Uber Launching Des Moines with Free Rides

Des Moines, your Uber has arrived! Starting at 12PM today, residents of Iowa’s capital city will have access to the convenience and reliability of Uber, and rides will be FREE for one week to celebrate. Whether you’re going to the fairgrounds for some of the Hawkeye State’s finest offerings, heading to the airport to catch a flight or in need of a ride home from the farmers market, Uber will be there to help you get around town at the touch of a button!


How does it work?

  • Enter promo code DSMFREE under ‘Promotions’ in your app or text DSMFREE to 827-222
  • New to Uber? Download the app (iOS, Android or Windows Phone) or sign up below with promo code DSMFREE
  • Enjoy 5 FREE uberX rides, up to $25 off per trip
  • FREE rides through Thursday, Sept. 18 – valid only in Des Moines

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How much will uberX cost after the promotion?

Des Moines Pricing

uberX Rates in Des Moines

Sample Fares

  • Downtown Des Moines to the capitol building – $6
  • Arboretum to the botanical garden – $11
  • Downtown Des Moines to Des Moines Int’l Airport – $16


What is uberX?

In Des Moines, our ridesharing service uberX offers Uber reliability with prices cheaper than a taxi. Our uberX driver partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all driver partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX partner in Des Moines, drivers must pass:

  • A stringent background check
  • A driving history check
  • Ongoing quality controls

As always, your safety and satisfaction remain our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by our insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver to help ensure the highest quality experience.

Start enjoying your free rides today! If you don’t see an uberX at first, don’t worry! Availability may be limited at times while we’re offering free rides. Just refresh your Uber app after a few minutes to request a ride, and you’ll be on your way.

Questions? Pumped Uber is rolling into Des Moines? Let us know @Uber_Iowa or shoot us a note here.

Uber on!

Team Uber Iowa

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