GEORGE TOWN, Nov 9 -- Ride-hailing services, Uber and Grab, today launched a special promo code giving RM5 off for 25 rides in Penang in the wake of last weekend’s floods.
Marketing executive from Uber, Natasha Ang, said users in Penang need only key in the code “uberforpenang” to be entitled to RM5 off for a total of 25 rides starting today.
“The RM5 off rides is valid from 7am to 7pm until November 26,” she said in a press conference together with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Grab Malaysia also announced a special promo code of “GRAB4PG” for users to enjoy similar discount of RM5 for 25 rides.
Grab Malaysia head of non-Klang Valley Justin Tiew said the company has also implemented other measures to help drivers in the state.
“Grab is not taking any commissions till further notice from rides generate from Penang so every fare goes back to the drivers’ pocket to support their welfare during this time,” he said.
The ride hailing service will also not be implementing any surge or dynamic pricing at this period.
In addition to that, Tiew said Grab management and employees from nearby cities will also come to Penang to be Grab divers from November 13 until 17.
“Grab is engaging car wash services and offer discounted car wash to Grab drivers whose cars have been affected and damaged by the floods,” he said.