When the weather turns lovely in Boston, I take every opportunity I have to walk. Partly because why not enjoy the warm days while they last, and party because MBTA stations in the muggy, humid heat with all of the confused loud tourists are my own personal hell.
But then there are always
a handful a lot, of days in which I’m running late. Caught in the rain. Trying to pack too many activities and meetings into one day. Dying a slow and painful death due to uncomfortable shoes. Sweating because of the 94-degree heat. And it is on those days that Uber becomes a LIFESAVER.
In case you’ve been living under a rock [or, ok, are from a city that's newer to this service than Boston is], Uber is smartphone app that uses a GPS system to find you a cab closest to your current location. Registration is free, but you enter your credit card information from the start, so there is no actual money exchange during your ride. No more stressing about not being able to catch a cab because you don’t have cash on you!
[ Holly Golightly so stressed because she didn't catch an Uber ]
All my Boston readers, especially, listen up:: Uber is currently hosting a sweepstakes with ideeli– you and 5 friends could win the ultimate summer night out in the city. $300 in ideeli credits, a $300 gift card to Stella [one of my FAVORITE South End restaurants], and a Uber SUV for the night are up for grabs! Enter here– contest ends THIS Wednesday!
For everyone else, Uber is offering new users a $30 credit(!!). Sign up through the app with code ShellChicd, or follow this link.
So whether you need a quick cab so you’re not late [and sweaty] for that dinner date, or you’re planning a fun night out with girlfriends in the city and want to show up in a sleek black-on-black SUV, Uber is the way to go. Literally. Now put ON those heels and don’t even think about bringing bandaids!
[ Cat off to find an Uber instead ]
Full disclosure: I received Uber credits in exchange for writing this post; all opinions expressed are my own. I use Uber 3+ times a week on my own free will.