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How To Save Money On Lime With A Lime Prime Subscription

Explore Lime Prime, a subscription service enhancing the Lime Scooter experience with benefits like no unlock fees and discounts, perfect for the regular urban commuter.

Key Takeaways

  • Lime Prime is a subscription service offering benefits for Lime’s electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds.
  • For $5.99 a month, Lime Prime members enjoy unlock fee waivers and a 25% discount.
  • Lime Prime works only within the country of purchase and cannot be used internationally.
  • Lime Prime users can sign up or cancel anytime via the Lime app’s dropdown menu.

What is Lime Prime?

Lime Prime, formerly Lime Pass, is a subscription service designed for regular users of Lime’s electric scooters and other vehicles, offering several benefits for a monthly fee.

It provides a longer reservation time of 30 minutes, waives unlock fees (or offers a 25% discount in cities without unlock fees), and aims to save members approximately $25 per month on unlock fees.

Additionally, Lime Prime supports environmental sustainability by planting a tree for every new sign-up during a certain period.

vector graphic showing an overview of the Lime Prime service

Lime Prime represents an evolution from Lime’s previous subscription model, Lime Pass, which varied in price by city and was more about waiving unlock fees without the added benefits of reservation times and environmental initiatives.

Personally, I like the Lime Prime model much more.

How Much Does Lime Prime Cost?

Lime Prime is a subscription service with a monthly fee of $5.99.

In addition to a flat monthly fee, Lime Prime members are also still eligible for promotions and day passes, which allows Lime Prime subscribers to stack their savings and enjoy the most perks for being a consistent rider.

Standard Lime pricing can include an unlock fee to access the vehicle and a fee per minute for the duration of every ride. Lime’s unlock fee is $1 and charges $.30 per mile.

It is worth noting that new users who have never purchased a Lime Pass are eligible for a one-month free trial of Lime Prime.

Even though rental charges for vehicles still apply, this is a great way to try the service to see if you like it.

Where Does Lime Prime Work?

Lime Prime benefits can be applied to any Lime electric scooter, bike, or moped in the fleet.

Lime Prime is limited to the Lime locations in the country where you originally purchased your subscription and cannot be transferred across country borders.

That means, if you have Lime Prime in the US, you can use it seamlessly in San Jose, Baltimore, and Tulsa.

However, if you wanted to take advantage of these convenient vehicles in Helsinki or Sydney, you would need to purchase a subscription that works within that particular country.

How to Sign up for Lime Prime

a screenshot of a Lime Prime signup screen on a mobile phone
a screenshot of a Lime Prime signup screen on a mobile phone
a screenshot of a Lime Prime signup screen on a mobile phone
  1. Open the Lime App: Launch it on your device.
  2. Access Menu: Tap the person icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Lime Prime: Find and click on “LimePrime” in the menu.
  4. Subscribe: Follow the on-screen prompts to start your subscription.

Note: Your subscription auto-renews, charging your default payment method. To cancel, check the app’s cancellation instructions.

How to Cancel Lime Prime

Lime Prime members can cancel at any time by following a similar procedure to signing up:

  1. Open the Lime App: Start the app on your device.
  2. Access Menu: Tap the person icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Find Lime Prime: Click on “Lime Prime” in the dropdown menu.
  4. Cancel Subscription: Follow the on-screen instructions to cancel your membership.

Note: You’ll retain Lime Prime benefits until the end of your billing cycle. Re-subscribe anytime without penalty.

It Lime Prime Worth It?

Lime Prime is particularly beneficial for frequent users, including daily commuters, as it offers savings on unlock fees and provides convenience through the ability to reserve vehicles ahead of time.

While I do like what Lime was going for here, I don’t really understand why somebody would want to continually rent a scooter when they can instead just purchase one for relatively cheap.

For example, you can pick up a reliable folding electric scooter for around $200. Just think: how many rentals would you need in order to hit this price? Not that many.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scooter service is the cheapest?

The cheapest scooter services are offered by Uber and Lyft, with a standard $1 unlocking fee and around $0.15 to $0.30 per minute riding cost.

Lyft tends to be slightly cheaper at $0.15 – $0.29 per minute, closely followed by Uber, Lime, and Bird with similar pricing structures.

Is Lime cheaper than Spin?

Lime is slightly cheaper than Spin, with per-minute rates of 15-29 cents compared to Spin’s 15-33 cents. While Spin offers a monthly service called Spin+ for $59, providing a personal scooter with unlimited swaps and support, it’s available in fewer locations than Lime’s equivalent service.

Does Bird offer a subscription service for their scooters?

Yes, Bird offers a subscription service similar to Spin+, providing a personal electric scooter for a month, including home delivery.

This service, available in select cities, is priced at $25/month, significantly cheaper than Spin+, and includes unlimited rides, a lock, charging hardware, and at-home delivery and pick-up.

1 thought on “How To Save Money On Lime With A Lime Prime Subscription”

  1. Good article! I have been a prolific Lime scooter and bike rider. Over a thousand rides, almost 800 miles. I also benefit from Lime’s half price program for those of us with really low incomes. I can not afford a car.

    I used LimePrime last year during the riding season, which in this northern climate is approximately mid March through October or so. So I cancelled LimePrime November 2021. Started riding a few weeks ago as bikes and scooters became available and the weather is not too cold or snowy. Tried to sign up for LimePrime, but the option is not on the “people” menu. One Lime customer support person said my account was associated with fraud and lack of payment, and that is completely untrue, which I told them. No response. I’ve been riding almost every day, several trips for the past 10 days, but’s it more expensive because I don’t have access to LimePrime.

    Just wondering if you’ve ever heard of such a problem, and how I can escalate this to get resolved.

    Thanks very much in advance for any info. you might have.

    Reply

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