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Free Uber Rides in August - Various Deals Around The UK - New & Existing Customers!

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Uber are offering a free rides promotion. This is an example of the Nottingham deal but other cities available and valid on different days and date ranges throughout August. "Free rides in Notting… Read More
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Uber are offering a free rides promotion. This is an example of the Nottingham deal but other cities available and valid on different days and date ranges throughout August.

"Free rides in Nottingham every Monday in August

Since launching in Nottingham in November, Uber riders have traveled more than 500,000 miles together. To celebrate this milestone, for the first time ever, Uber rides on Mondays in August are now free up £10.

That’s right—starting on Monday August 8, anyone who requests a ride in Nottingham on a Monday will get up to £10 off up to 2 trips that day—whether you're a new or existing Uber user!

Whether you're catching a film in Wollaton park, commuting across town, or planning your next bank holiday, your Mondays just got that much better.

How to get your free rides*:

1. Open the Uber app anytime on Monday, August 8, Monday August 15, Monday August 22, and Monday, August 29

2. Request an uberX or uberXL

3. That’s it!"

Known available cities:
Nottingham - Every Monday in August
Bolton - 8th-12th August.
Portsmouth - Every Tuesday in August
Bristol
Sheffield
Leeds

Note: The city info has been crowd sourced on this forum, post on this thread if you spot any more or if you spot any errors and I'll add/amend them here.
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#2
As far as I know most cities are getting the deal. Not sure if London's included.

The deal is also slightly different in each area, for example Bolton's runs for one week & Nottingham's every Monday in August.
#3
Looks like Uber are competing with Karhoo's £10 free rides.
#4
Is this £10 off each trip of the 2 allowed (£20 per day max), or £10 per day?
#5
Hmm, good point. I read it as £10 per trip but it could easily be interpreted the other way.
#6
Manchester?
#7
I'd like to know that also!
Thanks though
#8
Leeds?
#9
Birmingham isn't included
#10
Bristol had free rides last Saturday night - )
#11
I've updated the deal to show the cities known to be taking part so far.

Note: The city info has been crowd sourced on this forum, post on this thread if you spot any more or if you spot any errors and I'll add/amend them.
#12
Just to confirm it is 2 x £10 journeys per day.

Did my commute using it today, thanks op.

Journey home cost £9.96, so only just free!
#13
That's great, nice one and thanks for the update.
#14
Same here, two trips around £15 total, both free, sweet.
#15
Managed to take advantage of this myself and it worked flawlessly. If you have any credit on your account make sure you switch this off when booking, otherwise the system might use this first.
#16
I've got a 15 quid allowance on my account which I've been foolishly saving - anyone know what might happen with that? Wish I'd remembered yesterday and used it! (Nottingham)
#17
Anyone know the dates for sheffield?
#18
Portsmouth has the same promo but on a TUESDAY
#19
stanleyboy
Portsmouth has the same promo but on a TUESDAY
Thanks, will update the listing.
#20
Sad state of affairs this country is in when multi nationals are competing unfairly with hard working taxi drivers by siphoning profits to tax havens and thus avoiding much tax. Basically getting a subsidy from our government to destroy the livelihoods of thousands. The destruction of tax paying taxi drivers careers is not worth a few lollipops worth £1 in Tesco. People need to look around them and care about the society they live in, not just for themselves, but for the next generation who will live in a bankrupt economy or an economy that favours the 1% - multi nationals over young people's life prospects.

To be fair this problem of multi nationals crippling the small and medium sized businesses (back bone of the economy) is down to our government allowing the loopholes. But people need to speak up more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/uk-reject-eu-plans-combat-multinational-tax-avoidance
#21
@david_kly, you might have a point about how they run their business (I haven't looked into it).

What I can't deny after trying them a few times now is that, for users, this is clearly the future. If taxi firms can't catch up with their own software solution offering the same features, then they will go under for that reason alone. Pre-paid, live maps where you see where the driver is (and who he is), if he's on the correct road (they often wait on the wrong road for my address), fare estimates, being able to easily share your arrival time & even a real-time map link with anyone with a browser, driver (and customer) ratings etc etc. This is the right way in the smartphone age and taxi firms better wake up.
#22
david_kly
Sad state of affairs this country is in when multi nationals are competing unfairly with hard working taxi drivers by siphoning profits to tax havens and thus avoiding much tax. Basically getting a subsidy from our government to destroy the livelihoods of thousands. The destruction of tax paying taxi drivers careers is not worth a few lollipops worth £1 in Tesco. People need to look around them and care about the society they live in, not just for themselves, but for the next generation who will live in a bankrupt economy or an economy that favours the 1% - multi nationals over young people's life prospects.
To be fair this problem of multi nationals crippling the small and medium sized businesses (back bone of the economy) is down to our government allowing the loopholes. But people need to speak up more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/uk-reject-eu-plans-combat-multinational-tax-avoidance

But you voted hot, right?
#23
david_kly
Sad state of affairs this country is in when multi nationals are competing unfairly with hard working taxi drivers by siphoning profits to tax havens and thus avoiding much tax. Basically getting a subsidy from our government to destroy the livelihoods of thousands. The destruction of tax paying taxi drivers careers is not worth a few lollipops worth £1 in Tesco. People need to look around them and care about the society they live in, not just for themselves, but for the next generation who will live in a bankrupt economy or an economy that favours the 1% - multi nationals over young people's life prospects.

To be fair this problem of multi nationals crippling the small and medium sized businesses (back bone of the economy) is down to our government allowing the loopholes. But people need to speak up more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/uk-reject-eu-plans-combat-multinational-tax-avoidance

In all seriousness though, I think your post assumes that all existing taxi companies are honourable and look after their drivers. Unfortunately this isn't the case and I've spoken to a number of Uber drivers who've left traditional taxi firms because they've been badly treated or are given very little decent work. I've also spoken to drivers who've remained with the traditional firms who've said conditions have improved because of the threat of them leaving for Uber.
#24
I don't have this installed, but is Blackpool on the App?
#25
Slippy Sloppy
david_kly
Sad state of affairs this country is in when multi nationals are competing unfairly with hard working taxi drivers by siphoning profits to tax havens and thus avoiding much tax. Basically getting a subsidy from our government to destroy the livelihoods of thousands. The destruction of tax paying taxi drivers careers is not worth a few lollipops worth £1 in Tesco. People need to look around them and care about the society they live in, not just for themselves, but for the next generation who will live in a bankrupt economy or an economy that favours the 1% - multi nationals over young people's life prospects.
To be fair this problem of multi nationals crippling the small and medium sized businesses (back bone of the economy) is down to our government allowing the loopholes. But people need to speak up more https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/18/uk-reject-eu-plans-combat-multinational-tax-avoidance
In all seriousness though, I think your post assumes that all existing taxi companies are honourable and look after their drivers. Unfortunately this isn't the case and I've spoken to a number of Uber drivers who've left traditional taxi firms because they've been badly treated or are given very little decent work. I've also spoken to drivers who've remained with the traditional firms who've said conditions have improved because of the threat of them leaving for Uber.
That's not the fault of the cabby. I can't see how giving away 20% of your income to UBER is favorable. Just look at what UBER has done to impoverished nations around the world. It's reduced wages if anything. Your taxi friends should fight for better unionisation rather than willingly work for a multi national that will make it a competition to the bottom. Whomever offers the lowest price gets the job. It's not just about the individual either. It's about the destruction of an entire career for thousands. So the taxi firms don't have a team of thousands of developers working for them. Maybe someone needs to come up with an app that offers the map seeking facilities without the Uber centralisation. You're right that not all cabbies are honorable, but does that mean you should squash thousands of jobs for a few bad apples. That statement is very discriminatory, and is a similar statement people use to be racist, ageist, tar the police, nurses and teachers. It's an idiotic statement that does not take into consideration the destruction of the economy. It's multi nationals like this that will eventually destroy the economy through not paying appropriate taxes and it needs to be stopped before small and medium sized businesses fall on their **** through this governments negligence or greed


Edited By: david_kly on Aug 18, 2016 11:56: added
#26
Calling my post racist is not only unjustified but it's deeply offensive. If you do have a point it's so deeply buried in your obvious mental imbalance that it's struggling to reach the surface. I suggest in future if you want to prompt serious debate that you refrain from unsubstantiated accusations and find the appropriate place to vent your wide range of troubled personal issues.

Edited By: Slippy Sloppy on Aug 30, 2016 12:45: Typos
#27
Slippy Sloppy
Calling my post racist is not only unjustified but its deeply offensive. If you do have a point its so deeply buried in your obvious mental imbalance that it's struggling to reach the surface. I suggest in future if you want to prompt serious debate that you refrain from unsubstantiated accusations and find the appropriate place to vent your wide range of troubled personal issues.
I'm not calling you racist. If you read my comment properly you will hear me say that it is discriminatory to judge all cabbies based on a few bad apples, thus is a similar discriminatory tactic used by for example racists, people judging public service workers based on a limited experience, and any other use of discrimination. I assure you that I am stable and balanced and care about others, thus the issue I have with multi national tax avoiders such as Uber. If you felt I was calling you racist I apologise for the misunderstanding as I was definitely not calling you racist.
#28
Here''s the problem: a bad-apple cabbie can be a guy on drugs driving like he has a death wish (happened to me twice over the years, with a reputable cab firm). Or someone who drives your daughter into the woods to rape her (luckily not, but it's a concern). Or a horrible racist, bully or just someone really rude (those can happen regularly). For the worst of those, one is too many. The others aren't fun either.

Uber largely solves the problem. Cabbies have a feedback rating, so you can avoid bad ones before they even turn up (haven't had anyone below 4.5 out of 5 yet, and all have been decent to very friendly). And of course you get to rate them, and it even asks you what specifically could be improved (driving style, interior etc). And the car is constantly tracked, which also means they can't overcharge you (also happened to me a lot). It's the right way.

Also better for the drivers as they get to rate customers too. Fares are paid automatically so people can't do a runner. And customers are registered, so if they behave badly or soil something, they can be held accountable (one driver told me how he did exact my that). Another said that Uber hold regular meetings for drivers, problens are listened to and actually addressed. I think all I spoke to said they worked for other cab companies before but were much happier with Uber. Is that representative? No idea. But Taxi companies need to catch up or its all over.


Edited By: _gl on Aug 20, 2016 14:59: Typo
#29
_gl
Here''s the problem: a bad-apple cabbie can be a guy on drugs driving like he has a death wish (happened to me twice over the years, with a reputable cab firm). Or someone who drives your daughter into the woods to rape her (luckily not, but it's a concern). Or a horrible racist, bully or just someone really rude (those can happen regularly). For the worst of those, one is too many. The others aren't fun either.
Uber largely solves the problem. Cabbies have a feedback rating, so you can avoid bad ones before they even turn up (haven't had anyone below 4.5 out of 5 yet, and all have been decent to very friendly). And of course you get to rate them, and it even asks you what specifically could be improved (driving style, interior etc). And the car is constantly tracked, which also means they can't overcharge you (also happened to me a lot). It's the right way.
Also better for the drivers as they get to rate customers too. Fares are paid automatically so people can't do a runner. And customers are registered, so if they behave badly or soil something, they can be held accountable (one driver told me how he did exact my that). Another said that Uber hold regular meetings for drivers, problens are listened to and actually addressed. I think all I spoke to said they worked for other cab companies before but were much happier with Uber. Is that representative? No idea. But Taxi companies need to catch up or its all over.
You insinuate that non Uber taxis are more likely to carry out rape or take drugs. You also presume that the rating system with Uber stops the chances of someone taking drugs while driving. I would really like to see evidence of this. I presume you have no evidence. The whole benefits of convenient functions and ratings system does not override the drawbacks to Uber in fighting for a wage to the bottom, siphoning Uber profits over to tax havens and stealing from the treasury, taking 20% from the driver and most importantly, destroying a career for thousands. Many people will justify their decision to use an immoral system, say for example if you have no choice. If you have a choice, make it one that benefits society (if you can).

Edited By: david_kly on Aug 22, 2016 08:17
#30
If a driver doing something bad is a one-off event, then nothing can completely protect you. But a guy driving under drug influence for example has likely done it before, and if he's not been fired already, would have a bad rating. Less seriously, a rude driver will get a bad rating, even when passengers would not feel comfortable confronting him or making a fuss with the company. (EDIT: and someone who's already erratic or rude may well do something more serious down the line, so it's good to have prior warning of a dodgy personality). That's where it helps and is way better than getting an unrated stranger turning up on your doorstep.

BTW for balance, I just spoke to a driver who wasn't happy - not enough customers yet, Uber's cut is too high, promising things they don't keep, and apparently drivers are leaving.

As for the rest, you're missing my point. Just complaining about Uber won't get cab companies very far - they have to compete on features, or they will lose customers. I suspect small / local cab firms can't build a software platform like that (at least not something that isn't badly cobbled together), so they should consider joining forces/resources to build one quality competitor platform that they all get to use. If they manage that, they can run their business any way they like (and if it's better/more ethical than Uber, great). But sticking their head in the sand won't do it.


Edited By: _gl on Aug 23, 2016 20:43

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