Need a ride? Uber’s offering Black Friday rates to Tysons Corner all weekend


Need a ride to the mall? Uber’s got you covered this weekend. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post) (Linda Davidson)
November 26, 2013

D.C. shoppers without cars often have to beg for rides or keep their purchases to a Metro-friendly minimum. But for those who have a lot of shopping to take care of on Black Friday and beyond, Uber announced Tuesday that it’s offering flat rates between Tysons Corner Center and anywhere inside the Beltway.

The deal runs between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1. Users can pay $35 for a ride on uberX, $60 for the firm’s black car service, or $80 for a ride in one of the company’s SUVs.

In addition to the ride, Uber also is running a promotion with the mall that will let anyone who uses the deal to get free gift wrapping and an “exclusive gift” from Tysons Corner Center. To redeem that portion of the offer, shoppers have to show their Uber receipt at the guest services counter.

The deal doesn’t however, extend to Thursday evening, when many stores are opening their doors to super-eager shoppers. Still, it’s not a bad deal for those who need rides to the mall or just hate parking.

Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how many areas will have similar deals, but the company’s city blog for Philadelphia has a similar deal.

Other regions have different deals: in Silicon Valley, the company is offering users two free rides on its lower-cost uberX service to anywhere in the South Bay.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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