You’ll earn $4 Cashback in points for EVERY ride you take with Uber with no limit to the points you can earn with this new promotion plus you can get another dollar per ride by opening the app through Ibotta. You will also be entered for the $5,000 Shop Your Way Sweepstakes every time you ride.
Shop Your Way (SYW) and Uber have teamed up to provide SYW members the opportunity to earn SYW points for their Uber rides. Shop Your Way is a points currency where you can redeemed at Sears, Kmart and/or at shopyourway.com. You cannot redeem SYW points as payment for an Uber ride. You can redeem your rewards at Sears, Kmart, Lands’ End, or online for clothing, electronics, entertainment and much more.
Here’s how to get up to $5 per UBER Ride:
Step 1: Sign-Up here for Shop Your Way
Step 2: Connect Shop Your Way with UBER
Step 3: To earn the $1 extra cash back, download Ibotta (YOU GET $10 to start you off with Referral Code UNCVEUI). Here are more details on Ibotta. You must open the Ibotta app before booking the UBER ride and it stacks with with Shop Your Way promo.
All linked members can earn $4 Cashback in points per Uber ride anywhere in the US, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Shop Your Way points earned for rides in qualifying market Areas expire 30 days after issuance. Please note split fare rides do not count as a ride for purposes of this offer. Offer Valid 11/17/17-1/2/18.
UBER has unleashed a new version of the Ride Pass and it will probably not be as limited with sign-ups as the previous ones. This is mainly because UBER seems to be making more money from the Ride Pass this time around and you can only select one route you want a flat fare on. Read more about our first review of Ride Passes here and about UBER Rideshare discounts here.
-$3.99 to Free Delivery Fee Paid One-Time by signing up for this Ride Pass.
-Possibly 20% off your rides
-It costs $9.99 instead of the $5.99 before they charged to sign up and you get less in return.
-In our tests in the Houston area we were not impressed that it was 20% off. The price may have been marked up as it seemed higher than normal fares.
-No real fare difference on the selected choice route but maybe a few dollars or so. We’re not sure what the advantage of this Ride Pass is but we will test it more. (more…)
Silvercar Promo Codes
First-Time Renters of Silvercar can get $25 by signing up here with the referral code of VME in the Referral Section. If you are an existing customer we have a discount for you as well below.
Silvercar $25 Free Bonus & $39 Per Day Offer:
- Sign Up Now with referral code of VME for a first-time $25 Bonus.
- After you sign up then enter promo code BESTEVER to get $39 per day rental (First Time Renters).
- Valid: Limited time offer.
- Book: Using the mobile app or online book your reservation and use promotional code VME.
- Terms: You must be a new customer.
Silvercar Seattle, WA Promo
Right now, when you book one of our fully-loaded Audi A4’s in Seattle, you can take 40% off most rentals returned by December 20th. Just enter promo SEA40OFF at checkout! First time riders can stack this with the $25 by signing up here with the referral code of VME.
Silvercar Rental Review
I first learned about Silvercar when they came to Dallas a few years ago but never really had a need for them because they were not in a city I had planned to rent a car in until now. I’ve seen all the sites from Ebates to Retailmenot posting promo codes but never really understood how the car rental site worked compared to Budget or Hertz.com.
Pretty sure I have the hang of it now and just in time for a last minute July 4th Vacation in Denver, CO. I have been so worried about this trip because my family will be outside of Denver and I will need a rental car of some kind. So I researched on Kayak.com and then over on the Citi Thank You points site. I also looked over at Budget.com where I am used to putting in coupon codes to save 20% or so.
Uber announced the details of their anticipated new credit card this week. Key features include 4% cashback on dining, $100 signup bonus, $600 in cell phone insurance, and a $50 subscriptions (e.g. Netflix, Hulu) benefit.
Uber and Barclaycard have partnered to issue this new Visa card which will be available for application starting November 2, 2017. The following rewards can be earned:
- 4% back on dining which includes restaurants, fast-food restaurants, takeout, and bars, including UberEATS. You really can’t beat the 4% dining cashback with any other card unless you have Chase Freedom or Discover IT at 5% during the 3 months a year they offer this.
- 3% back on airfare, hotels, travel agencies, and vacation home rentals including AirBnB
- 2% back on online purchases which includes online shopping, Uber, and streaming services. This includes retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy’s, as well as Netflix, Pandora, HBO Now, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play. And also certain online services like Instacart, Shyp, Angie’s List, Handy, Thumbtack, FlyCleaners, and TaskRabbit. Does NOT include: online purchases paid with third party payment methods including PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. Also does not include online purchases from merchant category codes that include Utilities, Contracted Services, Government Services, or Professional Services.
- 1% on everything else
Postmates has been an incredible freebie generating app since its debut. The on-demand app that delivers food, coffee, and alcohol has also brought us many free food offers which are better than a free sample people chase around the web. These are legit freebies such as Potbelly sandwiches, Free Pizza Slices, Free Smoothies On-Demand, Free Lattes at Starbucks and so on.
To start using Postmates we can also save you $101 in delivery fees so you can start out with several free deliveries. Once you sign-into the app and enter the promo code 478n you should be able to see if there are any freebies available that day for your area. Last week we had Free Thai On-Demand and Free Chili’s Burgers On-Demand which was fantastic! The $101 in credits offer is limited and will go back down to $10 soon so sign-up today!
Here is how to get your $101 Free Credit on Postmates and local freebies such as Free Lattes On-Demand or Free Kale Smoothies.
1. Download the app or head over to Postmates.com to sign up.
2. Select your location then and add any free offers to your cart or the meal that you wish to have delivered or good from any local business. Add them to your cart, and create an account. Use this promo code 478n and you should get $101 in credits to cover the delivery fee.
Check For Free Offers: To get a FREE Starbucks Drink Delivered select your city, and look for the “Free Starbucks On Demand” box (or other free promotions for your area). You should have enough delivery credit to get the free drink delivered with free delivery once you use the promo code above. Just last week they were giving away Katy Perry albums!
Postmates is currently rolling out a new rewards program which will make it more competitive compared to Grubhub and Door You will receive an email that states “You’ve been selected to try Postmates Rewards. It’s our brand new, invite-only loyalty program. Best of all, it’s free! To sign up, just open your iOS or Android app. Each purchase you make after that will count towards your rewards (it could be free delivery, it could be a boat—the sky’s the limit).” You’ll also get a stamp card to track your progress in-app! We are excited they have added this new program.
Alcohol To Your Door – Free!
In some cities you can order just one margarita to your door if you wish. Texas was one of the states that recently got added to the beer delivery and they are delivering free throughout most of July. You may check to see if your town’s Postmates app is offering this freebie as well. All you need to do is add something to your cart now, and they’ll reward you with 100% off delivery fees on all your DRINKS orders through July 27, 2017. They added a Drinks tab to browse through categories by selecting from the drop down menu at the top of the screen.
Uber’s Flat Fare Ride Package (now called Ride Pass) is available in ten major cities now including Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. You can get access to these really cheap rides by paying a one-time activation fee of $5 to $20 then riding flat-fare rides of only $5.99 to $20 for 40 flat-fare rides. The flat fares vary by city, but overall, they’re dirt cheap. UberPool rides start at just $1.99, and UberX rides start at $3.99.
An example would be in Dallas where they are charging $5 to activate the flat fare for 30 days then it’s only $5.99 a ride. Dallas seems to be one of the cheaper cities so that we have seen. We mean ridiculously cheap.
If you haven’t yet signed up for Uber then you can save even more towards your next ride. Register here to get a $20 credit for Uber towards a Free Ride. Use promotion code “UberVip4me“
How Cheap Are Uber’s Flat Fares?
You must choose a city to activate your flat-fare deal so do not expect these fares on vacation in another city unless you sign up for that city as well. Also, your rides must stay within your city’s designated zone, and some airports are excluded from those areas. For example, in Dallas the DFW and Dallas Love Field are regular price and do not include the Flat-Fare Pricing. You’ll pay your activation fee immediately, but your special pricing will stay active for 30 days (or until you use all your rides).
Here’s the full list of fares. Don’t forget to add that activation fee of either $5, $10 or $20 when doing your own math:
- Boston: $4.99 UberX rides
- Chicago: $4.49 UberX rides
- Dallas: $5.99 UberX rides
- Los Angeles:$3.99 UberX rides
- Miami: $4.99 UberX rides
- New York City: $5.99 UberX rides
- San Diego: $4.99 UberX rides
- San Francisco: $4.99 UberX rides
- Seattle: $4.49 UberX rides
- Washington, D.C.: $4.49 UberX rides
Should You Pay Upfront for Cheap Uber Rides?
Absolutely. One ride would probably pay for the offer to make it worth it. The designated flat-fare zones are wide and cover most of the areas people go clubbing in or practically anywhere but the airports. We have yet to test out if drivers get alerted on the flat fares and may not pick you up because maybe they make less money? That would seem to be the main issue of if they try and add on surge pricing. Even if you take a few rides on Uber a month and go over 10 miles this seems like a good deal compared to their normal UberX pricing especially without any other offers going on right now with partners such as Quicksilver. We really have to wonder how Uber is able to make these rides so cheap for 30 days!
My personal experience is that I have saved over $300 using Ride Pass (formerly flat fares). I honestly am not sure how Uber is making any money from my trips. Uber certainly makes money when I travel because you can only get the Ride Pass in one city during a certain sign-up time each month I have noticed. I have marked my calendar each month to look for the Ride Pass in my app so I don’t miss it.
Dallas Area Update – July 31, 2017: I’ve saved over $924 using the Ride Pass in the Dallas area. This comes out to over $155 a month with only paying $5 for each 28 day pass. Uber has also offered me the pass one day before August so that I can continue saving only raising the price of the rides $1. The price before was $5.99 and now it’s $6.99. I imagine they will raise it each month because they are ultimately losing money on frequent users such as myself. See below for my total savings and what the email looks like you would receive to activate the Ride Pass each month: