Uber and NBC Sports Group offer free rides to New Yorkers
Uber has teamed up with another powerhouse—NBC Sports Group—to offer free rides to “footballers” (or soccer lovers) in New York. And these “cabs” are a bit flashier than the sleek, black cars you’re used to.
If you’re a fan of the Barclays Premier League kicking off this Saturday, NBC Sports Group is unleashing 20 custom-skinned Mini Cooper Countrymans—one for each of the 20 Barclays Premier League teams—into the Uber platform to welcome the new season and most importantly, offer complimentary rides to you.
This isn’t the first time Uber handed out freebies to New Yorkers, but it looks like you get more than just a free chauffeur this time around. There’s a “Speak Football” app inside every car that will challenge riders to answer questions from rules of the game to soccer slang. It’s no cash cab with Ben Bailey (RIP cash cab), but you do have a chance to win two round-trip tickets to England and watch a Premier League match with one of your mates.
Score an exclusive free ride when you enter promo code BPLonNBC in the Uber app from August 14—17. Let the chanting and shouting commence. GOOOAAAL!
Find the Premier League Uber rides in Manhattan at the following times:
Thursday, August 14 from 3pm—10pm
Friday, August 15 from 3pm—10pm
Saturday, August 16 from 6:45am—2pm
Sunday, August 17 from 7:30am—2:30pm