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New Uber Members Get $45 Credit

March 14, 2014

Just in time for the weekend – if you sign up for a new Uber account, you could start off with up to $45 in credits. When you sign up through my referral link, you get $20 in credit for your first ride to start you off (I also receive $20 in credit). Then once […]

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Two Free UberX Rides To / From / Within New Jersey And Extra Discounts This Weekend

February 7, 2014

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps since it makes catching a car ride convenient in cities all over the world without the hassle of taxis. Though some fares are more expensive than taxis, Uber just lowered fares for its hybrid/smaller car UberX service in 16 cities, making them as cheap or cheaper […]

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Uber $20 Credit For New Users Extended Through January 31

January 21, 2014

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. This is my […]

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UberX Fares Lowered in 16 Markets – More Viable Than Taxi Or Car Rental Options

January 11, 2014

On Friday, Uber announced that it would be lowering UberX fares in 16 different markets up to 34% in order to be more competitive with taxis. UberX is a lower priced version of Uber that uses mid-range cars and hybrids rather than the traditional black town cars. To take a quick example, normal Uber fares […]

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$20 in Free Uber Credit With Promo Code UBERTPG

January 6, 2014

Uber just doubled their sign-up bonus to $20 off your first ride when you sign-up. This is my referral link, so if you take a ride, I’ll also get $20 in credits, but the good thing about this sign-up bonus is that you get it right away. So if you’ve never tried Uber, now is […]

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Saturday Recap: Up To 2,500 Bonus Miles At AAdvantage, 3,000 United Miles With Rocketmiles, Save 25% On Virgin America Flights And Help Rescue Dogs, And More

November 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 2,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles Shopping At The AAdvantage Portal: The American Airlines shopping portal is giving you extra incentive to be generous with your holiday shopping this year with the opportunity to earn up to 2,500 bonus miles […]

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Uber Launches Elite VIP Status – So What?

October 22, 2013

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street and try to hail a cab or call a town car. The rates can be a bit more expensive than taxis, though still competitively […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus American AAdvantage Miles on Latin America Routes, Free Uber Rides in Chicago This Weekend, Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles for Donating to United Way

September 21, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 100,000 Hyatt Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 100,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points in honor of th Hyatt’s “Discover New Possibilities” fall promo. There are four methods to enter, and you can enter once per method for a total of four […]

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What Credit Card Should You Use With Uber?

September 1, 2013

TPG Twitter follower Ben tweeted me @thepointsguy about the best credit card to use with my favorite car service in order to secure the most points possible: “What credit card should you use with Uber?” One of my favorite travel apps is Uber, because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without […]

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Saturday Recap: Double Miles On American’s New Los Angeles Routes, Virgin Atlantic Announces Lifetime Gold Status, Uber Announces New Helicopter Service, 1500 Free Air Berlin Miles, Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus

July 6, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus: As a recap from earlier this week, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) now through July 31, 2013. Miles are sold for $.035 […]

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$45 Credit For New Uber Members

July 1, 2013

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street and try to hail a cab or call a town car. The rates can be a bit more expensive than taxis, though still competitively […]

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Maximize Monday: Earning Points and Miles on New York Airport Car Services

June 10, 2013

Getting to New York City from the three main airports in the area – JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark – can be an expensive challenge. Taxis cost a lot and there are often long lines, while picking up a private car at the curb can mean ridesharing (and spending a lot of extra time in the […]

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My Obsession With Uber Continues; $10-$25 in Free Ride Credits for New Members

February 12, 2013

As I’ve written in the past, Uber is a great app that allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street and try to hail a cab or call a town car. The rates can be a bit more expensive than taxis, though still […]

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$25 Free NYC Taxi Ride + $10 Sign Up Bonus With Uber

September 5, 2012

Uber is a great app that allows you to summon private cars and taxis from your smartphone. This can come in handy when in cities where its difficult to hail a cab (ah, hem Paris), or when it’s raining and finding one on the street can be a challenge (NYC). Ive used it a couple […]

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