Uber is an extremely popular ride-sharing service that allows customers to simply download the Uber app and place a request for a ride. Operating in more than 600 cities around the world, Uber boasts a safe, simple and affordable way to get around. Plus, they have expanded their offerings to include an array of options, from luxury cars to vehicles with more seating. Finally, Uber also offers food delivery services through their UberEATS program.
Uber Discount Tips
Whether you’re opting for an UberX, UberXL or even an UberBlack, there are a variety of ways to save on your next ride. Uber rates are typically reasonable from the start, but taking advantage of new user discounts and even credits or free Uber rides for existing users could save you big.
How to Use Uber Coupons
Note that Uber promo codes are only for new users.
Fill out your new user email and profile information and then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Enter your Uber promo code in the box marked “Promotion Code.”
Click the “Create Account” button and you will be able to use your account credit.
How to Save With Uber
Always use Uber coupon codes when you first sign up for an account since you won’t find Uber coupons for existing users. Typically, these coupons offer $10 off your first ride.
Use your Capital One Quicksilver card to pay for Uber rides. The two companies have joined up to offer bonuses to their users, such as $15 in Uber credits when you pay for nine rides with your Quicksilver card.
Opt for UberPOOL to split the costs amongst a few people. Just share your UberX ride and driver with other people going in the same direction and you’ll be charged a cheaper rate than normal.
Take advantage of the Uber Split Fare feature, which allows you to share an Uber with friends and have each rider pay a portion of the fare.
Earn free Uber rides when you refer a friend and they sign up for the service. Your friend will also earn a free ride from your referral.
Watch out for Uber Surge charges. If you’re being picked up in a high-demand area, your fare may be charged by a multiplier of some sort. You’ll be made aware of this when you request a car and can choose to accept or not accept the rate. If you choose not to accept the rate, you can click on the option to be notified when Surge charges have ended for your location.
How Does Uber Work?
Once you have downloaded the Uber app, select a ride option to see wait times and price.
Enter your location and request a pickup.
Look for your driver’s information in the app to help you get in the correct car.
Enter your destination into the app anytime before or during your trip.
Exit the car once you have arrived and your fare will be calculated and charged automatically to the payment method on file with your account.
Rate your drive on a scale of 1 to 5 once you have finished your trip. Your driver will also give you a rating.
What Is UberBLACK?
UberBLACK is basically the upscale Uber. When you request an UberBLACK, you’ll get a stylish vehicle driven by a professional driver. This service is geared toward those going to business meetings, on dates or anywhere you need to impress. You also have the option to request an UberSUV, which is the six-person version of UberBLACK.
Since tips cannot be added via the Uber app, riders are free to tip their drivers in cash. While Uber officially states that tips are not required, recent changes in policy mean that drivers are free to solicit tips, often through signage in their car. This means that while tipping may not be necessary, it’s possible that not tipping your Uber driver may result in the driver giving you a bad rating.