I'm sure most of you have used a taxi service at least once in your lifetime. For most, it seems like the convenient thing to do. I started using Uber about a year ago and always enjoyed the services, yet wasn't quite sure how to compare it to a taxi in terms of pricing. What I realized this past weekend is how much more inexpensive Uber was versus a Taxi.
We took an Uber from our home to downtown by the beach which is about a 29 mile drive.
It ended up being $41, and we were able to split it amongst the 4 of us.
That included tip! It was so easy --you get in, you get out, all without the hassle of dealing with the payment once you arrive at your destination. It automatically does it for you.
On the way home, we just hopped in the nearest taxi thinking it would be the same, give or take a few bucks. It ended up costing $98, and mind you, that is WITHOUT a tip. Not to mention the taxi driver was a complete douche bag. (He wouldn't allow us to split the fare, but lied to us about it and charged the first persons card the full amount all while adding in his own tip)
Needless to say, UBER has won me over. There are so many other great bonuses about uber. Such as, tracking where your driver is located and getting his ETA, rating your driver, splitting the fare between your friends with a simple tap of a button, AND getting $30 off your first ride using this code: m29g4
It's a win-win! Who doesn't want to try a free ride, what do you have to lose?
Download uber NOW on your smart phone or tablet, and use the code (m29g4) under the promotions tab to make sure you get your $30 off, and when you need it on a night out it'll be ready and waiting for you!
*I was not asked by Uber to write this, or compensated. This is straight up my 100% opinion based on my personal experience using the service.