No one really gets tired of ice cream. Mention anything that remotely sounds like the dessert to our online managing editor Tracy Carpena--"nice dream," for instance--and she can’t get the thought of the creamy, sugary confection out of her head (guys, if you want to see Tracy flash a dazzling smile, just bring her a tub of Carmen’s Best).
Recognizing the worldwide appeal of ice cream, Uber has partnered with Magnum for an interesting activity on July 15. This Friday, #UberIceCream is happening in Manila, Cebu and over 400 cities around the world. Here’s how it works:
1. Open the Uber app on July 15, between 11am and 3pm.
2. Set your location and request ‘ICE CREAM’.
3. If connected, order away and four bars of Magnum Infinity will be delivered in minutes by Uber.
4. On this day only, get your ice cream and an extra surprise for a discounted price of P199.
Uber expects demand to be high and availability limited, so orders will only be fulfilled while supplies last. The places covered by the promo are Makati (Legaspi and Salcedo), Greenhills, Ortigas, The Fort, Eastwood, Katipunan, Alabang, Taft Avenue and Cubao. For Cebu, the areas covered are Ayala Center Cebu and Cebu IT Park.
Uber users in Cebu who sign up now will get a free trip worth P200, which they can use to get free ice cream. They just have to enter the promo code UBERTREATSCEBU before ordering ice cream or booking a trip to avail of the offer.
With or without ice cream, Uber has proven to be a very viable alternative to the soulless transport experience that taxis pass off as service. It’s time to get onboard.