With my new role at work and crazy schedule, I had to dash from one place to the next very often. Thanks to my two sleepy heads, 10am morning meetings mean I have to grab a cab right after I drop them off at childcare. And we all know how crazy morning peak traffic is like here in Singapore.
After a month of trials and real life scenarios, I’m here to share my five golden tips to enjoy a better (and probably cheaper) rides with GrabTaxi.
Tip #1 – GrabCar (Economy) during peak period
Though the app is call GrabTaxi, you can Grab a car too with the same app! I’ve previously been skeptical with GrabCar service as I’ve read about unpleasant experience online, but after using it for more than 3 times over the past month, and the hubby who prefers GrabCar than GrabTaxi, I am a convert. So far I’ve rode in a Mazda 6, Lexus SUV and a MPV which I cannot recall the make.
Especially during peak period when getting a cab is almost impossible. GrabCar is the way to go. And what’s even better? Know exactly how much your ride is from point A to B upon grabbing a car. No more peak period surcharge, running meters while stuck in jam nor additional ERP rates. Everything included as seen on your booking screen in GrabTaxi app. FLAT RATE!
Pss… GrabCar (Economy) is way cheaper than GrabTaxi for evening/night rides! Tested and proven by many. So check GrabCar rate too before proceeding next from GrabTaxi screen.
Tip #2 – Grab a promo code for dollars off your ride
One thing I love about the Internet is the many deals and free coupons we can search online. And for the past one month, I’d managed to find and redeem at least three promo codes already and saved $12 off my rides with GrabTaxi.
Tip #3 – Follow @GrabTaxiSG on Instagram
What better way to find promo code than from the horse’s mouth! Find @GrabTaxiSG on Instagram and follow them. If you’re traveling oversea and if GrabTaxi is available too, follow their respective country account too. Never know when your next ride be discounted with their promo code.
Tip #4 – Check out #GrabSG on Instagram
Yes this is different from following them. This you need to search for #GrabSG in Instagram and scroll through the many user content to find leads to any on-going promotions.
Tip #5 – Look out for FREE rides with GrabTaxi
Remember my previous vroom vroom experience in a supercar with GrabTaxi? If you’d missed it, go read about it here. These special rides are usually free if you managed to book one. It’s almost like a lucky draw but without the need for any minimum purchase. Best way to pick up such promotions? Like GrabTaxi on Facebook!
Grab. Don’t flag.
Because its more enjoyable like that.
Bonus Tip #6 – Enter your destination address accurately when booking
This saves you the trouble to direct the driver during your ride, because I’ve seen the GPS in action on the driver’s app, and boy its super accurate! So enter the right address at booking and you can catch a nap.
Be careful don’t overdo it too often ya. Else you’ll end up like me! Addicted to GrabTaxi! See proof of my Grabbing receipts…