Nothing says “I love you” this holiday season quite like a ride in a hired car. At least, that’s what Uber seems to believe, now that it’s giving customers the option to buy Uber gift cards online. So if you can’t decide if you’d rather give Aunt Ethel a potholder or another cat figurine, maybe consider getting her a free ride to the store for her to shop for herself.
“Share the magic of tapping a button and getting what you want, when you want it — whether it’s a ride across town or a delivery to your door,” Uber wrote in its announcement posted earlier this week. “Starting today, you can purchase Uber gift cards online and choose which day your gift will arrive.” Customers can use these gift cards either for rides or for purchases made via the UberEATS app. So not only are you getting your friends and family from point A to point B, you’re also getting their food to their doorstep — how considerate of you!
While gift cards to the popular ridesharing service are already available at more than 35,000 physical retail stores across the nation like Kroger, Target, and Walmart, this marks the first time that Uber has made their stored value cards available online. Customers can also schedule their gift cards to be sent, so you can pre-order for next holiday season if you already anticipate Uber being a big hit for your friends and family this year.
“Whether an unforgettable night out with friends, a safe ride to the airport for the flight home, or the latest creation from a favorite restaurant, an Uber gift card is filled with possibilities,” the company said. Uber gift card values begin at $10 for the digital version, and can be used in any city where the service is available, without any expiration dates or fees.