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Uber Driver Gets An Assist In Drug Bust

Uber driverThere’s been many stories about Uber drivers making the news for negative reasons.

Uber drivers have:

One Uber driver made the news for helping with a drug bust. Continue reading Uber Driver Gets An Assist In Drug Bust

50% OFF Uber Rides This Week- Targeted

Uber Around one month back I shared an offer to get 50% off on Uber rides. To make the offer even better, some of us can get 5X points on Uber rides.

It’s amazing that Uber still offers these kinds of promos considering they lost $1.5 billion in the third quarter, according to Skift.

I recently received another offer from Uber to get 50% off on Uber rides for one week. Continue reading 50% OFF Uber Rides This Week- Targeted

Earn 5X Miles and Points For Your Uber Rides

uberMany of us take an extra step before making a purchase by picking up gift cards at office supply stores like Staples to earn 5X miles and points.

Since the Chase Ink card earns 5X points at office supply stores, I purchase gift cards for gas (Shell & BP), Amazon.com and Whole Foods. There are also a few other gift cards that I purchase from time to time. Continue reading Earn 5X Miles and Points For Your Uber Rides

Did You Know That There’s An Iranian Version of Uber?

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Uber is a great way to hail a ride from your mobile device. Kim, Lucas and I have used the app in various countries (as long as we have a WiFi connection).

There’s one country where Uber doesn’t operate- Iran.

CNN writes that, with Uber locked out of the Iran for the foreseeable future due to U.S. sanctions, a startup called Snapp is looking to be a big player among ride-hailing apps. Continue reading Did You Know That There’s An Iranian Version of Uber?

Baseball Players Take $683 Uber Ride To Game

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Four Seattle Mariners minor league players didn’t want to wake up early for their team’s road trip to New Mexico. Rather than get up at 3:00am, they planned to catch a flight with American Airlines.

When the flight didn’t work out, they decided to take an extremely pricey Uber ride to meet up with their team.  Continue reading Baseball Players Take $683 Uber Ride To Game

Just Awful, Teen Kills Uber Driver

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Driving a taxi can be a very dangerous job. For that reason, most taxis have a plexiglass partition between the front and back seat.

If you look at most taxis, they also usually have a small video camera near the rear-view mirror. I assume that they record the rides now but I’m pretty sure they used to just take still images every few seconds (or something like that).

I came across a really sad story about an Uber driver killed by his teen passenger. Continue reading Just Awful, Teen Kills Uber Driver

Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber

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Uber changed the game in a big way for those who are looking for a potentially better option than a traditional taxi.

The company offers competitive prices but has had some trouble recently. For instance, an executive stepped down due to sexual contact with an employeeCEO Travis Kalanick was also caught on camera verbally abusing a driver.

So how did one passenger get a lifetime ban? Continue reading Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber