Get Cheaper Rides With These Uber and Grab Discounts

Carlo Miguel Castañeda
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Ridesharing apps like Uber and Grab have become a part of your commuting life. Unlike ordinary taxis, having these apps lets you get to destinations comfortably because you’re guaranteed a ride. You’re also not driving so you only really have to worry about getting to your destination on time.

Daily use of these apps might start to get a little pricey at some point. Here are ways you can get deals and discounts on your next ride.

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Promo Codes Everywhere

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If you’re using Uber for the first time, you can get Php 200 off on your first ride with this promo code: 30×54. The code doesn’t expire, but the catch is that you can only use it once.

The difference between UberPool and GrabShare is that the latter only allows for two people to book the same driver, each with just one friend to fill a four-seater sedan. To promote their GrabShare feature, Grab has released the promo code SHARE, which gets you a 50% discount on your fare. The only stipulation being that if your fare is Php 200 and above, you only get a Php 100 discount.

Uber also has a promotion for UberPool users this week – from today ’til March 26th. Use the code UBERPOOLPARTY and you get Php 100 off on five UberPool rides.

Those who’ve registered a debit card or credit card as a payment option for Grab can use the CREDITS code from Picodi to get Php 100 off on three GrabCar rides.  Offer valid in Metro Manila, Bacolod and Cebu only, and is valid only until April 30, 2017.

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Grab is also tied up with Agoda, and the more you ride, the more chances you have of winning a $ 1,000 hotel voucher. All you have to do is use the promo code BOOKAGODA during the payment process.

Credit Card Exclusives

It’s a convenient thing to add a credit or debit card as an option for Uber and Grab, less of a hassle searching bags or wallets for change when you step out. An additional benefit is that some credit cards get discount codes and free rides!

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If you’ve got a BDO credit card linked to your Uber account, you can get a 50% discount – a maximum of Php 100 off – on your first five rides. Just register your BDO card as a payment option and use the code BDOUBER50 on checkout to get started. Promo runs January 25 to March 23, 2017.

CitiBank cardholders can get their first two rides free by using the code NEW2UBER on checkout. Note that this will need to be on a new Uber account in order for it to work.

GrabCar users with any Visa card can use the code GRABVISA to get 50% off on their first two rides.

Final Thoughts

When you want to get around the city and don’t feel up to the crowds in the train or the bus, ridesharing apps like Uber and Grab are the way to go. Bear in mind that you’ll have to contend with traffic and the occasional twisty route to avoid it all, but you come out of it looking and feeling a little less stressed.

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