The holidays can be a magical time. Seeing family near and far. Sharing traditions, gifts, and special meals with loved ones. But first! There are travel plans to make, recipes to perfect, gift lists to write and shopping to do.
This year, whatever the holidays look like for you and your family, Uber is here to help you Go Anywhere and Get Anything—whether you’re traveling, hosting, or sending gifts.
We’re excited to introduce some new features and enhanced offerings to help you go, get—and give—with a little help from Uber.
After an initial debut this spring at our annual Go/Get product showcase, we’re excited to announce that Uber Travel is now available in more than 10,000 cities throughout the world, including all major US & Canada cities, just in time for holiday travel. Uber Travel organizes your hotel, flight and restaurant reservations, just by linking travel plans from Google — and now Outlook and Hotmail — email accounts. You can reserve rides for your whole itinerary in one fell swoop with Uber Reserve. And, every ride you reserve through Uber Travel earns 10% back in Uber Cash on your rides or Eats orders.*
Uber Explore Activities
Whether you’re heading home to see family or enjoying a staycation, Uber Explore has got your seasonal entertainment covered. This season we’ve teamed up with the experts at Viator and OpenTable to bring more tourist attractions, can’t-miss events, and must-try restaurants than ever into Uber Explore so you can book an activity and keep your crew occupied. Especially in those lazy days leading up to the new year!
Uber Charter Expansion
Grab your friends, family and colleagues this holiday season and hit the road with Uber Charter. Whether a winter wedding, company-wide cocktail event, or a ski outing, Uber Charter lets you book a party bus, passenger van or coach bus directly in the Uber app or on the web. Now available in 20+ major US cities.
Uber Eats Holiday Shop
It’s not the holidays without a celebration! Whether you’re hosting or attending, the Holiday Shop is your ‘one-stop shop’ for party must-haves from major retailers like Walgreens, Albertsons, Total Wine and thousands more, delivered directly to you in a hurry.
Around the world, the Holiday Shop will bring together a curated selection of grocery, convenience, alcohol and other retail to deliver anything you need—or anything Santa may have forgotten on the big day.
We’re also making it easier to find the alcohol items you’re looking for through increased selection and advanced searching, and to shop more merchants simultaneously to instantly compare price and delivery times.
And now you can even request ‘custom orders’ on Uber Eats for the times when that chocolate challah in the gold package is proving elusive. We’ll find it so you can get back to celebrating.
New Uber Connect features
Your holiday helper is arriving just in time for gifting! Whether it’s fresh baked cookies or a hand-wrapped present, Uber Connect can help you send holiday cheer across town to family and friends with a simple tap of the package icon. We’ve recently launched features to send multiple packages at once, to different destinations, and verify package arrival with proof of delivery.**
Make it a Gift on Uber Eats
Stumped for what to get that friend who has everything? Now you can “make it a gift” [to someone] to friends and family at checkout from restaurants and merchants in more than 10,000 cities around the world. This means you can make any order a gift via Uber Eats and we’ll send a custom message and tracking info right to the recipient’s phone.
Scheduled Go/Get Gift Cards
Does your gift list have last-minute additions? Say ‘thank you’ with the gift that fits everyone on your list with digital Uber gift cards that can be redeemed immediately for rides and deliveries. And if you’re making a list (and checking it twice!) you can use the new schedule feature to send them out at just the right moment, inside the app.***
And because saving money (and getting perks) is always a good idea during the holidays, Uber One is expanding to France, Spain, Japan, Taiwan and Chile. To join, click on Uber One in your account page.
Whether you’re going, getting, gifting, or all three—we hope Uber can help your holidays be a little less manic and a little more magic.
** In select cities. See app for details.
***See Uber Gift Card Terms and Conditions at https://www.uber.com/legal/en/document/?country=united-states&lang=en&name=uber-cash-terms-of-use