Living near a large city has its perks; there is always something fun happening, indoors and out, and going into the city is a great way to spend the day together as a family. I know that’s how I should feel, but for years I didn’t. I work in that same big city, and couldn’t wait to get home to my suburban life at the end of the day. It’s not because I don’t love the city; I do. It’s not because I don’t know about all of the amazing sights, events, and activities the city has to offer either, and it’s not because we don’t have a pretty reliable transportation system to get us there.

It’s because taking public transit with a new family, plus all the trappings a new family needs—strollers, diaper bags, stuffies, coats, sippy-cups, snacks, extra clothes, diapers, wipes and a bunch of other totally necessary unmentionables that I’ve no doubt forgotten—is a feat best left to those with stronger constitutions than I. And while driving downtown is always an option, between navigating through traffic, one way streets, and the worst of all, city parking—driving is always the worst.

 

But that all changed for me a few weeks ago.

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I was selected to be part of a promotion program with HonkMobile, using the HonkMobile app. I downloaded the app to my phone and set up my account within minutes, including adding two license plates to my account; which, by the way, offers multiple plate registrations! I plugged a destination in to the app, and not only did it direct me to parking lots in the immediate vicinity (in both list and map view), it listed the hourly rates and daily maximums for each lot so I knew exactly how much it would cost to park for the time I needed. Paying for parking in town is a breeze with their three payment options, and the app will even notify you to top up your parking fee if you are about to run over the time you paid for!

 

 

The HonkMobile app completely changed my mindset about the way I plan my family’s activities. I no longer rule out great options in the city because of transit fears, transportation issues, parking fees, or worrying about finding places to park.

If you drive and pay for city parking, you need to try this app—I guarantee you will love it.

Download the app, enter your details, and when you use the app for the first time use the HonkMobile App coupon code PARKINGLOT to save $5 on your parking fee!

Park! Pay! Go!

Happy Honking!!

Jennifer Pitt

I became a mother for the first time at 37. I know, I know – what the hell was I thinking? P.S. I also believe in eating the last butter tart while my husband is sleeping, because snoozing = losing. I also blog at www.mommiesdrink.com.

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