Aug 22, 2014 Win a meal for 2 & taxi credit with GetTaxi & Zomato Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Morning gorgeous. We knew you’d be back…

Today, we’re giving you the chance to win a night out all paid for courtesy of GetTaxi & Zomato.

We’ve partnered with our new best friends Zomato, the global community app and website that lets you find decent eats and treats nearby. Buzzing around across 13 countries in 106 cities, you can even search for places to eat when trotting around the globe. Cool beans.

Grab a friend, partner or family member and get involved – you could win a £60 Zomato meal voucher for 2 people as well as £50 GetTaxi credit to chaperone you all the way there.

To enter, just follow these ridiculously easy steps below:

Download the GetTaxi & Zomato apps to your phone, if you haven’t already (tut, tut..)

Register your details with both apps to obtain your Zomato username and sign up to exclusive events, offers and competitions (like this one)

Follow us both on Twitter @GetTaxiUK & @Zomato

Tweet us with your full name & Zomato username with #GetZom

Errrrr… that’s it

Not hard eh? And don’t forget, once you’ve registered your details you’ll be first in line to hear about special discounts, competitions and events from GetTaxi and Zomato. Who wouldn’t want some money off a taxi ride or their fave restaurant from time to time?

And with the bank holiday weekend almost upon us, why not take a peek at Zomato to find a hipster bar, Sunday brunch or afternoon tea to pre-plan your extended weekend of fun? You can even be ultra efficient by sorting out your travel arrangements with the pre-booking option in the GetTaxi app. Double win.

And for those of you that haven’t rode with us yet, you can add £20 free credit to your account by registering your card details in the app, tapping menu – coupon code and entering the code ‘aug20b’. When you use your card to pay for your first GetTaxi, you’ll get £20 off! Hurry though, it expires on 31st August. See, we told you you’d be rewarded for registering with us…

Have a wicked bank holiday and happy Friday!

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Aug 21, 2014 GetTaxi & Zomato blend a complete dining experience Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

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Taxi lovers. Food lovers. Unite.

We’ve got another injection of thrilling GetTaxi news for you today that’s bound to tickle your tastebuds and get you in the mood for a hot dinner date or burger with your mates.

GetTaxi is ecstatic to reveal our foodtastic new partner, Zomato – the online community that helps you find places to eat and drink around you. Users can search for the best local restaurants, reviews from foodies and even places to munch depending on your mood! Isn’t that grate? (Sorry.)

And what better way to streamline your night out than to offer you an easy (not to mention sensational) experience, where your only decision left to make is what you’ll be eating. You choose your favourite restaurant on Zomato then book GetTaxi in one tap to transport you there and back. Good times.

We’ve made eating out as fuss-free and simple as possible because we know you’ve all got busy schedules and bigger fish to fry (as do the restaurants!)

What’s more, with over 23,000 restaurants at your fingertips and thousands of Black Cabs waiting to whisk you to them, check out Zomato now and the tasty London restaurants just around the corner to you. We’re assuming you’re familiar with GetTaxi, London’s number one Black Taxi app but if not, check us out too (or there’ll be big trouble.)

We’ll also have lots of exclusive competitions, events and offers coming your way very soon but only if you’ve registered with us both, so make sure you do and you’ll be our bestest, most special GetTaxi Zomato customers ever. Pinky promise.

To kick start our beautiful partnership, keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for a GetTaxi Zomato super-combo giveaway we’ll be announcing in the socialsphere. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to enter and don’t forget to register with both apps to be in with the chance of winning. C’mon, you’ve got to put some effort in to get your claws on the prize!

For a zippy Black Cab in minutes… download & register with GetTaxi.
To find a 5* restaurant in minutes… download & register with Zomato.

We’ll see you stalking us here again tomorrow (don’t worry, we love the attention.)

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Aug 5, 2014 Win weekend tickets to Summer in the City with GetTaxi Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Afternoon you lovely lot. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today that could totally change your weekend plans and it doesn’t end there. We’ve also got another sizzling, hot competition in store for y’all. Freakin ace.

We’ve over the moon to have partnered with Summer in the City, the biggest event dedicated to the YouTube community in the UK, rocking out at Alexandra Palace this weekend on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August. It’s gonna be massive!

With more than 60 special guests and YouTube celebrities taking to the stage performing, chatting and answering your questions from 11am – 9pm over the two days, this is an event in the social (network) calendar you don’t wanna miss.

You can still get your hands on one day tickets for the Sunday but Saturday’s Summer in the City has been a total sell out due to incredibly popular demand. If you’re totes gutted about Saturday tickets then fear not, GetTaxi has two special weekend tickets up for grabs in our Instagram competition all thanks to our mates at Summer in the City. Sweeeeeeeeeeet.

All you need to do is GetTaxi and snap a picture with your driver. Simples. Follow the instructions below on how to enter:

1. Download the GetTaxi app onto your phone and book a taxi in London
2. Go to the menu & enter coupon code ‘aug20b’ to save £20 on your first ride (yeah… we love you that much)
3. Take a photo with your driver (inside or outside the cab, we don’t mind)
4. Upload your photo on Instagram (not Twitter or Facebook) using #GTUKwin, follow us & mention @GetTaxi_UK in your caption to be in with the chance of winning

Make sure you take your photo and enter by midday on Thursday 7th August latest, as we’ll be going through entries and picking the winner here at GetTaxi London HQ on Thursday afternoon.

GetTaxi. Get snapping. And we hope to see you over at Summer in the City this weekend.

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Terms & Conditions
1. Entrants must download the GetTaxi app, book a GetTaxi, take a photo with their driver and upload photo to Instagram with the hastag #GTUKwin. Entrants must follow @GetTaxi_UK on Instagram and mention @GetTaxi_UK in caption to be in with the chance of winning two weekend tickets to Summer in the City 2014.
2. All entries must include #GTUKwin on Instagram with the image to be considered.
3. All entries must be posted on Instagram no later than 12:00pm on Thursday 7th August 2014 to be eligible for the prize. Any entries posted after this time will not be considered.
4. Winner will receive two free weekend tickets, for two people to attend Summer in the City on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August 2014. Travel to and from the venue is not included and winners must make their own travel arrangements.
5. One winner only. The winner will be selected at random by GetTaxi and announced via Instagram, Twitter & Facebook on the evening of Thursday 7th August 2014.
6. Competition running on Instagram only. Photos uploaded to Twitter, Facebook or any other website will not be considered.
7. Tickets are to be collected by the winner at the venue (Alexandra Palace) on Saturday 9th August 2014.
8. Competition running in UK only. Entrants must book GetTaxi in London, UK to be considered. All other GetTaxi territories are excluded from the competition.
9. GetTaxi’s decision is final.

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Jul 31, 2014 Too hot to trot so have £20 off Posted in BLOG, GetTaxi Service Update, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Hello Summer. Hello heatwave.

We know this weather can be tough. Nobody wants to get on a sweaty tube or a jammed-up-against-the-window bus with someone’s hairy armpit pressed drastically close to your… I doubt you need me to continue. It sucks and we sympathise with you.

That’s why we’re giving all those that’ve never ridden with us £20 off this August. It’s our way of showing you love. And saving you from the wrath of the Central Line.

No strings. There’s no terms, conditions or * at the bottom of this blog post. Honestly, you can check. It’s quite straightforward. If you’ve never taken a ride with GetTaxi before, download the app, enter your special coupon code in the menu ‘aug20b’, book a taxi and pay for the first ride using your free £20 credit. Winning.

So if you haven’t downloaded GetTaxi, DO IT NOW!

Your £20 credit is only redeemable from now and throughout August, expiring on the 31st so don’t wait around.

And if one present wasn’t enough, then here – have another (Christmas is four months away after all). If you’ve heard about our Invite Friends scheme before, you’ll know you can make up to £500 by inviting your friends to download and ride with GetTaxi. Not anymore.

Now you can make up to a grand just by inviting your mates! That’s £1000… sooooo much money.

Just tap the little blue sweet icon at the top of your screen in the app and share your unique code with your friends. Once they take their first GetTaxi ride using your code, they’ll get £10 off and you’ll get £10 credit. With so much money up for grabs, there isn’t a better day to join.

So download GetTaxi onto your phone now, claim your free £20 and start inviting all your mates to keep the money building. With £1000 credit, you can say goodbye to tubes and buses. Hurrah.

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Jul 22, 2014 Yo! from GetTaxi Posted in BLOG, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

Yo!

We know how frustrating it feels to be the last one to hear about great news. *Sobs*.
That’s exactly why from now on, we promise you’ll never be the last to know. In fact, you’ll be the first. Yippee.

GetTaxi & Yo have partnered to make sure you get all of our app updates in real-time!

You haven’t heard about Yo? No worries, it’s super simple.

Yo is a single tap, wordless communication app that does exactly what it says on the tin. I send a Yo. A friend receives a Yo. Job done. It’s everything and anything you want it to be and now we can Yo at each other.

Imagine getting a Yo from us every time we have an app update…
Well you no longer have to imagine. We’ve only gone and blooming done it.

No more wasting time in App Store checking for your fave GetTaxi updates.

No more fantasising about cool features you’ve been dreaming of and having to check if they’ve launched.

No more being the last to hear about GetTaxi’s new tips and tricks.

Firstly, if you haven’t already (and what planet have you been on if not?), you can download the GetTaxi app here.

And start getting Yo’s from us right away:

Download the Yo app here.
Add us to your Yo’ing list: GETTAXI.
Give us a Yo (just one’s all you need).
As soon as you’ve Yo’d us, you’ve ‘subscribed’ to getting Yo’s from GETTAXI.
Don’t worry! We won’t ever bombard you with Yo’s just because we’ve missed you (even though we do all the time).
We’ll Yo only, and only, when we have an app update in the App Store & Google Play.

Yes, it really is a piece of cake.

Now stop wasting time writing long, wordy sentences and just Yo us already if you don’t want to miss out on brand new revelations from GetTaxi.

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