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Current Uber Eats Driver Promotions In 2024

If you’re looking for a part-time or full-time driving gig, Uber Eats driver promotions are a great incentive to consider. Learn which are offered and how they work.

Key Takeaways

  • Uber Eats provides driver promotions such as Sign-Up Bonus, Uber Eats Pro, Boost+, Quest, and Delivery Surge for increased earnings.
  • New drivers can earn a Sign-Up Bonus by completing a specific number of deliveries shortly after joining.
  • Uber Eats Pro awards points for deliveries, offering rewards for service during peak times.
  • Delivery Surge pays extra during high-demand periods, rewarding drivers in busy areas.

As an Uber Eats driver, you get paid to drop off food packages for customers while working at your own pace.

Aside from your base fare earnings, Uber Eats has excellent incentives for drivers who don’t mind putting in the extra hours. The potential for earning more via Uber Eats driver promotions makes the platform one of the best ones available for gig workers.

Here’s all you need to know about Uber Eats driver promotions, as a new or experienced user.

What Promotions Are Available for Uber Eats Drivers?

Some promotions are strictly available to new drivers, while others apply to more experienced drivers too. Possible promotions include:

  • Sign-Up Bonus
  • Uber Eats Pro
  • Uber Eats Boost+
  • Uber Eats Quest
  • Delivery Surge

1. Sign-Up Bonus

Uber Eats offers a guaranteed sign-up bonus for new drivers, accessible by using a driver promo code.

The value of the cash offer fluctuates depending on the region and the time of year. You can be sure to get sizeable bonuses at any time of year if residing in big cities like Los Angeles and New York.

As a new driver, the app promises between $100 and $1,000 if you complete around 200 deliveries within the first 30 days. You’ll earn much less than the actual Uber sign-up bonus if you don’t complete the maximum number of trips.

The best way to get the most out of this offer is to do several short deliveries that you can complete quickly.

How Can You Qualify for an Uber Eats Sign-up Bonus?

To qualify for an Uber Eats sign-up bonus, you have to meet these requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license in your name
  • Submit your Social Security number to pass a background check
  • Own a 2-door or 4-door car
  • Have an in-state auto insurance in your name
  • Have at least three years of driving experience

2. Uber Eats Pro

Uber Eats Pro is a reward program created to help you achieve your goals on and off the road. You earn points with each completed delivery, increasing your chances of claiming exciting rewards.

You can unlock more rewards by providing good service to customers and restaurants, ensuring that your satisfaction ratings don’t go below 95%. The higher your status and the more points you collect, the more rewards you can access.

Your status and points are measured over one month and will determine your next month’s rankings.

Uber Eats offers one point per completed delivery. You also get three points for doing deliveries during lunch hours (11 AM-2 PM) and six points for deliveries done between 5 PM and 9 PM.

If you don’t mind working these hours, you can take advantage of Uber Eats Pro to earn extra money and rich rewards. Some of these rewards include up to 5% cashback on gas and EV charging and 35% discounted car maintenance if you sign up for CarAdvise.

You can even get 100% of your tuition covered at Arizona State University Online, for a chance to get an undergraduate degree or take courses in Entrepreneurship or English.

Other rewards for Uber Eats Pro include discounts on 7-11 purchases, health insurance, and QuickBooks Self-Employed accounting software.

3. Uber Eats Boost+

Another incentive program by Uber Eats is Boost+, which pays you for completing deliveries that begin in a specific area within a certain time frame.

After checking your eligibility for this promotion in the Opportunities section of the Uber Driver app, you can choose the session that best fits your schedule. You can sign up to participate until an hour before the session starts.

The eligible zones are highlighted in blue on the map, so ensure your deliveries start from the highlighted area. Uber Eats automatically applies Boost+ to all your trips as long as they fulfill this criterion.

You can view your extra Boost+ earnings on the trip receipt at any time.

4. Uber Eats Quest

Uber Eats Quest gives drivers extra cash rewards on top of base fares, as well as other offers, for completing goals within a certain timeframe.

New Quest goals appear daily, which you can check by looking at the Trip Planner Promotions section in the Uber Driver app. Previously, drivers could only complete the Quests they were presented with. Now, Uber Eats offers more flexibility, and drivers can choose a quest that suits their schedule.

Quest goals vary from city to city. For instance, you can earn a $100 bonus for completing 100 weekly trips or $300 for completing 300 monthly trips.

There are two kinds of quest goals, based on their timeframe. The weekly quests start at 4 AM on Mondays and end at 4 AM on Fridays. The weekend quests begin immediately after that and end at 4 AM on the following Monday.

Sometimes, Quest offers include opportunities to unlock higher bonuses. They require some extra work, but you can put in the required hours to get more cash if you have the time to spare.

As with most other Uber Eats driver promotions, you may be unable to access Quest if you don’t live in a big city with a high demand for ridesharing and delivery services, including competing businesses like Instacart.

5. Delivery Surge

Most delivery apps have a surge during peak hours, which puts drivers at an advantage. If you live in a busy city, you can earn more on Uber Eats during periods such as lunchtime, when the demand for takeouts is high.

On Uber Eats, Surge is a fixed bonus that you get on earnings during peak hours. You can check your Uber Driver app anytime to see if surges are live.

Depending on where you work, you may see arrow icons indicating a surge or the exact bonus available. You can only earn the surge bonus if you’re within the surge area at the time when you receive a delivery request.

Sometimes, a surge will apply even if you’re not within the appropriate zone. This can happen if you complete a delivery in a surge zone and begin another trip that takes you outside the area.

Surges aren’t consistent in the way that Boost+ and Quests are, as their availability relies entirely on peak hours and passenger demand.

What Are the Requirements for Uber Eats Driver Promotions?

Uber Eats offers these promotions to both experienced and new drivers, provided they fulfill certain conditions. The promotion criteria may include:

Completed Trips

Some promotions require that drivers first complete a certain number of trips. A successful trip involves transporting a package from its location to its destination. If any orders are canceled, they won’t count.

Hours Online

To qualify for Uber Eats driver promotions, you may be required to spend a certain amount of time online and be logged in to the app. Your total online hours are calculated by the minute, including the time you spent en route to pickup locations, on trips, or accepting delivery requests.

Note that some Uber Eats driver promotions are only available at certain hours. For instance, if the promotion offer runs between 2-4 PM and you work from 3-6 PM, you’ll only qualify for rewards for being online between 3 and 4 PM.

Trips Per Hour

The number of trips you complete per hour may also count toward promotional offers. This requirement is calculated as the number of completed trips during the promotion period divided by the time spent online in the same time frame.

As with the above criterion, canceled trips don’t count toward the promotion.

Acceptance Rate

Your acceptance rate is calculated as the number of requests you accept divided by the total number of requests you receive via the Uber app. Trip requests received while completing an order count toward this criterion.

Opting In

Some Uber Eats driver promotions may require that you opt in first. To do this, you may be asked to provide details such as your mobile number, email address, or both.

Working in Specific Locations

For some Uber Eats promotions, you must complete deliveries within a specific location. The location is based not on where you are at the time of accepting the request, but on the customer’s location when placing the order.

For such promotions, a map of active locations is denoted on the app, and any trips within this area will count toward the goal.

How Can You Maximize Your Uber Eats Driver Promotion Earnings?

You can enjoy the best rewards Uber Eats promotions have to offer by following these tips:

  • Complete several short deliveries as a new driver to enjoy the sign-up bonus.
  • Always check the app for promotions that you’re eligible for.
  • Be on the road during peak hours to make the best of the increased demand.
  • Keep your customer satisfaction ratings as high as possible.
  • Continually update your Uber Driver app to access the latest promotions.

What Can You Do if You Don’t Qualify for Uber Eats Driver Promotions?

There are a few alternatives if you don’t qualify for Uber Eats driver promotions. You can rely on:

  • Tips: Tips are a great way to earn extra money as a new or existing driver. As long as you provide customers with quality service, you’ll certainly get an occasional tip.
  • Uber Invite Code: Another way to make more money as an Uber Eats driver is by sharing your code with friends and family and inviting them to use the ridesharing app. You get a commission each time someone downloads the app using your unique link.

Wrapping Up

Driving for Uber Eats can be a rewarding experience if you live in a big city and have access to promotional offers.

Even if you don’t live in places like New York and Los Angeles, you can still make good money from tips and sharing your invitation code with friends and family.

Don’t forget to always check your Uber Driver app for new promotions on a daily basis!

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