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New Uber Black Features, Including “Quiet Mode”

Uber has just announced some improvements to their Uber Black experience, which I guess is their push to encourage more people to use Uber's premium ride sharing option. Most people use UberX, though aside from the cars there's not much differentiation…

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Lyft

Earn Hilton Points For Lyft Rides

It’s always great to see when ride sharing apps develop relationships with other travel providers. It’s a natural connection, given that frequent travelers probably use ride sharing apps more than the average person. The latest such partnership has just…

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Uber Watermark

Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides

Many of us rely on ridesharing services to get around. It's pretty crazy to think how much the "sharing" economy has changed our behavior, both when at home and when traveling. While Uber has had its fair share of issues the past couple of years, it…

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Uber

Uber Rewards Program: What You Need To Know

After rumors of them working on this for years, it looks like Uber is finally going to introduce a full fledged loyalty program, called Uber Rewards. The new program will initially be available in nine markets, including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New York,…

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Uber Tipping

Uber Is Now Banning Riders With Low Ratings

Ride-sharing app Uber has revolutionised the way I travel. I use it all the time, all over the world, and it is especially handy in those cities where I either don't speak the language, or fear I may be ripped off by taking an ordinary cab. I can't remember…

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Uber Will Continue To Operate In London Following Ban

Uber has been facing a lot of uphill battles around the world when it comes to local regulations. There's no denying that they use some questionable tactics, both when entering new markets, and also on an ongoing basis when it comes to their lack of…

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My Uber Had A Hello Kitty Theme!

Usually I take the Metro home from work, but sometimes when I stay late I spring for an Uber. Earlier this week when I opened up the app and requested a ride after a long day, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. It was an UberPOOL, and it turned…

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Los Angeles

An Uber Driver Tried To Defraud Me (Again)!

Ridesharing adds a lot of value to my life. Because of apps like Uber I can recall exactly two times in the past year that I rented a car, while previously I'd do so all the time. Of course these apps have issues. Sometimes their ethics are questionable,…

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Carlights

My Puzzling First Experience With Uber Express POOL

A couple weeks ago, Uber rolled out their new Express POOL in a variety of cities, including Washington, DC. Basically the idea is that by walking a couple blocks to meet your Uber, they can route the vehicles along a straighter path, which makes for…

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New York City

Some New York City Ubers Will Soon Have Video Ads

Ubers will soon be like taxis in another way, at least in New York City. The New York Post reports that over the coming weeks, about 3,500 Uber and Lyft black cars in New York City will install video screens with ads on them. This is similar to what…

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Los Angeles

Uber Express POOL: Uber’s Lowest Cost Option Yet

Over the years Uber has been testing out all kinds of things in hopes of even further increasing market share. A few years back Uber introduced UberPOOL, which is basically Uber's version of carpooling -- they match you with people traveling in the same…

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Cash Back

Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

It's interesting to see how Uber has evolved over the years. When Uber was first introduced, the whole selling point of the platform was that it was a cashless system, and tips were expressly discouraged. This was in stark contrast to the taxi industry.…

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Los Angeles

Amex Cards Will No Longer Earn 2x Points For Uber Rides

Since 2014, American Express and Uber have had a partnership that allows you to earn bonus Membership Rewards for Uber rides, and also to redeem Membership Rewards points for Uber rides (at a value that I don't consider to be especially good). At a minimum,…

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New York City

You Can Now Apply For The New Uber Visa Card

Last week I shared all the details of the new Uber Visa Card that's being issued by Barclaycard. The card is pretty compelling, and we knew that they'd start accepting applications for the card as of November 2, 2017. Well, it's now November 2, 2017,…

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Uber

Uber Now Lets You Request A Ride With Multiple Stops

Uber has been making quite a few changes lately. Most of these changes have been intended to help drivers make more money and restore their faith in Uber, though there have always been some positive changes for riders. Uber has just rolled out a functionality…

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Uber Credit Card To Offer Airline Mileage Transfers?!

Earlier I wrote about the new Uber Visa Card that's being introduced next month, which is both different and more compelling than I was expecting. The card will have no annual fee, offer 4% back on dining, include mobile phone theft and damage protection,…

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Los Angeles

Starwood & Uber Are Discontinuing Their Partnership

Starwood Preferred Guest has been a leader among hotel loyalty programs when it comes to their partnerships with other travel providers, whether it’s airlines or ridesharing apps. One of my favorite partnerships they've had has been between Starwood…

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Uber’s New Credit Card: No Annual Fee & Up To 4% Back

A couple of months ago we learned that Barclaycard would be introducing a new Uber credit card this fall, and it looks like we now have the details. The card will be called the Uber Visa Card, and applications will be available starting November 2, 2017.…

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New York City

Won’t Last: Amazon Is Selling Discounted Uber Gift Cards

I'm always happy when I see discounts on gift cards for companies i'd spend money with anyway, like Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, etc. Well, if you're an Uber customer, at the moment (as of 11AM ET/8AM PT) Amazon is selling discounted $50 Uber gift cards…

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