Uber

Uber is a taxi / 'ride sharing' / minicab app which is growing quickly in cities through the UK. You can receive a free £10 sign-up bonus if you register for Uber via this link or by downloading the app and adding code 'uberheadforpoints' on the payment page.

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 […]

Bits: Uber scraps fixed London airport fares (our £15 code still applies!), 80% ‘buy Hilton points’ bonus

News in brief: Uber drops fixed London airport fares London taxi / minicab / ride-sharing / call it what you want group Uber has announced that it has dropped its fixed fares to London airports. All airport trips will now be priced using the standard […]

Office party tonight? Use our taxi app sign-up codes for a free or cheap ride home

Update, September 2016 – the Uber and Gett codes in this article still work OK If you are heading out tonight for a Christmas party, you may want to give one of the app based cab services a go.    It will make your chances […]

Exclusive Head for Points £15 Uber sign-up code launched

Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until November 2017. Uber, the ever-expanding taxi / ride sharing / call it what you want car service, is spreading across the UK at a furious pace. I was amused to see […]

Bits: HFP in National Geographic Traveller, £10 Hailo credit for EVERYONE, Uber hits Berkshire

News in brief: Read me in National Geographic Traveller this month! The new July / August edition of National Geographic Traveller (UK edition, £3.95) has a three page article on frequent flyer miles.  It is the most comprehensive article on the topic that I have […]

Bits: 50% off Singapore Airlines economy redemptions, £15 Uber bonus, £30 HotelTonight credit

Some news in brief: Singapore Airlines launches ‘50% off’ sale on economy redemptions Singapore Airlines is currently offering selected routes – including London – at a 50% discount for redemptions. The bad news is that only economy seats are included!  You can only get this […]

Bits: £15 Uber sign-up credit, 50 free LHR lounge passes to be claimed!, iPad Clubcard bonus

Summary:  Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until December 2016. Uber sign-up credit now £15 If you haven’t tried out the cab app Uber yet, now is an excellent opportunity.  The ‘first ride’ bonus you get when you […]

Bits: BA transatlantic promo, 12,000 Avios with a Hotpoint washer, Uber launches in Wakefield!, South West Trains £15 tickets

More news in brief: British Airways transatlantic promotion launched Yesterday I mentioned a transatlantic bonus from American Airlines.  I suspected a British Airways version would be around somewhere and now I have found it. Full details are here on ba.com.  Once registered, you will receive […]

In London? Win 15,000 Starwood points (worth £225 or 15,000 Avios) and a free Uber ride TOMORROW

Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until December 2016. Yesterday I outlined the new partnership between Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber.   You can now earn 1 SPG point for every $1 or equivalent you spend with Uber […]

New – earn Starwood Preferred Guest points with every Uber ride!

Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until December 2016. This one certainly came out of nowhere.  It is a very decent offer, especially if you are concerned about SPG points expiring due to lack of activity. Full details […]

Uber launches in Leeds (and get £15 credit) + reminder of GetTaxi £5 rides in London

Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until December 2016.  The Gett code in this article also still works as at September 2016. Uber, the app-based taxi service that is doing surprisingly well in London and is also in […]