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Amex Offering Free Uber Eats Membership

American Express is continuing the revamp of the perks it offers on its leading cards. Now, the issuer is rolling out statement credits and a free year of premium Uber Eats service for select cardholders. Here’s what you need to know about the new American Express Uber Eats offer for Gold, Green, and Platinum cardholders.

Complimentary Year of Eats Pass from Uber Eats

American Express is offering Amex Green Card, Gold Card, and Platinum cardholders the opportunity to enjoy a free year of Uber Eats through its Eats Pass premium service. Usually a $9.99 monthly charge, this promotional offer has a cash value of up to $119.

Taking part in the free one-year Eats Pass offer is straightforward. All an eligible Amex cardholder must do is:

  • Make sure they have the up-to-date Uber Eats app (available on all mobile app stores).
  • Open the app and add their eligible Amex card to their wallet.
  • Claim the complimentary Eats Pass membership from Uber Eats and confirm their enrollment.

Details of Uber Eats or Uber Statement Credits for Amex Gold Card

The announcement of the removal of airline statement credits from the American Express Gold Card has caused some consternation among current cardholders. American Express will provide additional value, however, to make up for it. The issuer plans to offer a $10 monthly statement credit for Uber or Uber Eats to Gold cardholders.

Amex Gold Card accounts will receive a $10 statement credit each month. This credit will go towards purchases with either Uber rideshare services or the company’s Uber Eats food delivery service. This monthly credit has an overall value of $120 per year. The Uber credits offer is in addition to the $10 Grubhub credit existing cardholders already enjoy.

“Lifestyles Have Shifted”

The new American Express Uber Eats offers are the latest change in the card benefits the issuer provides. Since the coronavirus pandemic onset, Amex has been leading the way with “at home” perks, such as Calm complimentary subscriptions.

Rachel Stocks, Amex’s EVP of Global Premium Products and Benefits, sees this as the company proactively offering better value to consumers.

“We know our card members’ lifestyles have shifted over the past several months, with many traveling locally and bringing dining experiences home through their favorite food delivery services,” she said in a recent interview. “The new Uber offerings coming to the Gold Card will provide card members with rich and relevant value to enhance their lifestyles today and in the future.”

The Platinum Card Also Offers Uber Perks

While the Uber Eats statement credit is new to the Gold Card, The Platinum Card from American Express already provides a tasty statement credit towards the food delivery service.

The Platinum Card provides a $15 statement credit towards Uber Cash (the rewards currency of Uber) every month, with a $20 bonus each December. Overall, the Uber Cash credits amount to a $200 perk for Platinum Cardholders.

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