It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Uber and use them all the time. They’re a great way to reliably get around major cities where public transportation is otherwise limited. Uber has a great referral program whereby you can get a free ride of up to $20 when you sign-up through a referral link, and the person doing the referring gets the same.
On top of that, Uber and SPG have a partnership, so you can earn bonus Starpoints for your Uber rides (you can earn even more points if you’re using Uber in conjunction with a hotel stay).
Aside from that, though, Uber is pretty egalitarian, in the sense that they don’t have any elite status. Or so I thought…
I just received an email from Uber indicating that I’m now Uber VIP for being one of their “top riders” (ahem):