Uber Car Service Offers Unique NYC Promotions

Uber has taken the New York City transportation market by storm with a mobile app that connects people with ordinary drivers to travel around the city. The app stores credit card information for a cashless transaction (which includes tip) and allows people to set a pick up destination. Uber has grown in popularity across 70 cities and distinguishes itself with new promotions. July has been a busy month for NYC Uber users with the company lowering prices and offering NYC-specific promotions.

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On July 3, Uber offered a holiday UberCHOPPER service and kick-started UberSUV flat rates from New York City to the Hamptons. For $2,500, five people could be picked up in an UberSUV, driven to the helipad, taken on a private helicopter ride to East Hampton, then delivered to the final destination in another UberSUV. The Independence Day service was first introduced last year, costing $3,000 for four passengers. This year, the round-trip Uber service and partnership with the helicopter ride app Blade totaled to $500 per person. Ordinarily, Blade charges $575 per person and does not include round-trip transportation. A fancy, flashy way to avoid traffic on a holiday weekend. However, other Hamptons travelers capitalized on the new flat-rates. Additionally, Hamptons travelers that used Uber twice during the first week of July received a coupon for a free KnotStandard men’s linen shirt.

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On Friday, July 19 (to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday) Uber Ice Cream delivered six ice cream treats and Uber swag for $30 in New York City. The hashtag was trending in the United States, but the service was available for 144 international cities. Mister Softee and Yogo supplied sweet teeth in Brooklyn and Manhattan from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To stay up to date on New York City promotions, follow the blog. The Uber app is available for Apple and Android devices. What other services could Uber offer to New Yorkers? What other companies would you like Uber NYC to partner with?

 

Jacqueline Till

New to the city, but not to writing. Blogging about the latest tips and news regarding New York City's real estate.

3 comments
RonniePitts
RonniePitts

I used the first-timer's discount successfully.  What a great first experience. My friend uses the service in another city regularly so I knew I had to try them out.

OliviaBowman
OliviaBowman

Had a great experience using Uber in April 2014, from UWS to Newark Airport.

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