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Uber is one of those companies that definitely makes life better, particularly when dealing with airport transfers in foreign countries. I already think Uber is a good value for the convenience, but it’s even better when there’s a way to cut the cost down.
American Express is currently offering a $10 statement credit after your next Uber ride. This is valid for both new and existing Uber accounts through December 31, 2014, so everyone can take advantage of this.
How to get the $10 credit
This is very simple, even if you’re as technologically challenged as I am.
- Sync your American Express and Twitter accounts
- Tweet #AmexUber
- Add your American Express card to your Uber profile
- Use your American Express card on your next ride
The $10 credit should show up on your statement, and Amex has been really consistent about posting similar credits in the past.
Get 2x points on Uber
My default card in my Uber account is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, given it offers double points on travel. However, since June American Express offers 2x points on Uber rides when you use an eligible American Express Membership Rewards card.
Eligible cards are the US-based Membership Rewards cards, which include:
- Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- American Express EveryDay® Credit Card and American Express EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card
- The Platinum Card® from American Express (both the standard and Mercedes Benz versions)
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
- The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN
So I would certainly look at syncing a Membership Rewards card versus another American Express if you can, though you won’t earn double points on the $10 that’s covered by the statement credit. Terms of course apply.
As a side note, you’ll also see the option to “pay with points” in the Uber app when using a Membership Rewards card. That’s not a value I’d recommend, given that you get one cent per Membership Rewards point towards the cost of an Uber.
$30 Uber referral credit
On top of that, Uber is offering a $30 referral credit, whereby both the person being referred and the person referring receive a free ride, up to $30.
So if you sign up for Uber now you will be given a $30 credit. You can sign up using my referral link or feel free to post your link below and people can sign up through there. Once you’ve signed up with a referral link you should immediately see the free ride in your account. That will automatically be redeemed when you take your first Uber ride.
Combine that with the statement credits from American Express, and you could be saving $40 off your next Uber ride!
I hate jumping through hoops, but this takes just seconds to set up, and is pretty much free money as far as I’m concerned.