For many college students across the country, Thanksgiving and Christmas break is a time to head home and spend a few, quality days with family and old friends. For others, hanging around campus and celebrating with new friends and classmates is the way to go! Whichever way you choose to celebrate, here’s how using Car Share can bring you holiday joy!
Celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner
If you’re celebrating “Friendsgiving” this year, you’ll need a way to get from campus or your apartment to the host’s home. Sometimes you may even need to participate in multiple dinners over the holiday weekend.
It’s proper etiquette to bring a dish to share when you’re a guest in someone’s home. Hauling grocery bags and Tupperware full of food can be quite inconvenient on public transportation, especially in colder weather. So, what’s a college student to do when they don’t have their own means of transportation?
UhaulCarShare is the perfect solution! Log onto UhaulCarShare.com to get started:
- Create an account
- Search for available cars in your area
- Choose your pick-up date and location
- Pay! You can pay a low hourly rate or a daily rate.
Whether it’s hourly or daily, you will receive the best rate based on your needs after completely your reservation.
Use Car Share for Holiday Shopping and Celebrations
The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday; an annual day of mass consumerism, marked with price discounts and jam-packed stores. If you’re planning on heading out to stock up on gifts for family and friends, then UhaulCarShare is a great option! It will allow you to bustle from store-to-store with ease. You can get all of your holiday shopping done in a day!
If a shopping mall is the LAST place you want to be on Black Friday, you can conveniently use UHaulCarShare sporadically in the weeks leading up to the Big Day!
If you can’t make it home for the holidays, but have extended family nearby, you can use UhaulCarShare for up to three days to spend some merry, quality time together.
Home for the Holidays: Air Travel
If you’re fortunate enough to make it home for the holidays, make sure you don’t miss your flight! Air travel between Thanksgiving and the end of year is exceptionally busy and unpredictable. Flights can be cancelled or rescheduled without notice and traveling to and from cities with cold, icy or snowy weather can exasperate the situation.
Make sure you’re doing all you can from your end to arrive to the airport on time. Have a friend or classmate drop you off at the airport using UhaulCarShare; it’s easier than relying on a bus public transportation system, which can be slow-moving during the holiday season. Arriving two hours before a domestic flight is recommended. You may want to extend your arrival time a bit during this time of year.
You can even check to see if UhaulCarShare is available near your arrival city. This way you have a convenient means of transportation to get around your hometown without having to rely on your parents’ car.