Don't spend your Valentine's Day slushing through the snow - leave the heavy lifting to us.
UBER IS BRINGING YOU ON-DEMAND SNOW SHOVELING TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 14TH!
Tomorrow only, we're bringing on-demand snow shoveling to Philly. For $15, we'll send a TaskRabbit to your home to help clear your driveway or front walk. You'll even get special Uber touchscreen gloves and a holiday surprise from ProFlowers.com
HOW IT WORKS
Open the Uber app between 7am & 11am tomorrow
Request the UberSHOVEL option
Your TaskRabbit helper will arrive shortly
Enjoy 15 minutes of snow shoveling services
Gaze lovingly at your newly shoveled walkway
There will be many snowy streets and only a limited number of TaskRabbits - availability will be limited. Check back often if your first request is unsuccessful.
ALL proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help those in need in Philly this winter.
So enjoy your heart-filled holiday and remember; whether you're impressing your Valentine, want help with life's little tasks, or just need a reliable ride, Uber will always be there for you.
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