Uber $20 Credit For New Users Extended Through January 31

by on January 21, 2014 · 10 comments

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A couple weeks ago, I wrote that Uber was offering $20 in free credits off their first ride to new members. The original offer was only good through January 20, but Uber just announced that it had been extended through January 31, so if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time.

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This is my referral link, so if you take a ride, I’ll also get $20 in credits. If you’ve never tried Uber, now is a good time. Just make sure you are fully aware of minimum charges and increased rates during surge pricing times – which Uber has gotten a lot flak for since some press has called it price-gouging and I’m not thrilled about it myself. However, it’s still my go-to car service, even over plentiful taxis for several reasons. It’s extremely easy to locate nearby vehicles, and gives you the option of choosing between low-cost UberX cars (which actually just lowered fares in 16 markets) and SUV’s when riding with a group of friends.

It looks like you can get an additional $20 off an UberX or Uber Black ride with the promo code KALEB. According to the reader comment below, once you sign up for Uber and are logged into your account, go to the promotions tab and add in the code KALEB. This promo is valid in the US only until August 2015.

I also like that all ride receipts are automatically billed to the credit card on file (I use my Sapphire Preferred for 2.14x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent since Uber counts as a travel category merchant) and receipts are emailed automatically. Plus, in some cities like Paris, hailing taxis can be impossible, so the  convenience factor of being able to get a ride in cities where you have trouble getting a taxi can be amazing (and you never have to deal with a driver that wants you to pay in cash!).

All in all, Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps, and for you new users, having a $20 credit waiting in your account can be useful – especially when you’re somewhere where you can’t take a taxi and need a ride.

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  • IvanSFO

    Here’s another way that will get you a guaranteed $40 credit with your new Uber account. This is not TPG refferal link, it’s via SD.

    1) Go to Uber to sign-up via

    2) Completing the sign-up process will give you an active account with $20 in free credit.

    3) Once logged in to your Uber account, go to!/promotions and add promo code KALEB in the promotion code area for an additional $20 promotional credit. Alternatively, you can just click on the “Promotions” tab via your account to add this promo code.

    –> 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 a $20 link to get the initial $20 and THEN right away add the $20 promo code you see above into your account – otherwise Uber may no longer consider you a “new customer” if you delay to stack both offers.

    Note: Promotional codes such as KALEB do not increase your Uber account balance, however they will show up under the Promotions tab 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.

  • Ben Price

    I signed up in BOG, so all my credits are in Colombian Pesos. Any idea if I can use them in the States? That, or I’ll be very rich next time I try to go to Colombia. I hope Cartagena has Uber!!

    2 Questions for TPG:

    1) Is there an Uber loyalty program?

    2) Is there a way to add a tip to your credit card? Went for a ride today and the drive said tips must be in cash. That didn’t sound right, as I’m pretty sure my friend in Colombia was tipping via the Uber app.

  • Steve-O

    No tipping required for Uber car service! If you hail an actual cab via the app, the tip is automatically added on your card. Default is 20% but you can change that in your account.

  • Ben Price

    I saw the 20% thing on…kinda confused though, as I asked my driver “how do I tip you” and he said “cash”…guess he was taking advantage of me using uber for the first time?

    Here’s my receipt:

    Fare Breakdown

    Base Fare$3.00
    Charge subtotal$11.39

    Rounding Down($0.39)
    Discount subtotal($0.39)

    Total Fare$11.00

  • Steve-O

    You had either a black car, uberx or suv, so you didn’t have to tip, but I’m sure he appreciated it. If it was a taxi it would have a line item for the tip automatically included.

  • Anna

    the best code has to be UBERCREDIT50 ********** 50 FREE UBER CREDITS ENDS SOON APPARENTLY !!! HURRY

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  • halim

    Thanks great codeee :))))))))))) gonna use more thn 1 acnt

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  • halim

    steve o UBERCREDIT50 gets you £50 into your uber account so you wont worry about that ;)

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