Election Day deals: Discounts, rewards for doing your civic duty

Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

Taxi-hailing firm Uber has launched a membership scheme dubbed Ride Pass, for passengers in five USA cities. The discount is also only offered on the cheapest available option, so Express Pool, Pool, and UberX "in that order" according to the company's website.

Lyft is also offering entirely free rides to registered voters in "underserved communities", though you'll apparently have to enter your zip code to find out if that includes you. #VoteTogether, for example, has sent out promo codes to over 15,000 potential voters.

LimeNeed a little extra help getting to your polling place but not enough to hail a vehicle? Once you've got a code, open the Uber app, tap the main menu icon, select Payment, scroll down to Promotions and choose Add Promo Code/Gift Code. The regular cash fare will apply for return trips from voting. But once time's up, it's only $1, plus $0.15 for each minute. If you use one of the apps or are willing to download it and give them your credit card number to set up an account, you will have the opportunity to get a free or discounted ride to your polling place that day.

Businesses reward voters with free food, rides
California Tortilla: Get a free order of chips and queso with any purchase when you say "I voted" at the register. Lime is offering free bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters to use to and from polling locations, up to 30 minutes.

Polls close at 7:00 p.m., but if you're still in line and haven't had the chance to vote yet, don't leave.

Lime electric scooters is offering two free rides to polls on Election Day with code LIME2VOTE18. "November 6, all Lyft rides to the polls are 50% off. Let's get your voice heard", it tweeted Monday.

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