Get $60 off Your First Uber Ride

This morning I described my experiences using Uber and a few other alternatives to driving your own car. Uber is by far the most expensive means of transportation I use today, but it is still a good value for those times I find it useful.

If you’re one of the few who haven’t signed up for Uber yet, you can use my referral link for $20 in free credit toward your first trip. (I’ll get $20, too.) I should probably refer Megan since she usually just rides along with me and doesn’t have her own account.

But a hat tip to View from the Wing for sharing another $40 free credit that stacks on top, for a total of $60 in free credit to new users. After you sign up and log in, click on “Promotions” at the top of the page, enter code C2E2, and take your first ride by May 31. Update: It appears that some people have been reporting their account shows this offer is only valid in Chicago. That’s not what my experience was, though something could have changed overnight. I’d rather leave it up for you to try then take down the post.

Uber promotion

If you’ll be coming to Seattle for the Frequent Traveler University, Uber is probably one of the better ways to reach the city from the airport hotels if you want to go out to bars or restaurants after the meetings. (Lightrail is still a good contender but takes a little longer and is less convenient to Capitol Hill.) Flat rates for Uber to downtown are $50 each way, so find a newbie in your group and share a free ride!

One of my favorite bars in Seattle is Needle & Thread, a speakeasy above Tavern Law. But I’m guessing this crowd is probably going to be better off causing a ruckus at Von Trapps.

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  • Fly from Scratch

    This code is only valid for Chicago it seems..

    • Scottrick

      I just applied it to my wife’s account last night, and we live in Seattle. Is there a reason you think it only works in Chicago?

      • Fly from Scratch

        That’s surprising Scott.. I can’t put a screenshot here, but when I put the code in my promotion box, it is showing on my account as ” Free ride up to $40 on uberX or UberBLACK in Chicago. (Expires 5/15/2014)”..

        • Scottrick

          You can load a screenshot by clicking on the picture icon in the lower left, below the comment text field. Or you can email it to me at

          I provided my screenshot above, and it just says “$40 Off Ride”.

  • WISluggo

    I live in Milwaukee, and I too got the Chicago only Uber X $40 off. It also expires on 5/15

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  • Andre Rodriguez

    Good article Scott! I use it all the time, best car service ever…

    Use the promo code “RL9PA” and get $20 off your 1st ride!

  • Susan

    Use code ubering4FREE for 3 FREE Uber rides – no expiration!

  • Richa Arora

    9pnbv – 50 dollar uber credit

  • Still Zoned


    £30 Off First Ride With UBER!!!

  • Maggee

    Margueritea1 FREE $30 RIDE UBER ENJOY!!



  • J_exige

    If you’re new to Uber and want to get a free ride up to $30, sign up
    using promo code UBERCHILLY. Works in any city and never expires!