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Free Uber Rides in Tyneside Tonight
Free Uber Rides in Tyneside Tonight

Free Uber Rides in Tyneside Tonight

Just received an email from Uber, not sure if this is a freebie or a deal but posting as I'm sure a lot of people can take advantage of it.

Ride free tonight!

Whether it’s a trip to your local pub, a ride home from the big match, or you're planning a night out in Quayside—Ubers in Tyneside on Friday night are free up to £10.
From 9pm to 2am on Friday, August 5th, anyone who requests a ride in Tyneside will get up to £10 off up to 2 trips—whether you're new to Uber or an existing Uber user!
That means that an UberX trip from Gosforth to the Sage (normally around £5) or a trip from Jesmond to Grey Street (normally around £3) could be completely free. It’s that simple.

How to get your free rides*:

1. Open your Uber app between 9pm and 2am on Friday, August 5th in Tyneside
2. Request an uberX, uberXL, or UberEXEC
3. That’s it!

6 Comments

Banned

Regarding Uber drivers, how do they even make a profit with these low prices for the customers?

Uber prices are similar to North Tyneside/Newcastle private hire firms. Prices in Newcastle are crazy cheap. My cousin is a driver and he has to work ,40+ hours to cover fuel,rent and car. This is before he makes any money before himself.

ALW4RD1

I think Uber take 20% of the fare, so drivers make good money if they … I think Uber take 20% of the fare, so drivers make good money if they work long hours


That's how uber work. You still have insurance and fuel to pay, plus any car payments if you lease or rent.
Other offices charge you office rent per week. You don't pay the office a % of your earnings but you have to pay tgr office £xxx for the privilege of them sending you work.

Spasho

Regarding Uber drivers, how do they even make a profit with these low … Regarding Uber drivers, how do they even make a profit with these low prices for the customers?


Wipe out competition then increase prices? Then others forced to join Uber, then completes the monopoly, then maximise number of drivers to increase revenue and take a cut.

they offer nothing that a private hire company doesnt already do and charge more during peak times , never have enough drivers except in London so end up waiting ages then give up and call your reliable local private hire / minicab company.

Paddy_o_furniture

Uber prices are similar to North Tyneside/Newcastle private hire firms. … Uber prices are similar to North Tyneside/Newcastle private hire firms. Prices in Newcastle are crazy cheap. My cousin is a driver and he has to work ,40+ hours to cover fuel,rent and car. This is before he makes any money before himself.



Same for me , i do 36 hours work before earning a penny . Any idiot driver who switches to Uber from private hire company is making it worse for all drivers in the long run by further fragmenting the work . I never let the Uber idiots out at junctions whereas ill let any other taxi driver out !
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