Get $20 Off Your Next Uber Ride (Includes Existing Customers)

Update: Several readers have reported seeing an error message “Promotion redemption limit exceeded,” so unfortunately it looks like this promo is no longer available. Congrats to anyone who was able to snag it! New Uber customers can often score a free ride (up to $20) by signing up via a referral link (such as TPG’s here), but it’s very…

Miami Uber Riders Can Sign Up for $5 Rides in September

Uber’s been rolling out some new products in recent months — some of which have stuck, like $5 commuter rides with UberPool in New York, UberCentral, a flat rate pass for NYC riders and scheduling your Uber rides in advance. And now, Uber’s latest flat fare promotion targets Miami-based riders. Miami Uber riders can now purchase…

Get a Free Flight on Surf Air with Uber (Targeted)

Uber is targeting some of its most loyal riders in California with a free ride — on an airplane. The ever-popular ride-sharing service is continuing to expand its reach and improve customer loyalty by offering riders more incentive to use its services. Although Uber has a frequent rider program, Uber VIP, it’s hardly anything to…

Top Sign-Up Offers for August, Big Changes To United MileagePlus, How to Avoid Bad Business Class Seats 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:…

UberCentral Makes it Easy For Hotels to Order Rides for Guests

Uber has launched UberCentral, a new platform that allows businesses of all types to provide and manage transportation for their customers from one central interface. This new app could provide an opportunity for a hotel to differentiate itself by offering added convenience for its guests. Multiple guests could notify the hotel of their expected arrival times, and the hotel…

Uber’s Punishing Drivers Who Don’t Pick Up UberPool Riders

There’s no doubt that Uber has changed the way the world gets around. It’s made traveling in a new city more reliable and convenient, and getting to work a more affordable and enjoyable experience with $5 flat rates for using UberPool during commuting hours in NYC. Although you may be sharing your ride with a stranger (or two) when…

Why You Might Want to Use Uber or Lyft When Traveling Abroad

TPG Contributor Steven Ganeles shares a cautionary tale about what happened to him on a recent trip to China, and why he thinks you should consider using Uber or Lyft as an alternative to local taxis abroad. Public transportation is usually a great way to get around when traveling internationally — it’s cheap, easy to use and tends…

NYC Rideshare and Taxi Drivers Face Cap On Driving Time

On Monday, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission unanimously voted to approve new regulations that limit rideshare and taxi drivers in NYC to driving no more than 12 hours per day, and up to 72 hours per week. Those who violate the regulations could face fines and even suspension. The vote comes after findings that drivers…

Uber Logged One Billion Rides in Just Six Months, Surpassing Two Billion Rides Total

Well, that was quick. It took the rideshare service six years to reach its billionth ride around Christmas of 2015. Now, Uber’s released it’s surpassed two billion rides within six months — thanks to 147 passengers in 16 different countries across five continents who completed rides at the exact same time on June 18, 2016. Each of the lucky 147…

NYC Uber Riders Can Commute for as Low as $1.98 per Ride This Summer

Update 2: The Uber Commute Card will be available for purchase through July 29. Update: The original version of this post indicated that the two-week July passes were sold out. However, a Gilt City rep reached out and clarified that was just for presale passes. As of this update, there are passes available in the two-week,…