While some of you may still be recovering from Halloween, planning your Thanksgiving or preparing for finals, it's time to start thinking about your holiday shopping. Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles during the holiday season knows that instead of turning into a winter wonderland, L.A. becomes one giant inferno of bad driving, no parking spots and huge crowds, especially at the famous Grove and Americana shopping centers. The motto: The earlier you get your holiday shopping done, the better.
But if you're a car-less college student, getting to these tourist-heaving destinations during the holidays is a complicated mission.
This year, Uber is partnering with Caruso Affiliated (which owns The Grove and The Americana) to help you out with your holiday shopping. Starting from Black Friday, Nov. 28 and running until Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Uber will be offering free rides to people going to The Grove or The Americana.
Oh, but here's the catch: You have to spend $450 or more at the properties' stores (via LA Weekly). If you spend that much, you'll get a free round trip ride.
Obviously, if you're not planning on spending that much money, this offer is useless to you. But if you have pricier items on your shopping list (like a $299 iPhone 6 Plus, this $88 Michael Kors clutch and these $130 shoes from Nike), you might want to download the app and take advantage of this service.