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[NSW] Free $50 Cab Rides to Vaccination Appointments @ Cabcharge

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Australian business Cabcharge will offer $50 vouchers for residents in NSW to travel to and from their Covid-19 vaccination appointment, joining other businesses offering initiatives to help get the country vaccinated.

Cabcharge boss Cyrus Asher said he wanted to offer a safe way for people to travel to their appointment, and avoid the highly-transmissible Delta variant of the virus.

“Many people are wary of public transport because of the speedy transmission of the Delta virus,” Mr Asher told Sky News.

“And helping people to a vaccination hub is a thoughtful gesture when people have lost their jobs or are experiencing financial stress.”

The vouchers will be made available to anyone in the state, Mr Asher said, in the hopes to help NSW reach the 70 per cent fully vaccinated rate needed to open up.

The giveaway – launched on Thursday – will see up to $200,000 worth of free taxi rides provided to people going to either their first or second dose bookings.

“It could be a frontline worker, a hairdresser desperate to get back to work, residents with special travel needs — we want to ensure no one is left behind for a safe and reliable ride to the vaccination appointment,” Mr Asher said.

“We want to aid the vaccination initiative across the state and hope other businesses can support this initiative as well.”

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/coronavirus...

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Comments

  • +14 votes

    Wow!
    I'm sure this will really help quite a lot of people.
    Although I personally feel the the fact the Giveaway is only open to NSW residents over the age of 18 years is excluding one of the groups who'd probably need transport the most: the under 18s.

    There's probably a couple of legal things though that require that.

    • +11 votes

      I would suspect that most under 18’s may have a parent accompany them. Nothing to stop the parent getting the voucher.

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      It's always the new users to get discounts. What about the existing ones.

    • +1 vote

      Cyrus Asher, what a legend!

    • -12 votes

      … and the government's brainwashing of the masses is complete. (And that, after they spent the first 12 months saying the exact opposite.)

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    What if you get COVID riding a cab?

  • +2 votes

    Okay, normally I hate 'what-about-me-ism'

    But

    WHAT ABOUT ME!!!

    weird it's NSW only

    • +4 votes

      Possibly reimbursed by Glad Bags Bin Chicken.

      • -1 vote

        some how sounds like NSW premier (Glad-y Bags-Bin-Chicken)….LoL

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I don't know why Vic is excluded, given NSW caused the problems in Melbourne.

  • +4 votes

    I'm gonna take the 5th jab just so I could use this voucher

    • +7 votes

      …hope they provide cushions for the ride home…

      • +3 votes

        I'm talking about getting vaccinated not going to a gay orgy.

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          Ah ok
          Thanks for clarifying
          DNA ..RNA ..liquid protein injection via a small prick..understand how you could get confused 🤣😜

      • +1 vote

        Free caskets.

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          haha!

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          wine caskets??? that makes this deal even better.

  • +11 votes

    I am capable of driving myself and my wife to the vaccination appointment therefore we will not claim this voucher. It's a good gesture by Cabcharge and I hope it goes to people who actually need it the most.

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    Sounds like a good initiative. They should do similar with public transport.

  • +3 votes

    Put the vaccination clinic in a strip club and we have a deal

    • +10 votes

      Username checks out

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    Free transport, Yay…. thanks scomo.

  • +3 votes

    Why does Cabcharge they need to know if you are EMPLOYED & ask for your company details???
    It's on here:

    http://www.cabcharge.com.au/voucher

    It's none of their business!

    I hate how they businesses always ask irrelevant questions and I will always lie about about this.

    • +1 vote

      Just put "no"
      How hard is that mate

    • +2 votes

      The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the
      Giveaway and provide any goods or services requested and may, for
      those purposes, disclose such information to third parties, including but
      not limited to, affiliates, Gift suppliers or regulatory authorities and for
      any purpose to which the individual has previously consented,
      including but not limited to, future promotional, marketing and publicity
      purposes.

      TLDR; Read the text in bold.

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        Exactly my point.

        NEVER give any business the correct details to your Employer.

        They're abuse the hell out of it!

  • +1 vote

    Do they have cabs with baby seats?

  • +1 vote

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9959811/Israel-plan...

    https://nypost.com/2021/05/28/fauci-once-argued-viral-experi...
    https://theintercept.com/2021/09/06/new-details-emerge-about...

    https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/...

    The world’s billionaires have seen their wealth surge by over $5.5 trillion since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, a gain of over 68 percent. The world’s 2,690 global billionaires saw their combined wealth rise from $8 trillion on March 20, 2020 to $13.5 trillion as of July 31, 2021, drawing on data from Forbes.

    • +5 votes

      What does that gotta do with this deal?

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        It's a troll

      • +2 votes

        michaelTito 3 hours 26 min ago

        I'm gonna take the 5th jab just so I could use this voucher
        Your comment about the 5th jab reminded me about Israel getting ready for the 4th jab and some other interesting links came from there.

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9959811/Israel-plan...

        Israel is set to begin preparations to administer fourth doses of the coronavirus vaccines as the country deals with soaring cases despite its trail-blazing roll-out of jabs.

        The country's national coronavirus czar Salman Zarka said the country needs to prepare for a fourth injection, which could be modified to better protect against new variants of the virus.

        'Given that that the virus is here and will continue to be here, we also need to prepare for a fourth injection,' he told Kan public radio.

        'This is our life from now on, in waves.'

        'Thinking about this and the waning of the vaccines and the antibodies, it seems every few months — it could be once a year or five or six months — we'll need another shot.'

        • +1 vote

          Sad

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          So you're telling me they figured out a way to slow down the virus with new research? Isn't that a good thing?

  • +1 vote

    Brett Sutton Victoria's Chief Health Officer in 2020.

    "We're not going to see, you know, 300s and 400s [new COVID-19 cases] again in Victoria, not under my watch at least."

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    Damn if only i saw this today…

    Second jab hurts a hell lot more for some reason.

  • +2 votes

    Does this work in all cabs? Do I just flash the voucher at the end of the ride?

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      Yeh confusing

    • +1 vote

      HOW TO PAY WITH YOUR PASS

      1. Let your driver know that you’ll be paying with Cabcharge.

      2. At the end of the trip, select your Cabcharge Digital Pass in your Apple Wallet.

      3. Hold your device near reader.
        Use Touch ID, Face ID or enter your passcode to authorise payment.

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      Interested to know too and whether you have to book in advance

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    pfft, used to be free train rides when I was a kid in Germany.

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    Didn't know that Apple Wallet NFC worked for things that aren't Visa/MasterCard/AMEX etc.

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      Everyday Rewards from Woolworths also uses NFC :)

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    Anyone know if the 24 hour turnaround includes the weekend days? (Whether or not it will be available before Monday will influence my weekend schedule).

    Already reached out to them to confirm this, but of course it will be moot if they don't operate on weekends and don't reply till Monday, haha. Will update this comment if I do find out

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      Turns out it ended up in spam texts and was actually already processed same day, for anyone wondering.

      • -1 vote

        Thanks for your update. Looks like that they take our details and not really doing anything as they advertised.

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        I also wasn't able to end up using the coupon - it was for rides up to $50, but there was no option even though I wanted to, to book a ride over $50 to the vaccination, use the coupon, and pay the difference.

        In the end, getting to a location that would bring the cost below $50 + the cab time itself was more than just taking public transport there…