New Year's Eve
With New Year’s Eve and a huge OSU football game on the same day, we want to make sure you’re ready to take advantage of extra big earnings. Read our tips below to maximize your earnings and minimize your stress on the big night.
Highest areas of requests
5pm - Midnight
In addition to high demand around downtown, Short North, and campus expect longer trips from the suburbs areas as riders look to head out, specifically the areas of Upper Arlington/Grandview Heights, Dublin, Polaris, Bethel Rd, and Bexley.
Midnight - 3am
Unlike pre-midnight, mostly all of the requests will come from the downtown, Short North, Campus, German Village, and Grandview area, as riders head home or change venues.
Late Night Rush
While earnings before midnight are big as riders head out to celebrate the new year, the 12am - 3am hours will be the busiest. With an OSU game on the same night, this year is sure to be massive!
Last year, earnings per hour during the 12am - 3am hours were 70% higher than a normal Saturday night!
New Year's Eve
Verify your riders
Lots of people will be looking to get in an Uber on NYE - make sure you confirm your rider by asking for their name and then verifying it with the name in the app. If you do pick up the wrong person, let us know and we’ll help sort it out.
No items left behind
Did someone leave their party favors in your car? Snap a picture of any lost items and get in contact with the rider.
Too much champagne? We can help.
If a rider makes a mess in your car, simply request a cleaning fee and we’ll help you out. You can also prevent wear and tear on your vehicle by bringing cleaning wipes or putting down mats.
Double check your docs
Don't forget all of your important documents like your driver's license, registration, and insurance. Remember—you can always update your documents in your app by going to Account > Documents.
No-wait trip requests
During times of high demand, you may receive a new trip request before you are finished with your current trip.
No need to worry! Once you've accepted the new trip and finished the one you're on, the app will automatically navigate you to your next rider. This helps cut out downtime between trips so that you can spend more time earning.
Make the most of the night
We’re here to help
New Year’s Eve is a big night and we want to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. For any questions or concerns, contact our in-app help or go to help.uber.com.