Attention Boston area readers! I have the absolute honor and privilege of partnering with Uber, as they focus on the employees who help run this city. Uber is providing an opportunity this weekend for its users to select cars driven by first responders, teachers, firefighters, and other people who help Boston operate as smoothly as it does. This Uber app will connect you with these drivers at the tap of a button.
For this Saturday only April 19th, Uber will be hosting BostonX, a car service that dispatches drivers who lead, protect, and support our community. Uber Boston is giving users the opportunity to request a ride from one of the many Boston firefighters, nurses, police officers, EMT’s, teachers, etc., who partner with Uber as drivers in their spare time. I urge all of you to use this service when you are requesting pickups and drop offs this saturday.
If you have never heard of or used Uber, then you have been missing out for entirely too long. Uber is a car service in use throughout many major cities. I have found that Uber rides are cheaper then the typical cab services. The best part is knowing who they are and when they arrive, so that you don’t have to fight for cabs when the zombie apocalypse begins at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
As a special opportunity for all first time users, Uber is offering my readers a discount code in order to receive up to $25 off of their first ride. Download the app and use the code: GOLAUREN14 via the link found at: https://get.uber.com/go/golauren14. Not only can residents enjoy the perks of the Uber experience, but for those of you visiting the Boston area, I highly encourage you to download the app and use it whenever you mill about the city.
I will be using BostonX and Uber to help me get down to the starting line of the 6th annual BAA (Boston Athletic Assocation) 5k, which is a yearly event hosted by the same organization that puts on the Boston Marathon.
I am running the race as part of the BAA Distance Medley after having a paid a one time fee in which I participate in the BAA 5k, 10k in June, and Half Marathon in October. The race begins at 8 a.m. in the Boston Common. I imagine that the starting line will tout a sea of blue and gold, for those of you that cannot compete in the Boston Marathon this Monday but who instead want to show our support and love for the beautiful city of Boston.
By downloading the Uber app, you can request a pickup from either an UberX driver (someone’s personal car comes to get you, cheaper than a cab), Taxi, Black Car, or SUV by locating you through the GPS in your phone. All transactions are done through your app, as you are able to link your credit card directly to Uber. Once a car has been dispatched to your location, you are able to get a picture of your driver, several ways to contact them prior to pickup (if necessary), and a map of their location allowing you to track your driver to your door. Chris and I use Uber every weekend to get around the city and find it much more reliable than the cab services in the area.
Sport your blue and yellow this weekend, order a BostonX Uber, and please remember that we are all Boston Strong.