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!  

06 1 / 2013

Chicago #UberNYE Love :)

Chicago #UberNYE Love :)

(Source: ubernye)

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.

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! 

14 8 / 2012



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… 

18 7 / 2012

Uber + Hotel Thrillist Contest

We’ve teamed up with Thrillist to give Uber clients an exclusive chance to win a room at Hotel Thrillist in Chicago: a three-day, all-out bash at the Radisson Blu Aqua. Plus, you get $100 Uber Credits to use that weekend! Enter Here!


13 7 / 2012

Ice Cream Social Afterparty!

Uber is teaming up with 1871 Chicago for an #OMGUBERICECREAM Social outside Merchandise Mart (south side - Orleans doors) at 5pm!

We’ll give out all the extra Ice Cream from today’s big promotion, so feel free to swing by, and tell friends! See you at 5pm, and if you want it earlier than that, request through the ice cream cone in your app!

12 7 / 2012

Ice Cream Social Contest!

On Friday July 13th, the Uber app will transform into an awesome Ice Cream Truck delivery service! Simply open your app, toggle to the Ice Cream Cone, and we’ll deliver you some delicious Ice Cream treats.

Wanna get in on the fun? Tweet us a picture of you eating Ice Cream in the next 24 hours (before our Noon kickoff), and we’ll hook you up with $5 of Uber credits.

Tweet must include the hashtag! #OMGUBERICECREAM

We’ll commence #OMGUBERICECREAM with an Ice Cream Social outside the Merchandise Mart (Southside - Orleans doors) at 5pm tomorrow! Woohoo Friday!

09 7 / 2012

How to Request a TAXI

We’ve updated the app to provide choice between TAXI, a Black Car and an SUV. When you toggle to a different car choice, the buttons will change color, the green request button’s text will change, and the car icons on the map will change. That icon will remain the same as it approaches, so you always know what car is on it’s way.

We keep working hard to make improvements to ensure you have the best Uber experience possible. Hit us with any comments, questions or praise on Twitter now :).

28 6 / 2012

Uber + Madhatter’s Ball 2012!

Uber is pumped to be partnering with the Lookingglass Junior Board  for their annual Madhatter’s Ball. Proceeds from the event will support the operation, expansion and outreach of Lookingglass’ Education and Community programs!

All VIP tickets come with a FREE Uber ride, so check out the links below :)

PLUS, tweet the hashtag #UberMadhatter and you could win two free tickets and a ride there! Contest ends 4pm Friday June 29th. Must include @Uber_CHI and @gglasstheatre in tweet.

The 11th Annual Madhatter’s Ball - Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Madhatter’s Circus - The 70-foot Tall Tented Auditorium in River West - The Riverfront Theater - 650 W Chicago Ave