Virgin Australia and Uber offering $40 Off First Uber ride

Update:Virgin Australia have modified the terms of the offer. The following statement now appears on the web page for this offer:

Following a number of concerns expressed by our customers we have decided to shorten the length of the Uber promotion. The Uber Offer will now close at 11.59pm AEST Tuesday 11 November 2014, not Friday 14 November 2014.

Virgin Australia and Uber have announced a new promotion, offering $40 off your first ride with Uber. The offer requires you to book, by 14 November, any flight on Virgin Australia’s services for travel between 1 January and 7 October 2015. The offer is for a single Uber voucher, applicable to new Uber users.

Uber operates a car share and limousine service, operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and Geelong. Uber allows you to request a car using your smartphone, with a driver being despatched to pick you up, usually within a few minutes. The Uber offer can be used on a range of Uber products. There are a range of Uber products that this voucher may be used for (although availability, and models of cars varies across Australia):

  • UberBLACK – a premium hire car experience
  • UberTaxi – Ubers take on a taxi service
  • UberLux – A luxury experience

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Book between 10 November 2014 and 14 November 2014, for travel between 1 January 2015 and 7 October 2015
  • Include a valid email address in your booking
  • Check you email for a voucher from Virgin Australia, which will be sent by 21 November 2014
  • Download the Uber app, and signup
  • Enter the promotion code into the Uber app

The full terms and conditions of the offer can be found here.


Terms and ConditionsThe promotion is live from 12:01am AEST 10 November 2014 until 11:59pm AEST 14 November 2014 (Promotion Period)
Each booking made and fully paid during the Promotion Period for Virgin Australia flights departing between 1 January 2015 and 7 October 2015 will receive an AUD$40 credit valid for use on Uber services in Australia. Uber credit expires 7 October 2015, and will be forfeited if not used.

Receipt of your code
A valid guest email address is required in order to receive the Uber promotional code. If you are a Velocity member, please also include your Velocity membership number, unless booking through a Travel agent when this does not apply. Promotional codes will be emailed by 21 November 2014 and may be used any time from receipt of the code, up until 7 October 2015. Where more than one guest is included in a booking, the first guest will be emailed the promotional code. If you have made more than one booking during the promotional period you will only receive one promo code.
If booking through your travel agent, visit the website after booking to receive your Uber voucher. Your email address and valid booking details will need to be supplied to Uber in order to redeem the code.Your unique Uber promo code will be forfeited if you do not enter your details on or before 17th November 2014 11:59pm AEST. By supplying your details, you will be bound by the Uber privacy policy. For more information visit
If you or an eligible guest has previously opted out of receiving Virgin Australia marketing communications, or does not receive the email containing the promotional code, visit the website after booking to redeem your Uber credit. Your email address and valid booking details will need to be supplied to Uber in order to redeem the code. By supplying your details, you will be bound by the Uber privacy policy. For more information visit

Excluded bookings
The following booking types are not eligible for the Uber credit: bookings that include only unaccompanied minors; staff travel fares; duty travel fares; sponsorship fares and promotional fares.

Conditions of Carriage
Flight bookings are subject to the Virgin Australia Conditions of Carriage. Virgin Australia terms and conditions are applicable to all fares. Conditions and travel restrictions apply for all fares. Visit for full terms and conditions. Virgin Australia is not responsible for any loss or damage that occurs during the ride the subject of the credit voucher.

More about UBER
Credit is valid for new Uber users only. You must be 18+ and have a valid credit card to sign up to Uber service. Uber reserves the right to refuse fulfilment of the credit for fraudulently created accounts. The offer is to be used for uberX, uberTAXI, UberBLACK, and UberLUX where available across Australia. Uber services are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Geelong.
Once you have your code, to receive the credit, register via the Uber App or website at and enter the promotional code given. Registered credit cards will be charged for any ride fares that exceed the $40 credit amount. Credit may be used over one ride only and any unused portion of the voucher will be forfeited. Uber rates can be found on the Uber website. Rides are subject to availability outside of the primary service areas above and longer wait times will be expected outside the primary services areas.
If you are an existing Uber user, you can share the code with your family and friends. Codes are not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other goods or services. View Uber terms and conditions as well as passenger and driver responsibilities.

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