Hurricane Ian: Uber offering free round-trip rides to Tampa Bay area shelters

Uber is offering residents in the Tampa Bay area a free way to get to safety ahead of Hurricane Ian.

The ride-share company announced Monday it will be providing free round-trip rides, up to $30 each way, to and from a state-approved evacuation shelter.

Uber says residents in evacuation zones who would like to take advantage of the offer can follow these steps:

  1. Open your Uber app
  2. Tap "Account" on the bottom right
  3. Tap Wallet
  4. Scroll down to "+ Add Promo Code"
  5. Enter code IANRELIEF 
  6. Select any of the Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, and Pasco County state-approved Florida evacuation shelters listed at

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Rides must be requested to or from any of the approved evacuation shelters, and the promo code must be applied before requesting a ride in order for the discount to apply. The discount does not apply to gratuities for drivers.

The maximum discount is up to $30 per ride, and the offer is valid for up to two trips per rider. The discount will not affect the earnings for Uber drivers, the company said.