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Uber’s legit giving away free rides FOR A WEEK for anyone in Australia with this name

I am Sam, Sam I am.

You might not like green eggs and ham, but the Samss of Australia will absolutely love Uber after the ride-sharing behemoth announced that anyone called ‘Sam’ was gonna cop a free ride every day next week…just because!

And it’s not just strictly for Sams – any variation thereof is valid as well. So the Samanthas and Samtens and Samils and Samsons of this world, get excited.

Every day from the start of next week (21st August) you’ll get one free ride up to $20 in value, all you have to do make sure you’re registered with Uber before midnight on Friday 18 August.

Happy freaking days.

I’m not entirely sure of the logic behind this giveaway but it seems to be “heaps of people are called Sam, so if heaps of people tell their friends called Sam about it then we’ll be getting a buttload of free PR”

And hey, I’m sitting here writing about it, so you’ve got to admit it’s effective.

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