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Gryft offers $800 to get me back. Where can I find *short* rides?

Marco Solo

Well-Known Member
If I maintain a 90% AR and take 70 rides, Gryft will guarantee me $800 this week. That's nothing to sneeze at, but I am loathe to forego my usual Boober profits. So if I bite on this, I will have to do it after finishing my standard Boober shift each day.

OTOH, the rides don't have to be long ones. If I can garner 70 short rides that only total $3 each, Gryft will have to pay me the remaining $590--while I save on gas and time spent chasing Gryft pax.

I know rides from the Husky stadium light-rail station rarely go far. Any other places that typically produce only short rides?
 

Dammit Mazzacane

Well-Known Member
Cap Hill all day long

I did one of these guarantees and posted it as a list a while back. Maybe it is findable in the forum. “45 rides ” is the search input keyword.
 

Yooper

Well-Known Member
If I maintain a 90% AR and take 70 rides, Gryft will guarantee me $800 this week. If I can garner 70 short rides that only total $3 each, Gryft will have to pay me the remaining $590--while I save on gas and time spent chasing Gryft pax.
They sort of calculate it so that, if you can actually find X many rides, taking them lands you just short of Y guaranteed amount anyways.

Line is necessary, both X and Y rise each week you actually meet the target. Also how much would you have made not doing it?

It's a gamble; think you can beat the house?
 

hanging in there

Well-Known Member
If I maintain a 90% AR and take 70 rides, Gryft will guarantee me $800 this week. That's nothing to sneeze at, but I am loathe to forego my usual Boober profits. So if I bite on this, I will have to do it after finishing my standard Boober shift each day.

OTOH, the rides don't have to be long ones. If I can garner 70 short rides that only total $3 each, Gryft will have to pay me the remaining $590--while I save on gas and time spent chasing Gryft pax.

I know rides from the Husky stadium light-rail station rarely go far. Any other places that typically produce only short rides?
I gave up long ago trying for those type of Lyft guarantees. Regardless of how clever and calculating I try to be in order to knock out a maximum # of minimum rides Lyft always seems to beat me into submission in the end with their algorithm, undoubtedly dubbed “Long John Silver”. They lull me into a false sense of impeding victory for the first 50-75% of the required rides then BAMMO! Here come the never-ending torrent of long rides. The 90% rule is the key... no way out. In the end the actual bonus amount either entirely evaporates or it winds up being peanuts. One way or another they always seem to get their full pound of flesh.
 

Fabio the legend

Active Member
If I maintain a 90% AR and take 70 rides, Gryft will guarantee me $800 this week. That's nothing to sneeze at, but I am loathe to forego my usual Boober profits. So if I bite on this, I will have to do it after finishing my standard Boober shift each day.

OTOH, the rides don't have to be long ones. If I can garner 70 short rides that only total $3 each, Gryft will have to pay me the remaining $590--while I save on gas and time spent chasing Gryft pax.

I know rides from the Husky stadium light-rail station rarely go far. Any other places that typically produce only short rides?
The question is not where, but when.
 

mark_mark

Well-Known Member
U district. Lots of short rides, and believe it or not, UW students are usually nice pax. Not big on tips, but pleasant and generous with ratings.
yeah I agree, but dam do they take super short trips ... but overall they cool
 

Brunch

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My buddy drives X/Lyft... He keeps going for those $15 daily streak bonuses from 5 to 6pm, and getting 2 in a row and driving around 1 to 2 hrs waiting for the 3rd one. I can't get him to stop doing it.
Was that with Lyft or Uber? I've done those for Lyft, but haven't attempted on Uber yet.
 

signal11

Well-Known Member
I made Uber’s streak easy. Didn’t even realize that i was doing it till the little spinner thingy popped. That the last one was a Select ride was icing.
 

Martin Kodiak

Well-Known Member
I made Uber’s streak easy. Didn’t even realize that i was doing it till the little spinner thingy popped. That the last one was a Select ride was icing.
Yeah the Goober 3 streak is easily attainable. I often pull 3 of them if I can't escape DT at rush hour.
 

Dammit Mazzacane

Well-Known Member
They sort of calculate it so that, if you can actually find X many rides, taking them lands you just short of Y guaranteed amount anyways.

Line is necessary, both X and Y rise each week you actually meet the target. Also how much would you have made not doing it?

It's a gamble; think you can beat the house?
Excellent way to put it.
Doing the guarantee was a lot of taking everything. You can’t reject rides essentially.

My buddy drives X/Lyft... He keeps going for those $15 daily streak bonuses from 5 to 6pm, and getting 2 in a row and driving around 1 to 2 hrs waiting for the 3rd one. I can't get him to stop doing it.
Tell him he’s wasting gas pursuing the third ride.
 
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