Uber is free next week - if you have this name

If your name begins with those three little letters - S.A.M - you get seven $20 Uber rides next week.
If your name begins with those three little letters - S.A.M - you get seven $20 Uber rides next week. Photo: Shutterstock

With Sam being one of the most popular unisex names of the last three decades, Uber is rewarding everyone who is lucky enough to bear the moniker. From August 21 to 27, people whose names begin with S.a.m can score seven free Uber rides (one per day) up to the value of $20 each, leaving the rest of us just a little bit jealous.

With the calling card of Not everyone knows about Uber. But everyone knows a Sam, the campaign is aimed at 'Sambassadors' spreading the word about the transport service to their family and friends. And Sam, you need to register on the website by August 18, and download the app before you can claim your free rides.

For those who aren't called Sam, you may be wondering why Uber chose this particular name. It identified Sam as the very most popular unisex name amongst Uber users, so is no doubt hoping for as much reach as possible. And if your ride exceeds the $20 limit, you simply pay the difference.

For all us non-Sam people, new Uber users can score a first $15 ride ride for free by getting a Sam to refer you. It's certainly better than nothing for those new to Uber.

Love the name Sam? Check out baby names that begin with those three lucky letters in Essential Baby's Baby Names Database.

The free rides are available in the following Australian cities:

Sydney

Newcastle

Byron Bay

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Wollongong

Melbourne

Geelong

Mornington Peninsula

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

Toowoomba

Cairns

Adelaide

Perth

Canberra

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