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Updated 11pm PT on 1/4: This change affects all American Express cards, not just the American Express Platinum Card.
Good evening everyone. I was reviewing my American Express Platinum Business Charge Card statement this afternoon and spotted this announcement. Effective February 1, American Express Platinum cardholders will no longer earn 2x Membership Reward Points on Uber rides. I believe this change affects all version of the Platinum Card. I think this change has to do with the new Barclays Uber Visa Credit Card which earns 2% cash back on Uber rides. A few months ago, Tonei wrote Lesson Learned: International Uber Rides Do Not Earn 2x Membership Reward Points, but international Uber rides haven’t earned 2x Membership Reward Points in a long time. I looked all over my statement but could not find any more information about this announcement.
The Uber / American Express promo page still shows the 2x Membership Reward Point details.
Here are the complete terms and conditions of the offer (not updated with an end date):
2X Membership Rewards
An “eligible Card” means an American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Card that is issued by in the United States by American Express and enrolled in the Membership Rewards® Program.
Earn 2X Membership Rewards Points.
You will earn 2X Membership Rewards points by earning one extra point per dollar of purchases made directly with Uber in the United States when you use an eligible Card as the method of payment. Extra points will be credited within 10-12 weeks after charges appear on your billing statement. When we calculate the extra points benefit for Amex EveryDay Card products, extra points earned with this benefit will not be included. Extra points may be reversed if a qualifying purchase is returned or cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for this benefit, you will not receive the extra points. For example, in most cases, you will not receive the extra points if your transaction is made with a third party payment account or if you use a mobile or digital wallet.
I have a lot of Uber credit from Amazon deals and use my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card for 3x Chase Ultimate Reward Points on Uber rides, so this change does not affect me. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a good evening everyone!