For those of my loyal readers who live in cities serviced by Uber, you might know how seamless and easy an experience it is compared to using normal taxis. Or maybe you’ve heard from friends and families. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but I signed up through a friend’s referral link which gave me $15 of free credit, so my wife and I Uber-ed for a date night, and we loved the experience! We don’t use it all the time, because that would be cost prohibitive (and I’m a big biker), but we do for special occasions. And it make those occasions seem more special and painless than getting a regular cab. Everything is handled in the cloud and on your phone – you don’t need to get your wallet out, tip is included, you get in the car, tell them where to go, and get out at the end. And every driver we’ve had has been incredibly gracious (which is a rarity in Philly!).
For a limited time, FOR NEW USERS ONLY, use my referral link, or anyone’s that is a member of Uber, to get $20 free credit, until Jan 31st (it’s $10 after that time). As a disclosure, I also get $20 for everyone who signs up, so it’s win-win. Also, for a limited time and for first-time users only, use this link to buy an Uber Groupon, paying $5 for $25 credit. It’s through Boston’s page, but can be used anywhere Uber operates. Below is a list of cities in the US in which Uber operates:
And this link shows the 25 other countries where Uber operates. If you’re stationed in Germany, Italy, South Korea, Qatar, UAE, Japan, and a couple others, you might just be in luck!
Bottom line, using these two links will yield you $45 of Uber credit for only $5. Act quickly though, as the referral link is only valid until Jan 31st, and the Groupon might be gone sooner!
For those of you upset at the first-time users requirement, I tried the Groupon and it worked for me even though I am not a first-time user.