If you are an Uber passenger with a Visa credit card, you can now sign up for a reward program that offers 10% back from Whole Foods, Regal Cinemas, Walgreens, and many local restaurants and bars.
Participants in Visa Local Offers with Uber sign up through the Uber app, and receive rewards back in the form of Uber ride credits.
Uber Reward Program: Visa Local Offers – How It Works
Each month, the roster of merchants participating in Visa Local Offers with Uber changes. Here in Los Angeles where Almost Millions is based, the following businesses participated in September 2017:
- Whole Foods Market
- Regal Cinemas
- Papa John’s Pizza
- Veggie Grill
A wide range of independent restaurants, bars and stores are also participating in the program. Individual businesses have caps – for instance, Walgreen’s only offers a $20 maximum reward per purchase and gift card purchases are excluded.
To sign up for the program, make sure your Visa cards are already entered into your Uber app. Once they are entered, open Uber and tap the menu icon on the left hand of your app. Click on “Settings,” then “Rewards,” then “Visa Local Offers,” and then “Count Me In.”
If you have any trouble signing up, Uber offers detailed directions.
Ride credits are then automatically added to your Uber account – and if you’re a frequent shopper or diner, you could save a lot of money on your Uber rides.
Uber Reward Program: Visa Local Offers – The Story
Uber and Visa’s promotion, which is good across the United States, is designed to encourage Uber riders to pay with Visa credit cards.
If your credit cards already offer cash back rewards, this is a great way to stack benefits from purchases–every time you shop at a Walgreen’s, for instance, you can earn Amazon points and free Uber ride credits. Not bad at all!
If you don’t have Uber yet, here’s a link to sign up and get $5 off your first four Uber rides.
Uber Reward Program: Visa Local Offers – Other Resources
Uber: Four free rides for new customers (Official site)
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