Amex Platinum Uber Credit Changes & Bonus
December is one of my favorite months for a number of reasons. There is of course Chanukah, Christmas and various other holidays to celebrate, but there are also a ton of great deals to maximize before the clock strikes Midnight on New Year’s.
Awhile back in an effort to beef up the card to compete with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express added a (very popular in my house) new Uber benefit to their personal Platinum card. That credit amounts to $200 per year, but of course giving you the entire credit at once would be too simple and wouldn’t cause breakage.
So instead of giving you the entire credit at once, American Express doles out your Uber credit in $15 chunks monthly. $15 x 11 months = $165, meaning they are falling short come December. To make up for that they give members $35 to celebrate the end of the year. Your credit should now be in your Uber account!
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Uber Cash Not Credits
This Uber benefit used to come in the form of credits, but now American Express Platinum Uber credits are being given as Uber Cash. Just like before your credits work with both Uber & Uber Eats and expire at the end of the month, but you need to make sure to select Uber Cash as your payment.
I am a fan of the Amex Platinum Uber credits and the end of year bonus mostly because I use Uber often and I don’t need to remember to do anything to get the credit.
Look out for a post coming up this week detailing all of the other deals you should take advantage of before the end of the year!