23 9 / 2012
Uber at Social Media Week!
We’re pumped to announce that we’ll be helping out at Social Media Week!
Monday - Social Media Week Kickoff
To celebrate the kickoff of Social Media Week in Chicago, all Uber BLACK car rides to Rockit River North will be 50% on Monday night (6-11pm). Use the promo code SMWROCKIT12 in the iPhone or Android mobile app to get your discount (max value $25, not available on TAXI).
Monday - Wednesday
Show your Uber app to any bartender or server at BAR TOMA and enjoy half off all bottled beverages (wine, water, beer, soda!)
Wednesday - From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine: Chicago’s Restaurant Culture Through the Eyes of the Established and Next Generation Chefs
Join Uber and Top Chefs Tony Mantuano and Sarah Grueneberg for a discussion led by Chicago Tribune’s Bill Daley
Chicago Tribune Tower - 3:30pm – 4:15pm
‘Insta-Up’ Reception to follow - Bar Toma • 4:30pm – 5:30pm, plus, rides to Bar Toma will automatically be 50% off!
Enjoy Chef Tony’s favorite Bar Toma Bites and cocktail specials. Guests are invited to Instagram photos of Bar Toma fare #CSMWChefs
Thursday - The Cafe Connection at Bow Truss
50% off Uber rides! Use the promo code BTSMW12 to get 50% off your Uber BLACK car ride (up to $25 off).
Friday - Can Social Media Improve Transit in Chicago?
Come see Uber see Uber’s own Max discuss Social Media and Chicago Transit. It’s free, so come on by to hear more!
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.
18 5 / 2012
Don’t Protest Uber!
Big plans in Chicago this weekend? Planning to enjoy the Cubs-Sox Subway Series at Wrigley, kick-off patio season, or just engage in some good old-fashioned foreign dignitary watching? Let Uber be your guide to ensure that the NATO nightmare doesn’t disrupt your weekend.
We’re working hard with Uber’s driver partners to have as many cars on the road this weekend as possible, but the madness of NATO may cause higher ETAs than usual. Here’s a few tips to navigate the weekend smoothly with Uber:
- Request early and check back often if a car isn’t readily available
- Be flexible with your route - many streets are blocked off this weekend, so drivers may need to take alternative routes. We’ve educated drivers already, but if reading detailed Secret Service road closure plans are your thing, we’ve got your Friday afternoon reading here
- Test out a TAXI - no Uber within your ETA happy place? Take the opportunity to test out our first Uber Garage offering - Chicago TAXIs. Just select the TAXI button in the top of your app.
Even if you’ve got your protest pants on this weekend, there’s really no reason to stop using Uber. Plus, our drivers are really good at dodging protesting clowns and getting you to your destination safely, and efficiently. Don’t protest UBER!
10 4 / 2012
Bill Rancic - White Whale of the Week
This man’s man seems to have done it all, but there is still one thing he hasn’t done: requested and rode in an Uber!
We’ve heard through Twitter-sphere that Bill is running around Chicago this week, so that’s why we’ve decided to call this Bill Rancic Week. If anyone can tame the beast, and get Wild Bill to sign up and request an Uber, we’ll give you $250 of Uber Credits! Picture or Twitter proof required, and if they use your referral code.. even better!
Don’t worry, even if you’re not going to let your inner TMZ shine, you can still win. Help us by tweeting @BillRancic or @GiulianaRancic and tell them why you love Uber and why they will too! We’ll randomly select five people who tweet the hashtag #UberBill and give them $20 of Uber credits. Win Win!
Info: Ride must be requested from Bill or Giuliana Rancic’s Uber account. Twitter or picture proof required (public acknowledgment).
For your referral code: Sign into our website (http://uber.com) and head to “Invite Friends” where you’ll be able to invite friends and find your unique referral code.