Chicago loves uberX and rides are FREE this weekend!

Chicago loves uberX!

[welcome subtitle=”uberX is FREE this weekend with the code CHILOVESuberX”][/welcome]

Uber has been connecting riders with transportation options across Chicagoland since September 2011. uberX, Uber’s low-cost ridesharing option, is 20% less than a taxi and the most affordable option yet.

We’re ready to celebrate this ridesharing revolution by giving EVERY PERSON in Chicago FREE uberX rides this weekend!

Uber is also partnering with over 100 local Chicago businesses who will be offering uberX riders exclusive discounts and deals when they show their uberX receipt. Check out a full list of participating partners here.

For two FREE uberX rides* in Chicago, enter code:


Wondering how far you can go on $20?
Lincoln Park to River North is $8, Wrigleyville to West Loop is $17, and the Loop to O’Hare is under $40

Give FREE rides to your friends and family!



[h2 class=”” span=””]THE WEEKEND OF FREE[/h2]

We’ve partnered with 100+ local Chicago businesses who will be extending special deals and discounts all weekend long. Simply show your Uber receipt, and you can rock one of the many discounts below. One receipt is good for one rider so be sure to have your friends sign up for Uber so that you can maximize the free rides and awesome deals!

PLUS, we’re giving away AMAZING packages (think free nights at hotels, a free food truck lunch for your office and more) all this week on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to follow @Uber_CHI to participate and get to posting your thoughts and pictures with the hashtag #CHILOVESuberX.

So excited that you can’t wait for the weekend?

Join us for free drinks at our #CHILOVESuberX Happy Hour on Thursday night at Parliament sponsored by Jack Daniels.



Act One Pub – Free appetizer
Amuse at Swissotel – 15% off bill
Angels & Kings – Free drink
Atlas Bar– Free dessert
Ay Chiwowa – Free chips and guac and stay tuned to our Twitter for a special giveaway!
Benchmark – 1/2 off appetizer
Berco’s Popcorn – 15% off bill and stay tuned to our Twitter for a special giveaway!
Bowtruss Coffee – Free small drip
Brunch – $5 off bill
Bull & Bear – One complimentary appetizer (“Open”) with purchase of $20 (Friday)/Free DoItYourself Chili with purchase of $20 (Sat+Sun)
Butcher and the Burger – 10% off bill
Chopping Block – Free glass of wine and stay tuned to our Twitter for a special giveaway!
Chicago Beer Experience – Stay tuned for a giveaway for free tickets!
Coffee Studio – 10% off
David’s Tea – Free Tea of the Day
Dunlays On Square – Free appetizer with purchase of entree
Enso – Free homemade ginger ale
FAME – Free 1oz sampler of any 3 infusions
Forever Yogurt – 50% off
Frontier – $1 craft beer
Glascott’s – $15 Domestic Buckets, $12 Pitchers of Miller Lite, Bud Light
Glazed & Infused – Free donut
Hard Rock Hotel: Chuck’s Manufacturing – Free drink
Hash House A Go Go – Check out our Twitter and Instagram for an awesome giveaway!
Haymarket – Free 12oz draft
Headquarter Beercade – Free shot of “Dragon’s Breath”
Hutch – Free draft beer or artichoke appetizer
Karyn’s on Green – Free appetizer
Kinzie Chop House – Free bar menu appetizer (up to $7.95)
Lockdown Bar + Grill – Free appetizer
Mercadito – 15% off lunch and Sunday brunch
Mercat – 25% off bill
Mott St. – Free taste of featured daily punch or beer (valid 5:30 – 7:00)
Mr. Brown’s Lounge – Free rum punch
Phil’s Last Stand – Free cheddar fries
Pizza Rustica – Free appetizer
Pork Chop – 20% off bill
Public House – Free Multiple Choice Mac & Cheese with purchase of $20 (Friday)/Free DoItYourself Nachos with purchase of $20 (Sat/Sun)
Rockit Burger Bar – Free appetizer
Rockit Bar & Grill – $10 off food
Sapori Trattoria – Free appetizer
Savoy – Free glass of champagne
Smoke Daddy – Free appetizer with purchase of entree
TWO – Free duckfat potato croquettes
Uncommon Ground – 10% off
Union Sushi – Free dessert
Vertigo – Free glass of champagne
Wow Bao – One free Bao at the State and Lake or Water Tower locations and an AMAZING giveaway. Watch our Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win!
Zachi – 50% off a falafel sandwich


Barre Bee Fit – Free week pass (Michigan Ave location only). Check out our Twitter and Instagram for another giveaway item!
Blank Label – Enjoy a friendly drink and an Uber branded pocket square
Burdi Clothing – 10% off total
Chicago Beer Experience – Check out our Twitter for a special giveaway!
CJK Foods – Use code CJK10Uber for 10% off total
Comedy Bar – $5 off a ticket
Conrad Chicago Hotel – Look out for a sweet giveaway on our Twitter and Instagram
Flirty Girl Fitness – One free class
Go Cycle – Free class at GO Cycle by e-mailing your receipt to
Hilton Chicago – We have a special giveaway! Check it out on our Twitter and Instagram
Hotel Felix – 10% off your booking and keep an eye out for a giveaway on our Twitter and Instagram
Mayne Stage – Look out for an amazing giveaway on our Twitter and Instagram
Oh Olive – Free 60ml bottle of the finest and ultra premium olive oil
Paint Nite – 20% off when you use code “Save20Uber”
Palmer House Hilton – Check out our Twitter and Instagram for a special giveaway
Spy Bar – Free entry for you and three friends and check our Twitter for a special giveaway!
Art Effect – 10% off purchase at Lincoln Park boutique
Threadless – $5 off at Lakeview store location


[h2 class=”” span=””]FINE PRINT & PRO TIPS[/h2]

[h3 class=”” span=”WHAT IS uberX & RIDESHARING”][/h3]

uberX is our low-cost option with ridesharing that’s better, faster and cheaper than a taxi. On uberX, you’ll find everyday people driving their own cars. Those cars can come in a variety of colors, and will always have seating for up to four people. Our ridesharing option has become one of our most popular platforms throughout California, Seattle, Boston and now Chicago!

Rider safety and satisfaction remain our highest priority. All Uber rides continue to be backed up by our corporate insurance policy, and riders have the option to rate every driver and improve the system with their feedback. With ridesharing, all drivers pass our rigorous screening process, which includes:

  • Stringent background check
  • Driving history check
  • In-person interview and screening
  • A city knowledge exam
  • On-going quality control

[h3 class=”” span=”TO SNAG YOUR FREE RIDES”][/h3]

  • Enter code CHILOVESuberX in the Uber app

  • Slide the car type selector to ‘uberX’ – this promotion does not apply to uberTAXI, UberBLACK, or UberSUV.

  • Take two rides between 8am on Friday (9/20) through 11:59pm on Sunday (9/22).

*CHILOVESuberX covers TWO rides up to $20 per ride. Believe us — at these rates, $20 per ride will get you far.

Sharing is a virtue, and so is patience. We’re expecting high demand for uberX, so please keep trying. Cars will open up all the time.



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