Uber

Using Uber

With Discovery Insure you qualify for discount off your Uber trips:

  • If you are covered under the Classic or Purple Plan and are on Vitality Drive, you qualify for up to 25% off your Uber trips - up to a limit of R1000 total trip spend (before discount) per month.
  • If you are covered under the Essential Plan and are on Vitality Drive you qualify for 10% off your Uber trips - up to a limit of R1000 total trip spend (before discount) per month.

Follow these steps to active the Uber benefit:

  1. First you need to download the Uber app for your iPhoneAndroidWindows Phone or BlackBerry 7 smartphone. If you don't have one of these devices, you can access Uber on their mobi site, m.uber.com.
  2. After you have downloaded Uber, you need to follow the app's instructions to active your Uber account. Add your Discovery Card as your payment option and qualify for up to 40% discount.
  3. Next you'll need to activate the benefit with Discovery Insure. Just SMS "UBER" and your ID or passport number to 31347 from the cellphone number you have registered on your Uber app, the cellphone number you register with needs to match the cellphone number on your Plan.
  4. To check if your discount has been applied, visit www.uber.com. Your Uber statement also reflects your Discovery Insure discount.

If you are a first time Uber user you will get R50 off your first two rides. Log in and get your promo code here.

The Uber app has several useful features. It will find your location via GPS, allow you to select a car option and show you approximately how far away the closest driver is.

With Uber, all pickups are made on demand and drivers arrive within minutes, you have the option to schedule an UberX ride in advance.

You can also rate your driver. Uber takes this feedback very seriously so that you can be assured of a high quality experience.

You can use Uber in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Just open the app when you're ready to ride and it will connect you to a driver nearby.

What you need to know

  • You need to be a primary driver with an active Vitality drive membership.
  • Discovery Insure reserves the right to adjust the discount limit at any time.
  • SMSs are charged at normal provider rates. Free SMSs and contract rates do not apply.
  • The Uber discount is not applicable to Uber Eats orders.
  • By registering for the Uber benefit, you consent to the exchange of your personal information and the personal information of any insured party on your Plan between Discovery Insure and Uber for the administration of the Uber benefit.
  • Clients using Uber?s rideshare service each pay a fee of R2.50.
  • Uber has additional terms and conditions. Find out more.
  • Discovery Insure is not responsible for any loss, damage or harm that may arise as a result of the use of any aspect of the DriveMe services and their contracted drivers.
  • Young Adult benefit clients who use DriveMe services won?t have money deducted from their Rewards Fund for driving between 23:00 and 04:30.
 
 
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