Play Octopus is Hosting a LIVE Webinar About COVID-19 Relief

Our team has noticed a lot of questions and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 relief programs. To provide general guidance and help address some of the key questions, we are hosting a LIVE info session with expert transportation lawyers TOMORROW on our Facebook Group. This webinar will cover some FAQs surrounding the terms & conditions of Paycheck Protection Program loans under the CARES Act for independent contractors, and will include time to answer some of your submitted questions.

Play Octopus is Hosting a COVID-19 Webinar

Event Details:
WherePlay Octopus Drivers Facebook Group
Date: TOMORROW, Thursday, 4/16 
Time: 4:30pm EST
What: Info on new relief programs from expert lawyers and live FAQ session

If you have not yet joined our Facebook group, we recommend requesting entry TODAY to give our team 24 hours to accept the request before the live FAQ session. Please note – the quickest way to ensure you are accepted into the group is by answering the membership questions on Facebook:

Introducing New Tablet Features!

Play Octopus Tablet with Raffle Screen
Introducing New Prizes and Features

We hope you and your riders are enjoying the newest version of Octopus! Recapping the latest features we’ve added to your tablet below:

Driver Profile Now Including Badges

Your riders can now view select badges on your tablet profile! Show off how long you’ve been driving with Octopus, if a passenger has won in your vehicle, and more.

Ticket System New Rider $500 Weekly Prize

Introducing bigger prizes for your riders! Every game point your rider earns = 1 ticket. Riders claim their tickets by entering their phone number. The more tickets your rider earns, the higher chance they have of being randomly selected to win the weekly $500 grand prize.

Riders can claim their tickets by entering their phone number. These phone numbers are NOT shared with third parties and are ONLY used to send information about the raffle the rider entered.

Announcing Valentine’s Week 2020

Play Octopus Valentine's Week
Play Octopus Valentine's Week

It's Valentine's Week!

Love is in the air! February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and we are celebrating all week.

Each day this week, we will be giving away bonus points to contest participants. Plus, one lucky driver will win a FREE “Date Night” prize pack which includes a romantic dinner for two, extra spending cash, travel reimbursement, and a hotel stay for one night.

Check in daily to find out how to enter for your chance to be selected as a winner:

Check out the schedule of events for the week, and join our private, drivers-only Facebook Group to participate in the fun: 

2019 Year in Review

Thanks for being part of the Octopus community. It’s been quite a year, and we’re looking forward to growing with our community in 2020!

Check out some fun statistics from the Octopus platform in 2019: 

2019 was a year filled with new cities, new features, and lots of new friends. Octopus drivers clocked hundreds of millions of miles in 2019, and Octopus riders played years of games.

Play Octopus is Launching San Francisco

We struck gold – San Francisco is officially live! Complete your application to become one of the first Octopus drivers in the Bay Area.

Spread the news with your rideshare friends in Miami and receive a $25 referral bonus for every new driver! Be sure to share your code or link!

Play Octopus is Launching Miami

Octopus is launching in Miami

We’re flying south and launching Miami just in time for winter! Complete your application to become one of the first Octopus drivers in the Sunshine State!

Spread the news with your rideshare friends in Miami and receive a $25 referral bonus for every new driver! Be sure to share your code or link!

Featured Octopus Drivers: Fall 2019

Featured Drivers
Featured Drivers

Play Octopus is an amazing group of passionate rideshare drivers, and we are proud to know so many of you! Today, we are highlighting drivers in the Octopus community who have not only clocked a huge amount of hours with their Octopus tablet, but have also embraced the entire community by spreading the word about Octopus, showing up for events and hosting meetups, giving advice to other drivers, and much more! We appreciate ALL of you and hopefully you’ve noticed the badges we awarded last week, but we wanted to give a handful of shout-outs today.

Check out the Fall Featured Drivers categories below to see who made the list:

Congrats to these impressive drivers! They have earned 10,000 driver points by giving hundreds of passenger trips and encouraging their passengers to Play Octopus. Keep up the awesome work, road warriors!

  • Shawn H. (Washington D.C.)
  • Damian S. (Washington D.C.)
  • Zafar K. (Washington D.C.)
  • Derrick L. (Washington D.C.)
  • Jamion B. (Washington D.C.)
  • James L. (Philadelphia)
  • Rei H. (Philadelphia)
  • Thomas H. (Philadelphia)
  • Marc R. (Baltimore)
  • Benny T. (Philadelphia)
  • William K. (Philadelphia)
  • D P. (Washington D.C.)
  • Rodolfo C. (Washington D.C.)
Driver of the Month

Each of these drivers has been crowned an Octopus Driver of the Month based on a combination of most games played, points earned, and ads clicked:

  • Derrick L. (Washington D.C.)
  • Cosmin P. (Philadelphia)
  • Randy B. (Philadelphia)
  • Dave K. (Washington D.C.)
  • Rei H. (Philadelphia)
  • Dimitar T. (Boston)
  • Albert V. (New York)
  • Christos V. (Boston)
  • Younes M. (Philadelphia)
  • Daniel W. (Austin)
  • Ryo O. (Boston)
  • Gustav G. (Washington D.C.)
  • Ronaldo GP (Washington D.C.)
  • Yama R. (Richmond)
  • Brien C. (Baltimore)
  • Frederick M. (Chicago)
Driver Council

Driver Council is a small group of individuals selected by the Octopus team who have repeatedly provided helpful feedback, advice, and information about the rideshare industry as well as the Play Octopus tablet and overall experience. Thanks to Terry A., Daniel S., Conan M. for your continued help! 

We also wanted to give a shout out to our Summer 2019 OctoPros. OctoPros were brand ambassadors / driver meetup hosts that were selected through an application process. Thanks to our OctoPros that helped host at least one driver meetup this summer:
  • DMV – David S.
  • Baltimore – Phillip L., Jamall R.
  • NYC – John T.
  • Boston – Max C., Keith M.
  • Austin – Erica W. , Erick H.
  • Houston – Segun A., Jenora A., Kilian A.
  • Philadelphia – Angie D.

There are MANY more achievements and milestones we’d love to recognize, which is why we introduced our driver badge program in addition to our regular points & payouts system. Visit your driver dashboard to check out more personalized goals and milestones you have reached! 

All badges you earn will appear on the homepage of your driver dashboard within 24 hours of reaching the milestone.* If you have multiple badges in one category, the badges will stack together to save space. Simply tap the top badge to view all other badges you retroactively earned. 

*If you do not see badges you have earned on your dashboard yet, you may need to log out and log back in or clear your cache.

Play Octopus is Launching Seattle and Las Vegas

Play Octopus is Launching Seattle and Las Vegas

Seattle and Las Vegas – Octopus is cruisin’ into town! Octopus is very excited to announce we are launching in the Emerald City and Vegas. Share the news with any of your rideshare friends in these cities and get them on the road with Octopus. Be sure to use your referral code or link!