Uber $30 New Member Sign-Up Bonus

Uber is one of those companies that just makes life better. When public transportation in a city isn’t good, I used to get really frustrated by the lack of options and taxi “mafias,” though for the cities in which Uber operates I love them. They have Uber Black Car, which is the “standard” service and a bit more than a taxi, while they also have UberX, which is usually cheaper than a taxi. And thanks to the instant feedback loop (you rating the driver and the driver rating you), service is excellent across the board, in my experience.

Uber has a pretty cool referral program, and historically the bonus was $10. That means the person being referred gets a $10 bonus and the person doing the referring gets a $10 bonus after the person they’ve referred has taken their first ride.

They’re back now with one of the best “straightforward” referral bonuses I’ve ever seen. For a limited time, Uber is offering a $30 referral credit, whereby both the person being referred and the person referring receive a $30 credit. That’s more than enough for a free ride in many markets, and in many cases enough for multiple free rides.


So if you sign up for Uber now you will be given a $30 credit. You can sign up using my referral link or feel free to post your link below and people can sign up through there. Once you’ve signed up with a referral link you should immediately see the $30 credit in your account. Then when you take your first ride, the cost will automatically be deducted from your credit balance.

Alternatively, if you have an Uber account, be sure to refer your friends during this promotion. I’m always amazed by how many people haven’t yet signed up for Uber, and you can’t beat the value of this sign-up bonus, both for the person referring and the person being referred.


  1. Use my Uber code, scynr, and get $30 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/scynr


  2. Does the credit only post for the referer after the referee has used Uber for the first time?

  3. Lucky, just sign up for uber but don’t see the $30 credit in my account. How can I confirm I got the bonus offer? Thanks and really enjoy reading your blogs.

  4. If I get the $30 credit do I get to spend it in countries where USD is not the currency they use?

  5. Lucky, I just signed up but don’t see the $30 credit anywhere – I’ve checked Payment and Promotions tabs (on both mobile and desktop sites).

  6. @ mangoceviche — Hmm, not sure to be honest. You may want to contact them to see why it hasn’t posted.

  7. Need a truly awesome link? Use my Uber code, i2qed, and get $30 off your first Uber ride! Redeem it at uber.com/invite/i2qed.

  8. Their terms says “Uber credit will be applied to fares billed in the corresponding currency. Example: Uber credit value in USD will only be applied to fares billed in USD.”

    I’m planning a trip to China next month, so I’m wondering if this will work there since they use CNY for their rates?

  9. Lucky, I was under the impression that the $30 credit was good until it’s used up, but my ride was $12.xx and the entire credit is gone. Did I misinterpret the terms and conditions?

  10. @ mangoceviche — That’s how they advertised it, though in practice it does unfortunately appear like what they did is give a credit for up to $30 for a single ride, as opposed to a $30 credit which can be used over multiple rides. Unfortunately they weren’t very transparent about that, in my opinion.

  11. This is not accurate as I found out. The $30 is applied to the first ride, but if your ride is only for say $5 then that’s all that Uber will cover – you lose the remaining $25. Not multiple rides!

  12. I want to sign up get the 30$ sign up bonus but does my friend have to refer me first to get the 30$ referral bonus as well and can I call costumer service to get everything set up over the phone

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