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Who else uses Uber? Right now, Uber has promo code UBERADL16 available, which is good for $20 off a single ride. Uber hardly ever offers promo codes for existing members, so be sure to add this to your account right away! You can add it now and use it up until Dec 31, 2016.
You can enter in the promo code by tapping on the top left menu icon, and then choosing “Promotions”.
If you do not have an Uber account, you can register here for free. When you register, be sure to use my invite code UBERNICKSAL to receive an initial free ride, up to $20 value. Then, you can also enter promo code UBERADL16 to receive another free ride, up to $20 value.
For those of you who have not heard of Uber, Uber is essentially synonymous with taxis. The Android, iOS and Windows Phone app connects riders with drivers using their phone’s GPS capabilities, letting both parties know one another’s location and removing the question of when the ride will actually arrive. In addition, the tech company also processes all payments involved, charging the passenger’s credit card, taking a cut for itself (which ranges from 5% to 20%), and direct depositing the remaining money into the driver’s account, all in the background and completely cashless.
Depending on availability, Uber also offers several different levels of service. The service’s lowest-cost option, UberX, runs in everyday cars like the Toyota Prius. Uber Black is the company’s original service, costing a bit more but running in high-end town cars with professional drivers. Uber SUV is precisely what it sounds like, charging a premium for a larger vehicle. Uber LUX is the top-of-the-line option, operating in posh rides like Porsche Panameras and BMW 7 series sedans.