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Using Amex Plat Uber credit if you don't have Uber or Uber Eats where you live

Using Amex Plat Uber credit if you don't have Uber or Uber Eats where you live

Old May 24, 20, 10:54 pm
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Using Amex Plat Uber credit if you don't have Uber or Uber Eats where you live

We don't have Uber or UberEats where I live. Do you know if I buy an Uber gift card on United MileagePlus X with my Platinum card if it will trigger the credit? or if I buy Uber cash with the card in the Uber app will that work? United MileageplusX lets you buy a $15 card while the Uber app only lets you add to Uber cash in $25 intervals. Thanks for any ideas you may have.
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Old May 25, 20, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
We don't have Uber or UberEats where I live. Do you know if I buy an Uber gift card on United MileagePlus X with my Platinum card if it will trigger the credit? or if I buy Uber cash with the card in the Uber app will that work? United MileageplusX lets you buy a $15 card while the Uber app only lets you add to Uber cash in $25 intervals. Thanks for any ideas you may have.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but, unlike other Amex credits, the Uber credit is not a reimbursement. Once you add the Platinum card to the Uber account, you will automatically be credited $15 every month or $20 in December. If you don't use it, the credit disappears.
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Old May 25, 20, 11:54 am
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@diesteldorf, Thanks for your reply. I thought so too. But then I read a blogger who made reference to using the credit toward additional Uber cash. However, the method wasn't clear and that's why I was reaching out.
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Old May 25, 20, 12:49 pm
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You could send someone else food via Uber Eats.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/natio...food-to-family
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Old May 25, 20, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
You could send someone else food via Uber Eats.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/natio...food-to-family
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Old May 25, 20, 2:16 pm
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That could be a fun option! Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old May 26, 20, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
You could send someone else food via Uber Eats.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/natio...food-to-family
I sent someone a Starbucks order- coffee, food and dessert- and they loved the surprise. I'm gonna do this every month!!!
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Old May 31, 20, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
I sent someone a Starbucks order- coffee, food and dessert- and they loved the surprise. I'm gonna do this every month!!!
I’ve just started doing this too thanks to your thread! Only wish I knew this earlier. Had 3 past AMEX Plat cards since 2017 that I ended up not utilizing.
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Old May 31, 20, 3:50 pm
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I've heard that if you book a ride then cancel, the refunded Uber Cash does not expire. I have never tried this so YMMV.
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Old May 31, 20, 10:42 pm
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If you send someone food make sure they know it is coming. I scared someone at dusk one evening with a get well ice cream delviery.
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Old May 31, 20, 11:09 pm
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My kids wanted Popeye’s chicken tonight 🙄 so I used my $15 plat credit towards the $45 total. Big mess. Ordered at 5:25, delivery time was “no later than 6:35”, but food didn’t arrive till 7:20. The delivery lacked all sides, all biscuits, all sauces (basically got only chicken) and all the drinks were wrong. I was really peeved. Contacted Ubereats through the help in app and they refunded the entire thing excepting the driver tip (which makes sense) within an hour. Excellent customer service. Now I have an extra $15 credit for June, which actually surprised me.
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Old Jun 1, 20, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
My kids wanted Popeye’s chicken tonight 🙄 so I used my $15 plat credit towards the $45 total. Big mess. Ordered at 5:25, delivery time was “no later than 6:35”, but food didn’t arrive till 7:20. The delivery lacked all sides, all biscuits, all sauces (basically got only chicken) and all the drinks were wrong. I was really peeved. Contacted Ubereats through the help in app and they refunded the entire thing excepting the driver tip (which makes sense) within an hour. Excellent customer service. Now I have an extra $15 credit for June, which actually surprised me.
Sadly, this was likely a much better result than if you had gone to Popeye's in person.
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Old Jun 1, 20, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
I've heard that if you book a ride then cancel, the refunded Uber Cash does not expire. I have never tried this so YMMV.
this works.
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Old Jun 1, 20, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Sadly, this was likely a much better result than if you had gone to Popeye's in person.
Really? My teens go there at least once a week in normal times and never have a problem.
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Old Jun 1, 20, 10:36 am
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Any work around to use the $10 credit for Amex Gold without actually purchasing food etc? Any way to reedem as uber cash?
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