Lyft launches monthly subscription service to lure auto owners

All ride types are supported, but there is no rollover, so if you don't use all 30 in a single month, the remainder will disappear. If the ride goes over the $15 threshold, the rider will have to pay the difference. The ridesharing company's All-Access Plan is now widely available in the US, potentially saving you money if you regularly hail cars to get from A to B. In its finished form, the plan has you paying $299 per month to get 30 "free" trips of any type worth up to $15 each (you pay the difference above that), with a 5 percent discount on additional journeys. Take note that All-Access benefits do not roll over to the following period, so if don't think you'll take at least 30 rides that month, it's probably not worth it.

Lyft is rolling out its $300 per month subscription service to Seattle, but can it actually save riders money?

How it works: Pay $299 for 30 rides up to $15 and get 5 percent off additional rides.

"When you spend less time driving (and parking), you have more freedom - and more savings", says Lyft on its blog. "Americans who use the All-Access Plan for all of their personal vehicle needs can save up to 59%* per month compared to owning a auto".

That last point is especially salient, as this service is probably only worthwhile if you plan on taking Lyft rides about as frequently as you would drive your auto around wherever you live. Do you plan on paying the monthly fee for 30 rides once the option becomes available? You're also free to cancel your All-Access membership anytime if you feel you're not taking advantage of the perks included.

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