Lyft's $299 All-Access service is available across the US


Enlarge Image As with everything in life make sure you read all the fine print before signing up. Sarah Tew CNET

A 5 percent discount applies to any rides beyond the included 30, but unused ones don't carry over to the next month.

The 30 rides are dolled out on a monthly basis. You would then save $15 on each of the 10 remaining rides of the 30 that the subscription gets you.

Lyft's subscription plan provides riders with 30 rides of up to $15 each for a $299 a month fee.

"This is the first step toward delivering on our goal of making auto ownership optional, and we're constantly looking for more ways to provide passengers with the easiest, most convenient options possible", the company said in a blog post explaining the service. If a ride exceeds the $15 limit, then the passenger pays only the difference. The company estimates that monthly subscribers will pay roughly 59 percent less than if they owned a auto.

"When you spend less time driving (and parking), you have more freedom - and more savings", says Lyft on its blog.

That last point is especially salient, as this service is probably only worthwhile if you plan on taking Lyft rides about as frequently as you would drive your vehicle around wherever you live.

The plan applies to all ride types, including Lyft XL offering room for up to six passengers, Lyft Lux for high-end cars, Lux Black for "an ultra-high-end black auto piloted by a top driver", and Lux Black XL for a luxury SUV with room for six.

Essentially, this is a service for people who use ride-sharing apps often for commutes and whatnot. You can cancel anytime as well.

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