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USA personal Platinum Uber $200/year credit begins 30 March 2017

USA personal Platinum Uber $200/year credit begins 30 March 2017

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Terms of the Uber benefit (as of 2017-12-15):
Only Basic Card Members on a Platinum Card account are eligible for Uber VIP and monthly ride Credits. To receive this benefit, you must have downloaded the Uber App version 3.219 or later for iOS or version 3.126 or later for Android and your eligible Platinum Card must be a method of payment in your Uber account. If you are assigned a new Card number, you must update your method of payment in your Uber account. Cards added to your Uber account through a third party such as Apple Pay or PayPal will not be eligible. A Platinum Card account may receive this benefit on one Uber account. If the same Card is added to multiple Uber accounts, only the first Uber account to which the Card is added will receive the benefit. Uber VIP is available in select cities and is governed by Uber's terms and conditions. Credit may be applied to all Uber car types and UberEATS orders. To redeem monthly ride Credits, you must select to use the Credit in your Uber app prior to completing the Uber ride or placing the UberEATS order. The discount will not apply to previous Uber transactions and cannot be used when paying with an UberFAMILY profile. New and existing Uber users are eligible. Uber will apply discount at the point of sale. There is no limit to the number of transactions you may apply the Credit to each month, up to a total of $15 in Credits per month. Each year in December, you may apply up to $35 in Credit. The discounted cost of a ride will be displayed on your post-ride email receipt. If you are eligible to receive additional Membership Rewards points on your ride transaction, points will be awarded on the balance after Credits are applied. Credit may only be applied within the United States. Monthly ride Credit expires at 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time on the last day of each month. Unused Credit will not carry over to the following month. Credit will be applied for the month in which the transaction is completed. If transaction is eligible for another promotion that you have added to your Uber account, the promotion will be applied before the Credit. Certain Uber-branded credits may be applied to your balance prior to this Credit. For purposes of fulfilling upon this benefit, American Express will share with Uber certain information about your card, including the card type, and updated Card information from time to time. If you do not wish to participate in this program, please call the number on the back of your Card.
It appears that multiple $15 credits can be added to a single uber account by two different AMEX platinum cards and each card will trigger an increase of $15 to the credit balance.

Your uber app must be set to request rides in 'personal' profile mode - other options (family, business) will not offer the AMEX credit
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Old Mar 30, 17, 4:28 am
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I have the US Platinum card but I live in Germany. I visit the US a couple times a year, so with the expiring nature of the credits this benefit is currently of very limited use to me.

I'd like to gift it to a good friend who takes a lot of Ubers, but if I'm interpreting the terms correctly, I'll never be able to unlink it from her Uber account and put it on my Uber account?

A Platinum Card account may receive this benefit on one Uber account. If the same Card is added to multiple Uber accounts, only the first Uber account to which the Card is added will receive the benefit.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
Same. Also see $15 credit in UberEATS.
Sweet! I'm soooo glad this works on UberEats too. I wasn't going to be able to utilize the credit if it had been good for Uber only.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 4:45 am
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Just opened the app and got the $15 credit. Isn't usable in Germany where I live, of course. But oddly, I tried to order a ride in the US (which can be done from anywhere in the world if you're so inclined, for a friend or whatever) and it still said that the credit was unavailable in my region. Disappointing. As in my post above, hoping to gift this benefit to a friend.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
I'd like to gift it to a good friend who takes a lot of Ubers, but if I'm interpreting the terms correctly, I'll never be able to unlink it from her Uber account and put it on my Uber account?
According to this Uber help article, there is a way to change the Uber account where upcoming monthly credits will be applied:

How to switch which Uber account gets Amex credits:

1. Delete the eligible card as a payment method on the Uber account(s) with the eligible card on file that you do not wish to receive the benefit.*
2. Add the eligible card as a payment method on the Uber account you wish to receive the benefit. If the eligible card is already on this account, skip this step.
3. Complete steps 1 and 2 by 12:00am EST on the 1st day of the applicable month that you want the Amex credits to apply to the applicable account. The benefit will switch accounts for the new month.

*You can re-add your eligible card on the additional account(s) after completing these steps if you wish to use this eligible card as a payment method.
Once a monthly credit appears in an Uber account, though, it appears to be 'use it or lose it' from that account.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 5:56 am
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Ugh! Just tried on mine - says, you have the benefit but not on this phone. most likely on my older iphone that's at home somewhere that I keep as backup. by reading the terms, it says I need to delete payment info on the other phone, so that it kicks in on this one. (not sure what would happen if I'd lost the other phone permanently, for instance).

it also says that the credit allocation to a phone resets every 1st of the month, which means:

1. I lose this month's credit, unless I lug around 2 phones.

2. I better delete payment from the other phone, today or tomorrow, or I'll lose credit for April too.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by ASELdriver View Post
According to this Uber help article, there is a way to change the Uber account where upcoming monthly credits will be applied:



Once a monthly credit appears in an Uber account, though, it appears to be 'use it or lose it' from that account.
Thank you very much!
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Old Mar 30, 17, 6:59 am
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Has anyone actually tried this in Uber eats yet?

Also aren't we supposed to get VIP? I'm in Atlanta which is a VIP market but don't have the VIP option on my app
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Old Mar 30, 17, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by C W View Post
I have the US Platinum card but I live in Germany. I visit the US a couple times a year, so with the expiring nature of the credits this benefit is currently of very limited use to me.

I'd like to gift it to a good friend who takes a lot of Ubers, but if I'm interpreting the terms correctly, I'll never be able to unlink it from her Uber account and put it on my Uber account?
Opened Uber app in South Africa - $15 shows; not available for use in my area
Opened Uber eats in South Africa - $15USD shows as well
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Old Mar 30, 17, 9:40 am
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Also seeing a 3/31 expiration in my app. Oh well.

Interestingly, I have my Plat card attached to both my Personal and Business profiles in the app. When Business is selected, the Amex credits default to off. When Personal is selected, the credits default to on. Seems like someone was actually thinking ahead.

Originally Posted by sparviero View Post
In my city Uber offers flat-fee packages that last 30 days, so I'll buy $15 worth (5 rides) and report back if it gets reimbursed.
What city are you in? This is an intriguing concept.

Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
Same. Also see $15 credit in UberEATS.
Same. I may get UberEATS for dinner tonight or tomorrow. If nobody else has tested it by then, I'll report back.

Originally Posted by Westin. View Post
Also aren't we supposed to get VIP? I'm in Atlanta which is a VIP market but don't have the VIP option on my app
I'm in ATL as well and I see the VIP option when I swipe over to the premium ride options (where Black/SUV are). Same price as UberX, about the same # of cars available right now (lunchtime in midtown).
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Old Mar 30, 17, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by gooselee View Post
What city are you in? This is an intriguing concept.
Las Vegas, NV. Unfortunately the activation fee of $2.50 did not get reimbursed.
Also, this was my first time trying it, and apparently you don't prepay for the rides, you just prepay the activation fee for all of them and then you have flat rates for 30 days.

More info: https://www.uber.com/info/plus/lasvegas/
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Old Mar 30, 17, 10:21 am
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Hi all, is anyone able to see the Uber VIP option for those that are in NYC? Anyone mind posting a screenshot on how it should look like? I have the $15 credit showed up on my account but did not see anything related to the VIP option.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 10:28 am
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It appears that the credits can be added to a single uber account by two different AMEX platinum cards. I added two platinum cards to my account and the credit balance increased by $30.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by sparviero View Post
Las Vegas, NV. Unfortunately the activation fee of $2.50 did not get reimbursed.
Also, this was my first time trying it, and apparently you don't prepay for the rides, you just prepay the activation fee for all of them and then you have flat rates for 30 days.

More info: https://www.uber.com/info/plus/lasvegas/
Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Mar 30, 17, 11:20 am
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does anyone know if we can use the credit to buy giftcards on uber?
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Old Mar 30, 17, 11:30 am
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No plans to use Uber today or tomorrow, so I downloaded UberEATS and see the $15 credit. Not sure if I'll get to use it though.
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