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phpgwIw1uAM.jpgIt's New Year's Eve, which means nothing is going to be cheap, and getting back home from wherever you are going will be more challenging than usual. Will you choose to have your soul crushed and patience tried as your buzz wears off on the subway ride home, or will you choose to open your bank account to Uber after failing to find a cab?

The answer is clearly "stay home" (or within walking distance from home). However, Uber suggests you can also just stay wherever you are from 12:30 to 2:30 a.m. (bring a fun flask), when they expect to be ringing up their highest fares.

In an email blast the company sent out this morning, they declare:

"Busy nights require surge pricing to get enough cars on the road... on New Year's Eve everyone is looking for rides at exactly the same times. We expect the highest fares between 12:30 and 2:30 a.m. For the most affordable rides, request right when the ball drops at midnight or wait until later for prices to return to normal."

They've also supplied this handy chart—go green or go home broke:

Early dinner and home early, perfect! (Uber)