$20 Uber New Member Referral Bonus

Link: Uber $20 New Member Bonus

Uber has become my “go to” service for ground transportation, and I use them almost everywhere I travel. For those of you not familiar with Uber, they’re an on demand car service whereby you use their app to request a car, and one will show up (usually) within minutes. They can see your location and you can see their location. Best of all there’s no cash with the transaction, and you’re automatically charged through Uber based on the credit card you have on file (be sure to link your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to earn double points). Tip is even included in what you’re charged.

They also have a couple of different services, including Uber Black, which is a black car service, and UberX, which is often cheaper than a taxi. Anyway, I think one of the things that makes Uber so great is that you can provide instant feedback, whereby when you’re done with your ride you rate your driver between one and five stars (and for that matter, they rate you as well, something a lot of people don’t realize). It really is amazing how much better service is when there’s an instant feedback loop.

Anyway, Uber ordinarily offers a $10 referral credit, whereby if you refer a new member both the person referring and the person being referred get a $10 credit. To kick off the new year Uber has doubled that referral bonus through January 20, 2014, and now both the person referring and the person being referred get a $20 credit. So if you’re an Uber member start referring your friends, and if you’re not yet an Uber member be sure to sign up. You can sign up using my referral link (I’m of course very appreciative of your support), or feel free to post your referral link in the comments section below and someone can use that.


On top of that, Groupon is selling $25 of Uber credit for $5, though this is valid for new members only. The terms on that read as follows:

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 redemption code per Uber account. Online registration required. New clients only. May redeem across rides. Valid only within select service area. Cannot be combined with any other new Uber rider offer. Valid towards UberX, UberTaxi, UberBlack, and UberSUV. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. See the rules that apply to all deals.

Anyway, lots of value to be had here if you’re not yet an Uber member!

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  1. I notice the Groupon link goes to the Boston Groupon page and that the T&C says that the credit is only valid “within select service area.” Can I get the groupon and then use it in California or Chicago even though it’s a Boston promo?

  2. Here’s how to get $40 (instead of $20) with your new Uber account.

    1) Go to Uber to sign-up via https://uber.com/invite/ubercheer20

    2) After completing the sign-up process, this should give you an active account with $20 free credit.

    3) Once logged in, go to https://clients.uber.com/#!/promotions and add promo code KALEB in the promotion code area for an additional $20 promotional credit. You can also click on “Promotions” via your account to add this promo.

    –> Details for Promotion Code ” KALEB ” :

    Description: Kaleb hooked you up with a free UberBLACK or uberX ride up to $20 for new Uber users (Valid in US only)

    Starts 08/8/13 10:49:48 AM PDT

    Expires 08/8/15 10:49:50 AM PDT

    The main thing is that you have to sign up via the $20 link to get the initial $20 THEN add the $20 promo code you see above into your account right away – otherwise Uber will no longer consider you a “new customer”.

    Note: Promotional codes do not increase your account balance, however they will show up under Promotions in the “active promotions” area and will be automatically applied to an eligible ride.

    Following these steps will give you up to a $40 ride for free in a uberX or UberBLACK sedan.

  3. @Daniel P: Yes, the Boston groupon redemption code works anywhere in the U.S. It is a $25 credit added to your uber account. But, first sign up using one of the referral links (mine is https://uber.com/invite/uberc2d) and THEN enter the groupon redemption code within your new uber account under Promotions (i.e. do not use the sign up link in your groupon voucher to sign up for the uber account). This way you can get $45 credit for $5.

  4. Uber vs. Taxi Magic:
    I’ve done a search over in FT to no avail. Can anyone here give me a comparison of Uber to Taxi Magic? I’ve used the latter for several years now with no hiccups – flawless service, but reading Lucky’s post, I’m exploring Uber.

    I always thought of Uber as being purely town car service, (and since I travel mostly for work, in most cities taxis are still cheaper) so have never thought it useful.

    Any info appreciated!

  5. Get $20 credit towards your first ride. Simply enter i81wg into the promotions section of the UBER app. Enjoy!

  6. Seriously! I use it all the time, best car service ever…
    Use the promo code “RL9PA” and get $20 off your 1st ride! uber.com/invite/rl9pa

  7. UBER DOES NOT INCLUDE TIPS. Uber drivers provide a service as do waiters, hair stylists, valets, etc.
    Please provide a CASH tip for a driver that Ubers you TIMELY, SAFELY & AMICABLY. Thank you!

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