1mrmu-1Hs ]. Let me know in your comments that you did this as well!

Giveaway ends next Tuesday, August 13th at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random. Prize package available to all US residents; to claim membership and driving credits, winner must be a driver of Boston, New York City, or Philadelphia.

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Full disclosure: This post is sponsored by Enterprise. All opinions expressed are my own.

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20 responses to “Get in loser, we’re going shopping.

  1. A trip to Wrentham! I’m jealous I haven’t been in SO long!

  2. What amazing outlets you went to! Wish I could do your giveaway!

  3. fizzandfrosting

    Wow. How had I never heard about this before?! Sounds like a really neat program!

  4. Becca

    I think i’d head up to Freeport Maine for the day- hit up their outlets (taking a page from you!) and then stop by Maine Brewing Company for a tasting. Perfect end of summer mini getaway!

  5. amy

    love the wrentham outlets! and the mini is so cute :)

  6. I wanna go to Wrentham with yoooooou. That’s totally where I’d go. I mean, we have a car, but I could also go while Craig is doing manly things and that’s just perf.

  7. Looks like you guys had a great day shopping and how easy renting the car!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  8. love this. looks like so much fun!! I’ve heard about this car share… sounds interesting!

    The Casual Classic

  9. Annie

    Hi There,
    I would take a trip to the Berkshires!

    -Annie

  10. Oh, that sounds fun! I would love to drive a Mini to Cape Cod! :)

  11. that sounds like fun! Of course I have a car, but I wouldn’t mind getting to take a Mini for a spin once in a while!

  12. mpchouchou

    Well played with the trip to Wrentham. I have actually be jonesing to get there- heard there was a lot of fun kitchen goodies at William Sonoma (I know, I know, how geeky?!).

  13. Love that you got a mini! I drive one (mine’s blue) and was debating whether it would be lame to rent another mini for the post! I’m just so used to how it drives…

  14. I’m obsessed with the Wrentham Outlets! They’re only about half an hour away from me!

  15. I would love to take a day trip to Wrentham but I think a better day trip would be to Ikea so I can buy a new coffee table and other items for my new aparment

  16. Now that’s so weird! I used that same quote yesterday! Great minds thinkalike. I’d take a day trip to Ogunquit.

  17. Love the Mean Girls quote :)

    Those outlets look really cute-much nicer than the ones out here!

  18. Danielle

    I would take a day trip to Newport!

  19. leilani

    I tweeted :)

  20. Danielle

    Day trip to Newport!

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