If you follow me on Twitter (hint, hint), you already know that I’m pretty into (read: very into) the bar and restaurant scene here in Chicago. I often get asked — by locals and tourists alike — about where I’ve been recently and if I have any recommendations (to which the answer is always ‘yes’).
Problem is, I’m not made of money (big duh, right?) and keeping up with the scene in this town is expensive, not to mention nearly impossible at the rate in which new places keep popping up. So it’s no surprise that I always geek out over a deal.
Uber (you know — the Uber) understands that excitement, which is why — to celebrate the launch of uberX, their rideshare* offering here in Chicago — they’re partnering with over 100 of the city’s hottest spots to offer awesome deals and free stuff to riders. They’re even giving away two free uberX rides TO EVERYONE IN CHICAGO (up to $20 each). Sweet, right?
They’re calling it the Weekend of Free, but I’m calling it the Weekend of Freakin’ Awesomeness. And here’s how it works, regardless of what you call it:
- Download the Uber app for Apple or Android if you haven’t already (where’ve you been?!)
- Enter promo code CHILOVESuberX (which gets you TWO uberX rides up to $20 per ride)
- Slide the car type selector to ‘uberX’ (promotion doesn’t apply to uberTAXI, UberBlack or UberSUV)
- Take two rides between 8am on Friday (9/20) through 11:59pm on Sunday (9/22)
- Use your uberX receipt to access deals at over 100 places in Chicago this weekend
Here are a few of my recommended favorites (as if the free uberX rides weren’t enough):
Bow Truss Coffee — free small drip
Glazed & Infused — free donut (try the apple fritter)
Haymarket — free 12oz. draft beer (try the Bad MF’er Black Rye IPA)
Sapori Trattoria — free appetizer (try the Calamari Griglia)
The Savoy — free glass of champagne
So yeah, you guys. Uber is definitely hooking it up this weekend. Learn more about the promotion and the participating Chicago businesses on Uber’s website.
*What is ridesharing, you ask? According to Uber, “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. All drivers pass our rigorous screening process.” For more on uberX ridesharing, visit the uber Chicago website.
**This was an unpaid post. Uber reached out to me about their promotion and I chose to cover it because I found it worthwhile.