Uber has been all the rage for many that want the convenience of requesting a ride by doing little more than a few swipes on their cell phone.
Through their app, you can request a car and pay for it. No waiting on lines at the airport or on hold when calling. You won’t even reach into your pocket to pay for the ride since that too is done through the app.
While I’m not a frequent user of Uber, (to date we’ve used it two times) I’ve had mixed feelings about the service.
During our first experience, I left wondering what the big deal was. We did use it again last month and I did see more value in the service (along with saving $10 through Amex Sync).
One of my big problems with the app is not knowing what the cost of the ride is until it is over and the receipt is e-mailed to us. In one of my most recent posts about Uber Surge Pricing, Grace commented that an Uber meter could be downloaded. I haven’t downloaded the app yet or used Uber since my last ride but I’d love to hear if the meter really does give an accurate price reading.
One of my big problems with Uber during my first ride was the cost. The fare went way over the estimated price range I was given. I filled out a survey sent out by Uber. I was then really impressed by the amazingly fast customer service. After looking into my fare, Uber refunded me $24.
Considering that cost is a big reason for concern with Uber, getting free money for a ride can really help with that issue.
If you sign up for Uber using my referral code, you’ll receive a $30 credit to use towards your first ride! (After you take your ride, I will then receive a $30 credit for a future ride.)
The $30 free ride offer is ending soon and will drop to $20 on November 24. This means your ride must be taken by 11:59 PM on November 23, 2014.
If you’d like to sign up for Uber & get $30 towards your first ride, you can do so here. (Thanks in advance for using my sign up code!)
For those of you that are fans of Uber, let us know your favorite things about the service.