Uber gift cards now rolling out nationwide

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Uber popularized the idea of an on-demand car service across the world and starting today, in the US, you can now give the gift of Uber with newly released gift cards.

Join us after the break for all the details.

Over the next few weeks, retail partners such as Walmart, Target, and CVS will be stocking up on and selling Uber gift cards at a starting amount of $15. Uber says that this will expand to 35,000 retail locations across the US, but hasn’t yet announced any additional stores that will have them available. As of now, Walmart seems to be the only store that is mentioned on the Uber site, but you can put in your zip code to see the locations nearby. Online ordering will be made available soon at their gift card site.

Once you purchase a gift card, the lucky recipient will just have to enter in the gift code in the Uber app and the funds will be immediately available. You don’t have to request a ride right away though, as the balance will stay in the app with no expiration date or fees. Another feature is that if a single ride costs less than your gift card balance, the remainder will stay in the app for a future ride. Of course, this is a pretty standard way that gift cards work, but it worth mentioning.

Hopefully more retail locations and online ordering will arrive soon and we will keep an eye out for any other developments!

Source: Uber


About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.