Uber Now Available on United MileagePlus X App

Nov 24, 2016

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United’s MileagePlus X app is already great for earning extra United miles on everyday spending, and it just got even easier to earn extra United miles to help you toward your next award flight: Uber is now a MileagePlus X app merchant. You can now earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent purchasing virtual Uber gift cards through the MileagePlus X app. Gift card purchases can be made from anywhere between $15 and $200 per transaction.

While 1x isn’t a great rate, remember that this is on top of any points you’ll receive for the purchase on your credit card. Additionally, as we near the end of the calendar year, this should also be another easy way to cash out your airline credit from your Platinum Card® from American Express ($200 per calendar year) or Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express ($100 per calendar year). However, as we’ve already used up our credits, we haven’t been able to confirm yet that this purchase will qualify. So, you might want to test with a small purchase first.

You'll earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent through the MileagePlus X app.
You’ll earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent through the MileagePlus X app.

Speaking of Uber, make sure to keep in mind all of the current and upcoming promotions:

And, if you’re in certain cities, you can get up to $10 off a ride through Sunday (good for existing users):

  • San Francisco: HORNITOSSF
  • San Diego: HORNITOSSD
  • Dallas: HORNITOSDAL

You can also now buy Uber gift cards through Amazon, which can be a great way of maximizing the 10% cashback bonus from the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express or Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express if you’ve signed up since mid-October.

You can also use the MileagePlus X app for shopping at dozens of other stores.
You can also use the MileagePlus X app for shopping at dozens of other stores.

Uber joins the dozens of other merchants that have already partnered with the MileagePlus X app. If you haven’t done so already, check out the list of “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” merchants, where you can earn up to 5x United miles per dollar spent at other merchants.

Featured image courtesy of Uber.

Will you use the MileagePlus X app for Uber purchases this holiday season?

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