30 4 / 2013
Prepare your Palates for the Smokey Hollow Dishcrawl!
This is your chance to embark on a one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure!
Join us next Tuesday, May 7th for River North’s second Dishcrawl! They’re keeping the names of the restaurants a secret for now, but they’re sure not to disappoint.
Tweet or RT #UberCrawl for a chance to win 2 tickets + stylish roundtrip BLACK car rides! We’re picking a winner tomorrow so act fast!
Did you know, once upon a time, Chicago’s River North was a booming transportation hub known as Smokey Hollow? It’s a match made in Uber heaven!
23 1 / 2013
#UberBHawks are 3-0, Free rides for New Clients continues!
Still haven’t tried Uber? Let’s celebrate the return of Hockey and the 3-0 start with a free Uber ride!
Any new client who signs up here or enters the promo code BHAWKS13 in our iPhone or Android mobile app will receive their first BLACK car ride FREE (up to $30 off in CHICAGO only)! Offer expires Sunday at midnight.
Feel free to share this with friends and we hope to see you riding Uber around town soon!
Stay warm :) -Uber Team
22 1 / 2013
Uber 3 Tip Hat-Trick for the UC
The countdown to the first puck drop of the season has begun. While you’re waiting in anticipation, we’ve got a 3 tip hat-trick to ensure that your ride to or from the United Center with Uber is as convenient and seamless as possible.
1.) Uber will be in hot demand tonight for all car types but particularly TAXI. Remember that BLACK cars will be SIGNIFICANTLY more reliable.
2.) Start requesting as soon as you’re leaving your seat. Give your driver a bit of time to fight the crowds, and ensure you won’t be waiting in the cold.
3.) There is a lot of foot traffic right outside the stadium. We suggest giving your driver a call to coordinate a pick up spot about a block or two away from the perimeter of the building. Remember, you can also set your pickup location a block away!
Our goal is to make sure your biggest worry of the night is who will win the face off and not your ride home.
If you have a friend in your group that hasn’t signed up for Uber yet, they can use the code BHAWKS13 to request their first ride and you can jump in to ride in style (and warmth) for free. This code is only valid for new clients in Chicago. Maximum discount is $30. Offer will expire at midnight.
Big #UberBHawks fan? Tell us more!
Drop us a tweet letting us know why you’re pumped for the return of hockey or tweet us a picture of you riding Uber to the Madhouse, and you could win a Free Uber. Use the hashtag #UberBHAWKS and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll RT our favorite responses!
14 1 / 2013
Win Dinner for 2 at the Hottest Restaurant Opening in Chicago
If you’ve been waiting patiently to check out what Zagat and the Chicago Eater have hailed as one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, then wait no longer. Chef Gene Kato is about to open the doors to Sumi Robata Bar at 702 N. Wells and Uber wants to hook you up with a table reservation for two on opening night.
This will be the easiest way you’ll ever nab a table and be seen at this Chicago hot spot. Simply tweet #UberSumi today or tomorrow for a chance to win dinner compliments of Sumi and a round trip VIP BLACK car experience from Uber. You must be following @Uber_CHI and @SUMIRobata in order to win!
06 1 / 2013
Permalink 1 note
26 11 / 2012
Need work ? Uber is on the hunt again! #OMGUBERJOBS
What up world - Uber is back with another awesome job posting! Think you have what it takes to be Uber’s third Community Manager?
The biggest qualities deemed necessary for this position are as follows:
- Ready to Grind - the hours are no joke, this is a 24-7 position. If you’re not ready to dream about Uber, it’s not for you.
- Work a Room - you need to be passionate about the product, and when you walk in a room, you’re not leaving ‘till everyone is a client.
- Smarts about Support - through the customer support component, you need to tame angry riders and turn them into passionate evangelists :).
- Finally, you gotta love our awesome team, and completing tasks from the back of a chauffeured limousine (OK, we do have an actual office but still).
For more info and to apply, click here. (updated link!)
Over qualified? No worries! We need city managers too (Minneapolis, and Detroit/Milwaukee coming soon). For a detailed list peep uber.com/jobs
As always, hit us up with any questions on Twitter.
Permalink 2 notes
07 11 / 2012
"Just got a ride from Alex. Sitting in traffic I asked him about the CD he was playing and mentioned that it was really nice. He told me it was some Ukranian artist that he had on his computer, then pulled the CD out and handed it to me saying “Happy Election Day from Uber”. You guys are the best and it’s drivers like Alex that will keep me a customer for a long time. - Keep up the good work."
02 11 / 2012
"Please do not shut UBER down.. My job depends on them. I am Full Time Driver for them. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be working, which means now that I am working I am able to spend money in the community and help grow the economy. People love the service. Killing it will only be bring a bad name to Chicago. I thought the Mayor is all about Tech advancement? Cab Meters are old, out dated, and over Charge Clients. People that use Uber love the safety. The clean aspect of the car, and that they aren’t Long Hauled. So please think twice, your not only shutting a Company down, but your taking my job, my Income away."
Permalink 4 notes
25 10 / 2012
Help Wanted: We Need a College Intern
As you can imagine, we’ve found ourselves to be pretty busy of late. It’s gotten to the point where we can’t slang as much as we used to, we’re getting older what can I say!? If you’re a college student (or know one), we’re looking for a straight hustler to help us with a few tasks each week.
To be more exact, if you’re a move-maker, a self starter, people person, dig social media, and want to grow your network of connections in Chicago, then we’re looking for you.
If this sounds like something of interest, please fill out the form below. Thanks!
Permalink 1 note
17 9 / 2012
Chow Down Compliments of @Uber_CHI & @Tavernita
Waiting for an opportunity to woo that special person you’ve been staring at each morning on the EL? Looking to spice up the rut of mundane date nights that you and your significant other have been enduring for the past few months? Trying to find some time and cash to catch up with a friend? Tavernita and Uber Chicago have your back.
Win a delicious dinner for two at Tavernita and a styling Uber ride to get there and back this week! Get our attention with a kickbutt tweet using the hashtag #ChiNightOut and be sure to follow @Uber_CHI and @Tavernita (must be a follower of both to win). Get creative — trust me, the Booty Collins is worth it’s weight in gold.
Don’t worry, we still have a consolation prize for those that don’t win! Tavernita will be taking 15% off all bills for Uber users when you show your Uber app from Sunday to Thursday. We’ll see you there!
Permalink 3 notes