New Year’s Eve surge pricing from Uber and Lyft – How to avoid it

How to avoid NYE pricing surges.

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The best way to avoid Uber and Lyft pricing surges on New Year’s Eve is to become a designated driver or a designated couch potato, but if you’re planning on being the CEO of fun this weekend, it’s best to plan ahead and not have to worry about your ride back after the clock strikes midnight. 

Uber and Lyft could implement its surge pricing raising rates between 12:15 am and 3:00 am, on New Year’s Eve this year and we’ve got a few tips on how to beat the surge and save a few bucks.

Tips to consider: 

  • Keep an eye on all ride-sharing services to compare prices and get the best price.

  • Walk a few blocks with friends to get out of concentrated spots to save on costs. 

  • Take advantage of any promo codes and apply them to your ride beforehand.

  • Plan ahead and reserve your ride to lock in a good price before demand. 

  • Consider alternative safe modes of transportation like train rides or carpooling.

Have fun, drink responsibly, and if you fail to remember these tips and find yourself paying inflated prices, the good news is that ridesharing apps like Lyft allow you to earn miles on every ride by linking your Lyft account to various airlines and credit card programs.

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