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By Kyle Bell
June 13, 2014
By Kyle Bell
June 13, 2014

UBER has become a worldwide phenomenon, expanding across the globe to more than 120 cities in its brief four-year history. The mobile app and car sharing service, bankrolled by investors including Google and Goldman Sachs, has caused waves with its recent valuation of a hefty US $18.2 billion. With growing business as smartphone ownership continues to spread, those in need of a post-gig ride home are viewing UBER as a more convenient — and often cheaper — alternative to a taxi.

Other benefits include following the journey of your approaching driver on the UBER map, a completely seamless and cashless experience (no more drunken fooling around with EFTPOS and cash) and even texting your journey to friends waiting for you at the other end. Get straight out of the car while the receipt gets emailed to you. Or ride share, where you can split the fare with another UBER traveller. Quite simply a game changer in the transport industry.

And because Concrete Playgrounders like to go out, UBER has kindly offered Concrete Playground readers their first ride for free, up to the value of $50. See below for details.

Free First Ride on UBER for Concrete Playground Readers

UBER has launched in Auckland and the verdict is out. We needed it. The San Fran start up has been making waves across the world and has now established itself in the central hustle of Auckland city.

For a limited time, UBER is offering a free first ride using the UBER app*, up to the value of $50.

The process is simple:

  1. Download the UBER app on an iPhone or Android device, and create an account. Enter the promo code CPREADER14 when prompted.
  2. Open the app and 'REQUEST CAR' when you need a car. Check the ETAs just before, we're an on-demand service, so book as needed.
  3. Watch the car come to you on the app, let the driver open your door, let them know where you need to go and then enjoy the ride.

Right now they're covering all the way from Herne Bay to Parnell and down to Mount Eden, but they're always expanding.

Twitter: @Uber_Auckland | Instagram: Uber_Auckland[email protected]

*Sorry if you already have the UBER app you early adopter you. The code will only work on first timers. Maybe get your friends to download it?

Published on June 13, 2014 by Kyle Bell


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