In an age where businesses are introducing cashless payments, Uber Singapore has just done the opposite - introduce cash.
They haven’t gone mad, don’t worry. Regular Uber users will probably not go back to using cash, relying on the usual card payments, but it’s a nice option to have if you’re tired of freaking out at your credit card bill.
But not everyone has one and that’s why Uber is doing it. They want to remove this plastic obstacle for new riders who’d prefer to use cash for transactions.
It’s not a new Uber feature either; the cash payment option is also available in other cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Manila in the Philippines; Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Penang in Malaysia, Bali, Bandung, Surabaya and Jakarta in Indonesia; and Bangkok in Thailand. So if you’re ever traveling to those cities, know that you can use cash.
Uber is gradually rolling out this feature in Singapore so not everyone will get it. To check if you’re one of the lucky ones, go to Payment, see if there’s a Cash option available. If there is, select that, request your ride as usual and pay cash to your driver at the end of the ride.
Share the word and promo code CASHSG with new users for them to enjoy S$20 off their first ride. Kindness begets kindness, so maybe they'll share the ride with you.