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New offers available: Earn American miles, Loyalty Points and statement credits on Uber purchases

Nov. 02, 2022
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Editor's Note

We've updated this post with new offers.

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When American Airlines rolled out a new currency earlier this year, the rush for Loyalty Points began. After all, Loyalty Points are the sole metric used to qualify for elite status with American Airlines.

For better or worse, a key element of the new Loyalty Points scheme is interacting with AAdvantage partners. That means you’ll want to dine at restaurants participating in AAdvantage Dining and click through the AAdvantage shopping portal before making purchases online.

You’ll also want to check your SimplyMiles account frequently — especially since two of the easiest-to-use offers have reappeared in some SimplyMiles accounts. Best of all, if you have one or more Citi Mastercards, you can stack these SimplyMiles offers with Citi Merchant Offers for an excellent return.

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SimplyMiles offers

SimplyMiles lets AAdvantage members earn American Airlines miles when shopping online and in stores with a qualifying Mastercard. The offers change frequently, and you must add offers to your account before making an eligible purchase with an enrolled card.

SimplyMiles is another way AAdvantage members can earn Loyalty Point-eligible American miles. Right now, we’re seeing SimplyMiles offers for Uber and Uber Eats.

For example, I'm currently seeing the following SimplyMiles Uber offer that will let me earn 235 miles on one ride when I book through the Uber app and spend at least $15 (excluding taxes and fees) on a ride within the U.S. by Nov. 30.

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And I'm seeing the following SimplyMiles Uber Eats offer that will let me earn 465 miles on one Uber Eats order of $25 or more (excluding taxes and fees) purchased through the Uber Eats app in the U.S. by Nov. 30.

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However, as SimplyMiles offers are targeted, you may not see these offers in your account or your offers may be different from mine.

Of course, these miles would be on top of whatever you earn from the Mastercard you use for the purchase. If you use an American Airlines card enrolled in SimplyMiles to make these purchases, you can earn even more Loyalty Point-eligible American miles on your purchases.

Related: Choosing the best Mastercard credit card for you

Citi Merchant Offers

If you have a Citi-issued Mastercard, you can earn through both SimplyMiles and Citi Merchant Offers on some purchases. When I checked my Citi Merchant Offers account, I was thrilled to see that several of my cards have new offers for Uber and Uber Eats purchases.

For example, here's an offer for $10 back on one Uber ride through Nov. 30 when I enroll and then use my Citi Premier® Card to pay.

CITI.COM

And here's an offer for $5 back on an Uber purchase of at least $15 through Nov. 30 when I enroll in the offer and then use my American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card to pay.

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Meanwhile, my Citi Premier Card has an offer for $10 back on an Uber Eats order of $25 or more.

CITI.COM

And my American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card has the same offer of $10 back on an Uber Eats order of $25 or more.

CITI.COM

Remember to enroll in Citi Merchant Offers for each card you plan to use before using that card for your Uber or Uber Eats purchase.

Related: Extreme couponing: How credit card merchant offers can save you hundreds of dollars every year

Bottom line

With 200,000 Loyalty Points needed to earn American Airlines Executive Platinum status, I still have a long way to go — but strategically booked tickets and offers like these will help.

I recommend checking your offers at least once a week to see when new offers you can use become available. And remember to enroll in any offers you think you might want to use.

Additional reporting by Kyle Olsen.

Featured image by ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
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Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees