Update: As of 1/4/16 the $20 offer is only available to new Uber users. You may consider trying to find a higher offer like the $30 one from Amex instead.
Uber and Facebook have teamed up to integrate ridesharing into the Facebook Messenger app. As a way to celebrate this new feature, they are offering a free ride up to $20. Here is how to get it:
To get started, download the latest version of Messenger. Then, from within a conversation, tap the more menu and choose Transportation. You can also search directly for Uber – our first partner – and tap the car icon to request a ride. From there, you’ll receive updates on your driver’s status and notify your friends that you’ve called a ride.
Update: If you weren’t targeted there may be a workaround. You can find the details here.
Unfortunately it seems this functionality isn’t available to everyone. I personally updated my app and am not able to see the transportation option as described. I know a few other people in the same boat. This is still being rolled out, so hopefully it will be coming to everyone. Here is what Facebook officially says regarding availability:
This service is currently in testing and will be available to select users in the locations where Uber operates in the United States. More countries and other transportation partners will be available soon.
The Free Ride
If you do have the transportation option, to receive your free ride simply link your existing Uber account or created a new one through Facebook Messenger. You can find the full details here.
HT: Doctor of Credit