UPDATE: The HIPMUNK code may be maxed out and no longer working (but it doesn’t hurt to try it anyway). The $20 sign-up credit should still work.
I mentioned the free Lyft credit on Monday, and today there’s one from their competitor. Having been around longer, Uber’s coverage is wider than Lyft’s and currently spans 32 countries – see their service areas here.
Uber offers a variety of vehicle options including uberBLACK (classic sedan), uberX (more mid-range cars), uberSUV, and even uberMoto (Paris only).
As with Lyft, requesting a ride and paying can be done through the app. No need to try and hail a cab from the curb or wait in a long taxi line at the airport.
New users can get a total of $45 in credits through the following steps:
- Sign up (here’s my referral link). This should give you a $20 credit.
- Log in to your account, go the “promotions” page, and enter promotion code HIPMUNK. This will give you an additional $25 credit. (The latter credit expires May 1, 2014.)
Since most taxis gross me out, I use these services for getting between airports and hotels. But I’m sure they’re just as useful for getting around town at home without having to drive (and pay for parking).