24 10 / 2012

The Presets at Metro - Need Tickets? (& a Ride)

                

Need the hookup on tickets for The Presets at Metro tomorrow night? Uber has it! Plus, we’ll hook you up with some round trip transportation courtesy of, well, us :). 

Tweet the hashtag #UberPresets and we’ll pick a winner later today (Wednesday). Don’t fancy contests but still want to go? Snag your Presets tickets here.

14 8 / 2012

Uber + INDOCHINO’S TRAVELING TAILOR

                      

Looking for the best custom suit around… how ‘bout a chauffeured Uber ride and a reservation with INDOCHINO’S Traveling Tailor? Make a reservation here and when you do, you’ll receive a code for 50% off your Uber ride to/from Union Station this week.

That’s a win, and obviously… you’ll be looking double fly in a custom suit and a luxury whip… 

13 8 / 2012

#UltimateChiDinner @ Mercadito !

My advice to any Chicagoan looking to get stellar authentic Mexican food would be to check out Mercadito in River North! Mercadito has a huge selection of delicious apps, entrees, and cocktails, my fav being the FLAMING b.g.t.m (big nose goes to Mexico)… this drink has quite the presentation. 

So what’s better than delicious Mexican cuisine and flaming drinks? An Uber ride of course! Tweet #UltimateChiDinner this week for a chance at dinner for two at Mercadito, and an Uber ride to and from. Must be following @Uber_CHI & @MercaditoCHI to win. Happy Eating Chicago!

PS. Mercadito will be offering all Uber clients 15% off their bill (Sun-Thurs) when you show your Uber app. RUN don’t walk to Mercadito now!

31 7 / 2012

#UBERPALOOZA Giveaway - GILT ROOFTOP PARTY!

                      

We’re pumped to announce #UBERPALOOZA with exclusive UBER action and giveaways all week! First up, we want to hook it up with passes to the SOLD OUT Gilt City Better Than Backstage Party!

Tweet the hashtag #UBERPALOOZA with your favorite thing about Uber TODAY, and you could win two passes to the Gilt City Rooftop pool party at EnV Chicago on Saturday, August 4! Must inclue Gilt City Twitter to win! 

BONUS - include your CUSTOM INVITE CODE for friends to sign up, and we’ll give you two entries to win!

Here’s the highlights from Gilt! For more info on the party click here.

  • Party goes from 12 – 3 PM at EnV Chicago
  • Last year’s Better Than Backstage party was named one of the top five parties of 2011 by NBC Chicago.
  • Relax before Saturday’s Lollapalooza headliners at this exclusive party on the roof of EnV Chicago, with the skyline as your backdrop. (Bathing suits are optional.)
  • You’ll enjoy an intimate live poolside performance by Of Monsters and Men, Iceland’s latest acoustic driven alt-rock band.
  • Before and after the band’s set, DJ Matt Roan will keep you on your feet as you dance the day away to thumping beats.
  • Grey Goose cocktails, Goose Island beer and FIJI water will be flowing. And don’t worry about a designated driver: Uber will be providing rides to and from the event.
  • You’ll enjoy summer fare from Market including Hippie Hummus, exotic fruit, crudites, caprese skewers, mini burgers, and mini baja tacos. There’s even a Pinkberry frozen yogurt bar to keep you cool.

19 6 / 2012

Uber teaming up with RAD+REFINED this Friday!

    

Uber will be providing half priced rides to the RAD+REFINED Summer Launch Party this Friday at Market in West Loop. The discount will automatically apply, so make sure you’re signed up for Uber, and have the app downloaded on your iPhone or Android device. Uber is also available on Blackberry’s and Windows phones via the browser by hitting up m.uber.com. 

We hope to see you there! More info below.

Rad + Refined Summer Launch PARTY!
Dress to impress + ready to celebrate the launch of our expansion with a second CHICAGO location! Join our fave sponsors Refinery29, Voli Vodka, Mink Pink, The Cobra Snake, and Uber!

Radical tunes by My Boy DJ Elroy, and special appearance from THE COBRA SNAKE+ Fashion Blogger Natalie Off Duty ♥

RSVP FOR ENTRY: info@radandrefined.com
MEDIA/PRESS: jacqueline@radandrefined.com

MARKET ROOFTOP LOUNGE 10pm-1am
1113 W RANDOLPH ST. CHICAGO 60607

Must be 21+ to enter!

Don’t drive! Book a ride with Uber and receive half off! For more information.

Check out more on Rad + Refined on Twitter!

18 4 / 2012

Uber Chicago adds another OPTION

With today’s announcement of the Chicago TAXI experiment rolling out of the Uber Garage, we wanted to hone in on one of the most important aspects of this experiment - OPTIONS. Specifically, that TAXI is about offering customers the OPTION to test out a TAXI, not about replacing the Uber cars we all know and love. 

To start with the nuts and bolts - in the screenshot to the left, you see the “picker” at the top of the screen. Once your app is enabled for TAXI (a process that will roll-out over the coming weeks as supply scales), you will have OPTIONS to see (1) available Uber cars and, (2) available TAXIs. You will simply request the car type that you prefer, with no surprises as to the type of vehicle coming.

OPTION 1: Uber on! Continue enjoying your own fleet of on-demand private drivers, the same drivers and vehicles you’ve grown to love. 

OPTION 2: Test a TAXI and help us answer the question: Can A Chicago TAXI Be Uber?

As consumers, we all experience and demand OPTIONS from businesses every day, often both low-end and high-end options. In the same way that United Airlines offers First Class and coach and that Starbucks offers Double Shot Caramel Macchiatos and standard dark roast, we want to test out Uber and TAXI.

TAXI is not for everyone. In fact, it may not be for many of our current clients. But we do believe that customers are entitled to OPTIONS and we’re very excited to begin offering them to you. Believe us, it’s just the first of many :)

Uber on.

11 4 / 2012

Free Rides to White Sox Opener!

Heading to the White Sox Home Opener on Friday to party like it’s 2005? Well we’d love to give you a lift down to the South Side. Uber, Everyone’s Private Driver, will be providing a 100% off discount on all rides to or from US Cellular Field on Friday April 13th (10am-6pm).

PLUS! If the White Sox win on 4/13 vs. Tigers we’ll give you $5 off rides to U.S. Cellular on Saturday, 4/14 and Sunday 4/15!

New to Uber? Sign up here!

We’ll be announcing more awesome promotions all season so be sure to follow @Uber_CHI on Twitter and check our blog for updates!

Note: Please do not drink in Uber’s as it is against the law to drink in a non-stretch limo. All rides defined as $40 value, so FREE = $40 max. discount and 50% off equals $20 max. discount. Promotion good for two rides (to and from US Cellular) per client.

04 4 / 2012

Free Rides to Opening Day!

Baseball is here & so is Uber with FREE RIDES to WRIGLEY tomorrow! April 5th from 10am-6pm. PLUS, all Ubers will have a fun, baseball snack awaiting you in the car on Thursday! (while supplies last)

No worries White Sox fans, Uber something coming next week!

There’s more…to give you one more reason to cheer, if your team wins their home opener: Uber will offer a $5 discount on all rides to their ballpark for the weekend games following the home opener. 

Cubs win 4/4 vs. Nationals = $5 off rides to Wrigley on Saturday, 4/6 and Sunday, 4/7

Early Season Promotions

Ferris Bueller Fridays
In honor of everyone’s favorite truant, we’re helping you knock-off early to skip work and support the Cubs with 50% off rides to Wrigley for 1:20pm Friday home games through the All-Star break.

Rockit Burger Bar Opening - Wednesday April 11th
Uber will also be offering 50% off rides to the opening of Wrigley’s newest hotspot, Rockit Burger Bar. Have your non-Uber friends sign-up while at Rockit and we’ll buy their burger! 

We’ll be announcing more awesome promotions all season so be sure to follow @Uber_CHI on Twitter and check our blog for updates!

Note: Illinois may be the land of Lincoln, but it’s not the land of libations in Lincolns, so support your local Wrigley watering hole, but please don’t drink in your local Uber. All rides defined as $40 value, so FREE = $40 max. discount and 50% off equals $20 max. discount. Promotion good for two rides (to and from Wrigley) per client.

26 3 / 2012

#UltimateChiDinner @ Tavernita

One of the greatest things I’ve tasted in Chicago recently, is the Booty Collins kegged cocktail at Tavernita. If you haven’t tasted it, it’s like a burst of energy, pleasure, and refreshness in a glass (no idea if that makes sense).

So what’s better than some delicious tapas and a Booty Collins? An Uber ride of course! Use the hashtag #UltimateChiDinner this week for a chance at dinner for two at Tavernita, and an Uber ride to and from. Must be following @Uber_CHI & @Tavernita to win. Happy Eating Chicago!

PS. Tavernita will be offering all Uber clients 15% off their bill (Sun-Thurs) when you show your Uber app. RUN don’t walk to Tavernita now!

21 3 / 2012

Free Rides to Le Colonial !

Our friends Le Colonial have an awesome Wednesday night special called Date Night. Check out their special menu tonight, with free Uber rides! We’ll have an on-going special with them as well coming soon. 

Le Colonial is located at 937 North Rush Street & discount will be up to $30 off the ride.