I was hoping that my 1st Uber ride would be tide to some kind of great adventure, instead the Uber ride became my adventure. I was scheduled to be at a conference that started in 30 minutes and I discovered that I had a flat tire on my way there.
My husband was already at work and my friends were already at the conference. Uber was my only affordable option. I quickly downloaded the app and searched for a discount code online.
So what is Uber?
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
The whole process happened very quickly. I entered all of my payment information and my location for where I was and where I needed to go. I didn’t see a confirmation so I tried the process all over again but it said it already used my discount code so I assumed that someone was hopefully coming. Within a few moments I received information on my Uber driver telling me his name, how many star rating he had (4.7 out of 5), and how many minutes away he was.
My driver was only 6 minutes away from my location so I was relieved that he was so close. I also felt a little strange that a complete stranger, who was a male, was picking me up. As an extra safety precaution, I screenshoted his info and sent it to my friends at the conference and told them that they had his info just in case I didn’t show up. I also shared the same story with my driver, Dominic, when I told him it was my first time using Uber. We both laughed about it and he totally understood. He also shared that there is a background check process and gps tracking too.
I asked him a ton of questions the whole way there because I found the idea of being an Uber driver fascinating. It sounds like a great way to make money and meet people. He did say that a lot of his riders aren’t very talkative and that I was his friendliest rider yet (and definitely most talkative.)
Once we arrived at the location of the conference I had to celebrate my 1st Uber ride with a selfie together.
I arrived at my destination only a few minutes later than when the conference started for the grand total of $2.10 after my discount code.
Payment is done online so you don’t have to worry about exchanging cash. I had a great experience and you can too.
I promised Dominic that I would share his code to invite new drivers.
When I checked my email, I received a discount code to share for first time users for a free ride too.
*1st time Uber FREE DISCOUNT CODE – NEDRAM11UE
You can find out more about Uber from their website.