An *updated* guide to holiday ride-sharing discounts in Pittsburgh

Use these deals for your holiday travels.

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MJ Slaby

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of this story, which detailed ride-sharing deals before Thanksgiving.

The next two weeks are bound to be busy and stressful, but borrowing a car or not having to drive yourself might make it a little easier, right?

Here are some holiday ride-sharing deals, available to Pittsburghers from Uber and Zipcar.


If you’re new to Uber, use the promo code LEAVETHEKEYS to get your first ride free up to $15 through Jan. 1, thanks to Uber, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and PennDOT.

Any Uber user can also get up to $10 off one ride through a partnership with MillerCoors. When riders log in, they will automatically be notified about the discount code, which is valid until 7 a.m. Jan. 1.

And just like for Thanksgiving:

Mark this one if you’re traveling out of state. Uber and American Express are offering two free rides (up to $65 each) for trips from 11 major airports through the end of the year. A full list is here, but think major cities: New York, Chicago, D.C., Boston and so on.


This way, you don’t have to have someone pick you up — but you do have to be an American Express card holder.


Uber also created this handy list of features to use during the holidays like scheduling your ride up to 30 days in advance, splitting fares and paying for a friend’s ride.


If you’d rather just drive yourself, but don’t have a car, Zipcar is offering a trio of holiday promotions.

Until to Feb. 3, cars are $49 for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and users can get up to 40 percent off a Monday to Friday reservation.

Plus, there is an ongoing deal — with no end date set — for overnight. Keep the car from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday for as low as $2.50 an hour.