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Rip Off! Passenger Charged $250 For 7 Minute Uber Ride

UberUber rides can be pricey. Last year, four minor league baseball players took a $683 ride to meet up with their team. And, the cost of the longest Uber ride ever also wasn’t cheap.

There have also been many cases of pricey rides where the passenger was literally taken for a ride!

A drunk passenger was taken on a $150 Uber ride. This woman passed out and was taken on a $293 ride. Continue reading Rip Off! Passenger Charged $250 For 7 Minute Uber Ride

Former Pro Baseball Player Lenny Dykstra Arrested For Incident In Uber

uberFormer Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra has had his share of trouble from drunk driving to spending time in prison for grand theft auto.

The 3X All-Star and World Series Champion (’86 Mets!) has now got himself into a lot of trouble due to a recent Uber ride. Continue reading Former Pro Baseball Player Lenny Dykstra Arrested For Incident In Uber

Uber Will Test Deliveries By Drone In One City

UberWhile we don’t use Uber frequently at home, the Michael W Travels family has been using the service more and more when traveling thanks to T-Mobile’s free international data.

Kim and I have used UberEats a few times but find it quite limited since you can only order from certain restaurants and only at limited times. Continue reading Uber Will Test Deliveries By Drone In One City

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?