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Halloween 2016

No tricks, just trips

Halloween is just around the corner, and demand in Denver is going to be spooky good. This year, we’re excited to bring you our Halloween Guide, full of tricks and tips to help you have a great weekend.

Halloween earnings

One of the biggest nights of the year

  • Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year—particularly in downtown Denver and college towns—and is also one of the best times to earn with Uber

  • Last year, partners in Colorado made up to $1,300 in gross fares in just one weekend (Friday afternoon - Sunday night) thanks to high demand.

  • You can keep up with increases in surge by setting up surge notifications on your phone. In your partner app, go to Settings > Notifications > Surge Pricing to turn on push notifications.

  • Want to boost your earnings? Check out your Promotions Hub in your Uber Partner App to see if you qualify for an Earnings Boost offer. Tap here to jump to Promotions Hub and keep checking back all week as more offers become available.

When and where to drive

These areas have high concentrations of riders and events. For a complete list of Halloween events, keep scrolling!

Downtown areas and college campuses usually provide the best opportunities to earn.

Orange = Highest Demand, Black = Busy Areas

Halloween tricks and tips

Verify your trick-or-treaters

Lots of people will be looking to get in an Uber on Halloween - 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 costume left behind

Did someone leave their costume in your car? Snap a picture of any lost items and get in contact with the rider.

Too much candy? 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. You never know what costumes you'll encounter!

Double check your cauldron

Don't forget all of your important documents like your driver's license, registration, and insurance. Remember—you can always access your Medical Check and Vehicle Inspection form in your app by going to Account > Waybill.

Experienced drivers also recommend considering little touches that might come in handy. Hands-free mounts, candy for riders, and even a costume of your own can make your rides as smooth and fun as possible.

Don't be spooked by 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.

Other 5-star tricks

Check out more tried and true 5 star tips here.

Halloween is an exciting night to drive, but we recommend following this guide to help make sure it's extra magical.

Carstume Contest 2016

Trick out your car this Halloween for a chance to win an extra sweet treat.

Want to see the Broncos take on the Chargers next Sunday? With a little creativity and Halloween spirit, you can!

Here's how to play:

  • Submit a picture of your vehicle in a carstume before Saturday, October 29th at 11:59pm on Twitter or Instagram

  • Include the hashtag #UberCarstume so we can check out your ghastly get up

  • You will be entered to win 4 Broncos Field Passes and 4 Club Level Tickets for the home game on Sunday, October 30th at 2:05pm.

  • Our winner will be notified by 10:00am on Sunday, October 30th and will be announced in next week's Partner Update

Submit your pictures here:

Pro-tips from partners like you

Hear what others are saying:


Carol from Boston:

  • The roads are bound to be busy as Halloween celebrations start in and around the city. Practicing earlier in the evening is a great way to get comfortable before the rush.

Erik from Chicago

  • If you end up driving in busy or loud areas, communicate directly with riders to coordinate the pick up.

Mide from Boston

  • Getting in the spirit with a Halloween costume or a playlist can help keep you and your passengers entertained.

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