It’s that time of year again baseball fans! With spring approaching (though it may not feel like it in your city) the best players in the world are heading South to their Spring Training facilities to prepare for the upcoming MLB season.
This year, Taxi Magic has teamed up with our fleet partner VIP Taxi and The Chicago Cubs to bring a little Magic to the Phoenix area. Throughout the month of March, we will be visiting stadiums throughout Arizona and hooking up baseball fanatics with rides around town.
To instantly receive $10 off your first ride with Taxi Magic, download the app and enter promo code “HOMERUN”. You can also find us outside Cubs Park on game days. Find our team at the official taxi stand for chances to catch some free rides and Taxi Magic swag!
Recently, a lot of Magic cities have started to focus on the safety of “ridesharing” and the protections in place for both passengers and drivers.
Insurance coverage is a big part of this conversation, so, to clear up any confusion, we put together this handy guide to help you determine if your next ride is really worth the risk.
Note: Taxi Magic only partners with fully licensed, insured taxis in 60 cities across the US. Contact your local regulatory body to learn the specific taxi requirements in your city. Uber and Lyft do not publicly disclose details of driver insurance policies. Information in this graphic was gathered from descriptions available on their respective websites.
“Are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got ‘fine’ written all over you.”
At Taxi Magic, we spend most of the year making pickups. But, on Valentine’s Day, our OTHER pickups miss their mark.
It’s time we asked for a little help with making the Magic happen. We want to hear your best (or cheesiest) Valentine’s Day pickup lines. We know you’ve got ‘em, so share them with us!
Tweet your pickup lines at your local Taxi Magic community teams in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, LA or DC. We’ll pick our favorites in each city. First place winners will receive $200 in Magic Credits and a prize to make your Valentine’s Day especially magical. Second place winners get $50 in Magic Credits.
Winners will be announced on February 12. May the best pickups win!
Make sure you follow your local Taxi Magic Community Manager for prize info and some entertaining pickup attempts.
Mai – @taximagic_NYC
Avery and Blair – @taximagic_LA
Cat – @taximagic_SF
Kris – @taximagic_CHI
Elizabeth – @taximagic_DC
We are so excited to announce that Taxi Magic is the official presenting sponsor for Savoy’s nationwide tour!
Savoy Tour Poster!
Savoy’s tour begins this Thursday, January 16th in Dallas, TX and travels to New Orleans, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, & more!
For more information, check out this EDM article featuring an interview with Ben Eberdt, one of three members of Savoy. As quoted on EDM.com, Ben said, “Taxi Magic works so well for us as a brand partner because we wanted to work with an exciting, growing company that we believe in. We now have the opportunity to provide our fans with discounted, safe rides to and from all of the amazing venues we’re playing across the country. Savoy and Taxi Magic are looking forward to throwing the best shows and parties on our upcoming US Get Lazer’d Tour… so live it up, come party with us, but most importantly, don’t drink and drive!”
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for ticket giveaways and use promo code ‘SavoyCares’ for $10 off first time riders!
Savoy playing Lollapalooza
Ready to ring in 2014?
We sure are! But first, we wanted to provide a quick update on our service before you head out to celebrate.
Remember, it’s going to be a crazy night, so expect taxi shortages at points in the evening. Our local teams will be working to get more cars on the road, but given the massive surges in demand we’ll see as the night heats up and immediately after midnight, availability may waver.
In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind when booking your New Year’s Eve ride:
- Avoid the Crowds: Booking outside of the two busiest time bands (8:00 - 10:00 PM and 12:00 - 2:00 AM) will increase your chances of taxi availability.
- Cancel Rides You Don’t Need: If you find another way home, cancel any pending rides in the app. Ditching rides is bad for drivers and fellow riders.
- #NoSurge: Our taxi prices will remain fair & stable on New Year’s Eve. We never change rates based on market dynamics.
Have fun and be safe tonight. Here’s to good times and great rides in 2014!
If you’re spending the rest of your holiday vacation in San Francisco, don’t miss these cheer-inducing activities that will help you hang on to the holiday spirit. Thanks to our SF Community Manager for these awesome suggestions!
Top 5 Holiday Activities in San Francisco
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1. A favorite tradition is heading down to the Buena Vista for some Irish Coffees with the family, and then taking a nice long walk along the wharf.
2. Visit the Academy of Sciences during the holidays for ‘Tis the Season for Science’! This year is all about reindeer!
3. Visit the Holiday Ice Rink at the Embarcadero Center, or the ice rink in Union Square!
4. Take a trip down to Ghirardelli Square with your sweetheart for the best hot chocolate in town!
5. SF Zoo’s ‘Zoo Lights’ where you can sip hot apple cider and play with reindeer!
Happy Holidays for Taxi Magic San Francisco!
From an iconic Christmas tree to a pretty epic New Year’s celebration, New York City knows how to do the holidays right. We asked our NYC Community Manager and Brand Ambassadors what five sights get them in the spirit.
Top 5 Holiday Activities in New York City
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1. Union Square Holiday Market is a festive place to do some holiday shopping or just browse unique gifts.
With delicious treats like cider donuts, pretzels, and hot spiced wine, you also won’t leave hungry.
2. Taking a holiday stroll through the Old Seaport neighborhood will make you feel like you are in a European village.
Stop for a drink and warm up with some tasty tacos on Taco Tuesday at Cowgirl Seahorse or rent a pair of skates and take a spin on the South Street Seaport rink.
3. Avoid the crowds and cold and snuggle up with friends at the cozy West Village spot, Art Bar.
4. The Holiday Train Show at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is not your average train show.
Get ready to be amazed with over 100 miniature New York landmarks recreated with natural materials. Even real New Yorkers show up to this place.
5. Of course, no NYC holiday would be complete without a visit to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
This tree is pure holiday magic. It’s a New York City icon. Even after more than 75 years, this baby still brings in the crowds.
Happy Holidays from Taxi Magic NYC!
Don’t let taxi mishaps ruin Christmas! See how Taxi Magic can save the day in this poem from Community Managers, Mai and Cat.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town
Corporate parties were stirring, Santa Cons all around.
When out on the streets there arose such a clatter,
I sprang out of my seat to see what was the matter.
Two men on the breast of the new-fallen snow
were arguing who hailed the taxi below.
With the old taxi driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
“Don’t worry sweet children the taxis will come!
A Magical app is where they hail from.”
He took out his smartphone and gave me a wink,
With a tap of the app a taxi came quick!
The boys were merry, they exclaimed with pride:
“Taxi Magic saved Christmas now we all have a ride!”
Happy Holidays from Taxi Magic!
Recently one of our competitors earned a bit of controversy over a practice they call “surge pricing,” where customers pay up to 7X the standard rate for a ride. The attention given to these uber-expensive fare hikes has led a lot of our users to ask if Taxi Magic has plans to employ a similarly mysterious pricing scheme.
So, to clear up any confusion, here is Taxi Magic’s policy on surge pricing:
Taxi Magic does not surge prices. We do not charge you extra for a ride in bad weather or during an emergency. We won’t increase your fare on the weekend, during busy nights of the week or on popular holidays like New Year’s Eve. With Taxi Magic, you always know what you’re going to pay. No surprises.
Why, you ask?
Well, one reason we don’t surge our prices is because we simply can’t. By partnering with existing taxi drivers in more than 60 cities, Taxi Magic fares are locally regulated. This is the result of lessons learned over the more than 100 years taxis have been operating in the United States. These regulations are not a barrier to innovation, but are hard-won consumer protections that make taxis affordable and accessible to the masses. At the same time, pricing regulations create an even playing field that prevents drivers from undercutting each other, thus ensuring everyone’s ability to earn a living and provide for their families. It’s a win-win for drivers and the riding public.
We also don’t surge prices because that’s just not who we are. Taxi Magic is America’s taxi app. We work within the existing taxi industry to improve service nationwide and make all those taxis around you more efficient.
We believe that your hard-earned money is best spent living your life, not overpaying for a ride.
To hammer home our policy, we’re offering $15 off a Taxi Magic ride to new users who input the promo code “NOSURGE.” That $15 goes a long way when it applies to standard, legally-metered taxi fare. So get out there and support your taxi drivers – the local community institution that serves all riders.
We’re spreading our holiday cheer to the West Coast. Community Managers Blair and Avery have some great ideas for getting in the spirit in the City of Angels!
Top 5 Holiday Activities in LA
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1. If you’re in Los Angeles for the holidays and want to see a REALLY big Christmas tree, head to The Grove!
You’ll see Santa and his reindeer dashing through the sky as well! Don’t forget the bubbly snow to really get you in the spirit!
2. Head to Venice Beach to see the famous sign lit up in greens and reds as you overlook the Pacific Ocean!
3. Head to downtown Los Angeles’ Pershing Square for hot cocoa and ice skating!
Just because you’re in Southern California doesn’t mean you can’t hit the ice!
4. Sick of surfing during the holidays? Trade in your board for a pair of skates and hit the rink at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica!
5.Looking for some lights? Get to The Getty on Saturday nights if you want to see LA’s best light show!
Happy Holidays from Taxi Magic LA!