Catch a Free Uber Plane or Boat Ride or Car Upgrade at Art Basel

At this week’s Art Basel event in Miami, the popular ridesharing service Uber, which is mostly known for its ground transportation, is making it easier to get around — by water and through the air. Uber’s introducing the ability to travel for free by boat or seaplane so Art Basel attendees don’t have to sit in…

Tip: Uber Now Has Gift Cards — and You Can Purchase Online

What could be nicer than a free ride on a cold day? Or any kind of day for that matter. In September, ridesharing giant Uber announced that it was set to begin selling gift cards at select retailers. And as recently as last week, Uber announced that the gift cards are available for purchase online….

Uber Now Available on United MileagePlus X App

United’s MileagePlus X app is already great for earning extra United miles on everyday spending, and it just got even easier to earn extra United miles to help you toward your next award flight: Uber is now a MileagePlus X app merchant. You can now earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent purchasing virtual Uber…

Which Credit Card Maximizes Rewards With Uber and Lyft?

TPG reader Cole sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards for Uber: “Is Uber considered a travel expense, and if so, which credit card should I use to pay for Uber charges?” One important step to maximizing your rewards is knowing how each purchase is categorized. Credit card issuers don’t always agree about what qualifies as…

Free Uber Rides From Amex, United Basic Economy, Unique Credit Card Perks and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

A US Senator Is Moonlighting as an Uber Driver

Request an Uber around Lincoln, Nebraska and you may get driven by junior US Senator Ben Sasse. The Republican Senator has been working part-time as an Uber driver to support charities as well as to get the opportunity to know his constituents a little bit better. A student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln…

Lyft to Offer Discounted Rides on Election Day

Heading to the polls this Tuesday? If you are, you can score a discounted ride from Lyft. As part of a campaign to get out the vote, the ride-sharing company is offering a cheaper way to get to your polling place. From 7am to 8pm on Election Day, you can score a 45% discount (up to $10 total) on…

Free Uber Rides in New York for Amex Cardholders on Small Business Saturday

American Express kicked off its Small Business Saturday promotion this week, teaming up with different companies. Amex cardholders, for instance, can receive a free UberPool ride for up to $20 in New York City on November 26. Just enter promo code SMALLBIZSAT into your newly redesigned Uber app to earn the credit, which is then valid in all five…

Check Out Uber’s New iPhone and Android App

The app that changed the way we get around just got a major update for the first time since 2012 — and it looks drastically different. The new Uber app, which was released today, has a new interface and design, and the first time you open it, it might be pretty shocking. Starting today, the new app…

Uber’s Using Drones to Advertise Its Services in Mexico

In a unique advertising stunt, Uber took to the skies — not with aircraft flying banners along a beach, but with drones hovering over stalled cars on a Mexico City roadway advertising Uber’s popular carpool service, UberPool. In case you’re not familiar with the service, UberPool lets passengers share a car with one or more additional Uber riders,…