Uber sure seems like a cyclone of controversy and change these days. I wonder if they had the title “180 Days of Change” already picked out before Travis Kalanick was ousted as Uber’s CEO? But what we know they meant by “180 Days of Change” are all the Uber changes to benefit the drivers, who seemed to come in third behind customers and Uber itself, in Uber’s business model.
Here at TWG, we have our Uber insider, Harry Campbell. Whenever there’s something about Uber we want to know or understand better, he’s the man! In his latest article, he goes over ALL the upcoming changes, explaining everything so you can really make good decisions not only about tipping, but also about whether or not you even want to use Uber and support its business.
Buenos dias everyone. I was looking at my Membership Rewards account recently and noticed that although I have used Uber many times in Mexico City over the past couple of months, I only had a couple of credits for bonus Membership rewards points. After some further digging, I realized that I was actually missing a lot of the Membership Rewards points I expected: over the past year or so, I’ve put $869 in Uber charges on my Membership Rewards-earning cards (American Express Business Platinum and my American Express Everyday), but only received 346 bonus points over that time period.
I was hoping to see a lot more of these on my Membership Rewards activity history…
I had an idea of why these were missing, but I reached out to American Express via web chat anyway. The agent said they would file a ticket for me and someone from the Membership Rewards department would call me in a few days. In the meantime, I decided to do some research. Continue reading →
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. I was making changes to my Uber and Lyft account this weekend by setting my US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card as the default payment method since that credit card now offers 5% cash back for public transportation (including Uber and Lyft for Q2). While I was doing that, I noticed that the Uber app had Commuter Benefits as a payment method. I have a Commuter Check Prepaid Debit MasterCard through my work that allows me to use pre-tax dollars to pay for public transportation to and from work. If you have a similar commuter benefit card, you can add that card to your Uber app by clicking the payment tab, selecting Commuter Benefits and entering your card information.
Good afternoon everyone, I have another short post to share before you start your weekend. If you have the US Bank Cash Plus (Cash+) Credit Card, you can now select your Q2 bonus categories. I did this yesterday and noticed the new 5% ground transportation category. This is great timing because both the Chase Freedom Credit Card and Discover It Credit Card offer 5% cash back for public transportation (including Uber & Lyft) for Q1, but not for Q2. By the way, the Citi Dividend Credit Card is offering 5% cash back at drugstores and fitness clubs in Q2. Time to stock up on “cold medicine.”