Free Uber and Lyft Rides This Weekend (Including Existing Users)

We’ve seen a whole bunch of promos from Uber and Lyft recently — and it looks like the free ride train will continue. As of right now, you can sign up for free rides from both companies, with Uber offering two free Pool rides in Manhattan this weekend and Lyft offering $10 off one ride…

Get $20 off a Lyft Premier Ride (Existing Customers, Too)

We’ve seen Uber offer free rides from time to time, and here’s one from Lyft. The ride sharing service is currently offering $20 off a Lyft Premier ride when you enter the code PREMXRIDE. Note that this is for a higher-end car, so many rides will likely run you well over $20. As per the…

Lyft Will Soon Allow You to Add an Extra Stop to a Trip

Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft have both been rolling out new products and features to help expand their reach. Earlier this year, both services announced they’d begin allowing passengers to schedule rides in advance. And today, Lyft is the first to announce that it’ll soon allow riders to add an extra stop to a single trip. Arguably, one…

Why You Might Want to Use Uber or Lyft When Traveling Abroad

TPG Contributor Steven Ganeles shares a cautionary tale about what happened to him on a recent trip to China, and why he thinks you should consider using Uber or Lyft as an alternative to local taxis abroad. Public transportation is usually a great way to get around when traveling internationally — it’s cheap, easy to use and tends…

NYC Rideshare and Taxi Drivers Face Cap On Driving Time

On Monday, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission unanimously voted to approve new regulations that limit rideshare and taxi drivers in NYC to driving no more than 12 hours per day, and up to 72 hours per week. Those who violate the regulations could face fines and even suspension. The vote comes after findings that drivers…

Two $5 Credits for Airport Lyft Rides — Even for Existing Users

As the battle between Lyft and Uber rages on, there are always incentives to look out for from both rideshare services. Both Uber and Lyft continue to roll out service enhancements, including a new option to schedule rides in advance — up to 24 hours for Lyft and up to 30 days for Uber. Last year, Lyft offered some…

8 Things to Know About Using Uber in Las Vegas

Late last year, Uber launched service in Las Vegas, and as of December you can even get picked up at the airport, avoiding the sometimes hours-long wait for taxicabs. But like most things in Vegas, Uber isn’t quite what you’re used to — there are a lot of peculiarities to keep in mind. Let’s dig in,…

Maximizing Rapid Rewards, Status Challenge Round-Up, a Sneaky Hotel and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Lyft Testing Ride Scheduling Up to 24 Hours in Advance

The ridesharing world is about to be disrupted. While part of the appeal of services like Uber and Lyft stems from their on-demand nature — you’re umbrella-less on a rainy day and, with a couple of clicks on your phone, can make a car come to you — Lyft may be soon be blurring the lines between…

Uber’s Changed Its Policy: Will You Be Tipping Your Driver?

One of the things that makes Uber such an attractive option for travelers is its hassle-free, no-cash-necessary simplicity. (If you don’t already have an Uber account, you can sign up now to receive a free ride [up to $20] from TPG.) When you hail an Uber, you know that it’ll arrive to pick you up,…