Living in gorgeous So Cal it isn’t very often I need to go some place I can’t walk or ride a bike to. In fact, I’ve had my car for over a decade and it has yet to surpass 90,000 miles! But when I do need to travel by car, it’s usually to the airport as I’m heading out of town. In fact, I flew over 90,000 miles last year so as you can imagine, airport parking isn’t cheap and when you travel as much as I do, it really adds up! Living just minutes away from LAX, I prefer to take a taxi instead. But living in a residential neighborhood hidden off a main road, it just isn’t as easy to street hail a taxi as they make it seem in the movies. I usually just call the number thats stored in my phone and *hope* that someone actually arrives – and who knows when that might be. 

Taxi MagicScreen Shot 2014-06-22 at 8.14.06 PMTaxi Magic is a helpful phone app available on Android and iOS that makes ordering and using Taxi’s better, faster, more reliable, and more convenient. Taxi Magic launched in 2009—LA was among the first Magic cities—and they currently partner with several local fleets, including LA Yellow Cab.

With Taxi Magic I have access to more than 1,500 LA taxis in just a few taps of the finger—more than 46% of the city’s taxis!  With their newly improved service in LA, passengers are picked up 99.9% of the time and on your way in less than six minutes on average. Booking on the app is easy. I can enter my address, select from a map or choose one of their suggest locations. Then I can literally watch my taxi make its way towards me with real-time map updates and distance info. 

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One of the nice things about Taxi Magic is that I never have to exchange money or give my credit card to the driver. Instead I can put my  payment method on file in the app. When the ride is over, I just enter the amount on the meter plus the tip amount. Any Magic Credits I have are automatically deducted from the final total.  Then my receipt displays on the final screen and then I can rate my ride.  The driver receives instant verification of my payment.

taxi magic 2If you’d like to give Taxi Magic a try, they are offering my readers $15 off their first ride with code MomMagic14. You can get your code in 5 easy steps: 

  1. Open the Taxi Magic app
  2. Tap the gear symbol in the top right corner
  3. Tap “Promos and Credits” on the dropdown menu
  4. Enter your code and tap the “enter” key on your keyboard
  5. After you enter the code, the amount will appear on your “Promos and Credits” screen.

Plus all of their professional drivers are fully licensed, fully insured, know their way around the city and they all pass professional background checks.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Taxi Magic. I received a promotional code to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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25 comments

  1. What a useful idea because you’re right, airport fees add up fast for parking. We paid $50 for 5 days recently and I thought that was high!. And the coupon discount is a good one, thanks for sharing it.

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