Grab App: 2020 discount code – and review of cheap local taxis.
Grab is the Asian version of Uber or LYFT – and is equally as convenient and cheap. You aren’t required to register your bank details, meaning it can be used to simply book a taxi at short notice and at a time where you may only have access to wifi; like arriving at an airport, with your now-foreign sim inside your phone or via the free wifi. You can sync your bank or credit card details with the app and receive permanent discounts as a reward.
Downloading the app, even if you don’t intend to use it, also provides a useful tool for negotiating cheaper rates when haggling on the street. At the very least, it can stop you from getting ripped off too much as you now have a direct trusted comparison. (I accidently inputted the wrong address when sourcing a taxi from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai last week. The quote came up on my handset as 900 Thai baht, whereas a guy on the street had quoted 3000. When he glanced at my screen he dropped the price to 2000. It was only when I was sat in a restaurant that evening that I realized the end destination where I had placed the pin was actually around the half way point between the two cities)
If you don’t like to click on links, head to your app store now, download and quote: GRABGLOBALAMIGO. This will ensure you get money off a Grab taxi in future. Don’t wait til you’re drunk in Bangkok at 4am. If you have wifi now, download it now – It may well be a life saver…
Nb. For every three people who sign up, I earn enough commission to collect a pal from BKK airport for free! (You can earn similar rewards once you’ve signed up too)
*Grab App warning: Only request your taxi when you are definitely ready to be picked up. It’s a very popular app – there could be one a few minutes away from you right now!*