Uber's squad of private drivers typically use their cars to transport humans. But tomorrow, in 10 US cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, they'll be delivering Christmas trees on demand. Uber's latest unusual promotion is being made possible through a partnership with The Home Depot. If you're willing to pay $135 for a Christmas tree between 7 and 8 feet tall, the company will deliver it to your doorstop. For those of you in apartments or dorms, they'll only go as far as "the first point of entry" at your delivery location.
No cash is required; the full $135 payment will be charged to the same credit card, Google Wallet, or PayPal account you normally use for Uber. A tree stand and mysterious "Uber gift" will also be included. That's assuming you're able to order a tree to begin with. The company warns that availability will be "very limited." But if you're looking to skip the labor of bringing home your own tree, you'll want to open the Uber app for Android, iOS, or BlackBerry tomorrow between 11AM and 8PM and request the "UberTREE" option.