Uber brought back its flat rate rides promo last month in some cities, where users could pay a one-time fee for a subscription to a set number of flat rate rides.
I paid $10 for a 20-ride subscription for $2.49 UberPool rides or $4.99 UberX rides within the SF Bay Area.
I only used 15 of my 20 rides and wanted figure out whether this would be worth purchasing again in the future, so I made a quick spreadsheet.
Here’s the math:
This appears to be approximately the same numbers Uber gave me after my second to last ride:
Each ride essentially had a $17.51 or $20.01 discount applied to it for Pool or UberX respectively ($20 allotted minus $2.49 price for Pool), so the price of long rides varied wildly depending on surge pricing and Uber’s other enigmatic methods of pricing.
Some ridiculously long rides were still $2.49 on Pool, while other long rides were cheaper for UberX than for Pool:
In the end I saved a little more than $100, though I probably spent a tad bit more on Uber than I would in an average month.
I’d definitely subscribe again.