Thursday, October 30, 2014 · 1:31 p.m.

Megabus offers 200,000 free seats

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Megabus leaders announced today that they will be offering 200,000 free seats for travel between Jan. 9 and Feb. 28. 

Megabus is the first city-to-city, express bus service that offers fares starting at $1. The free seats are available in cities served by megabus.com in the USA and Canada.

To get a free seat, patrons should enter the promo code TRYMEGABUS at checkout. 

Officials said that local regulations within Canada mean that free seats to Kirkland and Montreal are excluded but that $10 seats have been made available in those regions instead. Academy, Concord, ShortLine and Suburban bus lines are all excluded from the free seats offer within the US.

“This exciting giveaway makes it possible to invite a friend and go on a fun weekend trip, get out of town to visit family or just enjoy a major city you never thought about visiting before,” Mike Alvich, Megabus.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations, said in a prepared statement. “Megabus.com offers $1 and other affordable fares every day, but a chance at a free ticket means there’s no reason to stay home. Our new service hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco allow even more Americans to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and connect to more of the things they love.”

 Megabus services 120 cities in North America. The service launched in April 2006 and has thus far served more than 22 million travelers. 

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