FREE TAXI Week!!
Update (6/26) – To clarify, FREE TAXI Week is *only for TAXIs* as available by selecting the right button in the picker in the app. We have added a new welcome screen in the app to give you more information about the picker. Please see this post for details and screenshots.
Tired of your sweaty CTA commute, being scolded by your cab driver for paying with plastic, or the meter maid getting ticket happy on your car? Then, Uber has an amazing solution for you — Fire open your Uber app, and enjoy three days of FREE TAXI!
Beginning Monday, June 25 and continuing through Wednesday, June 27, all local TAXI rides requested through the Uber app will be FREE! Simply tap the TAXI option, watch your TAXI arrive in the app, then hop out for FREE at your destination!
A few things to keep in mind:
- FREE TAXI Week is for local TAXI rides only, so the first $20 of your trip will be FREE (automatically – no code necessary!).
- While Uber has hundreds of TAXIs on its system, the drivers do have other business too, so be patient if your first request isn’t fulfilled. TAXIs will be opening up every few minutes, so keep checking the app.
- Through Wednesday night, all rides are FREE up to $20. All other days, the metered fare + 20% gratuity will be charged to your credit card on file.
- FREE TAXI rides require an Uber account and use of Uber’s iPhone/Android app.
How do I request?
Download the Uber iPhone/Android app. Sign-up for an account. Select the TAXI button in the top of the app, set your pick-up location and press Request. That’s it!
What does it cost?
TAXI from Uber costs the same as a Chicago city cab. Your driver will enter the metered fare and then Uber will automatically add a 20% gratuity for the driver. You’ll receive an emailed receipt showing the breakdown.
Is it safe?
Definitely! All TAXI drivers with Uber are licensed Chicago city cab drivers. Uber is just one more way they find customers and increase their business.
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