Uber

Uber is a taxi / 'ride sharing' / minicab app which is growing quickly in cities through the UK. You can receive a free £15 sign-up bonus if you register for Uber via this link or by downloading the app and adding code 'headforpoints' on the payment page.

Bits: Uber loses its London licence – or does it?, £5 off a 16-25 Railcard

News in brief: Uber loses its London private hire licence Yesterday’s breaking news about Uber losing its taxi licence in London was a surprise for many. Transport for London has announced that Uber’s current five year licence, which expires on 30th September, will not be […]

15% off Uber and reminder of our exclusive £15 Uber code

If you are a regular user of Uber in the UK, there is a good new offer available which can save you money on your rides. Uber, the ever-expanding taxi / ride sharing / call it what you want car service, is spreading across the […]

Bits: 10% off Radisson Blu with special link, new Clubcard deal includes UberEATS

News in brief: Get 10% off at Radisson Blu with a special link HFP has been given access to a special Radisson Blu ‘10% off’ promotion. You won’t find this promotion on the Radisson Blu website unless you follow this special link. Included in this […]

Bits: Air New Zealand LA sale, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch opens today, my Uber milestones!

News in brief: Air New Zealand Premium Economy deal to LA Air New Zealand has launched a limited time Premium Economy fare from London to Los Angeles of £815. Air New Zealand is currently introducing a new Premium Economy product.  At the moment, you will […]

Bits: Avis £9.99 one-way rentals, Zipcar one-way rentals, Hilton Visa / Uber deal

News in brief: £9.98 one-way Avis car rentals to London Regular readers will remember our article last year on Europcar offering £1 one-way car rentals to London.  Europcar uses this to cheaply reposition cars that need to be taken back to London – letting you […]

Bits: Amex Platinum (US) goes metallic, £19 Monarch deal, Uber hits Chichester

News in brief: The US Amex Platinum card will be made of metal! The US version of the American Express Platinum charge card has been relaunched this week.  The fee rises $100 to $550 but is potentially offset by $15 of Uber credit, automatically added […]

Bits: SPG / Uber earning rate cut, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Uber cuts Starwood earning rate (but it is still points for nothing) For the last two years, I have been earning a steady stream of free Starwood Preferred Guest points via their partnership with Uber. Unfortunately, Starwood has just halved your earning […]

Bits: free Uber rides tonight, buy Concorde seats, beat AwardWallet’s price hike

News in brief: Free Uber rides on Christmas Eve As part of a promotion with Budweiser, you can travel for free with UberX tonight between 4pm and midnight. This offer is good for both new and existing Uber clients. You need to register your details […]

Bits: Uber launches UberEVENTS, new Park Plaza hotel opens at Waterloo, DVB AirApp

More news in brief: Uber launches UberEVENTS The newest Uber venture is UberEVENTS.  If you are a corporate or social event planner this may be of interest to you. Imagine that you want to offer people free transport to attend your function.  This has historically […]

Bits: Heathrow’s Christmas ad, two free US Uber rides, Amex shopping offers

News in brief: Watch Heathrow’s Christmas ad Heathrow Airport has released an incredibly sweet Christmas ad, reminding us all that Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones. If you haven’t seen it on TV, I strongly recommend taking a look (click below, it […]

How to earn Marriott or SPG points with every Uber ride!

If you are a Marriott Rewards member,  you may not know that you can – via their partnership with Starwood Preferred Guest – now earn points with every Uber ride you take. Full details can be found here. You earn 1 Starwood Preferred Guest point […]

Uber news – 2 free £15 rides with booking.com and free rides for everyone in Bolton!

If you have an account with ride app Uber, you may have received an email this week promoting a deal with hotel booking site booking.com. If you book a hotel room via the link in the email (this is essential) you will receive codes for […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 20% off 5 Uber trips, Waldorf London’s Hilton @Play deal

More news in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its luxury auctions closing this week.  These are often worth a look as there are often deals to be had. Deals closing in the next 48 […]

Bits: My Flights app forced to close, £5 UberPOOL trips, Avios hotel deals

News in brief: My Flights app forced to close The popular My Flights app, which I have written about on HFP numerous times, has been forced to close.  Amadeus, the main global flight booking database, has blocked external access to its data – coincidentally on […]

Bits: more on Avios from Nutmeg, AA charging seat fee when booked via BA, £15 Uber code to beat tube strike

News in brief: More on earning Avios from Nutmeg On Tuesday I discussed the new partnership between Avios and Nutmeg. Nutmeg is an innovative online wealth management service which offers a fully managed, discretionary, investment service at a far lower cost than its competitors.  If […]