Rideshare Advertising With This Free Tablet Can Give Your Earnings a Boost!
How does it work?
Play Octopus believes in ‘enhancing the rideshare journey for riders and drivers’. The Play Octopus Rideshare Tablet mounts to the back of the headrest with free games, trivia and more for passengers to play for the duration of their ride. They can earn cash prizes for their high scores, which is an incentive for them to play.
Drivers are able to make money just for having the tablet in their car while doing rideshare. Drivers earn anywhere from $25 – $100 monthly directly from Octopus which is based on activity. In addition, Octopus drivers report that this new source of entertainment inspires better conversation, higher driver ratings, and better tips
How to Qualify
After a short application online, qualifying rideshare drivers (Lyft, Uber, Via etc…) can receive a Play Octopus Tablet, mount, and charger for free in order to earn more. The biggest qualifier is that drivers must complete 100 trips per month, or 10 hours per week.
Riders are able to engage in interactive gameplay for free without entering any personal information (unless they win a gift card!). The Play Octopus tablet includes a variety of games such as trivia. Riders are able to earn gift cards directly from Octopus during their trip. For example, the highest scoring player of the day receives a $25 Amazon gift card. Riders can also read more about their driver which many say inspires better conversation. If they do not wish to play, or would prefer to turn the screen off, there is a sleep mode that they can activate for the duration of their ride. For many, entertainment makes the rides feel shorter.
“Over 90% of drivers report higher tips, or ratings, and a noticeable improvement in their driving experience.”
According to Play Octopus.
Most of the money comes from advertising. Between the games, there are short interactive advertisements. The advertisements allow Octopus to provide everything for free and to compensate drivers who participate.
Additionally, if individuals who already have a Play Octopus Tablet refer another driver to the program, they will receive a $25 bonus. Riders are gently prompted with personalized messages that remind them to tip and even tells the rider a little about the driver, if that driver chooses to fill out a short bio.
Payments are directly deposited into the driver’s checking account, similar to how Uber and Lyft pay drivers.
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Allison has a B.A. in Strategic Communications with focus in Public Relations. She is an experienced content writer and teaches yoga.