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Enjoy a stress-free holiday with help from Uber

December 1, 2017 / Toronto

The holidays are a time for family, fun, and celebration. But for those times when all your perfect planning hits a fork in the road, Uber is there to help ease your worries. From last-minute gifts to smooth pickups, Uber has easy solutions to many of your holiday hiccups, so you’ll finally feel like the holidays are going your way.

Stress-free gifting

Check off your list in minutes

When the holiday hustle gets the best of you and there just isn’t any more time for checking off the people on your list, never fear. An Uber gift card is fast, stress-free, and a must-have for everyone you care about this year. And because Uber gift cards work for rides and Uber Eats, you’ll be able to put a smile on everyone’s face.

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Stress-free party planning

Rides that fit your holiday schedule

Whether it’s an early flight to grandma’s or being first in line for the hottest new holiday gadget, you’ll have one less thing to worry about when you schedule a ride with Uber.

1. Schedule a ride
Tap the car icon to schedule a ride.

2. Set pickup info
Set your pickup date, time, location, destination, ride type, and and your fare will be locked in as long as you schedule more than an hour in advance.

3. Confirm your trip
Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap Schedule. Edit or cancel any time before your ride.*

4. Enjoy your ride
We’ll send you reminders the day of the trip and notify you when your ride is on the way.

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Availabilities: Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, Kingston, Niagara, London, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal

Lock in your price before you ride

With the introduction of upfront pricing, if you schedule a ride at least one hour in advance, you’ll know what you’re paying before you schedule a ride.** Schedule a ride now so you have one less thing to worry about later.

Availabilities: Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, Kingston, Niagara, London, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge

Season’s eatings, delivered

Did the holiday turkey cook a little too long? Not to worry. With Uber EATS, a delicious meal is just a tap away. Select from some of your favorite local restaurants and take care of payment within the app as you follow the progress of your order on your phone. And with an average delivery time of 35 minutes, you’ll be the host(ess) with the mostest before your guests can say, “What’s for dinner again?”

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Availabilities: Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City

  • * Notes

Time to party

Pick up your besties

This holiday season, make sure you and all your friends show up to the party together. With multiple stops, you can now add up to 2 extra stops to your trip to pick up any last-minute partygoers during the ride.

Here’s how:

  1. Open the Uber app and tap Where To?
  2. Tap the + to the right of the box
  3. Tap Add a Stop to add your 1st destination
  4. Tap Add a Stop if you wish to add a 2nd stop
  5. Tap Save

Note: this feature is not available on uberPOOL rides

Make a fashionable entrance

Impress your besties along the way with UberSELECT—nice cars driven by top rated drivers.

Roll up together

Don’t feel like heading to your holiday shindig alone? Go big with uberXL, and get an affordable SUV that has similar wait times to uberX but can hold up to 5 of your favorite party people.

Note: UberSELECT and uberXL availability may depending on location


Pickups made magical

When the weather outside isn’t so delightful

In the midst of all the holiday hustle, it can sometimes be hard to meet up with your driver. Now you can share your location with your driver in real time so they can find you faster.

  1. Tap on upsell tooltip in en route flow (“Help drivers find you faster”)
  2. Confirm that you’d like to share your live location
  3. See confirmation message that your location is being shared with your driver
  4. Your GPS dot will pulse to indicate your live location is being shared

* Note: not available if app’s location permission is set to “While in Use”

When city sidewalks become busy sidewalks

When the holiday crowds start to grow, finding the best spot to meet your driver can be tricky. That’s why we’ll suggest nearby pickup spots where trips often start. These locations are where riders and drivers have had smooth pickup experiences in the past helping you to get going quicker.

  1. Tap on the “Where To” box or a shortcut to enter your destination
  2. Pick your product type
  3. Pickup spots will appear as black dots on the map on the Pickup Confirmation screen
  4. You’ll see pickup spot options or a recommended pickup spot as the default
  5. You can move your pin to adjust your pickup spot as needed

So this holiday season, spend less time sweating the small stuff and take back some of that holiday cheer with Uber.