Home is Where the Heart is: Get there with #UberMidwest!

Traveling for the holidays can be rough, so this year we’re Uber thankful that we can get  door-to-door and city-to-city with the help of #UberMidwest! From Chicago to Oklahoma City, Minneapolis to Indy, Detroit to Columbus – Uber is here to get you home with the fam in time for Turkey and back with ease.

Planning to Uber home for the holidays? Share your stories as you travel this Thanksgiving for a chance to win $100 in Uber credit!


  • Share how you’re getting your Uber on with hashtag #UberMidwest. Ubered to pick up your 40lb turkey? Rode SUV for a night out with old friends? Tapped the app to get all your goodies home on Black Friday? Whatever it is, tell us!

  • Tweet or Instagram where you are traveling in the Midwest: @Uber_CHI, @Uber_MSP, @Uber_INDY, @Uber_DET, @Uber_OKC, @Uber_CBUS. You must tweet one of these cities to win!

  • Each city will announce a winner on Cyber Monday at 12PM.

  • Make sure you have your Uber account ready – we’ll be dropping a $100 for you to enjoy this holiday season!


Send your loved ones promo code MIDWESTTHX for $30 off their first Uber ride!

Valid new users only in CHI, MSP, INDY, DET, OKC, CBUS. Not valid on TAXI.


No matter where you are in the Midwest, Uber has you covered for all your holiday travel needs. And, no one knows that better than our Uber team! Check out how they’re getting their Uber on across the Midwest this Thanksgiving:

 Emily, Oklahoma City CM:

“My two sisters and I will take a total of SIX Ubers to get to table on Thursday! Each of us from our apartments to the airport and then from the Detroit airport to our house in Troy, where we will meet my brother and parents. My mom and dad are SO EXCITED for the six of us to be together for the weekend. Our family has a lot to be thankful for this year — given my dad’s successful bone marrow transplant in May, now both of my parents are cancer survivors!”

Nicole, Chicago CM:

“I can’t wait to get back to Detroit to spend Thanksgiving with my big Italian family. It’s so convenient to be able to Uber from my apartment in Chicago to the airport and then grab an Uber from DTW over to my parents’ house. Before Uber was in Detroit, getting me to and from the airport created a two-hour round trip ride for a friend or family member, but now I just hop in a car, share my ETA with my family so they know when to expect me and I’m home in no time.”

James, Columbus GM:

“Thanksgiving is easily one of the best holidays of the year–but the travel can be a pain. Things have gotten much easier now that I can Uber across the Midwest. My Thanksgiving week starts off with a business trip to our Minneapolis market, a pit stop in Chicago to grab some clothes at my apartment, and ends with a flight to Ohio to be with family and friends. I use Uber to/from all 3 airports. The week always ends with a plate full of turkey leftovers, a Great Lakes Christmas Ale and an Ohio State win over Michigan.”

Janel, Minneapolis CM:

“I love that Uber makes traveling city to city easy as pie – but this year I’m pumped I can share Uber with my hometown friends as we ride around Chicago. Since high school, my friends have moved all across the country – and the world! – so we always make it a point to come together on Black Wednesday for dinner and night of debauchery. This year, the SUV to get everyone back home safe is on me 😉 !”



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