Getting information from Uber about referring new drivers has been difficult to say the least. I don’t sign up a ton of new drivers from the links on my site but there are a few who have used my code, so to those people, I thank you! With that being said though, I have gotten plenty of notifications from Uber saying people are using my codes to sign up but for whatever reason they never end up paying out. And since I don’t know who most of these people are, I can’t really follow up with them either. I’m guessing these people never end up finishing their application or they never do the 20 rides.
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I really wish Uber had a better system for tracking referrals but I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. But even with all those problems, they have offered some pretty nice sign-up bonuses over the past year. In fact, their $500 Steal a Lyft Driver Bonus was actually one of the reasons why I started driving for them in the first place. I hope as readers of this site, you’ve all taken Uber up on this offer by now (if eligible of course).
Winter Is Coming
Uber’s bonuses have gone up and down over the past six months but based off the latest e-mail I received, it looks like they are still in need of more drivers. The promotion will give new Uber drivers a $100 bonus after completing 20 rides. So if you’re thinking about signing up to drive for Uber, right now is a great time.
I think the days of $250-$500 bonuses are coming to an end and bonuses will likely hover in the $50-$100 range before disappearing completely. Uber’s passenger base is still growing but eventually it’s going to reach an equilibrium and at that point, it will probably be too late to become a driver.
Holiday Referral Program
The coolest part about the Uber holiday referral program is actually the potential for current drivers to refer new drivers. In addition to the $100 referral bonus (the new driver will also get $100 after 20 rides), there are tiered bonuses for every 5, 10, and 20 drivers that you refer!
I think 10-20 might be pushing it, but 5 is probably very doable and it’s not a bad payout at $750! So if you have friends, wives, family members or even strangers who are thinking about signing up to drive, now is probably a good time to convince them to do it. My only word of advice though would be to make sure they use your referral code and follow up with Uber once they sign up and again once they hit their 20 rides. You’ve gotta stay on top of these guys!
Terms and Conditions
- Partners must sign up to drive in the following states to count toward the Holiday Referral Program: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, or Alaska.
- Referrals must sign up to drive using your code or link and complete 20 trips by January 1, 2015. Referrals before October 21, 2014 will not count toward the Holiday Referral Program.
- The highest Holiday Referral Reward you can receive is $1,000.
What do you guys think of the new Uber driver sign-up bonus? Do you think $100 after 20 rides is enough to get a bunch of new drivers on the road and will you be trying to refer new drivers or is it not worth the hassle?
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