5 uncommon ways to Uber

Many people use Uber for convenient, affordable rides. But turns out, there are other fun ways to use the service, from winning bonus points with Grandma, to getting extra peace of mind, to making new friends.

1. Send someone else a ride

Need to take Grandma to her doctor’s appointment? We can’t be everywhere for everyone, but fortunately, Uber can. Whenever you’re in a pinch, you can send people a ride and still score bonus points for helping out. Add others to your Uber account and request a ride on their behalf. Plus, you can use the ETA tracking feature to make sure they get wherever they’re going safely.

2. Schedule rides

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little peace of mind before that 6am flight or date night in the city. Schedule an Uber ahead of time to have it ready and waiting outside whenever you need a ride.

3. Get help on the road

Got a flat tire? We’ve all been there. There’s nothing like car trouble to stop us in our tracks. Let Uber pick you up and take you to an automotive shop, a gas station, or anywhere else when you need a hand.

4. Deliver or drop off items

Leave your phone charger at a friend’s place? No one needs to drive all the way across town—request an uberX and ask your driver to deliver small value items to your location. The ETA tracker can keep you posted on when to come outside and grab the item.

5. Meet new people

Riding around the city with Uber is a great way to meet people you never would’ve crossed paths with otherwise. uberPOOL matches people that are going the same direction to share the ride and split the fare. It’s a cool way to make new friends, meet interesting people, and save a little money wherever you’re going.

Uber hopes to make your city, and your life, run a little more smoothly. These are just 5 easy, money-saving ways to make your life easier. There’s a lot more where this came from.

Share your creative Uber ideas in the comments below.

Valid on first ride up to $22 USD. US only. Expires 1/1/2017.

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