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MaxVO Dec 22, 19 8:17 pm


Originally Posted by cfabar1 (Post 31867711)
...
- Airline Credits that can be applied to only one airline - and can be applied so narrowly that your airline of choice probably gives you what you’d an get a credit for
- Uber Credits that are so cumbersome to use you end up not using them anyways

The Saks credit is probably the most user friendly benefit of the entire card at this point, though not everyone shops at SFA.

Corporate partners of AmEx may have some influence on how their joint promos work. If Uber and the airlines joined their respective promos with the expectation of gaming the customers, they'd be ok with irritating many in the process. Saks is around for the long haul, so they are more interested in spreading the good will and gaining new customers.

mia Dec 23, 19 8:34 am


Originally Posted by cfabar1 (Post 31867711)
- Airline Credits that can be applied to only one airline - and can be applied so narrowly that your airline of choice probably gives you what you’d an get a credit for
....

Not if you use the credit for lounge access, which is the context in which the benefit was introduced, or choose a secondary airline that you need to fly only a few times each year.

Statman Dec 23, 19 11:09 am


Originally Posted by cfabar1 (Post 31867711)
- Uber Credits that are so cumbersome to use you end up not using them anyways

If there is an UberEats location nearby, you can easily redeem the credits if they offer a take out option.

Otherwise, just roll the Uber credit until you need to use it. Lyft offered me a 50% off ($6 max discount) promo this month so I rolled over my $35 Uber credit for next year.

Charles4515 Dec 23, 19 3:04 pm


Originally Posted by Statman (Post 31869721)
If there is an UberEats location nearby, you can easily redeem the credits if they offer a take out option.

Otherwise, just roll the Uber credit until you need to use it. Lyft offered me a 50% off ($6 max discount) promo this month so I rolled over my $35 Uber credit for next year.

How do I roll my Uber credit to next year? As I understand it there is no rollover. Use the $35 this month or lose it.

lax01 Dec 23, 19 3:10 pm


Originally Posted by Statman (Post 3186972)
Otherwise, just roll the Uber credit until you need to use it. Lyft offered me a 50% off ($6 max discount) promo this month so I rolled over my $35 Uber credit for next year.

It's use or lose


Originally Posted by Charles4515 (Post 31870494)
How do I roll my Uber credit to next year? As I understand it there is no rollover. Use the $35 this month or lose it.

You cannot

cfabar1 Dec 23, 19 4:17 pm

Regarding lounge access - the point of the Platinum Card (at least) to a large extent is to have complimentary access to lounges. While there is a benefit to use the card to pay for a guest/companion’s access to the lounge, it is a much more limited use case than the cases before.

A second airline isn’t a bad idea, or an airline to use when you no longer have elite status.

Statman Dec 23, 19 4:24 pm


Originally Posted by lax01 (Post 31870505)
It's use or lose



You cannot

Oh really?

I just rolled over my December credit recently. It shows up under "Uber Credits" without an expiration date.

If you scroll through earlier posts, someone posted a screenshot of his Uber credit after it rolled over.

EDIT

Here is the December credit rolled over in my account.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...cd08b3aa1d.png
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...221a2df9dc.png

lax01 Dec 23, 19 5:11 pm


Originally Posted by Statman (Post 31870732)
Oh really?

I just rolled over my December credit recently. It shows up under "Uber Credits" without an expiration date.

If you scroll through earlier posts, someone posted a screenshot of his Uber credit after it rolled over.

Here is the December credit rolled over in my account.

Not sure what you mean since December is not over yet...how do you roll something over? The Uber Platinum credit will expire at the end of the month - I don't know if there is some hacky way to use the credit and then request a refund or something...

mia Dec 23, 19 6:19 pm


Originally Posted by cfabar1 (Post 31870714)
....point of the Platinum Card (at least) to a large extent is to have complimentary access to lounges....

Agreed, but if you are an AA, AS, or UA flier the credit can be used to reduce the cost of a lounge membership to complement that provided directly by the card. If you are primarily a DL (or other) flier this idea is less appealing.

gooselee Dec 24, 19 6:57 am

Every time I see this or the one of the airline credits threads, I don't know whether to be happy or sad that I naturally generate enough Uber charges and airline incidentals (on DL as a DL DM) each year that I have no problem using either credit without having to employ any hacky workarounds.

Nathan Drake Dec 24, 19 9:56 am


Originally Posted by cfabar1 (Post 31867711)
The epitome of the Amex Card in 2019:

- Airline Credits that can be applied to only one airline - and can be applied so narrowly that your airline of choice probably gives you what you’d an get a credit for
- Uber Credits that are so cumbersome to use you end up not using them anyways

The Saks credit is probably the most user friendly benefit of the entire card at this point, though not everyone shops at SFA.

How are the uber credits cumbersome to use?

It is annoying that you now find them as uber cash but it's easy to make the switch.

Charles4515 Dec 26, 19 3:06 pm


Originally Posted by Statman (Post 31870732)
Oh really?

I just rolled over my December credit recently. It shows up under "Uber Credits" without an expiration date.



It is still December so your credit for December is still available. Post a screenshot on January 2.

Statman Jan 2, 20 10:11 am


Originally Posted by Charles4515 (Post 31878651)
It is still December so your credit for December is still available. Post a screenshot on January 2.

Ask and you shall receive.

If I don't use the $15 credit this month, I will roll it over again and the $35 "Uber Credit" with no expiration date will increase to $50.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f7494e4169.png

mia Jan 22, 20 8:38 am

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