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Uber Offers Free Rides for All

If you’re not already a customer of Uber, the online taxi service that’s threatening to disrupt both the taxi and rental-car industries, this limited-time promotion could be just the incentive needed to get you to try it.

That’s obviously Uber’s hope, and it’s likely to prove a realistic expectation.

The offer is in the form of a two-part referral bonus: 1) Uber members who refer a new member earn a $30 referral credit; and 2) the newly referred member also receives a $30 credit. The credit can be used for all Uber ride types except UberTAXI.

So, if you’re not already a Uber user, find someone who is and register using his referral code. You’ll both receive $30 Uber credits.

And if you’re already signed up with Uber, refer a friend who isn’t yet a user. That will also net each of you a $30 credit.

Uber’s previous referral bonus was $10, which would have only partially covered the cost of most rides. With a $30 credit, the cost of almost all rides should be covered completely.

There’s no published end date to the promotion, so it could be scaled back or withdrawn at any time.

Note: Uber isn’t yet ubiquitous. There’s a list of cities where the service is currently available here. If your home city, or cities you’re likely to visit, isn’t on the list, this promotion is obviously of negligible value.

Uber on!

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