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New No Annual Fee Uber Visa Awards as Much as 4% Back

Today Barclaycard announced a new Uber Visa credit card that will be available to applicants beginning on November 2, 2017. This new card is a little fascinating to me as it is a no annual fee card that delivers some pretty solid returns, but perhaps not in the categories that you might expect. First things first, the Uber Visa will be available on 11/2/17, with a new customer bonus of $100 after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 90…

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Big Change for Uber as Tipping has Now Arrived

The day has finally come…for better and worse Uber is rolling out tipping in the app starting today. Frankly, I’m relieved. I think for a few years now tipping has become more of the norm for Uber, and carrying cash around is not my forte. In fact, I have avoided taking Uber at times simply because I didn’t have the cash on me for a tip. I know our tipping culture is out of control, but it is what it…

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Uber Promo Code for $25 Off $25 UberBLACK Ride in NYC

Uber has apparently made some updates to UberBLACK, and as part of that they are also awarding $25 off an UberBLACK ride of $25 or more in New York City if you add the code AMEXBLACK to the promotions tab in your Uber app before requesting an UberBLACK ride. In other words, add the code now just in case you need it before the code potentially runs out!   The UberBLACK ride must originate in one of the five NYC boroughs by…

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Despite Glitches, Free Uber Airport Rides Still Working

We spent the weekend doing our annual-ish trip to New York City to visit family and take in some of the magical holiday offerings the city rolls out this time of the year. Since we flew into LaGuarida we were thrilled to put a recent Uber and Amex offer to use since it provided for two free Uber rides of up to $65 in value from one of eleven airports listed below if you have an American Express card as your Uber payment…

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Free Uber Rides for Amex Cardholders from the Airport!

If you have plans to head to the airport this holiday season, know that Uber has a fantastic offer to get you home for free from the airport and it works even for existing Uber customers! Via a partnership with America Express, you can get a free Uber ride worth up to $65 from the eleven airports listed below if you select an American Express Card as the payment method for the ride and you enter the code AMEXAIRPORT in the…

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Is Uber Included in Freedom 5x Bonus Category?

A couple of days ago I shared the Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories for the first quarter of 2016. These were announced to be gas stations and “local commuter transportation”. Gas stations we have seen numerous times before, but this is the first time I recall seeing “local commuter transportation”, so there has been some question about what is included – especially whether Uber and Lyft were included. The Chase site clearly says that taxis, subways, local commuter buses and trains…

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Two Free Uber Rides into New York via Amex Centurion Lounge!

Well done airport lounges are game changers for families who fly around the country as they offer a place to let the kids (and parents) just breathe and prepare for the next leg of the journey in peace – often with a snack and drink in hand. If I were a solo traveler I’m not sure if lounges would make all that much difference for me since I could easily get a snack, drink, and WiFi elsewhere in the airport, but…

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Cuddliest Uber Promo Ever Available Today in Houston

Uber, the on-demand car request service that I personally think has revolutionized family travel in certain cities, also does some pretty unique promos throughout the year where their drivers deliver more than just passengers from Point A to Point B.  I’ve seen them deliver Christmas trees, flu shots, manicures, and more.  However, I’ve never seen anything as cool or cuddly as this. In Houston today Uber is helping to raise money for the BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions by delivering…

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Win 15K SPG Points and a Free Uber Ride on Saturday!

I wrote yesterday about the new and really cool partnership between Uber car rides and Starwood Preferred Guest that will allow Uber users who have had at least one SPG stay in that calendar year to earn valuable SPG points for Uber rides. You can read all about the new partnership and the ways to earn points here, but there is a cool new twist that can result in some lucky users getting 15,000 bonus points this weekend! On Saturday,…

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Earn SPG Points on Uber Rides!

Two programs that I quite like, Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber, have teamed up to make it possible to earn valuable SPG points on Uber rides!  If you haven’t yet used Uber, I truly think it is a game-changer for family travel in some cities – see examples why here and here. How this will work is you have to link your Uber and Starwood accounts.  Then, once you have an eligible Starwood Preferred Guest stay posted to your account…

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