#UberApproved: Stock Up on Pre-Summer Essentials

Barbecues. Picnics. Drinks on the deck — summer marks the season of all things al fresco. After this endless winter, we couldn’t be more ready to get cookin’ — especially with all rides 10% off during non-rush weekday hours from now through May 29th!

That’s why we’ve started #UberApproved —a series of articles and tips about some of our favorite DC spots to help you get the most out of your Uber experience and the city we call home. To start, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best places to stock up on pre-summer essentials. With all those burgers, dogs, and charcoal bags you’ll be hauling, you’ll need a little help to get your warm-weather party started.

Costco DC / Costco NOVA

Both wholesale emporiums are a little off the beaten path making Ubering there a no-brainer. You can buy anything imaginable here from economy-sized packages of paper plates to serve an army to HDTVs to watch your team bring home a win when the party moves indoors.

Estimated fares from U Street with May’s special weekday prices:

  • uberX ($11-$16)       UberBLACK ($23-29)       UberSUV ($35-41)

Trader Joe’s on U Street

This specialty grocery store has made more than a few waves since it opened, boasting organic fare, artisanal treats, and easy-to-make pre-prepared meals — all amid a fun, tropical-themed atmosphere.

Estimated fares from Howard University with May’s special weekday prices:

  • uberX ($6-$9)       UberBLACK ($11-14)       UberSUV ($22.50)

Giant on O Street

The historic 19th-century building that used to house The O Street Market boasts  72,000 square feet of shopping space and even serves on-site craft beers next to its full-service deli and prepared-food buffet.

Estimated fares from Howard University with May’s special weekday prices:

  • uberX ($5-7)       UberBLACK ($10.80)       UberSUV ($22.50)

Home Depot on Rhode Island Avenue

With rows upon rows of potted plants, garden shrubs, and pallets piled high with farm-fresh mulch, this warehouse in Northeast gives no excuse not to throw a winning garden party. Inside you’ll find a handyperson’s paradise, with fix-its for all your spring project needs.

Estimated fares from Columbia Heights with May’s special weekday prices:

  • uberX ($10-13)       UberBLACK ($19-23)       UberSUV ($28-33)


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