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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hailo Boston Giveaway, exp 2/11/13

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Does anyone still hail a cab by standing on the corner and waving their hand out to get the driver's attention? In this weather with single digit temperatures, it is great if you can hail a cab indoors, watch it arrive via GPS, then just go out and take off once its arrived. To help you stay warm, there is Hailo.

The Hailo service is easy, provided you have an iPhone or Android phone (no Windows or Blackberry yet). First, download their app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Next, hail your cab through the app. That's it. It will give you an estimate on when the taxi will arrive and show you where your cab physically is on the map. (These are licensed Boston cabs, not a car service.) Payment is then handled through the app. But it is that easy. No extra steps here.

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Hailo first started in London in 2011. They've been in Boston since October 2012. Have you tried them yet? If yes, let us know your thoughts.

HailoBoston is extending a savings to you. In addition to the $50 credit prize, they are offering $5 off your first Hailo taxi. Use code JAVAJOHNZ. Stay warm and call from inside.

Win It!

1 lucky winner will receive a $50 credit to Hailo Boston
The credit MUST be used at Hailo Boston, not another city.
This giveaway ends on February 11, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to the US only, ages 18+.

Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email
before another winner will be selected.
For more details read the complete rules and disclosure.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway runs until February 11th, so if you win, you'll be able to use it for Valentine's Day if you'd like. (not a requirement) You can also read about what the Boston Herald has to say about the service. Supposedly, there are over 1,000 cabs already using the service.

While here, don't forget to visit our other giveaways:
Disclosure: I received nothing beyond the credit voucher to use as a giveaway prize. The opinions are all my own. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. We are planning on going to Boston this summer so I suppose this will take us all over town!

  2. I am in ...

    Hope I will win Insha Allah

  3. I'd love to use it for a night out for valentine's day!

  4. I'd use Hailo to get from the airport Hilton in Boston to downtown and back during an upcoming weekend trip - thanks!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  5. Id love to send hthis to a friend that just moved to Boston for school.

  6. the beach for sure