I absolutely love using Uber whenever possible. Why is it the best ridesharing service on Earth? Well, Uber gave me $20 worth of free ride credit just to sign up which was pretty generous of them. I first used them in New York City two years ago when I saw that I had $20 worth of credit on the Uber app. I took a black car and rode it from Canal St to my hotel in midtown Manhattan. At first, I was amazed to see all the little black cars on my iPhone screen move. Then, I saw the Uber pop up with a picture of an Arab man in a turbine. I was like, this is a wicked cool app! I saw the moving black car going towards my GPS location and it was the same guy as pictured on my screen. I got my $20 credits worth and had a little bit left over, where I never used the app again until recently.
Well, why didn’t I continue using Uber until this year? It’s pretty expensive and I’m more of a subway and bus kind of guy. Yes, call me cheap all you want. I’m trying to avoid taxis at all this year if at all possible. Yes, I only used Uber because of the initial $20 sign up credit.
I was at a bar in San Diego two weeks ago and my friend and I were talking about Uber and ridesharing services. I asked her if she had signed up for the program and she said no. I told her, “OMG, you should totally sign up for it”. In my mind, I was like yes, I am going to get that $20 referral credit when she signs up and use it. I told her that she gets $20 for signing up with my code and she happily obliged. After a long night of debauchery, we were totally inebriated and I told her to use the Uber app to take us back to the hotel which was less than a mile away. It only took me 15 minutes to walk to the bar from the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown San Diego.
From what I can recall on that short trip was the driver handing me a bottle of water. I was like, “This is freakin’ amazing!” Free bottled water after a night of boozing.
I pocketed another $20 in Uber credits plus my leftover sign up credit from two years ago. If you guys want to help me ride Uber for free, sign up for Uber using my referral code: ewcvn . http://uber.com/invite/ewcvn You’ll get $20 and I’ll get $20 worth of credits. I will not pay a single dime for Uber since I think it’s a complete rip-off, but this is why I think Uber is the best ridesharing service on Earth.