Maximizing Uber for Both Occasional and Frequent Riders

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at different opportunities for earning points, miles and cash back on Uber rides, and demonstrates one particularly potent strategy for maximizing your return. I’ll be honest, I love Uber. While many cities and countries may not agree with me, the explosion in the popularity of ride-sharing means there is…

Uber Executives Arrested in Paris Following Protests

Uber’s controversy in France continues this week after two of its top executives were taken into custody by French police for “illicit activities,” according to the Associated Press. These events follow last week’s anti-Uber protests in Paris (and other parts of France), which shut down the city. The demonstrations headed by Parisian taxi drivers halted travel…

Uber Launches UberBoat in Istanbul

Ride-sharing app Uber has launched a new service in Istanbul: UberBOAT, which transport riders to their destinations by boat. The new service will function the same way as a normal Uber ride — just stand by the coast, hail your ride using Uber’s app, and a boat with space for six to eight people should arrive promptly…

The Top 5 Cities That Need Uber — Now

Ride service Uber was in the news again yesterday as anti-Uber protests by taxi drivers erupted in Paris, creating chaos for hundreds of travelers and prompting airlines to offer waivers for missed flights at area airports. In many cities, Uber continues to expand amidst similar controversy, but there are still a handful of cities that ban Uber altogether. To highlight the latter, TPG Content Manager Ryan Gaines shares five…

Does Uber Count as Travel on Chase Sapphire Preferred?

TPG reader Michael tweeted me to ask about the travel category on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card: @thepointsguy– “Does Uber count as 2X travel for the Chase Sapphire Preferred?” It’s no secret that I love Uber. It has fundamentally changed the way I travel; I can’t even tell you the last time I rented a…

You Can Now Request a Spanish-Speaking Uber Driver in Six US Cities

Si, señor! You can now officially request a Spanish-speaking UberX driver in six US cities. Previously launched in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson, this option is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago as well. Uber is hoping to cater to multicultural communities and travelers visiting the United States, and this seems like a great start….

Ride App Showdown: Uber, Lyft, and More Battle for the Crown

I’ve been a fan of Uber from the start, but it’s not the only game in town. Today, TPG Managing Editor Peter Rothbart reports his side-by-side comparison of competing rideshare apps to see which one comes out on top. Mobile devices are revolutionizing the way we travel. In addition to airline and hotel apps for all the major carriers and…

Uber / Capital One Partnership Offers Savings and Free Rides

Today Capital One announced a new strategic partnership with Uber that will offer cardholders an easy way to save on transportation costs. Effective immediately, the Capital One Quicksilver and Capital One QuicksilverOne cash rewards credit cards will offer cardholders 20% off Uber rides from now until April 30, 2016. If you haven’t already tried Uber, you’re in luck. For…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 in Uber Credits

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving one lucky TPG reader $500 in Uber Credits, which can redeemed directly into your account, in honor the recent Uber and SPG partnership. I’m a huge Uber fan, if you haven’t already signed-up, you can join here and you’ll get your first ride free (up to $20). To enter to…