Rideshare app DiDi launches in Perth with free rides

Posted: 4 November 2019 6:08 pm

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The latest app to hit Western Australia offers free Saturday rides and 50% off on other days for a month.

To celebrate today's expansion to Perth, rideshare app DiDi is offering free rides on the first four Saturdays following the 4 November launch. The offer will cover rides to the value of $20 and is available to all new DiDi customers in Perth.

The free ride offer, dubbed DiDiDays, will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9 November 2019
  • Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Saturday 23 November 2019
  • Saturday 30 November 2019

Customers who sign up before 18 November will also score 50% off their first 10 rides, up to a value of $15 each. DiDi riders who sign up in the following two weeks (between 19 November and 2 December) will receive 50% off their first 5 rides up to the value of $15 each.

The base fare for DiDi customers in Perth is $1.80 and the booking fee sits at $0.50. The minimum cost for rides is $6.50, which works out cheaper than other rideshare companies.

When comparing the competitive rideshare app to Uber in Perth, we found that Uber's base fares are priced at $2.00 per trip. Booking through DiDi means you will only be paying a $5 cancellation fee on rides, whereas a standard Uber charges $8.

To sweeten the deal even more, you can use our exclusive Finder code to earn $20 worth of credits on DiDi rides.

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