Last updated: February 26th, 2019
Interested in learning how you can earn and use free Uber rides and use the credits when you travel internationally?
Well, you’re in luck because today I’m going to be sharing a lesser known Uber hack with you that will show you how you can earn and burn free Uber rides in just about any destination that Uber operates in across the globe.
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My Thoughts on Uber
How many of you guys use Uber when you travel?
For me, Uber is an absolute godsend. Whether it’s using it during visits back home in the States or navigating the streets of Mexico City. My general rule is that if it’s not walkable, I pretty much use Uber any chance I get.
Not only do I save money when I decide use Uber versus taking a taxi but I also get that comfy feeling that I’m in good hands with a driver who is held accountable for his or her actions and attitude towards passengers (unlike taxis).
I know many of you have heard horror stories about Uber because they do pop up in the news from time to time. All I know is that I can only base my opinion on my personal experience and I am proud to say that I have yet to have a less than average experience.
What really makes me a repeat customer is the fact that Uber relies on a feedback and rating system which keeps their drivers in check. The minute you give a driver anything less than a 4-star review, you’re immediately contacted via email by Uber’s customer service department wanting to know what went wrong and what they can do to make sure you have a better experience the next time around. I don’t know about you but I love that type of service.
Okay, enough about my thoughts on Uber. Let’s jump right into what you came here for.
How to Earn Your First Free Uber Ride
For those of you who are new to Uber, I’m going to show you how you can get your first Uber ride free for simply signing up for a new account.
Fortunately, it’s super simple.
All you have to do to to get your first Uber ride free is to follow the instructions below:
- Download the Uber app (iOS / Android)
- Click here to follow the simple step-by-step instructions to get your first ride free!
If you’d prefer to sign up for your new Uber account using the web based form, click here.
Note: You’ll still need to download the app in order to use Uber even if you use the web signup above.
Uber Promo Code: MVCZK
All you need to do to get your Uber first ride free is enter the Uber Coupon Code (shown above) into your Uber app.
Can I use my free ride anywhere in the world?
So you’ve earned your first Uber ride. Sweet!
Now it’s time to put it to use.
But wait, before you do you should know that Uber has a dirty little secret that you probably never knew about.
Uber does not allow you to use your free ride voucher in any country other than the location that you set in your profile when you signed up for your account.
Uber does not convert or apply any previously earned ride towards an Uber ride outside of your home country (based on the location in your profile).
Example: If you refer a new user to Uber and you earn a free ride credit in the United States (free ride up to $20), you cannot use that credit towards any Uber ride outside of the United States.
If you’re someone who travels internationally on a frequent basis like myself, this is a big deal.
Fortunately, after some testing and playing with my Uber profile settings I found a way around this and now I’m able to earn free Uber ride credit in the countries that I’m heading to next. Continue reading below.
How to Use Free Uber Rides Internationally
Considering that your new and subsequent free Uber rides can only be used in the country that you set in your profile when you first signed up for Uber, we’re going to need to make a small change to your current Uber profile.
Here’s how it works:
When you sign up for Uber for the first time and you create your account it’s mandatory that you fill in your home country, otherwise known to Uber as “location”.
This location is what determines which country you’ll earn free Uber rides in going forward so we need to make sure we plan ahead.
If you’re interested in earning free rides in different countries as you travel, follow these instructions:
1. Login to your Uber account here: https://login.uber.com/login
2. Click on Profile – located on the left hand sidebar menu.
3. Change your location to the country you’re planning on visiting next.
4. Now each time someone signs up for a new account and completes their first ride via your Uber promo code you’ll receive a free ride credit from the location (country) based in your account.
5. Happy Uber’ing!
Note: You’ll need to be sure that the city or country that you’re visiting next has Uber in the first place. To find out which cities Uber services, click here.
How to Earn Free UberEats Credits
Have you heard of UberEats yet? If you haven’t let me tell you about it (briefly).
Uber now has it’s own food delivery service called UberEats. All you have to do is download the app and you can order food direct to your door after just a few simple clicks on the clean and easy to use interface of the UberEats app.
Learn more about how you can get your first meal FREE with this UberEats promo code.
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Do you have any questions about earning and using free Uber rides when traveling internationally? If so, leave a comment below.
Note: I receive free ride for referring new users to Uber after they complete their first ride (you can, too!). Get started today!