Traveling home for the holidays is something I look forward to every year. But this December is the first time I’m flying home to see my family, instead of driving or taking the train.
Which brings up the dreaded question: Who’s going to pick me up from the airport? Don’t all raise your hands at once.
There’s an alternate option that’s going to help a lot of families breathe easier — and avoid fits of road rage — this holiday season.
American Express Card members are eligible for free Uber rides from major airports. It takes 10 seconds to sign up for the promotion, and your deal is good now through Dec. 31.
How to Get 2 Free Uber Rides From the Airport
It’s so easy to sign up for this deal.
- Add code AMEXAIRPORT to the “promotions” tab in your Uber app.
- If it’s not already stored in your Uber account, add your American Express card as your payment method.
- Open your app to get a ride from one of these airports:
New York City: LaGuardia, Kennedy or Newark
Chicago: O’Hare or Midway
Boston: Boston Logan
Las Vegas: McCarran
Houston: George Bush
Washington, D.C.: National or Dulles
You can take two rides of up to $65 each for free with this promotion. If your fare is more than $65, you’ll get that amount discounted from your ride.
For the sake of your savings, we hope you’re flying between New York and Houston, or D.C. and Seattle, or some other magical combination so you can take advantage of both rides.
The promotion is good for all Uber options, including swanky black cars.
If you’re an American Express cardholder, you have no reason not to use this promotion. But one thing will not change: When you roll in the door with your luggage, your dad will still ask, “What’s all that? Are you moving back in?”
Your Turn: Which cities are you traveling between this holiday? Can you use this Uber promotion?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.