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Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to hail private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street. It’s easy to locate nearby vehicles, it gives you the option to choose between low-cost UberX cars (which actually just lowered fares in 16 markets) and SUV’s when riding with a group, the vehicles are kept to a high standard of cleanliness, and drivers are generally very courteous.
Amex is currently running a promotion with Uber where cardholders who sync their card to Twitter and then use that card to pay for an Uber ride can earn a $10 statement credit for any Uber purchase of $10 or more, essentially giving users a free $10 for a single ride by December 31, 2014. This promotion is valid for both new and existing users.
To get started, make sure your American Express card is synced to your Twitter profile, and then send a tweet with hashtag #AmexUber. You should then receive the following tweet from @AmexOffers: Thx for enrolling in #AmexUber offer. Spend w/connected Card & receive credit. Terms: http://amex.co/1pqPriK. Once you get this tweet back, then you’ll be enrolled in this offer. You may also be able to access this offer by logging into your American Express online account and looking under the “Amex Offers For You” tab.
One of the things I like best about Uber is that all your ride receipts are automatically billed to the credit card on file (I use my Sapphire Preferred for 2.14x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent, since Uber charges are categorized as travel), gratuity is included, and receipts are emailed to me automatically, which makes it easy to keep track of expenses.
If you’re new to Uber, you sign up through my referral link, you get $30 in credit for your first ride to start you off (I also receive $30 in credit). Combined with the $10 promotion, you can effectively get a free $40 ride as a new user.
What’s your favorite part about using Uber?
Terms and Conditions:
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|