Arrive in style with £20 worth of free chauffeured travel with Uber. Use promo code UBERTIKI when you sign up for this free app and you’ll receive £20 worth of credit.
Uber is an on-demand car service that allows everyone to have a private driver experience through iPhone, SMS, and web based requests. It’s a Bay area techie start up that after making a big splash in San Francisco, New York, a bunch of other North American cities and even Paris has now come to London.
Uber’s drivers are all professionally licensed chauffeurs with their own well kept cars (expect a sleek Merc, Jag or Beemer). They wear suits, make the effort to open the doors for you, and give you a bottle of water and probably something to read like the day’s papers or some recently published magazines. They’ll even take a photo for you if you ask (see above). So what if they’re not the greatest photographers?
Anyway, sounds nice, right? But maybe a bit too pricey?
Booking through Uber, the rate for your ride is about the same as it would be for a London Black Cab. At yesterday’s blogger and media launch, CEO Travis Kalanick put it this way, “Black Cab prices for S class cars.”
I used the service a few times during Uber’s soft launch here in London, and I loved it. My drivers were friendly, safe and knew the streets well. It was much more comfortable and convenient and way cleaner than I’m accustomed to when getting a car in this town.
Now there’s a chance for you to give this handy app a spin too – with a generous discount.
Use promo code UBERTIKI when you sign up for Uber (don’t worry, it’s free) and you’ll receive £20 worth of credit. So if your first ride is 20 quid or under, it’ll be a freebie!
iPhone users, search “uber” in the App Store on your phone. Got another kind of mobile? No worries. Just visit m.uber.com to get the app.
Some Uber details worth mentioning:
- There is a minimum spend of £14 for any Uber ride in London;
- The service is starting off in Central London only. For the time being, Uber’s focus is Zone 1, but they are picking up in Zone 2 as well;
- The average wait for a ride is about 12 minutes.
Photo taken by a blurry eyed me appreciative to have a friendly driver picking me up after a recent fun night out on the town.