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Uber Gift Cards

Emily, on November 15, 2018 at 3:20 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Hi guys— my fiancé and I have been talking about getting a shuttle bus for our out of town guests staying at the hotel block. We have a large number of out of town guests since my fiancé’s family and friends are not from the area. Since looking into shuttle buses, it’s become a bit stressful for me since a single shuttle bus would not hold all our out of town guests... meaning the shuttle would have to make multiple trips prior to the cocktail hour just to get everyone there, thus some people would be forced to take the later bus and miss part of the party. Plus shuttle buses are way more expensive than I anticipated...

Because of this, I’ve been trying to think of alternatives. I came up with the idea of including an Uber gift card in the hotel welcome bags (1 per room) so that guests could use Uber and have some of the cost be on us. Ive been reading very mixed reviews of Uber Events, so I was hoping to avoid it and figured providing people with gift cards could be an alternative?? Plus it would be significantly cheaper than a shuttle. Has anyone done this before??

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Latest activity by Emily, on November 16, 2018 at 1:49 PM
  • M
    Super August 2018
    Marta ·
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    I’ve never done this but I think that’s a great idea and very thoughtful of you! I would appreciate it as a guest.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    I think that’s a great idea!
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I think it's a great idea! I also know you can do an Uber Event, I think you buy a certain amount of credits and give people the code so they can use them. We are including a bus check box on our RSVP card and hiring 1-3 50 person buses depending on how many people want to use it!

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·
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    I think that is a great idea! Hopefully most of your guests are Uber "savvy" and would actually use them!

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  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·
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    I think it's a great idea. And I've read that Uber Events has a hefty service fee, so one way to get around that is to give people the gift cards. They may team together for rides and then they can just keep them for a later time of their choosing!

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    I think that’s a great idea if you would like, but I also don’t think it’s necessary if you can’t afford it because that could get very pricey depending on how many guests are at the hotel! In general guests are responsible for their own transportation. But it would be very nice to do if you can afford it!
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  • Brittany
    Master April 2019
    Brittany ·
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    I’m sort of in the same position as you. I’d like to offer some form of transportation but a shuttle would get expensive fast for the amount of time it’d actually be used. I’ve considered Uber Events...what are these horror stories that you’ve heard? Smiley atonished
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  • E
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Emily ·
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    Thanks so much for all of your words of encouragement! I will let you all know if we go forward with the idea Smiley smile

    As far as Uber Events, I’ve just heard of people having trouble with the different fees associated with it.
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