Four Reasons to Try UberXL

sponsoredpostgraphicHave you tried out Uber? I haven’t, but the concept seems really cool. And now they have UberXL!


Uber is an iPhone/Android/Blackberry app that allows you to request a ride at the tap of a button and summons a professional driver to your door or driveway within minutes. Track your driver’s arrival on a map and receive a notification when they arrive. There’s no need to worry about handling cash – your fare is automatically billed to your credit card on file and there’s no need to tip.


But now, Uber has launched UberXL, where Uber users in Boston can request an uberXL car type, which consists of vehicles with seating for up to six people. Cleaner than a cab, faster than the Subway, and cheaper than most other transportation options out there!

As a Parent though, when would we need to use Uber? Seems more for the under 30 set, right?

Four Reasons Parents Need Uber too

I don’t know about you, but I only have one set of car seats for my kids. One day, my parents came up to take care of the kiddos (so grateful!). But we had a good 10 minutes of trying to figure out the car situation. My Dad needed the carseat car to be able to drop off and pick up the kids from school. My husband needed a car to get to work and I needed a car to get to the train station. So my husband took my Dad’s car, and I took my husbands car, and we swapped keys, and moved things around in the cars.

I should have just called for an Uber ride….

Other times, it is just to let someone else do the driving. Getting to the city in the summer is fun for a day on the Freedom Trail or at the Children’s Museum, but between the traffic, finding parking and paying the crazy daily parking rates, it may be just as easy to get Uber’d. Since you can call on demand, you can make a last minute decision to head into the city with the kids (’cause we all know it depends on their mood, right?) and you don’t have to reserve a time to come back. Just have fun and when you know you want to leave, use the app and a Uber driver will be there super fast to take you home.

uberXL Vehicle View

Same with heading to the airport for a family vacation. Have you seen what those private coach services cost? I just need to get to the airport with kids, and I don’t need a driver in a tuxedo and bottles of Perrier.

Plus, depending on the age of your kids, you probably have had that moment when you realize, while you are at Dance Class with Sue, that Sam needs to be picked up from football practice, but you forget to arrange for a carpool. Call Uber and they’ll pick him up and get him home. Since you pay with the app, you don’t have to worry about your kids having to find the cash to pay.

Have I convinced you to try it? (I just convinced myself by writing this post!) If you haven’t tried Uber, you can get your first ride FREE (up to $30) using the code “CharleneChronicles” or sign up using this link.

Finally, a pretty great Mother’s Day gift….letting someone else do the driving!

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About Charlene DeLoach

As a Boston Mom Blogger in Massachusetts, Charlene DeLoach doesn't care about the megapixels on a smartphone. She only cares about whether it will survive being in the hands of her kids.

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