It’s no secret that fashion and New York City go hand in hand and when Fashion Week rolls around, it creates a tornado of chaos for folks in the fashion world. Designers are showing off months of hard work, editors are scouring the runways for next season’s hottest trends, buyers are cataloging the must-have items for our shopping lists, and bloggers are disseminating it all for immediate consumption on social media!
I’ve been incredibly lucky over the last six years to attend Fashion Week and I’m always looking for ways to calm the chaos and make getting around the City easier. This year, Uber unveiled their new (and, in my opinion, coolest) program called Uber Rewards.
Uber Rewards is a new rewards program that offers game-changing benefits that high-value Uber riders can use to increase flexibility, and control. Each rider falls into one of four tiers (Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) and on every eligible dollar for each ride and Uber Eats order, you are earning points toward graduating to the next tier and earning $5 in Uber Cash for every 500 points.
At each level, Uber offers riders exclusive benefits. Here are just a few!
Earn Uber Cash on Rides & Uber Eats
Get $5 in Uber Cash for every 500 points earned on Rides + Uber Eats.
Get cancellation fees refunded when you rebook within 15 min. Limited number of uses. Pool rides excluded.
Price Protection with UberX
Choose the two places you ride between the most. During busy hours, when prices may be higher, you’ll be protected above a certain amount going either way. Terms apply.
Surprise Complimentary Upgrades
Get surprise upgrades to premium rides like Uber Black at no extra cost when you request UberX.
As a Platinum Tier member one of the benefits is Price Protection on UberX between the two places that I ride between often and during Fashion Week , I’m constantly traveling to Pier59. With Price Protection, I didn’t have to worry about price surges heading to or leaving the shows on UberX trips. Even better, I can change the two locations every 30 days. Perfect for next month, when Fashion Week is no longer. I’m getting very close to graduating to the Diamond Tier level and I can’t wait to start getting those complimentary surprise upgrades!
If you’re interested in learning more about Uber Rewards and snagging the benefits at each tier level, check out uber.com/rewards. Terms Apply.
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.