Up For Grabs: Uber Driver Invite Code

As Uber expands into more cities across the globe, so do their lucrative driver signup bonuses.

There are many ways for drivers to increase their income down the road (no put intended), but these bonuses are the best way to make some extra cash from day one.

If you’re looking to claim an Uber driver invite code promotion, use the code below. It’s verified, 100% working, and gives you the largest bonus possible for your city.

**Please note that if this code is not entered at the time of application you will not be eligible for the bonus.

Best Uber Driver Code for 2018:


Bonus varies by city, and is subject to Uber’s official referral terms.

In our research, we’ve found that many drivers on some websites and forums are making false bonus claims about their referral codes.

Before you rush out and claim the first promotion you see, take a look at our Uber driver invite code and the terms associated with it. We promise not to make lofty claims, and to be as transparent as possible about these promotions.

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Using and Applying an Uber Driver Invite Code

Using the code on our page makes you eligible to receive a new driver sign-on bonus when you reach the minimum required number of rides in your city.

To receive a bonus and start working as your own boss, sign up with an Uber driver promo code during times of high driver demand and low supply. Uber typically offers higher bonuses when they are trying to quickly get new drivers on the road.

These bonuses and minimum ride quotas vary by city, but we promise it’ll be worth your time. We’ve seen required number of trips between 10 and 50, but in most cities, this number is around 30, with most drivers receive their payout in about three weeks.

The best promotions typically run in bigger cities where passenger demand is really high like New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego San Francisco and Chicago, but it’s definitely worth claiming a bonus no matter which city you’re in.

Here’s a video summary we put together to explain how these promotions work:

Applying Your Uber Invite Code

For new drivers to be eligible to claim one of the big bonuses everybody is talking about, they must enter an Uber invite code during the initial application process. This is the code we provided above, and will unlock a guaranteed amount of money on the first trips.

There’s two ways you can apply an Uber invite code:

  1. Apply through a referral link, then create an account
  2. Create an account, then manually add the code

We’ll walk you through both methods step-by-step below.

1. Apply through Ridester’s referral link

The easiest way to ensure your Uber invite code is applied is to click the referral link. Once clicked, the code will be automatically applied to your account and you will be eligible for the driver guarantee.

The landing page will display the guarantee amount and terms and conditions associated with this promotion for your city. This will include how many trips you need to take, and how long you have to give them in order to unlock your bonus.

Proceed with the signup process at this point by creating an account and entering the rest of the information to complete the registration process.

Tip: Check out our Guide To Becoming An Uber Driver for a step-by-step tutorial of the driver application process.

2. Manually Applying the Code

If you’re in the middle of the signup process and looking for the code, you can still continue without having to click the link above.

The screenshot below is taken from Uber’s driver sign-up page, one that has not clicked a signup link. You’ll notice a box at the bottom where they ask you for an Invite Code.

If you leave that blank, you will not get a guarantee. So simply enter your code of choice, in this case, “PRGEY” to claim your new driver bonus.

Drive with Uber signup page including Uber driver sign up bonus code

Although the invite code box is labeled “optional”, if you do not insert it before moving on to the next steps, you’ll have to retroactively claim a bonus. This takes time and is a fairly frustrating process. I highly suggest taking the time to ensure you’ve properly completed this step before moving on.

Once the code is entered, click “Next” and eligible drivers will see bonus applied.

Keep in mind…

Here are a few things to keep in mind when applying an Uber driver code:

  • New Uber partners must enter an Uber driver promo code at the time of application. Failure to enter an Uber invite code will mean no bonus is earned
  • The bonus is not retroactive, but if you forget to enter the code or have a technical issue at the time of the application, you may be eligible for retroactive referral for up to 15 days
  • Bonus terms are subject to change and are not guaranteed. Your Uber driver promo code and guarantee promotion will depend on which city you drive in. Please check the signup page or with your local Uber team if you have questions about this amount.
  • Uber sign up bonuses are now shifted to guarantees. If somebody tells you otherwise, look elsewhere for updated information.

More bonus terms

  • Uber can deny a driver application for any reason
  • Only one Uber invite code can be used at signup
  • Existing drivers are not eligible for the new Uber driver signup bonus
  • Each ride will count toward the ride quota only if it’s a different passenger each time
  • Drivers must meet the requirements and pass a background check to be approved to drive

How to Increase earnings with your Uber driver invite code

Once you claim your guarantee for new drivers, don’t stop there. You can actually earn cash for referring new drivers to the platform through Uber’s Refer A Friend Program.

As an Uber driver, you will receive an Uber referral code that will allow you to earn money by referring other drivers and riders.

If a rider that you’ve referred signs up through your link or uses the code you’ve shared with them, you receive a cash bonus, and they get free ride credit good towards their first rides.

If a new driver signs up using your Uber invite code, you’ll receive cash as an Uber driver referral bonus once they complete the requirements for the guarantee. The payout amount you’ll be eligible for varies by city, we we can assure you that it’s entirely worth taking advantage of.

How it works

There are three steps to Uber’s Refer A Friend program. Inviting, tracking, and earning.

First, you need to refer your friend to either ride or drive with Uber. The easiest way to do this is by sending an invite from the Uber driver app, or through the Partner Dashboard.

Alternatively, you can also share your referral code to be manually input into the app. Either way, it doesn’t matter if a friend signs up through the link or the code, you’ll still get credit.

Once the code is shared, you can track progress within the Partner Dashboard. Usually this is done through the “invites” tab in the menu. You’ll be able to track progress, send reminders to drive, and much more.

After steps one and two comes the fun part. Once the referred driver completes the trip requirements for the bonus you’ve invited them to claim, or a rider has taken a ride, you’ll get paid!

Getting your code out to the public is the hard part so we have come up with some creative ideas for you:

Print Business Cards

Smart drivers will leverage the captive audience in their car and print business cards to hand out to riders. Vistaprint and other online printers constantly run specials through which you can get hundreds of trial business cards for free and many drivers go this route. Leave the cards at bars, give them to friends, or hand them out on your college campus. If anyone signs up for the app using your Uber promo code, you get paid!

Post Your Code Online

You can post your code on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can’t “spam” your code on Reddit or Imgur, and you also cannot pay to advertise your code via Google Ads or Facebook Ads.

Your Uber driver promo code must be posted in a way that looks natural and in which you are only reaching your own social circle.

Use An Online Blog
By far the most ambitious method to get paid; post your Uber driver referral code on your own blog. Again, you cannot pay for advertisements to promote your code, but if you already have a strong following you might as well capitalize on it and post your Uber driver referral code.

Uber driver pay periods

The Uber pay period runs from Monday at 4 am to the following Monday till 3:49 am, and all drivers will receive an email with the link to their pay statement on Monday. Pay statements are calculated based on weekly driving activity and payment is made, via direct deposit, every Thursday. Each pay statement accounts for both earnings received from an Uber driver promo code, Uber driver referral codes, and driving history.

Now that this code business is out of the way, let’s first cover the basics of Uber driving.

Becoming an Uber Driver

There are many reasons why people sign up to drive with Uber. One top choice is the flexibility Uber offers.

Most drivers are part-time and use Uber to quickly earn extra income. This can be a lucrative little side gig for parents, students, or a 9-5 worker who just wants a little more income.

Uber only requires you to work once every 30 days at least, but other than that you can drive as much or as little as you want. If you are a new driver thinking about joining Uber, don’t forget to use our exclusive Uber new driver bonus code during signup to claim an easy cash bonus.

Uber Driver and Vehicle Requirements for 2018

While ridesharing is flexible with driver schedules, there are a few Uber vehicle requirements and Uber driver requirements that you must meet in order to sign up as a driver. These requirements are industry standard and ensures both rider and driver safety.

Driver Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years
  • Have a valid U.S. driver license and 1 year of driving experience; if under 23 years of age, must have held the driving license for at least 3 years
  • Must have a qualified 4 door vehicle
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have proof of vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements for UberX

Vehicle must have 4 doors and should be able to seat at least 4 passengers. The vehicle must be a Car, Truck, Minivan or SUV with 5 total seatbelts and 4 functioning door handles

  • No salvage or rebuilt titles
  • The model must be 2003 or newer* (15 model years or newer)
  • All features must function properly
  • In-state plates issued by local DMV
  • Pass a maintenance inspection and be in good cosmetic condition
  • Rentals vehicles aren’t allowed unless they are from a pre-approved Uber lending partner

*Exceptions include 2011 in NYC, 2007 and 100k or fewer miles in Philly and Pittsburgh and 2001 or newer in Chicago.

Smartphone Requirements For Uber

In addition to these basic requirements, you will also need a Smartphone with a data plan. The average driver uses between 2 and 3 gigabytes of data per month, but if you plan on driving regularly please consult your wireless provider to tailor your data plan to your specific needs.

  • Apple: Non-jailbroken iPhone 4S or newer running 7.0 or newer
  • Android: 2013 or newer device that runs version 4.0 or higherAndroid
  • Software must be version 4.0 or later

Uber Driver Referral Process

Signing up for Uber is easy. Simply download the Uber Driver app, enter in all your information including your Uber driver promo code, get your vehicle inspected, undergo a background check, and start driving once approved.

Uber Driver Signup Process:

  1. Download the Uber Driver app from the Google Play or Apple App store
  2. Enter in your Uber driver promo code (see above)
  3. Fill out a driver application – fill out all information and upload all the necessary documents in the Uber app
  4. Consent to a background check. This takes 2-7 days to complete and will look at the last 7 years of criminal and driving records
  5. Get your car inspected at any authorized mechanic
  6. Start driving and receive your Uber driver signup bonus when you hit a set number of rides!

Pick Your Service Level: Drive on multiple platforms


UberX is the first and by far most popular Uber service requested by riders. Drivers are paid between .25 and .40 per mile depending on the city. This Uber type uses basic cars such as Honda Accords, Toyota Corollas, and Chevy Impalas.

Since UberX has the most demand across all rideshare services, you can rest assured that you will stay busy and the high amount of available ride-requests will help you meet your trip requirements for sign up bonus, in no time.


UberBLACK is geared towards business travelers and those seeking a high-end ride. As a direct competitor to high-end car service companies, drivers must use black luxury cars such as an Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class, or a BMW 335i. Black, of course, is the only type of car color allowed for this Uber type.

While you can use your Uber driver promo code for this service, you will likely want to drive for more than 1 Uber type to increase fasten your pace of receiving the Uber driver bonus.


UberSUVs are for large groups of up to 6 passengers. With this type comes a Sport Utility Vehicle, like an Audi A6, BMW 5 series or Mercedes Benz E-Class, that can have more than 6 total seats. Large groups find this platform attractive because they can split the ride fare and arrive at the destination at the same time. These are typically 2X times more expensive than the base fare of an Uberx.


UberLUX is more of a novelty because few drivers can afford the cars required to drive on this platform. A few examples are a Maserati or Bentley.


UberXL is similar to UberSUV but minivans and crossovers are also allowed. Many UberXL drivers are parents who are trying to save up for a vacation or family “fun money”.


UberPLUS, also known as UberSELECT in some cities, is like UberBLACK in that it is geared towards those seeking a luxury ride without paying an arm and a leg for car service. All the same requirements apply, but cars must be black, grey, or silver.

Below are a few average base rates for multiple Uber platforms

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Additional Information

Now that we’ve gone through the basics, and showed you how to sign up using an Uber invite code, let’s walk through the other important point you should know before getting on the road.

Uber Driver Pay

Uber drivers get paid based strictly on their hours worked and what time of day they drive. And while Uber offers great incentives, like the Uber driver sign up bonus, drivers should also take into account how much they can make per hour.

We talk to different drivers every day, and we have found that those who drive in the evening and on the weekends can make up to $35/hour. If the driver works during Surge hours, earnings can go even higher. We talked to one driver that made over $150 in one night giving a 10-minute ride on New Year’s Eve.

The best time to drive is between 5 and 7 pm during the weekdays and then between 7-10pm and 1am-3am on weekends.

During popular holidays such as New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, the base fare can increase up to 10x during a surge.

The base fare for passengers is $1 for most cities, and then between $.40 and $1.25 per additional mile (again depending on the city). Most minimum fares are $4 and if a rider does not show up they will be charged a cancellation fee of $5.

Surge Pricing

Surge happens when there are way more ride requests than Uber cars on the road. By increasing the fare prices, Uber ensures that more drivers get on the road to meet the high ride demands.

Inside your driver app, you should be able to see these surge areas color coded with shades from light orange to dark red. Shades of orange represent smaller multipliers while dark red represents the hottest zones with the biggest multiplier. You can zoom into any of the colored areas to see the surge multiplier that would be applied to the standard base rate if you were to drive in that area.

The multiplier changes based on real-time demand, but what’s guaranteed is that you will definitely make more money driving in surge areas than otherwise.

Surge pricing has caused the base fare to increase by 2, 3, or even 10 times the normal rate. Smart drivers can capitalize on this by planning their driving schedule around known peak demand times.

Uber Driver Safety

If you read the news frequently it may seem like there is always a different story concerning Uber. Please consider that with over 160,000 drivers worldwide, they will never be immune from incidents. Also, Uber is a new technology so any small story will likely make the news.

Uber is one of the safest transportation platforms due to the strict checks that the cars and drivers undergo. As a driver, you will know exactly who you are picking up because every rider must input their name, email address, and phone number into the app along with a valid payment method. This ensures any damage done to the car will be paid for.


Uber Insurance Policy

Uber’s insurance policy is meant to provide additional coverage to drivers against both driver and third party damage. This policy becomes active once driver mode is turned on and does not cost the driver anything extra. There are three parts to a ride and we have broken down the insurance coverage afforded to each.

Not active – When you are not in driver mode your personal auto policy provides you insurance coverage.

Driver mode activated  – After activating driver mode but before accepting a trip Uber’s policy covers you for $50,000, $10,000 total injury, $25,000 property damage.

During ride – When giving a ride you are covered for $1,000,000 third-party liability and $1,000,000 under/uninsured liability after a $1,000 deductible.

Uber dictionary

Commercial Auto Liability – Covers rider bodily injury and damage to passengers and third parties.

Contingent Comprehensive And Collision – Coverage extended to you in addition to your auto policy.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist – Damage caused by under or uninsured motorists to you or your riders.

Contingent Liability – Provides coverage for a driver’s liability to passengers or third parties for bodily injury and/or property damage.

Best Cities for Uber Drivers


With over 43 airline gates at Midway Airport, Uber drivers can be sure that there will be plenty of travelers who will be checking out the Navy Pier for the rides, shops, and food. Our favorite hotel is the Raffaello, which happens to be just around the corner from the Water Tower district. Or maybe you feel like picking up visitors to the Shedd Aquarium. No matter what you choose by using the Uber promo codes, you will be able to jump-start your earnings!

San Diego

San Diego has beautiful weather this time of year and drivers will find themselves busy shuttling visitors to watch the whales at SeaWorld, or military buffs visiting the aircraft carrier museum on the USS Midway. The perk of driving here is that if you crave a quick break from driving, you can visit the Belmont Park for a little retro amusement park nostalgia. Regardless of what you do, Ridester has you covered with a new Uber driver bonus when you use our promo code to sign up.


Dallas, Texas is home to some of the biggest personalities in the south, and we are out to prove that everything really is bigger in Texas. For a limited time, Uber is offering huge bonuses to new drivers when they sign up with our Uber driver promo code. So whether you are visiting Pioneer Plaza, taking a ride past the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza, or listening to music at Klyde Warren Park, we have you covered with an Uber driver signup bonus!


Home to the Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis has a constant flow of fans and business travelers who will need a ride. Whether you are seeing a Mummy or Money at the Minneapolis Institute of art, or catching a ball game at Target Field, you can be sure that your admission will have been paid by all the earnings you made driving for Uber.


Home of the Red Sox, Boston is an iconic town packed full of history. Popular tourist destinations are the tranquil public Gardens, Museum of Science, or the Revolutionary war famed Paul Revere’s home. With plenty of tourist and business traffic, Uber drivers can be sure they will remain in high demand. And to make sure you hit the road now, for a limited time Uber is offering a huge Uber driver signup bonus for new drivers!

Note: These are just a fraction of places Uber drivers can drive in. This ridesharing giant is available in over 300 cities just across the United States. Check here to see if you Uber is available in your location.

Uber Momentum Program

Uber has tried to make additional incentives so drivers can increase earnings and save money. One of the programs is the Uber driver invite promotion, and another is the Uber momentum program. By partnering with insurance companies, wireless providers, and licensed mechanics, Momentum brings significant cost savings to Uber drivers.

Stride health offers discounted insurance policies for the drivers and their families. Autozone, Maaco, and Firestone all offer discounts on car services and products, and wireless plan discounts start at 15% off. Sign up with an Uber driver promo code now and start saving!

Uber Driver Promotion- Quest and Boost

These two promotions are designed to encourage drivers to give more rides. With Quest, you get an extra cash bonus once you complete a specific number of rides within a specific time period. For example, the app may ask you to complete 10 rides within this weekend to earn an extra $50.

With Boost, you can earn more if you drive during busy hours of the day. If you give a ride in a 2x boost zone, then the base ride fare you make will double, from say $10 to $20. This is different than Surge pricing. If the Surge multiplier in that area is higher, then you’ll make the Surge amount.

These promotions are sent to you in weekly emails and through text alerts, but you can also check for these from within the Promotions tab inside the app.

Common Uber Driver FAQ

How soon will I receive my Uber driver promo code?

Your Uber driver signup bonus will be credited to your account after you reach a set number of rides (between 10 and 50)

My car is a salvage title. Does it qualify?

Unfortunately, your car does not qualify for Uber. All vehicles must have a clean title.

I heard someone say they were calling the Yuber – what does that mean?

The Yuber is a comical way to refer to the popular ride-sharing service, Uber. So you can associate the two as the same thing.

Can I use another Uber driver bonus code once I receive my initial payout?

You can use your Uber driver referral code, as discussed above, to refer both riders and drivers to increase your income between rides.[/su_spoiler]

It looks like the rider I am picking up is intoxicated. Can I skip the ride?

If you do not feel comfortable giving someone a ride, you can choose to cancel. Make sure to note the reason for ride cancellation when prompted to do so.[/su_spoiler]

How long should I wait for a rider when I reach their pickup destination?

We always say between 2-3 minutes after dropping the arrival pin, and if they do not come out after then you should call. If you get no answer, wait two more minutes and then leave.

Will I get paid if a rider is a no-show?

Yes, depending on the city, you will receive around $5 if you cancel on a rider after 5 minutes of waiting.

Is there a difference between and Uber driver promo code and an Uber driver invite code?

No. The invite code and promo code are the same things.

Are there required amounts I must drive each month?

To keep your account current and make sure your Uber driver invite code remains in good standing you must give at least 1 ride every 30 days[/su_spoiler]

What happens if I get into an accident?

Uber provides an insurance policy which covers damage while in driver mode.

How many rides will I get in one night?

That depends on the city and time, but most drivers stay occupied while they are in driver mode if they are in a busy part of town.

I hit my set amount of rides and think I will receive my Uber driver bonus. Where can I check the status?

You will see the Uber driver invite bonus show up in your account in 1-2 days. Check the Dashboard to see when you reach the minimum number of rides.[/su_spoiler]

Thank you for reading our feature on Uber driving promo codes and how you can receive an Uber driver signup bonus. If you have any further questions please feel free to email us on our contact page!

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