Ride-sharing app GrabCar has announced that beginning today, all rides to or from hot spots in the Klang Valley will come with an automatic RM5 discount without any promo codes. This promotion applies to all payments made via credit or debit cards.
Starting today until January 27, GrabCar is offering an unlimited RM5 discount for all rides made within popular areas in the Klang Valley. That means if your pick-up or drop-off point lies within the designated promotional locations, the fixed rate will show an additional RM5 discount immediately.
The promotional locations are as below:
• Bangsar (inclusive of MidValley Mega Mall and KL Sentral)
• KLCC (including Jalan Bukit Bintang)
• Mont Kiara (including Publika)
• Bandar Utama (including 1 Utama Shopping Centre), and
GrabCar states that during this promotion, rides to or from these promotional locations will be as low as RM2 – that’s cheaper than some drinks at your local mamak store. And, GrabCar’s pricing mechanism is fixed and shown up front before you actually place a booking, so there will not be any price increase should you run into traffic.
This promotion comes at a very good time, as it covers virtually all of the popular shopping malls in the Klang Valley just as the pre-Chinese New Year shopping gains momentum. For consumers, this is a chance to save both time and money, as you no longer have to risk wasting time searching for parking and be held hostage to some malls’ high parking rates. Besides that, this promotion will also benefit working professionals having to commute in these hotspots for business meetings and other liaisons.
This promotion also comes just as GrabCar competitor, Uber announced revised lower rates for its uberX service. Both ride-sharing services now offer very competitive rates, where the ultimate winners will be the consumer – which is always a welcome thing.
As for the GrabCar drivers, a GrabCar spokesperson states that this promotion will likely spur more users to book GrabCar rides in popular areas, allowing drivers to potentially earn more income.
To enjoy GrabCar’s “Unlimited RM5 off” deal, passengers only need to:
- Key-in any of the participating location as your pick-up OR drop-off points and select GrabCar (Economy) to know your fixed fare upfront.
- Select credit / debit card as payment option
- Enjoy the discount immediately! (no promo code required)
For more information on the GrabCar promotion, head on to bit.ly/grabpay5.