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Your New Year's Eve

Drive Guide

This New Year’s Eve, we want to make sure you’re ready to take advantage of extra big earnings. Read our tips below to maximize your earnings and minimize your stress on the big night.

Highest earnings between 12am and 3am

NYE falls on a Saturday this year, and we expect demand to be way higher than normal weekend demand. Last New Year's Eve, partners earned on average $35 per hour,* and we’re expecting this year to be huge as well!

Requests are expected to begin to pick up around 5pm and reach a small peak around 9pm. The big peak in requests hits as soon as the ball drops, immediately following midnight.

Pro tips from partners like you

Mide says

"People are celebrating and having a good time, so keep the conversation light and funny."

Tom says

"Know your surroundings and make sure you drop off riders in safe areas. It's the little things you do for people that they appreciate."

Paul says

"Always ask your rider to confirm the address where they’re going."

Demand highest in Downtown and South Side

Before midnight, requests are expected to be highest in the Downtown, Strip, Southside, and Shadyside neighborhoods, beginning around 5pm.

After midnight, requests are expected to peak immediately after the ball drops at 12:00 am in the North Shore, Downtown, Strip and Southside neighborhoods. Above average ride requests are expected to continue until around 3am.

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New Year’s Eve is a big night and we want to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. For any questions or concerns, contact our in-app help or go to

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