Partner content: Uber Eats – the ultimate lifestyle enhancer

Given the continued surge towards online independence, the convenience that comes with having essentials delivered directly to a customer’s door has seen e-commerce boom across South Africa. With this, Uber Eats has significantly diversified their offerings, to create an app that not just brings your daily needs to you, but also fully enhances your everyday lifestyle.

Homebound for the holidays

For those of us who will be spending the festive season at home, parents have swapped out homeschooling for at-home entertainment. With Uber Eats, using the app resourcefully can create a variety of safe and affordable at-home experiences that will turn moments into memories that will last a lifetime.

Nothing says December better than a little post-year redemption. Be it a second try at a flopped flambé or finally getting the correct consistency for that DIY face mask. Get your daily essentials including groceries, ingredients, toiletries and medication brought straight to your door via contactless delivery, in just under 30 minutes.

Getting your kids involved in the making and baking is sure to keep them entertained and their minds off playing “the floor is lava”, jumping from couch to delicate coffee table. However, if you aren’t in the mood to cook and clean, but would prefer a day of rest and reading, put on a Disney classic for the kids and order their favourite meal for them from the over 80 cuisine types available, while also ordering yourself the next must-read via Exclusive Books, all via the Uber Eats app.

Host with the most

With the ease of restrictions, we’re finally able to see our loved ones after months of being apart. With Uber Eats, it’s easy to take the “I” out of cooking by ordering everything from starters and braai packs to alcohol* on the app. Orders can be scheduled up to seven days in advance and tracked in real-time right up until the delivery driver is outside your door. A safely prepared meal is available for everyone, including those with specific dietary requirements via the app’s allergen filter, while still having the opportunity to leave a note for the restaurant kitchen to confirm any special request.

If you’re travelling to visit your parents and don’t want to arrive empty-handed (tsk tsk), use the pick-up option to get a family-fave dessert from your favourite eatery. With so many options, the app’s map has been enhanced to show which restaurants offer pick-up while showing all restaurants available and their reviews, making it easier to decide where to order.

Uber Eats has also partnered with Game to offer an extended arsenal of items, including board games, soccer balls and art supplies to turn any lunch into an activity affair. For those with fur babies, pet supplies may also be ordered directly via the app to ensure that every member of the family gets in on the fun!

Safety first

Safety is a priority at Uber Eats, and all stores, merchants and restaurants follow the strictest of hygiene protocols, while the app has included enhanced COVID-19 safety features which require all delivery-partners to wear a mask before being allowed to pick-up and deliver and that all delivery bags be sanitised before and after every order. Users are still able to track their order in real-time and have access to in-app support via the app for any queries.

Home for the holidays, at your family holiday home, booked into a resort or visiting loved ones for much-needed catch-ups, Uber Eats has your needs, wants and, of course, cravings down. Join the more than 2.1 million locals (as per App Annie) in enjoying the safe, reliable and affordable delivery of your everyday needs.

To make this festive season even better, with every order on the app, use the code #WINR25K to enter a draw that could win you R25,000 in credits to be used on the Uber Eats and Uber Rides Apps. Competition is valid from 7 December 2020 to 23:59 on 20 December 2020. T&Cs apply.

*Uber Eats does not condone the consumption of alcohol to those who are underage and alcohol will only be delivered to those over the legal drinking age of 18 years.

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