The season of goodwill is almost upon us, apparently, and in a bid to spread some Christmas cheer in the coming weeks, Uber is offering free rides.
No, it’s not free rides for everyone and their dog, for such a move would surely be a gift too far even for a company as loaded as Uber.
Instead, the ridesharing service has teamed up with American Express for the six-week deal, offering card members two free rides worth up to $65 a time. OK, there’s some more small print to consider – the ride has to originate at one of 11 major airports listed, namely New York’s LaGuardia and JFK, Newark in New Jersey, Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway, Seattle Tacoma, Boston Logan, McCarran in Las Vegas, George Bush in Houston, Ronald Reagan in D.C, and Washington Dulles, also close to D.C.
To make use of the deal, travelers must first ensure their American Express card is linked to their Uber account before selecting it as the payment method for the ride.
Then it’s simply a case of entering the code “amexairport” in the promotions tab of the Uber app. Anyone with the new Uber app can enter the code via the payment tab instead.
The offer runs through December 31, and full details are available at Uber’s website here.
Free ice cream has also played a part in buttering up its users, as have deliveries of cute kittens to riders’ offices, though we’ve no idea how that particular deal worked out for Uber customers. Or the cats.