Free $10 Uber Credit from American Express Sync
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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:
In order to be eligible, you must use your enrolled Card as the credit card on file for your Uber account to pay Uber $10 or more for a single ride by 12/31/2014. See uber.com for information on how to sign up for an Uber account. If you are enrolled in American Express’ program with Uber, you do not earn additional Membership Rewards® points on the portion of the fare covered by the $10 statement credit. Offer not available for redemption when you select to “Use Points” in the Uber app to redeem points for a ride. Offer not valid on UberT in New York City, or other services in which payment does not occur via Uber’s app. For Amex Every Day Card products, extra points awarded for this offer do not count for the Extra Points Benefit. Valid in the US only. Enrollment limited. Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $10 or more online at Uber by 12/31/14. Tweet using #AmexUber to add this offer to your connected American Express Card. This offer does not require a coupon at the point of sale - so once you’ve received a confirmation response message from our Twitter handle @AmexOffers that the offer has been added, just shop with your connected Card to redeem!