Bernalillo County offers Uber discounts for Mardi Gras

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Uber wants to make sure you get home safely on Mardi Gras.

Uber is teaming up with the NMDOT and Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Service in making Mardi Gras safer. To take part, download the Uber app on your phone and use the code ABQMG19 from noon on Tuesday, March 5 through 3 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

By using the code you can receive $10 off for up to two trips. It’s a first come first serve offer and is part of the “Take a Ride on Us” program.

Bernalillo County has contributed $60,000 to this effort, helping to pay for the first $10 of each Uber ride. The average Uber ride in the Albuquerque area runs less than $10. If the cost for the ride exceeds $10, the patron will have to cover the remaining amount.

Since the program’s inception in the summer of 2017, “Take a Ride on Us” has provided a safe ride option to over 14,000 riders in the Albuquerque area.

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