Go buy Metrocards! Tomorrow, December 30, the MTA fare hikes go into effect.
Second Ave Sagas has a good wrap up of the changes:
The 30-day card will cost $104 and the seven-day card $29. The 14- and one-day cards will go the way of the dodo, and the pay-per-ride discount will drop to seven percent on purchases above $10. Talk about bad timing.
Today, then, is the last day to stock up on pre-hike cards. For pay-per-ride cards, the sky is the limit. Put as much as you can on as many pay-per-ride cards as you’d like to enjoy cheaper rates.
If you pay-per-ride, you should go and fill up your card today so that you can enjoy the better bonuses. If you use unlimiteds, be aware that there are sunset dates after which you can no longer use them, even if you still have time on the card. Second Ave Sagas has a chart for that.