Headed to Fenway for the first game of the season? Use this handy note to get out of any obligations you may have.
New date and time options are easier to select ensuring accurate reservations.
Your parking pass is ready instantly so you can park and do your thing faster.
Pre-tax. It’s like music to your ears, isn’t it? Pre-tax benefit cards and flexible spending accounts may be in our top 5 favorite ways to save money.
By using a pre-tax benefits card or flexible spending card, you can save up to 40%. That’s “free money”, since it isn’t taxed. When you couple that with saving up to 50% by parking with ParkWhiz, you’re talking about saving 90%. That’s a lot of percent.
You’ll be parking like a rockstar in no time.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City tradition since 1924. People all over the US watch the parade chock full of floats and performers on TV, and about 3.5 million see it in person every year. Below are some tips for first-timers to make seeing the parade in real life easy.
Find a Place on the Sidewalk
Watching the parade is free, but people should get there early for the best view. Spectators start lining the streets at 6:00 a.m. and the parade starts at 9:00. Find a parking space early and don’t leave your viewing spot when you find it until the parade is over. Many of the performances happen near 34th Street, so those spaces usually fill up first, along with spots at the beginning and the end of the parade route. Other good places for watching the parade are:
Note that from 38th Street to Macy’s department store, the street is closed for filming the parade. Keep in mind other street closures as well as you plan for travel, including the following:
Closed starting at 8 AM for the parade formation:
Closed starting at 9 AM along the parade route:
For additional closures, visit http://nyc.gov
Get Grandstand Tickets
Grandstand tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are for the friends and family of parade participants, employees and volunteers. Macy’s doesn’t sell them, but individuals often sell them online. Some people may also have a friend with an extra ticket.
Book a Room with a View
Several hotels offer Thanksgiving parade packages with great views, including the JW Marriot’s Parade-View Room Package and the Residence Inn’s Prime View Package.
Make Reservations at a Nearby Restaurant
At some restaurants, people can watch the parade while they eat. However, most establishments require reservations for Thanksgiving since it’s such a busy day. The only restrooms available on the parade route are in restaurants as well.
Who will you be watching the parade with? Let us know in the comments below.
It’s almost that time of year again, time for holiday shopping! As people are making their lists and figuring out the right gifts for everyone on it, they should also be sure to map out the places to go to find the best presents.
Here are some of the best shopping spots in NYC:
No matter where shoppers venture this holiday season, there are great deals to be found. Let us know where you’ll be shopping this holiday season!
When we launched ParkWhiz, we wanted to put the power of choosing price and location back in the hands of the consumer. Happy to say, we’ve brought cost savings, convenience and on-the-go booking to the old-school, manual paper ticket world of parking.
It’s been our job to help millions of customers since–listening to their stories, hearing their concerns– to enhance our product and their experience parking. What we didn’t anticipate was just how many drivers were using ParkWhiz for needs related to their office or business.
“Well over 40% of our most loyal repeat customers use our existing consumer app for business-related parking,” said Aashish Dalal, ParkWhiz founder and CEO. “We saw the opportunity to develop a product to reduce employee parking costs, simplify account management and receipts, and re-invent the process for visitor parking for businesses,” he said.
The more we delved into the habits of businesses when it came to T&E expenses, the more we discovered another old-fashioned system that needed to go mobile.
In fact, 80% of the office managers surveyed* say travel and expense entry is still done manually, after-the-fact. ParkWhiz set out to solve the sheer waste of time, volume of paper receipts, diminished productivity and poor real-time tracking.
“We’d already built a full-function consumer solution, with the bonus of saving up to 50% on drive-up rates,” said Dalal. “Our next challenge was to tailor that experience to employee and client needs in business.”
ParkWhiz for Business was created as a seamless system for both employee travel and client visits. By leveraging our mobile platform, we are able to bring together the smooth user-friendly capabilities of a parking app with a back-end tracking system that makes processing expenses a breeze for businesses.
The ultimate result is a solution that not only enables employees to book parking–at the best prices–but also allows businesses to create mobile parking passes for their clients. For small to medium-sized companies, this means time, productivity and cost savings.
“In the past, employees had to file expense reports for parking and accounting had to chase down missing receipts and client information,” said Switchfast CEO, Jim Anderson, following product trials this year. With ParkWhiz for Business, these hassles are gone,” says Anderson. “ParkWhiz will drive significant savings for our business and our employees prefer to use it, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”
The key for the ParkWhiz parking passes, is, of course, smart phones. Employees and clients are now accustomed to booking services from anywhere–making our app (for ios and Android) an unmatched tool for convenience.
Individual employees place a booking at any time while traveling, for guaranteed parking at the best price on arrival. The purchase is then charged to the corporate account which allows businesses to track in real-time without paper receipts or the cost of alternate expense management systems.
For clients, ParkWhiz for Business offers concierge-style booking. With this new service, offices are able to book their visitors guaranteed parking in advance, and pay for part or all of it. The client gets an email with the virtual pass, clear directions and instructions. With a nod towards customer appreciation, it eliminates the stress and ill-will caused by making a customer search for parking.
“We’re poised to reinvent the parking experience,” expounds Dalal. “For too long, parking for employees and clients has been at best a flawed experience. It can be stressful and waste time. We don’t have to accept that. By handling parking in advance with our mobile passes, they’ll have the benefit of a guaranteed space, at a lower rate, without the worry of finding parking or paper tracking.”
ParkWhiz for Business launches this week in Chicago and is targeted to roll out nationally in 2017, bringing the ease of parking for meetings to urban centers across the country.
Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the nation’s largest on-demand parking app. The company’s website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination at over 5000 parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner and parking provider for Ford, Concur, and TicketMaster among many others. ParkWhiz has helped well over 2 million drivers seamlessly get where they need to be. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com.
*Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015/Forrester Consulting on behalf of Concur, February 2014