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Can You Save Your Free Uber Ride for Later?

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No!

You can save your credits by turning “Apply Credits” off, but your promotional free ride for signing up or referring someone doesn’t qualify.

Save Uber Credits For Later

My suspicions became fact when I used Uber in Tampa this week. I turned “Apply Credits” off and requested a car. When we arrived, my receipt showed the $10 trip had cost me nothing. Because it had used my free ride for referring. 🙁

I followed up with Uber Support just to make sure, and they confirmed that the free ride for referring a friend gets applied to your next ride no matter what.

uber free rides for referrals

So if you’re traveling for business or going a mile down the road, perhaps it’s a good time to try Lyft or take a cab…Hopefully this saves you the sadness I felt wasting $20 in ride credit.

 

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4 Comments

  1. The Weekly Flyer

    August 8, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Thanks. I learned this the hard way with a 2 mile ride.

  2. PH

    August 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I keep two Uber accounts, one for work, one for non-work. That way I know all rides in my work Uber account need to make it into my expense reports. I don’t try hard to get referral credit, but if I did, this segregation would also work to prevent accidentally using referral credits toward work rides.

  3. ABC

    October 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    THIS IS A REALLY HELPFUL POST – STUPID UBER BASICALLY IS TRICKING A TON OF NEW PEOPLE BY BEING EVIL. TRAVIS KALANICK IS A BAD PERSON AND WILL DIE BY 44. FACT.

  4. Stupid huh

    May 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Uber makes it impossible too see credits without going on a huge search. Still can remember the spot

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