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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?
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With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards