Megabus Offers 200,000 Free Seats in Winter Giveaway - My Family Travels
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Megabus is giving away 200,000 seats on North American routes for travel between January 9 and February 28, 2013! 

Megabus buses come equipped with Wi-Fi, bathrooms and power outlet — making a short trip cheaper and more convenient than even driving your own car. They're also great for a relaxing family vacation since you can leave the driving to them, as noted in our report on Chinatown Buses, Megabus and BoltBus.

The bus company, well-known for its $1 fares, brought back its free-seat giveaway on December 5, 2012 and seats are up for grabs now. 

Just use promo-code TRYMEGABUS before clicking "search" and perhaps one of your fares will be labeled $0.00.

A small reservation fee does still apply, but one customer only ended up paying 50 cents roundtrip for a 4-day weekend from D.C. to New York.

All routes and times are not available under the free-seat promotion, but with some patience and flexibility you'll be able to snag a quick getaway to one of over 120 different locations in North America. Keep trying your luck at as seats may open up later on during the promotion.

The promotion's fine-print restrictions are as follows:  

"Due to local regulations within Canada, free seats for travel to Kirkland and Montreal are excluded, however additional $10 seats have been made available. Within the USA, Academy (New York – Atlantic City), Concord (Portland – Boston), ShortLine (New York – Binghamton), Van Galder (Chicago – Madison) and Suburban (New York – New Brunswick – Princeton) bus lines will also be excluded from the free seats offer."


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