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Megabus offers 200,000 free seats

The front view of Megabus' double-decker bus. Megabus.com

The front view of Megabus' double-decker bus. Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves more than 120 cities in North America and offers high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. (Credit: Handout)

To encourage travel across North America, Megabus is offering 200,000 free seats for travelers between Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013 to more than 120 cities in the USA and Canada.

The express bus service, which is known for offering fares from $1, is giving a chance for people to invite friends or family for a fun weekend trip.

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,” said Mike Alvich, megabus.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations.

Travelers can visit megabus.com where they can use the promo code TRYMEGABUS to book their free seats. Additional information on routes, schedules, amenities and fares are also on the site. Their environmentally-friendly buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.

However, free seats for travel to Kirkland and Montreal are excluded due to Canadian regulations but are available for $10.