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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Top 3 Ways to Save Money with Uber

The Top 3 Ways to Save Money with Uber
We are truly blessed to live in a world where we have access to smartphones and numerous helpful applications such as Uber. The car service, Uber, is available in over 58 countries and it allows one to get a ride in a few minutes; the payment for the rides can be done online too. Uber ensures that you are in total control of your cab, helping you track your driver´s progress to your location. You, no longer, have to wait a long while for a cab.

Since the service is so easy to use and convenient beyond belief, you might be using it more often than you realize, which may result in your credit card taking a huge hit because of the Uber charges. Although Uber services are often cheaper than taxi rides, there are times when it can get very expensive owing to busy periods and high demands.

If you are looking for ways to control the financial bleeding, you have come to the right place. Here are the top 3 ways you can save money with Uber!

1. What do you do when there is a surge in price?

When there is a surge in price, the rates on the rides increase because of the high demand. Now, if you are in a rush, you can pay through the nose and get to your destination. However, if you have time on your hands, you should consider waiting for a while. After all, surges don't last for long. And, if you notice the surge notification, you should restart your app and try in a few minutes. If you still see the surge, you should consider moving a few blocks away. Sometimes, all you may need to do to is to walk a few meters away from a popular area, which is also referred to as the surge area.

2. Call a cab through FB messenger

Do you know that Facebook and Uber maintain a healthy business partnership? Therefore, you can easily hail an Uber cab through Fb messenger. All that you need to do is to download the Fb Messenger app. Then on the more option feature, you will notice a transportation tab that can be connected to your Uber application. If you are doing this for the first time, you will see that $20 has been credited to your Uber account. There are also Uber coupons provided on special occasions for existing users.

3. Use the Split Fare feature

Through Uber Pool, you can easily share your ride with a passenger, allowing you to split the expenses with the other passenger. You can save up to 50% on Uber by sharing your ride. All that´s required of you to do is to select UberPool from the app. Then, you need to select the Split Fare option and you will be automatically matched with another passenger who is traveling in the same direction. However, you should know that you can only share your ride with 1 passenger and not multiple people and large groups.

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