Uber has officially arrived in Eugene and Salem, Oregon. For the first few weeks Uber was offering free rides. If you haven’t tried Uber you can get $30 credit for your first ride by using promo code UPN1T. Sign up here. (promo code valid in any city in the US)
The promo code makes most rides free around town.
The Uber app allows you to request a ride at a touch of a button. The Uber app will connect you with the nearest available driver in town and give you an ETA, arriving within minutes. You can even watch the driver approach on the app. You will also see a photo of your driver and vehicle.
A pro tip is to text or call the driver if you are in an area where their are many business or people and provide the driver with more detailed info where you can be picked up. Also always confirm the drivers name, most driver do the same, either asking you what your drivers name is or giving you your name. This prevents you from getting into the wrong Uber vehicle. It happens in busy areas and creates confusion and delays.