Here in the Philippines, a Toyota Altis is one of the cars that can fetch you when ask for a four-seater on Uber. Transport network companies, such as Uber and GrabCar, are gaining popularity in Metro Manila because they’ve turned out more convenient than regular taxis.
Commuters face the same problems when trying to hail a taxi. Cab drivers refuse passengers, the cabs are dilapidated and smells funky, muggers pretending to be cab drivers, and tricking the passenger into paying more than they should. It’s very frustrating to deal with regular cab drivers, which is why people now prefer taking out their smartphones and booking an Uber or GrabCar to fetch them and take them to their destination.
Here are some of the differences between the services and prices of regular cabs, GrabCar, and Uber
|Time||P3.50/90s waiting||P2/minute||No charge|
You can see from the figures above that the fares cut it pretty close. One can’t tell which one is cheapest since it all really depends on the traffic situation. Uber might have the lowest charge per kilometer, but they charge P2.00 a minute while waiting, while taxis charge P7.00 per kilometer, and charge P3.50 per a minute and a half of waiting. GrabCar, however doesn’t charge for waiting time but they do charge P12.00 per kilometer.
Taxis still can provide the cheapest fare unless they charge you for a fixed deal, which is why some people prefer booking an Uber or GrabCar ride even though it’s a little more expensive. Commuters now don’t mind paying more if they get the convenience they need, which is usually just a car with a driver who can take them wherever they want.
Some of the services and features of Uber and GrabCar.
|Feature and service||Uber||GrabCar|
|Shares info about driver (name and phone number), car (plate number and ETA)||✔||✔|
|Electronic payment (debit or credit card)||✔||✔|
|Supports cash payment||✔|
|Split fare option||✔|
|Rating option for customer feedback||✔||✔|
|Promos and discounts||✔||✔|
Uber though, mostly operates in highly urbanized areas such as offices complexes and business districts, which is why they’re not as available as GrabCar. GrabCar is also planning on expanding to Cebu and Davao.
These two transport services have premium services too, which are Uber Black and GrabCar+, which let you travel in style (or basically, just classier and more expensive cars). Uber Black’s base fare is P90.00, the waiting time is P2.00 per minute, and charges P12.00 per kilometer. GrabCar+’s base fare is also P90.00, and charges P20.00 per kilometer.
However, it’s important to note that these serves have surging prices (for Uber) and Rush Hour Rate (for GrabCar) during peak hours where prices can go up to three times the standard rate for Uber, and twice for GrabCar.
With this comparison we can see why people opt to use these private services, and they’re more satisfied with their better service.
Grab App Eats All 99+ Food Deals and Discounts #GrabFood #Food #Apps
During the pandemic, many of the food establishment are either closed or out of business, there are those few that are thriving and one way they can cope and keep up with their sales is through food delivery and apps like Grab really helped and sustained the food businesses industry that makes it currently the preference method of buying your favorite meals anytime at the day at the comfort of your homes.
As the Filipinos are now recovering from the pandemic, the food delivery method of getting food will stay here as the new normal of getting your food cravings and GrabFood is perfect for this! Since most of us are now familiar with the app and make more restaurants are in the app (Still according to your current location) GrabFood now offers more affordable options in the app and has its own category, the “Starts at P99+” deals.
From the app you can see it at the main dashboard of the food category. Here you can see various food establishments that offer great everyday value meals that cost less than a hundred pesos. On top of that you can apply if you have a food voucher or if that specific store offers a sale which gives you bigger savings.
Here are some of the GrabFood stores that are recommended to maximized the Grab 99 deals
Ngohiong Express – Ngohiong Meal 99 pesos
Ngohiong is a popular food among the Cebuanos, it was almost one of my go-to meals when I was a student in college since it was accessible, just across the school and it was affordable. Now you can enjoy this wherever you are through the Grab App at the tip of your fingertips.
Orange Brutus – Vegetable Lumpia – 87 pesos
One of Cebu’s oldest and pioneer restaurants can now be delivered at your doorsteps through Grab Food. You can select the popular vegetable lumpia and a slice of monster cake which costs less than a hundred pesos each. You can add the Cebu best sizzling burger steak to complete the Orange Brutus experience
Tiktilaok – Fast Chick – 99 pesos
When I order takeout food, one that comes to mind first is Lechon manok. Aside from being affordable compared to single meals, it can easily be picked up in the store. With Grab, you can order the food ahead through the app and
choose to pick up your order instead of delivering it, which you can save since there is no delivery fee.
Sol’s Halo Halo – Halo Halo Special – 99 pesos
I remember the time where we had to go out at night to get some Halo Halo with your family and friends or during hot weather, we endured the heat just to get to Halo2x. You will have a better experience with the Grab App where anytime of the day, I can order that tasty Halo which will be delivered directly without falling in line.
Tagala Chicken Butterfly – Wings – 55 pesos per pc
It started as a popular meal for students since it is accessible, fast, and affordable. Most students know about this since their chicken is one of the best where you can order one with breadcrumbs mixed with their popular sweet style sauce partnered with hanging rice. With the Grab App you can get it easily anytime and anywhere.
The GrabFood really helps make our life easier in terms of satisfying our cravings. With lots of food choices, discounts and vouchers that can be applied every day, you can save a lot of time and effort in getting your favorite meals. You can download the app now, order and enjoy dining.
GrabFood Promo Get FREE Milk tea and Burger
From May 24-27, new Grab users in Cebu can get FREE large Chatime pearl milktea for a minimum order of P350 on GrabFood.
From May 27-30, new Grab users in Cebu can get a FREE burger from McDonald’s with a minimum order of P400 from GrabFood
“This 2021, we want to go bigger and better to show our gratitude to all the food lovers out there in the cities that continue to enjoy Grab. Through these P1 deals, GrabFood deliveries offer not only safety and convenience but also tremendous value-for-money. In the coming months, we hope to expand our exciting promotions to include more partner brands,and more cities nationwide,“ says Greg Camacho, Head of GrabFood.
Merchant and LocationDealMcDonald’s
Bacolod, Baguio, CDO, Davao, Cebu, Pampanga, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Lipa, Zamboanga, Olongapo ,Enjoy your burger for free with a min. order of P400 from May 27 – 30Chatime
Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Lipa, Olongapo, Pampanga, Tarlac, Get a large pearl milk tea for free for a min order of P350 from May 24-27
GrabFood 1 Peso Deals Coupon Promo | Piso Delivery Fee and Meals
How far can one peso take you? With Grab, your peso can go a long way. Hold on to your seats as the leading superapp in Southeast Asia, rolls out a series of hard-to-resist P1 deals – from P1 delivery to P1 meal flash sales– that will spur your appetite and keep you wanting to order more the whole month of May!
“This 2021, we want to go bigger and better to show our gratitude to all the food lovers out there in the cities that continue to enjoy Grab. Through these P1 deals, GrabFood deliveries offer not only safety and convenience but also tremendous value-for-money. In the coming months, we hope to expand our exciting promotions to include more partner brands, and more cities nationwide,“ says Greg Camacho, Head of GrabFood.
P1 FOOD DELIVERY
Running from May 17 to June 30, new users will be able to satisfy their cravings with an amazing P1 delivery fee promotion from Grab. Enjoy in-demand restaurants and have them delivered for only a peso, with no minimum fee! Open to all new Grab users from Cebu, Pampanga, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Lipa, Dumaguete, Tarlac, Olongapo, and Zamboanga, this is a surefire way to make your first purchase with GrabFood all the more sulit!
If you’ve already been a regular GrabFood user in the past, don’t fret – you too will be able to get P1 delivery! For all weekends of May, enjoy GrabFood’s Piso Weekends where you’ll be able to get P1 delivery fees.
But wait, there’s more. Grab has a treat for foodies in the regions who are new to the platform. . For all weekends of May and June, you can catch some of your beloved comfort food for only P1 thanks to Grab’s Piso Festival!
You heard that right! Grab is offering some of your favorites from McDonald’s, and Chatime, and for just P1, so check out GrabFood app regularly to find out when you can get your favorite
food at its lowest price on GrabFood yet!
|Merchant and Location||Deal|
Bacolod, Baguio, CDO, Davao, Cebu, Pampanga, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Lipa, Zamboanga, Olongapo
|Enjoy your burger for free with a min. order of P400 from May 27 – 30|
Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Lipa, Olongapo, Pampanga, Tarlac
|Get a large pearl milk tea for free for a min order of P350 from May 24-27|
Besides this, local merchants from different regions such as Bacolod, Davao, and Cebu will even be hosting their very own Piso Deals promos, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled – an exclusive piso flash sale might just soon be in your area!
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