Sticker Shock: The Remix
Your Uber is arriving now! Note that your fare will be…
0.75x the normal Uber fare. (Yep, you heard that right.)
You probably know that Uber uses a dynamic pricing model to ensure you always have a ride when you need one. Rain, rush hour, and major events can cause big spikes in demand; put ’em all together (think DreamForce or playoff season) and you’ve created the perfect storm of surge pricing.
Higher rates keep cars open on those crazy days when you can’t find a single cab, bus, or Segway in the 7×7, but what happens on holiday weekends when SF already has a surplus of empty vehicles on the road?
…Introducing the sunny side of surge! If you’re hanging around town this Memorial Day, all fares will be 25% less than usual — proof that sticker shock doesn’t have to be a bad thing. From 5 p.m. Friday till 11:59 p.m. Monday, 0.75x pricing will be in effect on all vehicle options except TAXI . Uber Black will cost about as little as UBERx, and UBERx will cost less than a cab. Your “discount” won’t appear as a separate line item on your receipt, but will be applied to each component of your ride (i.e. minimum fare, $/mile charge, and $/minute charge).
With such reliable and affordable transportation at your fingertips, it’s the perfect time to finally get a taste of Fentons Creamery or plan a picnic on Tomales Bay. The whole Bay Area is your oyster: where will you go?
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.