Where Did My UBEREat Adventure Take Me on 5/3/17 and 5/4/17?

It’s been a tough week for me to actually go UBEREating. When I first started, I wasn’t trying to balance out my days. I used to a person that slept 4-5 hrs a day, naturally. But my doctor and my friends said that it was necessary to get at least 7 hrs a day. So I’ve been trying to and that frankly has cut into my UBEREating time.

So on 5/3/17, I got two orders at Qdoba Lynnwood. They were slammed. So many people were in line and they were getting so many UBEREats orders. So I had to wait a little and ended up talking to another UBEREats driver. As we were sharing about our experiences, we found out that the same person referred us to UBEREats, my good friend Cyndi. I tell ya, she does a really great job promoting UBEREats on Facebook because she makes it look so fun and frankly, it really is. At least for me.

I had been hoping this week I would be able to get enough money to go and donate $500 to help one of my girls with putting together her homeless care packages. So as I was driving home, I just prayed and said, “God, please give me just one more order for the night so that I can reach my goal and be able to donate this to Nikki.” Praise God! I was able to get an order to Thai Bistro Mill Creek and I finally made enough collectively to get the $500 there.

The next $500 I’m trying to raise is going to go to Becca’s girls to go to Young Life camp. Yesterday, we had such a crazy thunder/lightning storm so there was high demand that so many people were ordering. I wanted to go so much, but I lead Bible Study every Thursday and knew that I couldn’t skip out just to UBEREat even though they were having a promotion. But right after I got off the bus from work and got in my car, I turned on my UBEREats app and wanted to take just one order. I was able to get one for Areeya Thai & Noodle Cuisine and be able to make it on time for Bible Study.

We’ll see if I get to UBEREat tonight because I told one of the middle school girls that I would take her to Young Life Middle School tonight. So depending on how comfortable she seems while she’s there, I may go UBEREating while club is happening. We’ll see.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

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Where Did My UBEREats Adventure Take Me Tonight? (5/2/17)

It wasn’t very busy today and so I was just going to head to Half Price Bookstore, but on my way there, I got an order for Blazing Onions in Alderwood Mall (the one I typically pick up from is Mill Creek, so this was a first). Since I also received a second order, there was some time of waiting before the orders were ready.

One of the things that I always pray for is divine appointments, interactions with people that is so obviously set up by God. It was amazing today because when I finished delivering on the second order, I saw one of my friend’s mom’s randomly. She was walking her dog. I had an opportunity to ask her how he has been doing and be able to catch up. But the fact that everything had to perfectly line up for our paths to cross tonight. To me, that’s a total God moment.

So, since I only did two orders, I made $18.06.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Where Did My UBEREats Adventure Take Me Tonight? (5/1/17)

I ended up staying later at work today and didn’t get an opportunity to really have a chance to do any UBEREating. I was just out for about an hr & 20 mins. I made $23.97.

I picked up food from the following restaurants:

  • Best Sushi and Teriyaki (2 orders at the same time)
  • Todamgol Korean Restaurant (they were kind and provided me hot tea since the order was still being prepared)
  • Thai MaNa Restaurant (**FIRST TIME PICK UP**)

I think I need to bring snacks because the main reason I stopped was because I was hungry, but also because I had other tasks to do and I’m still trying to figure out how to balance them all.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Where Did My UBEREats Adventure Take Me Tonight (4/30/17)?

Ever since I’ve been back from the Philippines, I’ve been wanting to go UBEREating, unfortunately, I ended up getting sick. I really need to build up my immune system. But today was the day that I finally was able to go!

So where did my UBEREats Adventure take me tonight?

  • Qdoba Lynnwood
  • Tubs Gourmet Subs
  • Kalia India Cuisine (** FIRST TIME PICK UP **)
  • Gyro Express Mediterranean (** FIRST TIME PICK UP ** They are inside Alderwood Mall. I had to wait for a 10 min parking spot to free up. I think the person behind me was also trying to make a delivery because they jumped out of their car, but then mall security came by and they came running to their car).
  • Denny’s Lynnwood
  • Kebella’s Pizza and Pasta (every time I pick up from their place, the food smells AMAZING. Plus tonight they had a really great, sweet employee in the front. That’s always a good thing.)
  • Cliffhangers (you have to try their $5.99 steak breakfast. I discovered it when I picked up from for the very first time.  They were one of the restaurants on my first day with UBEREats)
  • The Everest Kitchen (** FIRST TIME PICK UP **)

I was lured into the Northgate area because I noticed there was a 2x boost, but I was hungry and wanted to eat. So I stopped by and ate at Cafe Pho before turning my UBEREats app back online. Unfortunately, I wasn’t getting any orders which made me wonder if I didn’t have “rights” to Northgate.  I’ll probably ask UBER Help at some point, but I started heading back to Lynnwood.

Lo and behold, I got an order and my second round of deliveries.

  • King Tut Mediterranean
  • Kebella’s Pizza and Pasta (for the 2nd of the night. They are a favorite!)
  • King III Chinese
  • Taste of Sichuan

As I was dropping off my final order, I received another order, but I couldn’t accept it cause I needed to call it a night since I have work tomorrow. So, although I only was able to do one day of UBEREating, I made $89.38.

BTW, pro-tip, it really is worth it to download a Street View or even just look up the addresses in Redfin to give a visual of the house you’re delivering to. Believe me, I finally realized it was worth taking the extra few seconds to do it.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Tips

I’m going to be honest with you, if tips are important to you, then it is best that you do a different delivery company than UBEREats. Right now, they don’t have an option to tip within the app. If people do tip, it has to be in cash. My tips are few and far between. Whatever tips I do receive, I just use towards gas. BTW, if you want to make sure you don’t lose out on a tip, make sure to change available to provide them. A person once said to me, “I would give you a $5 tip, but I only have $50. Do you have change?” I said, “Actually, yes I do.” The majority of the time I get zero tips, but then if I do get a tip, it has ranged from $2 to only one time I received a $20 tip.

For me, I don’t do this for the tips. I would love it if I did get tips on a regular basis, but that’s not why I chose UBEREats. I chose it because it’s my driving therapy. I chose it cause I enjoy it. I chose it because I didn’t want to feel shackled like it was a second job. No, I wanted to retain the fun of it. If they start to include tips in the app, then that’s just icing on the cake, but for me, personally, I don’t need it to keep working with UBEREats.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

What I Made In March and April

Here’s the breakdown so far:

March 13-19, 2017 – $201.68, the first day I went to deliver was on Friday, March 17 and ended up delivering on Saturday & Sunday too for a total of 30 deliveries, 13 hrs 50 mins online. This money was donated to FACF towards the church building.

March 20-26, 2017 – $424.17, I only was able to do one delivery on Monday and I didn’t deliver on Wednesday, but I delivered all the other days for a total of 43 deliveries, 17 hrs 43 mins online. This included a surprise of a $20 promotion for doing 5 deliveries between the hours of 5pm-6pm on Sunday. It also included $100 for using my friend Cyndi’s referral code and completing my 20 deliveries. This money was donated to FACF towards the church building.

March 27-April 2, 2017 – $129.77. I only was able to deliver from Monday-Wednesday. I ended up getting sick. For this reason, I wasn’t able to do any deliveries the rest of the week. I had a total of 18 deliveries, 8 hrs 19 mins online. It also includes a .57 cent adjustment since someone had provided me the wrong address when I made a delivery.  This money was donated to FACF towards the church building.

April 3-9, 2017 – $100.79. I only was able to deliver on Monday because I was leaving for a 3 week trip to the Philippines. I had a total of 14 deliveries, 7 hrs 7 mins online. This money was donated to FACF towards the church building.

April 10-16, 2017 – $0.00. No deliveries. I was in the Philippines.

April 17-23, 2017 – $500.00. No deliveries, I was still in the Philippines, but received $250 for each person I had referred that completed their 20 deliveries. It so happened that both completed it on the same day. Part of the money was donated to FACF towards the church building and part of it towards helping one of my youth, Nikki, who wanted to put together care packages for the homeless.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Tracking Expenses and Mileage

As a reminder, since you are using your vehicle, you can deduct the standard mileage rate OR actual car expenses.

The standard mileage rate is supposed to cover the cost of standard maintenance, repairs, taxes, gas, insurance and registration fees. If you think the standard mileage rate is less than your actual cost, maybe it is best to choose that route instead.

I’ve downloaded Everlance: Free Mileage Log. It has a rating of 4.8. If you’re interested, here’s a link. https://bnc.lt/E9ac/PwNSiyLG1B. UBEREats promotes using Stride.

There are other items that you can also track to get deducted (there’s probably more, but this is basic):

  1. Supplies that you purchase for the job (i.e. insulated bags)
  2. Cell phone accessories (i.e. cell phone holder, charger)
  3. Cell phone (if you purchased a new phone to use for work this year, it’s 100% tax deductible)
  4. Cell phone service (whatever % you use in minutes and data for work)
  5. Parking fees (where I’m at, this is not as much of an issue, but other parts of Washington State, this may be necessary)
  6. Tolls (if you have to pay a toll on your way to delivering food)

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue