If your name is Sam, we've got good news and bad news for you

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Let's get the bad news out of the way first: Sam is an extremely common name. But hey, growing up with 3 other Sam's in your class probably already made you aware of that anyway! 

Good news: your name has brought you a massive perk, as the many Sams of New Zealand can thank their common names for some free transport next month.

Any person whose name is Sam can catch a free $20 ride every day for a week at the start of July.

Running from Monday July 3, any registered Sam can take advantage of the free rides, and friends of Sams can get in on the deal too if they are yet to try out Uber.

Uber said Sam was the most common unisex name among its 300,000 riders at the moment, and one of the most popular unisex names in New Zealand.

The promotion is for anyone with Sam in their name - whether it be Samuel, Samantha, or Samara.

Sams who are keen on free rides must register online by June 30.