Uber launched uberHOP last month, which allows riders who are heading in the same direction to share a ride for a fixed fare. This has become a more affordable option for commuters, as the fare is not affected by surge regardless if you book a ride during rush hour.
Each uberHOP request used to be able to accommodate one person only, but for the whole month of March, Uber users can book seats for 2 people using 1 rider account through the #HOPbuddy feature. Each person would also get a discounted fare of Php 50.00 instead of the regular Php 75.00.
To use the #HOPbuddy feature, simply select the number of seats you wish to reserve after you select your chosen route. The discounted rate would then be automatically applied at the end of the trip. No promo code is required.
#HOPbuddy is available for all Uber users until March 31, 2016 only.