May the Force Be With Uber, Today in NYC…

Star Wars

Besides surge pricing, Uber is best known to me for their strange, fun and interesting random special offers that they have from time to time. (I’m thinking of  kitten delivery, Christmas Trees, air conditioners and they’ll even bring you lunch!)

I wouldn’t consider myself to be the biggest Uber fan. After first trying out Uber, I asked if someone could explain the big deal? After this ride in which I was overcharged, Uber refunded me $24.

After using the service a few more time, I’d say Uber, I get it, kind of… During a recent layover I decided to use Uber rather than rent a car. Then it happened again. After being overbilled 30 minutes, Uber refunded me.

I will say that Uber does help or at least in my case, when there are billing issues.

Now back to a fun Uber promo going on in NYC today, September 4.

Star Wars

If you like Star Wars, you’ll want to get in on this special Uber- Hot Wheels offer.

Force Friday is happening today and Uber & Hot Wheels is bringing a fleet of Stormtrooper cars to some lucky riders.

If you happen to be in Manhattan you can select the HOT WHEELS option in the Uber app. By selecting this option a “Dodge Charger modeled after a First Order Stormtrooper Car” might pick you up for a FREE Ride!

These lucky riders “will also receive an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Wheels Diecast Car“.

Enter Code: HOTWHEELSFF in the Uber app for a chance at a free ride.

You can also follow the Stormtrooper cars on social media with #HotWheelsForceFriday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

How it Works: (from Uber)

  1. Open the app, today, September 4, between 9am – 5pm in Manhattan (59th Street and below)
  2. TAP the Profile Icon on the left and select the PROMOTIONS menu option
  3. ENTER promo code HOTWHEELSFF to unlock the special “HOT WHEELS” option
  4. REQUEST the “HOT WHEELS” option on the bottom slider in your app starting at 9am today
  5. If a car is available, you’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride for FREE in a Stormtrooper car

Some Rules: (from Uber)

  • This promotion is only valid on trips requested through the HOT WHEELS option on Friday, September 4, between 9am – 5pm within Manhattan (59th Street and below)
  • Your trip fare will be absolutely free! (up to 30 minutes)
  • Stormtrooper riders will receive an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Wheels Diecast Car
  • Please note that demand will be extremely high and supply will be limited

While I wouldn’t claim to be much of a Star Wars fan, I have to say that this promo sounds pretty awesome! If I was in the city with Lucas today, I’d definitely try to get into one of these Stormtrooper cars. He’d also be thrilled to get one of the toy cars.

What do you think of this Uber- Hot Wheels- Star Wars promo?

Find out more from Uber here.

And if you happen to get a ride or a photo of one of the Stormtrooper cars, please let us know how it was or send us a photo!

FYI– If you don’t already have an Uber account, you can sign up with my link. You’ll get your first ride free, up to $20 and after you take your ride, I’ll also earn a free ride up to $20.

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