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I’m a fan of Uber, and use the service quite a bit. I don’t really drive much/at all when I’m home, but if I do have to take a longer trip UberX is nearly always cheaper than any alternatives besides the bus. Internationally, it’s a no-brainer in many cities, especially when I’m traveling solo. Uber also has a pretty lucrative referral program, whereby you can get a free ride of up to $20 by being referred.
One of the things that I appreciate about Uber on the business side are the quirky/wacky promotions they often have. Here in San Diego we’ve had days where you can summon a kitten to snuggle, have ice cream delivered, or have your thrift store donations picked up.
The latest fun offering is taking place this weekend in Seattle:
The new MAD MAX video game is coming out on September 1st and we’re working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to give you an adventure like no other! Buckle up, hunker down, and prepare to live life as a Wasteland Warrior.
From Friday, August 28th through Monday, August 31st from 10am-6pm users in downtown Seattle will have the option to select “MAD MAX” in the Uber app. Rides taken with the “MAD MAX” option will be free of charge:
• Open the Uber app in downtown Seattle and request MAD MAX.
• Demand will be high and availability is limited, but if your timing is right, a Warboy will swoop you up in a car ripped from the world of the Mad Max video game and brought to life on the streets of our fair city!
• Cars vary in size. Your Warboy will let you know how many riders (1, 3, or 4) he can keep safe from marauders.
• Trips must begin and stay within downtown Seattle. The Wasteland is vast and gas is precious—the Warboys must remain near their Stronghold.
• Your dollars are worthless in the Wasteland. Payment shall not be required.
Now, I haven’t seen Mad Max, and I’m not sure what a “Warboy” is in this context, but
it can’t be worse than driving with Ben I’d assume these cars are still being driven by experienced Uber drivers. Or Hollywood stunt men. Which might be even more fun. Explosions are probably unlikely though.
Regardless, I always like when companies try fun promotions like this, and if you’re in Seattle this weekend and see the Mad Max option on your Uber app, please report back!
If you don’t already have an Uber account, you can get a $20 credit by signing up for Uber here and we get a credit as well.
Is anyone in Seattle this weekend? Will you be trying this?
(Tip of the hat to Steve)