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Free Rides on New Year’s Eve: Uber, Lyft, AAA & DART

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There’s no reason to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve 2019. Many companies are offering free rides to help keep people safe on the roads. Here are a few options that you can use, including AAA, Uber and Lyft coupons, and special free ride from Dart.

AAA has created a holiday promotion called Tipsy Tow. This is a free program for both AAA customers and non-members. AAA will tow your car for free for 10 miles and will also give you a ride home. In Texas, they are offering a ride of up to 10 miles free. Just call (800) 222-4357 or (800-AAA-HELP.

If you prefer using Lyft, the following codes may be useful. Note that Lyft may change or cancel these codes at any time. (Look at RetailMeNot for more codes if these don’t work.)

  • Get $5 credit for the first three rides if you’re a new rider with LYFTPROMO15
  • Get $2.50 credit for 10 rides (new riders) with LYFTPROMO25
  • $4 credit for 4 rides (new riders) with LYFTPROMO16
  • $3 credit for 6 rides (new riders) with LYFTPROMO18
  • 25% off a Lux ride with LYFTLUX25

Lyft may also use surge pricing, like Uber does, during peak hours. This means that if you get a Lyft ride during the busiest times, the ride may cost more than it typically does. However, if you schedule your Lyft ride in advance, you may be able to lock in current rates and avoid any surge. (Note: Some locations charge surge prices anyway, and it appears that Uber does not offer this option for avoiding surges.) But just remember, even if there is Lyft surge pricing tonight, the cost is still cheaper than the cost of a DWI. 

In Dallas, Coors Light is partnering with DART to offer FREE rides on all buses, trains, Paratransit services, and TRE on NYE from 6 p.m. through the end of service early New Year’s morning.

Be safe out there! Happy New Year’s everyone!

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