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TPG Twitter follower Ben tweeted me @thepointsguy about the best credit card to use with my favorite car service in order to secure the most points possible:

“What credit card should you use with Uber?”

One of my favorite travel apps is Uber, because it allows you to page private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone without having to wait out on the street and try to hail a cab or call a town car. The rates can be a bit more expensive than taxis, though still competitively priced, and the service is a godsend in cities where it can be difficult to find a taxi or at times of day when taxis are scarce. I can usually get taxis in NYC, but I find Uber to be uber-useful in other cities where taxis can scarce and expensive

Uber is a great travel app where you can request a car and it will be there within minutes.
Uber is a great travel app where you can request a car and it will be there within minutes.

When it comes to what credit card you should be using when paying for Uber, this is a very simple one. You should be using the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for a couple reasons. The main reason is because they classify Uber as a travel provider, which gets you double points, so you would be earning 2 points for every dollar spent with Uber.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card to use when it comes to Uber purchases.

On top of that, Uber is great abroad, such as in Paris, where it’s impossible to get a taxi sometimes, and with the Sapphire Preferred there are no foreign transaction fees, so all around I don’t really see many other cards giving the Sapphire Preferred a run when it comes to Uber purchases.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred, is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 40,000 points after you spend $3,000 spend in the first 3 months and the $95 annual fee is waived the first year.

The best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Points Guy Assessment:

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.

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More Things to Know
  • 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®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • 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
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74% - 24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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