Today only: Free Uber rides in Hyderabad for voting

Earlier this month, Uber provided free rides in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore with providing two free rides to voters to encourage them to get out and vote.

The campaign is a national one, and since it is voting day in Hyderabad today, you can sure use two free rides between 7 am and 7 pm today. The promo code for Hyderabad, which is valid for these 12 hours, is VOTEHYD. You can add these promo codes mentioned above as a new or existing user of Uber, to get two free rides for INR 1000 each.

If you’re not familiar with Uber, it is a smartphone application for iOS/Android which connects you to a nearby premium/luxury car such as a Toyota sedan or a BMW/Mercedes sedan car. The rides are on demand so they don’t accept prior reservations, and the app is the only way to connect with a ride. Payments are only via credit card at the moment which has to be stored in the app. I’ve had my number with them for a very long time and I find it safe to leave it with them. They’ve recently launched in Chennai and Mumbai. Here is my experience of my first Uber ride in India.

The Uber system allows for referral credits, which means if you choose to be introduced to Uber by my blog, you can use this link to sign-up, and you’d get 300 INR as referral credit for use at a later date [I get a similar amount when you take your first ride]. Similarly, when you introduce your friends to Uber with your referral link, you get INR 300 when they take their first ride, and they get INR 300 to start up with their first ride.

As per Uber’s blogpost on this, if you are going to help a senior citizen ride to the polling booth and send a picture via Facebook or Twitter, with the hashtag #UBERVOTEHYD, they will add credits to your account.

Go ahead, vote and enjoy the rides.

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