Update: As Virginia notes in the comments, clicking the referral link in this post says you will get $10 free credit. But I got an email that says my referral link is for $20, and I’ve gotten two $20 referral credits the last few days. Your mileage may vary. Use my link for a guaranteed $10 and a chance at $20.

Update 2: Commenter Brian signed up through the link and got $20 credit. I think everyone will. YMMV.

Uber is the world’s best taxi service because it has clean, courteous drivers and the easiest taxi-ordering app imaginable. Tap, tap, tap, and a cab whose progress you can track towards you is on its way.

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New Uber users can get $20 in free rides when they sign up through my referral link.

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(I get $20 in free rides too. Feel free to post your own referral link in the comments if you’re sure it’s for $20.)

You have to sign up and take your first ride by June 16, 2014 to earn the $20 credit.

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If there is ever a chance you will want to use Uber, sign up today! Even if Uber doesn’t operate where you live, you are very likely to travel somewhere where it does.

More Info on Uber

Uber is an app on your smart phone on which you request a Black Car, taxi, or taxi van to pick you up. The in-app map shows you nearby cars and tells you how long you’ll have to wait. You can input your destination and get an estimated price.

Once you get dropped off, you rate your driver. Bad drivers are fired, so you are extremely likely to get a good driver.

All of my Uber Taxi and Black Car Rides have been superb–clean car, on time pick up, friendly driver–except for one. One driver tried to scam me out of $1, and Uber refunded my $23 fare for the inconvenience.

Let’s list the ways Uber is better than your local cab company:

  1. Easier and faster to order a cab. No calling in and waiting on hold.
  2. More accurate timetable given for pick up. I hate when the taxi operator tells me she’s sending the “next available” cab. How long will that be?
  3. You can get an estimate of the price in advance.
  4. Uber drivers are more likely to drive a clean, not smelly car in my experience.
  5. Your credit card is saved on file, and you can set your tip percentage on uber.com. No need to carry any cash.

So if you sign up for Uber now, we will each be given a $20 credit.

And don’t forget to set your Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® as your payment card on Uber. Since the Arrival Plus expanded its definition of “travel” to include taxis, you can redeem Arrival miles to remove the cost of an Uber ride.

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