App-based driving service Uber, which debuted in Dallas in September, is running a promotion November 6 that will spur new business as well as the democratic process.
Uber teamed up with Rock the Vote so that new users can enter the promo code “VOTEUBER” during the sign-up process for a “freedom ride” to their polling place.
The “freedom ride” will cover the first $20.12 of the rider’s bill so long as the ride begins or ends at a polling location.
This “freedom ride” will cover the first $20.12 of the rider’s bill so long as the ride begins or ends at a polling location.
You’ll have to download the app to your iPhone or Android, or you can use the mobile site.
We reported on Uber when it first came to Dallas in September, after its initial launch in San Francisco two years ago. Rates are higher than most taxi services, but you can order a ride from your phone, so you pay for quality and convenience.
The app allows you to see how many drivers are in your area, and you can track your driver as he or she comes to you. The company keeps your credit card on file, so no worries if you have no cash.
So if you’ve been on the fence about using Uber, or you are new to the idea, it might be worth checking out on election day. You can pretend you’re Romney, rolling up like big money to vote. Or you can grab a few friends, each get your own ride and act like the presidential motorcade.