(Updated. $20 referral credit extended indefinitely. Code stacking may have been disallowed. UberX also announced price cuts in 36 cities, making them 25% cheaper than taxis in many instances.)
Uber is a service that allows you to summon a ride via a private car or taxi using just your smartphone. All payment including tip is put on your credit card via the smartphone app, making it a cashless transaction. Your smartphone knows where you are, so you can tell how far away the nearest car is as well as estimate your total fare ahead of time. There are a few different flavors (from cheapest to most expensive): UberX, UberTAXI, UberBLACK (black town car), UberSUV, UberLUX.
Right now new users can get
stack a few promotions to get $45 in free ride credit plus 20% off a single ride.
- Free $20 credit by signing up for a new account using this invite link: https://uber.com/invite/uberMYMONEYBLOG. This is double the usual offer for a limited time, and contains my personal referral code uberMYMONEYBLOG for which I’ll get $20 in credit after your first ride.
- Next, log in to your account at Uber.com and click on the “Promotions” link on the top-right menu.
Type in the promotional code HIPMUNK and that should get you $25 off your first ride. Valid for all Uber flavors except taxi. Must be used by May 1st, 2014.You can still try, but I am told Uber has stopped allowing multiple codes on accounts.
- Expired –
Use the code UBERTPG20 for 20% off any one trip that you take by January 13th. This last one is even good for existing users.