YO New Yorkers: Uber Is Now Offering Commuter Passes Cheaper Than Your Monthly MetroCard

If you’ve tried to order an Uber recently, you’re probably well aware of how adamant they are on pushing UberPool. I, for one, have a difficult time dealing with one stranger, nevermind a car full of them, so I pay the slight premium to ride solo #JasonDeRulo.

Well, Uber may have just made me an offer I can’t resist.

According to Time Out New York, UberPool, in a promotion with Gilt City, is offering unlimited monthly passes for morning and afternoon commuting hours in Manhattan between 7 and 10 a.m. and 5 and 8 p.m.

If you use the service twice a day, it’ll cost $37.60 less than an MTA monthly MetroCard (which currently costs $116.50).

UberPool is offering two bundled packages: a four-week unlimited commute pass for the price of $79, and the eight-week unlimited commute pass for $159.

The only catch is the regions for which the promotion is available: locations are limited to Manhattan, below 125th Street. So if you live in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, Uber hates you.

The pot is sweetened with an extra $25 off their pass for those who use a friend’s referral on Gilt.

For those bros whose home/work are located within the Manhattan borough, sign up HERE.

And don’t say I never did nothin’ for ya.

[h/t Time Out New York]

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