Uber loves to release new promotions that offer all sorts of ride credits for new Uber users, but if you’re an existing Uber user, you don’t get many opportunities for more free credits. Uber promo codes for existing users are few and far between, and groups and other daily-deal discounts are a thing of the past.
Never worry, existing Uber user, because you can get a little bit tricky in your group of friends and finesse your way into a free Uber.
Have a friend download Uber and use promo code ‘cws7s2‘ — They can request the Uber
Here’s how to get your free Uber as an existing user, without a promo code: Find a friend in your group who hasn’t used Uber yet, then have them download the app and input ‘cws7s2.’ They initiate the ride, and you join them. Score, free ride!
That trick works for UberX, XL, Plus, and Black Car.
Here’s how this idea came to me: I was out driving in Los Angeles one night, and I got a ride request from a rider with a huge group, around 10 people. I told him he would need more than one Uber, so he should have a friend in the group download the app and input my promo code. One of his friends downloaded the app and everyone got a free ride.
If you’re out alone or your friends won’t play along, this won’t work for you. In that case, try another ride sharing app that offers the same service.
Use the “Free Rides” feature inside the app
You can also use the “Free Rides” feature of the Uber app to find your own promo code and referral link. You can text an invite to your contacts, and if they sign up with your link or promo code and take a ride, you’ll receive some sort of free ride credit. If you find yourself in a big group situation and you need to get more than one Uber, offer your promo code to one of your group members who has never downloaded the app and you’ll both get quick, free ride credits.
Look out for other Uber promotions
Even though there aren’t many ways to get free Uber credits when you’re an existing user, Uber is regularly offering discounted rides to new users. In Los Angeles, there’s almost always some sort of discount offered to existing users, and recently I got 50% off rides for a full week. That’s a pretty good deal when you can’t get free rides any other way.
Can’t get any Uber credits? Use Lyft promo code DOUG1682 instead
If Google has sent you to this post, chances are you’re already out on the town and you need your free ride right now and you don’t care where you get it from. Lyft offers the same service as Uber, so download Lyft and input promo code ‘DOUG1682’ to get a free ride with Lyft..