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Earn up to $120 in Uber Credit with Citi Double Cash Credit Card

Updated 9am PT on 10/15: Promo details now show up in the Payment Rewards section.

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  I just got this email from Citi, so it might be targeted, but if you have a Citi Double Cash Credit Card, you can earn up to $120 in Uber credit when you pay with that credit card for UberPool rides.  You need to add the promo code to your Uber account (which I will show you below) and then pay for your next UberPool ride with your Citi Double Cash Credit Card.  After that ride, you will earn $15 in Uber credit which you can apply to your next UberPool ride (or maybe to Uber or UberEats, I’m not sure).  You can do that up to 8 times to earn $120 in Uber credit.  Sounds pretty good to me, since most good Uber promos are just for first time customers.

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Part 5: Interview with a Professional Uber/Lyft Driver – Uber’s “180 Days of Change” & In-App Tipping

Please click here to read the other parts of this ongoing interview series with Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy.

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.

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Double Dip on Lyft Rides to/from the Airport with JetBlue & Delta Promotions

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  Last weekend, I took 3 Lyft rides to/from various airports and have some data points on the recent JetBlue & Lyft promotion and Delta & Lyft promotion. Here are the 3 different rides:

  • Miami International Airport (MIA) to Miami Beach for some Cuban food
  • Cuban restaurant to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
  • San Francisco (SFO) to my apartment in San Francisco and my brother’s apartment in Larkspur

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Part 4: Interview with a Professional Uber/Lyft Driver – Is Uber’s Upfront Pricing Good or Bad for Drivers?

The controversy between Uber, its drivers, and its customers seems to be a never-ending story. You might recall the 3 part interview series with Harry Campbell, our go-to guy on everything Uber & Lyft, that we ran a few months ago. And now there’s another part of the Uber saga we want to make sure you’re aware of. I recently spoke with Harry and asked him if there was anything new that TWG reader’s ought to know. He sent me this article about Uber’s upfront pricing. Make sure to read it (it’s a long, very detailed post, but very enlightening).

Image source: https://qz.com/956139/uber-drivers-are-comparing-fares-with-riders-to-check-their-pay-from-the-company/

Uber rider paid $25.65 (left) while the Uber driver received $15.00 (right). Image source: https://qz.com/956139/uber-drivers-are-comparing-fares-with-riders-to-check-their-pay-from-the-company/

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Lesson Learned: International Uber Rides Do Not Earn 2x Membership Reward Points

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.

Screenshot of an American Express Membership Rewards summary showing two line entries for "Uber Earn 2x MR Points"

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