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Topic # 198587 14-Jul-2016 23:12
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Hi, I am a brand ambassador with Uber.

Tomorrow (Friday 15th July) Between 11 am and 5pm, Uber drivers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will be delivering an exclusive flavor of Lewis Road Cremery Icecream.

You can get two tubs delivered for $20, and for each delivery 1 tub is given to a hungry kid via Eat My Lunch. So not only do you get to eat delicious ice cream, you help a good cause

If you haven't taken a ride with Uber yet, you can use the promo code BLAKECHCH if you are in Christchurch, or ICECREAMNZ in Auckland or Wellington to get your ice cream for free.

(But I assume most here on Geekzone have already tried Uber anyway)

https://newsroom.uber.com/new-zealand/ubericecream-nz-2016/


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  Reply # 1592852 14-Jul-2016 23:59
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I'm in thanks, though not sure I think it's such a great idea that kids get icecream. Can't you give them low GI Porridge instead? :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1592892 15-Jul-2016 08:07
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  Reply # 1592895 15-Jul-2016 08:25
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A nice gesture but there is already a big issue with kids coming to school with sweets, chips and sugary drinks for lunch. Maybe a donation or sugar free healthy food would have been better.




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  Reply # 1592952 15-Jul-2016 10:01
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A better way for Uber to help feed hungry kids would be to pay it's NZ taxes, rather than having an extremely elaborate tax evasion scheme:

 

Uber NZ earns $1m, pays $9000 in tax

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1592953 15-Jul-2016 10:04
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Uber does not work where I live.....






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  Reply # 1592964 15-Jul-2016 10:20
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jonb:

 

A better way for Uber to help feed hungry kids would be to pay it's NZ taxes, rather than having an extremely elaborate tax evasion scheme:

 

Uber NZ earns $1m, pays $9000 in tax

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/308581/uber's-'extremely-elaborate'-tax-arrangements 

 

 

There are quite a few stories about Uber's ... at best I'd call it amorality.  E.g. sending private investgators after its opponents' lawyers.  Their corporate culture must be pretty sick.  Brand ambassadors and fancy icecream aren't going to change that.


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  Reply # 1592978 15-Jul-2016 10:43
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deadlyllama:

 

There are quite a few stories about Uber's ... at best I'd call it amorality.  E.g. sending private investgators after its opponents' lawyers.  Their corporate culture must be pretty sick.  Brand ambassadors and fancy icecream aren't going to change that.

 

 

Well, that's the whole point of a company... it's an artificial entity whose sole goal is to make money, with no morality involved. It's a distillation of the greed of all the shareholders.

 

Brand ambassadors and ice cream giveaways are about changing the *perception* of that, so that more money can be made.

 

 


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  Reply # 1592980 15-Jul-2016 10:45
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Hahhaaa.

 

That one seems to have backfired.  I just gave every response so far a +1.  Keep up the good work guys.


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  Reply # 1593000 15-Jul-2016 11:22
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I personally never use taxis or Uber beyond trips to the airport for work or leisure, as I don't drink alcohol at all and can always drive. Whilst I support innovation, I have zero time of the day for companies that push or breach the bounds of the law in the name of innovation. Uber continues to allow people to be drivers without the P endorsement, contrary to the Land Transport Act and against the repeated warnings of the NZTA. This isn't the kind of commercial practice that I am willing to support.

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  Reply # 1593002 15-Jul-2016 11:23
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Well I am confused. First time using uber. signed in, went to icecream, clicked the black icecream thing over my location and it sat there for about 5 minutes before saying #ubericecream from 11am with an OK button. Is it ordered? I can't see anything in my history? I tried twice, so I am unsure now if I am getting $40 of icecream or none!

 

 Website shows 2 cancelled transactions (I didn't cancel them) and now demand is off the charts!

 

 


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  Reply # 1593003 15-Jul-2016 11:24
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freitasm: A bit much calling a tub. Unless it is different from last year when the "tub" turned to be a cup.

 

 

 

Heh, even a CUP is 250ml :) 


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  Reply # 1593038 15-Jul-2016 11:46
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What a scam.

 

There was no mention in the app of the $20 charge until after you've submitted it. That's just blatantly misleading.

 

Had the ice cream actually turned up I may not have worried too much, but it didn't. It seems to be immediately accepted and charged so you have no idea how far away they are. My email invoice also shows the Uber Wellington address rather than mine. I've now wasted half an hour both standing outside waiting for them and now sending an email to get this rectified.

 

I should have just walked to the dairy for an ice cream.

 

 


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  Reply # 1593041 15-Jul-2016 11:50
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bugger it, free is free, unfortunately I got busy and didn't remember to order it at 11am on the dot :(

 

 


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  Reply # 1593044 15-Jul-2016 11:51
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dickytim:

 

bugger it, free is free, unfortunately I got busy and didn't remember to order it at 11am on the dot :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

It runs 11-5 and it's not free, it's FREE delivery. The icecream costs $20.


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  Reply # 1593046 15-Jul-2016 11:55
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free for new users to Uber.


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