(EDIT: September 2016 – the code in this article still works OK so feel free to use it)
Last month I published a £10 sign-up code for new downloaders of London taxi app GetTaxi. That offer closed pretty quickly.
GetTaxi has now launched a referral programme. This allows me to be able to launch a permanent offer for Head for Points readers.
The referral scheme currently offering a £10 free credit for new members so – if you are in London or heading there at some point soon – you have nothing to lose by downloading their iOS or Android app. I also receive £10 of credit for referring you.
One advantage of GetTaxi over Hailo is that there is NO minimum fare (apart from 10am-5pm weekdays, Hailo has a minimum) and NO cancellation fees. This can be an issue with Hailo as you may want to cancel a job when, after claiming your nearest cab is 3 minutes away, your job is actually picked up by a driver 15 minutes away! (You do get a one minute window with Hailo in which to cancel after the job is accepted before the fee kicks in.) GetTaxi also allows you to book a taxi in advance.
To claim your £10 free credit, download the app and (once you have verified your mobile phone number) click on the ‘Coupon Code’ box on the menu. (A quick way of downloading the app if you are reading this on your phone is to click here and then click on the appropriate Android or iOS button.)
In the ‘Coupon Code’ box – which is on the personal details menu – enter code GTEWGXS. £10 of credit will be dropped into your account.
One quick warning. After you’ve signed up, GetTaxi will email or text you a £5 coupon code. Do not input this into the app, as it will invalidate the £10 code if you haven’t already used it. If you have already used the £10 code, the £5 code will not work anyway.