UberXL Boston!

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I am a big Uber fan.

My opinion is that Uber is one of those companies whose service literally redefines our experience in the world.  Though we don’t take a ton of cabs, we have entirely replaced their use with Uber.  I love everything about the Uber experience: the way you don’t have to make a phone call or wait on hold, the way the drivers seem to have GPS and know their way around so I don’t have to navigate from the backseat, the incredible ease of the app’s use, the fact that I don’t have to pay cash or figure out a tip, and the tremendous value.

Grace and Whit are growing up in a world where “to uber” is a verb.  My very first Uber ride was with them, in fact.  We took an Uber to the airport when we went to the Galapagos.  It was much less expensive than a taxi, and it was more convenient and comfortable on a number of dimensions.

Sign. Me. Up.

I was really honored when Uber Boston reached out to let me know of a new, family-oriented service.

Today, Uber is launching uberXL, their newest offering.  Starting today, users in Boston can request an uberXL car type, which will seat up to six people.

This is perfect for families!  UberXL is ideal for transporting large groups with the convenience, safety, and ease of Uber at an affordable price.  I’m really happy to see Uber Boston working on products so specifically helpful for families.  I know people who have hesitated to use Uber for family purposes because they couldn’t fit all of their children in one car.  Now that is taken care of.  All you do is request the uberXL option via your app to be picked up in a vehicle that seats up to six people.

Anyone new to Uber will receive their first ride FREE up to $30.  Just use my unique promo code, “ADesignSoVast” when you register in the app.  That code is useable anytime.  You can also register here.

New to Uber?  Uber is an iPhone/Android/Blackberry app that allow you to request a ride at the tap of a button.  You can track your driver’s arrival on a map and will receive notification when they arrive.  There’s also no need to handle cash, as your fare – which includes tip – is automatically billed to your credit card.

I am sure you will love Uber as much as I, and Grace and Whit, do.  Sign up here.

Disclosure: I was compensated in Uber credit for this post.  All opinions expressed here are my own and my enthusiasm for the service is entirely genuine.

 
 

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4 Comments

  1. Posted May 8, 2014 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I was recently introduced to Uber by a friend of mine (who happens to be from the Boston area!). Like you, we’ve replaced all our (limited) cabbing with Ubering and are extremely happy with the friendly drivers and excellent service. I love when technology changes lives for the better 🙂 Thanks for sharing this Lindsey. xoxo

  2. Posted May 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    So cool! I just checked out their website and no KC yet. But they are getting it in Omaha! WTH? Not that I’d use it a ton here but the ride to the airport (45 min away) would be great! We’ve used a car service before but the driver was a bit elderly and I could have biked faster than he drove. We hate to leave our car at the airport for a week and this would be a great option. We will definitely use it when we are out of town! Thanks for letting us know about this! (And how cool they contacted you about this–way cool Linds!)

  3. Posted May 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I, too, LOVE Uber… living in SF, we’ve been using it from the beginning and I agree, it’s pretty life-changing, at least from a transportation perspective 🙂

  4. Posted May 10, 2014 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I have never used Uber personally, though I have heard many wonderful things. Great to know about the new family dimension for when we do need to use it!