Vote for Your Favorite #FiveStarRide!
Last week we asked you to share your #FiveStarRide with Uber – and boy did the stories came pouring in! From providing an escape from the brutal Minnesota-cold to getting users around town just in the nick of time, drivers have been saving the day and providing top-notch service along the way.
After a week of voting, we’re excited to announce the WINNING story:
The Winning Story
Click the story title below to read the winning #FiveStarRide submission!
“I had been having a terrible week first my car broke down and then my washing machine. Needing to get my clothes washed, I called for an uber car to take me to a laundry mat. My uber driver was fantastic! He helped me carry three full laundry baskets down three flights of stairs. He even reminded me of my laundry detergent! When we got in the car he offered me water and gum which hit the spot! Then, when we arrived at the laundry mat, he opened the door for me and carried all my laundry bags in. His car was immaculate and he was very well dressed. The driver went above and beyond!!”
Submitted by Lillyannette
Congrats to Lillyannette and Anthony for winning the #FiveStarRide contest and to all the finalists and participants who shared their stories. Uber on!
Click on each title below to read the #FiveStarRide submissions from our finalists.
“My Uber story is that I woke up in the middle of the night this fall and had pinched or twisted something in my back and couldn’t move. I had to get to my Chiropractor. None of my friends or loved ones could come to help me. At dawn wIthin 9 min a very careful Uber driver in Mpls arrived and gingerly got me downtown- literally after I had crawled out to the driveway. Uber saved me!”
Submitted by Sheri
“I got married on February 28th and it was snowing like crazy! My 5 bridesmaids & I were at BlowDry Bar in uptown waiting on our hired limo to pick us up to bring us to my ceremony – he didn’t show up, but called to say he was running behind due to the weather. I was freaking out/slightly teary! Someone mentioned UBER, I downloaded the app & had our UBER driver was there within minutes saving the day! He got us to the ceremony with time to spare! I don’t think he knew how close we were cutting it & what a lifesaver he was! I don’t remember his name (A?) because I was caught up in the craziness of the day, but this would be a perfect way to thank him! I love uber & recommend to everyone! #FIVESTARRIDE #WEDDINGRESCUE”
Submitted by Nicole
“The first ride we took with Uber was our return trip from our vacation last summer. We got home after three weeks away and were looking forward to getting home. I wasn’t looking forward to getting in a taxi when I remembered that I had set up an Uber account. I clicked on the app and saw the location of the car that was headed our way. After our brief walk over to the pick up spot, we met our driver. What made it so great was how impressed my twelve year old was with Uber. He thought that we were the fanciest people getting in a limo. He felt so special with the bottles of water and kind driver. The practical side of me appreciated that this perfect ending to our vacation cost two dollars more than I used to spend on a taxi.”
Submitted by Mike
“My friends and I took Uber (as we always do) to a crowded bar downtown. A lot of the friends who came with us had never used Uber before. A little while later at bar, my husband started freaking out because he lost his new iphone. My friend said: “Well, your screwed, no cab driver would ever return an iphone.” As if on cue, in walks the Uber driver. He drove back to the bar once he found Brad’s iphone on the floor of the SUV. He went into the crowded Marvel bar to find us, and he returned it and refused to accept a tip! Our whole group was clapping and cheering for him. Needless to say, everyone with us that night downloaded Uber right away. It was awesome! Thanks Uber!”
Submitted by Jackie
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