Taking a taxi is a cut above driving yourself and two cuts above pulling yourself in a rickshaw. Be an easy rider with this Groupon.
$19 for $40 Worth of Black Car Services
After signing up online, riders can summon a ride using the iPhone or Android app that also tracks the car's whereabouts on a built-in map. Within five minutes, a professional, courteous driver shows up to spirit you away in a sleek black sedan or SUV.
Payments are hassle-free and are automatically charged to your credit card on file, with a 20% gratuity applied to the metered fare. Rates start with a $7 base fare, with $3.25 for each additional mile for speeds over 11mph, or $0.75 for speeds less than 11mph. Flat rates are available for rides to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Commended by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch for “eliminating everything bad about a taxi experience,” Uber dispatches vehicles with a click of a button. After registering online, customers can forego flagging down cabs or hijacking buses and instead summon one of Uber’s vehicles via the iPhone or Android app or a simple text message. Uber deploys rides within minutes of the request, and offers users the opportunity to rate their driver or give feedback at the end of each journey. Fares are all-inclusive, and hassle-free payments are completed using your credit card on file with no need to tip, thereby eliminating the need to carry cash or learn to count.