The partnership began earlier this month with an exclusive GetUpside promotion for drivers on the Uber platform—an extra 35 cents per gallon cash back on the first two fill-ups for first-time users on the GetUpside app, and up to 25 cents per gallon back at every fill-up thereafter. Drivers can also save inside convenience stores, earning up to 22% cashback on their total check. Drivers can now download the GetUpside app for free to access these promotions, and the two companies have plans to grow the partnership in the coming months.
"We are constantly asking those who drive and deliver with Uber for their feedback on ways to improve the experience on the platform," said Carrol Chang, head of driver operations for the United States and Canada at Uber. "Fuel and convenience store discounts were among the most requested, and we're thrilled to be able to incorporate driver feedback into this partnership, which will give them the access to save at the pump as well as in-store purchases they have told us they want."
In advance of this partnership, San Francisco-based Uber surveyed drivers and delivery people across the United States. This partnership with GetUpside followed research with drivers on the Uber app to determine what tools drivers are already using to gain more value from every dollar. The offers are delivered through the GetUpside mobile app.
“Rideshare and delivery drivers have provided essential services over the last year and a half and have helped to get our communities moving again” said Alex Kinnier, co-founder and CEO of GetUpside. “We are excited to partner with Uber to bring more value to those drivers while they're on the road, and to our merchant partners who will receive them.”
Washington-based GetUpside is a retail technology company that offers cash-back deals to shoppers at c-stores and other retail verticals.