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What is Your Weekend Uber Earnings Promotion for 7/15-7/17?

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Hey, suburban Chicago Uber Drivers, I'm interested to hear what, if any, earnings promotion you've received for this weekend. Three out of the last four weekends I've received the Earnings Boost, which has a Promotion Region limited to part of the city.
 

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I got the boost. I have no idea why they're sending me all these promos. I do maybe 2-3 rides a month. And if I have a day off, I'd rather spend it with my family and friends.
 

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I'm on boost. Totally useless. I'm driving less and being more selective about what I accept. It is definitely keeping drivers off the road out here. I've seen a huge increase in stacked rides.
Personally $26 would be a good insurance policy to get me on the road.
 

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Got the hourly back this weekend. Had boost for the past 2 weeks and 1 weekend, ignored it completely. My socialist heaven is back:)
I got the boost for the first time this weekend. If they had 1.4 - 1.6x boost for anywhere, that'd be nice. But to make it in one area, and downtown, kinda sucks
 

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Have you guys noticed fewer drivers in your areas? I'm in Lisle and I've had more stacked rides this week than I have the last 6 months combined. I'd drive a lot more and be less selective with the hourly guarantee but for 2-3 hrs a day morning rush hasn't been bad.
 

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Boost in the Burbs ? How you figure ? It's Boost in the City.. Which i like.. Of course they took that away from me this weekend..
 

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Boost in the Burbs ? How you figure ? It's Boost in the City.. Which i like.. Of course they took that away from me this weekend..
That's what I mean. I got the Boost promo but the nearest qualifying region is an hour's drive away. Ridiculous. I'd rather stay home and drink.
 

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Boost in the Burbs ? How you figure ? It's Boost in the City.. Which i like.. Of course they took that away from me this weekend..
What'd they offer you this weekend? I thought 1.4x was about your minimum.
 

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That's what I mean. I got the Boost promo but the nearest qualifying region is an hour's drive away. Ridiculous. I'd rather stay home and drink.
There is a benefit to boost in the suburbs. Fewer drivers on the road. As far as the weekend goes I'm watching baseball and drinking.
 

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Boost in the Burbs ? How you figure ? It's Boost in the City.. Which i like.. Of course they took that away from me this weekend..
Chicago metro area is well over 5,000 square miles yet, as I understand it, Uber continues to restrict the Boost promotion to about 100 square miles of the city.
 

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5,000 square miles yet WTF are you talking about ? The boost area is roughly Wrigley to Roosevelt ( Damen to the lake)
 

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Didn't they make it bigger? I don't have the boost this weekend, so I don't know, but some posted a picture and it looked like a larger box?
 

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5,000 square miles yet WTF are you talking about ? The boost area is roughly Wrigley to Roosevelt ( Damen to the lake)
Google "Chicago square miles" and you'll get the result that the city covers 234 sq miles. It looked like the promotion region was perhaps half the city, probably a little less. Therefore, my 100 sq mile guesstimate. Ok, maybe a little more than half, so .....150 sq miles? Just Cook County is 1,635 sq miles.
 

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Chicago metro area is well over 5,000 square miles yet, as I understand it, Uber continues to restrict the Boost promotion to about 100 square miles of the city.
Also keep in mind that the metro area is 10+ million people but only 2.7 are in Chicago. I understand that a huge portion of rides occur in that box, but the real growth is in the suburbs. I have a first time rider at least once a week and unlike city riders they are not brainwashed about tipping.
In addition there is very little public transportation in the suburbs and the best service, Metra, is only an option for many because Uber gets them to and from the station. Cabs out here are overpriced and unreliable if you're going anywhere other than the airport or loop. I firmly believe suburban rates could rise 10-20% without a dent in ridership and without the regulatory interference of Chicago.
 
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