The Amex Platinum Uber benefit is $200 in Uber credits annually: $15 in credits per month, plus a $20 bonus in December ($35 total). Cardholders are automatically enrolled when adding the Amex Platinum card to their Uber account. Amex Platinum Uber credits post to the Uber app on the first day of each month. Unused credits expire at midnight on the last day of the month and will not roll over to the following month.
In order to use the Amex Platinum Uber benefit, the “Uber Cash” function at the top of the app must be enabled. This will allow you to apply credits to the cost of the ride when booking. To check how many Uber credits you have left for the month, tap the Uber Cash Balance menu icon in top left corner of the app. If there aren’t enough Uber credits to cover the cost of the ride, Uber will charge the difference to the Amex Platinum card linked to your account.
Cardholders can use the Uber app to apply credits to the cost of rides anywhere in the U.S., but only primary accountholders are eligible for this free benefit – not authorized users.
One of the best Uber credit card promotions is 10,000 bonus points (worth $100) for spending $500 in the first 90 days with the Uber Visa. The American Express Platinum card offers another great Uber credit card promotion. It gives up to $200 in Uber credits each year, $15 per month and $35 in December. Through April 30, 2019, you can also get up to $30 off your first Uber ride. Just pay with any American Express card and use the promo code “UBERAMEX.”… read full answer
Another Uber credit card promotion gets you around 10% off purchases at merchants participating in Visa Local Offers. You just have to link a Visa card to your Uber account and shop at eligible merchants, and you’ll earn rebates in the form of Uber credits.
Last but not least, Chase Sapphire Reserve gives you a $300 annual travel credit that can be used toward Uber.
Here are the Uber credit card promotions:
10,000 bonus points when you spend $500 in the first 90 days: Uber Credit Card
Up to $50 credit for online subscriptions when you spend $5,000 in a year: Uber Credit Card card
Up to $600 in mobile phone insurance when you pay with your card: Uber Credit Card
Visa Local Offers - Earn up to $100 in Uber credits with purchases at select merchants: All Visa credit cards
$30 discount on your first Uber ride when you pay with an Amex card: All American Express credit cards
Up to $200 in annual Uber credits: American Express Platinum card
$300 annual travel credit usable for Uber: Chase Sapphire Reserve
2% back on Uber purchases: Barclaycard Arrival Plus and Capital One Venture (Uber rides are eligible for travel statement credits)
3 points per $1 on Uber purchases: Chase Sapphire Reserve and Citi ThankYou Premier (Uber purchases count as travel)
You could pay for Uber rides with a debit card. But if you do, you’ll lose out on all the rewards that credit card offer. Even if the rewards aren’t Uber-specific, it’ll still be worthwhile to get something back for every dollar you spend.
One of the best credit cards for Uber is the Uber Credit Card from Barclays Bank. You’ll get 4 points per $1 spent on Uber Eats and 2 points per $1 on Uber rides. 100 points are worth $1 toward any Uber ride. And the card doesn’t have an annual fee either.… read full answer
Amex Platinum is another good credit card for Uber, offering $200 in free Uber rides per year. Chase Sapphire Reserve gives you a $300 annual travel credit, which you can use to pay for Uber rides. And Capital One Venture rewards you with 2 miles on every $1 spent, which works out to 2% back when you redeem for Uber rides.
HERE ARE THE BEST CREDIT CARDS FOR UBER:
Uber Credit Card (Barclays): 10,000 bonus points for spending $500 in the first 90 days, worth $100 toward Uber rides. 4 points per $1 spent on UberEATS, restaurants, fast food restaurants and bars. 3 points per $1 on airfare, hotels and vacation home rentals. 2 points per $1 on eligible online purchases, including Uber rides, online shopping, and video/music streaming. 1 point per $1 on everything else. $50 credit for online subscription services when you spend $5,000 on your card in a year. No annual fee. Good credit needed.
Amex Platinum: $200 annual Uber credit. 60,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months. 5 points per $1 for flights booked through airlines and travel booked at amextravel.com. Can use points toward Uber rides. $200 annual airline fee credit. $550 annual fee. Good credit needed.
Chase Sapphire Reserve: $300 annual travel credit usable toward Uber rides. 50,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. 3 points per $1 on travel and dining, 1 on everything else. Points worth 1.5 cents each when redeemed for Uber rides. $100 application fee credit for TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry. $450 annual fee. Excellent credit needed.
Capital One Venture: 50,000 bonus miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. 2 miles per $1 on all purchases. Can redeem miles for recent Uber rides with Capital One’s Purchase Eraser at a rate of 1 cent per point. [sc sig="3b636db2be6dd78be05e81e250471115"] annual fee. Good credit needed.
As you can see, travel rewards cards often let you use your points or miles toward Uber purchases. And the Uber Credit Card also rewards you well for travel. Which card you choose really depends on what else besides Uber rides you plan to use your card for and how big of an annual fee you’re willing to pay.
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