If you live in a major US city and have not heard about uber - then now you just did!
Uber lets you request a taxi (noticeable by their often big black SUVs) via a mobile app or through the web. The driver arrives at curbside within minutes, you can track them and you even get a call or text when they arrive and they take you to your destination. Your credit card on file is charged after your ride and you receive an email receipt with your trip details. No cash to carry or to pay to your driver, and you even don't need to provide your credit card to the driver.
Learn more about uber or sign up here. You can read more about how uber works here.
With that introduction to Uber 101, Uber is currently available in the following cities:
Ready for an uber ride? To get up to $45 credit:
If you sign up for Uber through my referral link (you are free to share your referral links after you sign up), you will receive a $20 credit on your account. Log-in to your account and then click on the Promotions Page on the top navigation bar, and enter the promotion code hipmunk. This promo code gives you a $25 discount on your first ride where your first ride must be before May 1, 2014 to be eligible. This sign up credit and the hipmunk promotion code credits you for a total of $45.