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Uber And Neighbourly Get Festive for the Salvation Army

Above: Uber driver Sam Hill (left) and Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden

For Immediate Release 16 December 2015


Uber And Neighbourly Get Festive for the Salvation Army

Secret Santa fanatics take notice! On Sunday 20 December, Neighbourly.co.nz and Uber are joining forces to help communities embrace the festive spirit by delivering Christmas surprises throughout Auckland neighbourhoods.

In New Zealand’s largest (geographically speaking) game of Secret Santa, neighbours are invited to send a secret Santa gift at random to someone else in their neighbourhood by requesting Uber to make the delivery. There’s no requirement to leave home; Uber driver-partners simply pick up the parcel and deliver it to whoever is next in line.

Neighbourly and Uber are also encouraging participants to add in an extra gift which will be donated to The Salvation Army Christmas appeal.

Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden says the partnership will spread a little local joy while benefiting a charity that does ‘incredible work’ within Kiwi communities.

“At this time of year we see a huge increase in our members offering to help others in their community,” he says. “This is a fun extension of the traditional workplace Secret Santa but obviously also a chance to support the Sallies who do a huge amount to support others through the year - but especially at Christmas time.”

Participants will not only receive a gift from their neighbour; they’re also in with a chance to win over $700 worth of vouchers including a retail voucher from AMI, Uber Credit, BP Gift Cards, Warehouse Vouchers.

How it works:

1. Buy a gift with a value between $10 - $20 and wrap it up.

2. Enter the promocode 'NEIGHBOURLY' in the promotions section of Uber app to unlock the Secret Santa view.

3. On Sunday 20th December, between 11am - 3pm, slide over to the 'Secret Santa' view in the Uber app.

4. Hit Request

5. When the driver arrives, give the gift to the them to pass on, and you will receive your surprise from a neighbour! If you’re also gifting something to the Salvation Army, please let the driver know and they will store it safely.

6. If you haven't used Uber before, simply download the app at your app store, and enter the promocode 'NEIGHBOURLY' when prompted.

Suggestions for participants:

• Gifts shouldn’t exceed $20 in value and should be suitable for all audiences.

• Be creative!

• Demand is expected to be high, so if you can’t get a car right away, try again later on.

Secret Santa will be available in the following Auckland neighbourhoods:

Auckland CentralGraftonMt WellingtonSandringham
BayswaterGreenlaneNarrow NeckSt Heliers
BayviewGrey LynnNew WindsorSt Johns
Beach HavenHaurakiNewmarketStanley Point
BelmontHerne BayNorthcoteStonefields
BirkdaleHillcrestNorthcote PointSunnynook
BirkenheadHillsboroughOne Tree HillTakapuna
Castor BayKingslandOnehungaThree Kings
ChatswoodKingslandOrakeiTotara Vale
DevonportKohimaramaPanmureWai O Taiki Bay
Eden TerraceLynfieldParnellWairau Valley
EpsomMilfordPoint ChevalierWestern Springs
Forrest HillMission BayPoint EnglandWesthaven
Freemans BayMorningsidePonsonbyWestmere
Glen InnesMt AlbertRemuera
GlendowieMt EdenRoyal Oak
GlenfieldMt RoskillSaint Marys Bay

For more information on Secret Santa visit Neighbourly and Uber.


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