[Expired] American Express Platinum Cards Will No Longer Earn 2x Membership Rewards Points On Uber From February 1st

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Travel with Grant noticed on a recent Platinum business statement that the following was added:

  • Effective February 1st, 2018, Card Members will no longer earn 2x Membership Rewards points on Uber rides.

Interestingly the Uber page mentioning the American Express partnership still lists the 2x points as a benefit with no end date, I’m sure that will be updated at some stage. Being able to purchase Uber gift cards at a discount has been so frequent recently that I didn’t see a lot of value in this benefit anyway. That being said I wonder if it’s a sign of things to come with the American Express/Uber partnership now that Barclaycard issues the Uber credit card (although this card doesn’t earn a category bonus on Uber either…)

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NinjaX
NinjaX

AMEX Plat would lead the pack with $200 Entertainment Credit. how pimp ass would that be? i would blow it up at strip clubs…

Mike L
Mike L

Why would they pull this? They are still making so much with each transaction and it’s not even an entire category – just one merchant. Another genius move by AMEX…

tribeman55
tribeman55

If you haven’t noticed Amex is run by clueless people these days.

Mike L
Mike L

They’re doing a great job of winning the race to the bottom.

Chucks
Chucks

And again Amex pushes the Platinum towards a benefits card there’s little point in putting spend on.

iahphx
iahphx

It would be interesting to know the percentage of AMEX Plats who regularly use their monthly Uber benefit. I would assume that most of their members who are “city dwellers” regularly use it. But I would assume that the majority of members live in suburban or rural locations and use it infrequently. I’m in the suburban camp and use the benefit a few times a year when I travel to US cities. It’s a fun benefit to have, but I wouldn’t pay for it. And as Uber raises its fares to more accurately reflect their costs, I assume I will use the Uber benefit less.

P
P

I only used a couple of $15 monthly ones and the $35 December one since Uber eats is not available where I’m at. They were for airport rides which the $15 credit only partially paid. So if they gave it all at once then it would be better

iahphx
iahphx

I don’t have Uber Eats at my home, either, but it sounds like a somewhat bizarre idea. I was in Florida and I saw signs at some McDonalds trumpeting their participation. So you can hire an Uber to pick up a Big Mac for you? WTF — how does that make sense? I assume it’s more useful to pick up a meal at a participating “real” restaurant, but it still seems like something that urban hipsters are more likely to do than suburbanites.

P
P

Right. I mean uber rides are available in my area, but $15 credit a month is useless when it will only take me halfway into town let alone take me back home. But it’s something I guess to offset the increase in annual fee.

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

It helps when your on night shift, can’t leave work. and the only thing open is mcdonalds. LOL. Aside from that, a real restaurant would be most useful. But uber eats is still a rip off if you are only ordering of one person. The Service fee is $4.99 in my area. So, I basically paid someone $5 + tip to pick up my $10 lunch. LOL.
You get the most value if you were ordering for the whole office.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

I’m a city dweller and use the uber credit every month religiously. I’m a huge fan of the benefit and hope it does not go away.

artgriego
artgriego

Boy I bet Amex regrets this partnership. IIRC they announced the new Uber benefits last year days/weeks before the news got real ugly for Uber.

Adam
Adam

AMEX will never lower its annual fee for platinum. They will either come up with a new benefit and / or increase the airline incidental credit.

Blue
Blue

Anything is better than an Uber credit for me.

hiima
hiima

a 200 increase in airline credit would be awesome

Arash
Arash

I would prefer the annual fee for the platinum go back to $450 and the $200 annual Uber credit benefit be removed instead tbh.

WR
WR

I would agree that it sounds like Amex is unwinding their Uber partnership, probably due to the Uber CC. I’d be happy to see the Uber credit go away if they 1) Drop the AF back to $450, and 2) Change the airline credit to be less of a pain in the ass to use, in line with CSR and Prestige credits. I’m sick of having to worry about a stupid $15 credit each month, and burning it half the time on Uber Eats that I would otherwise not buy.

YRK
YRK

+1

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

Yup. Same I can live with the $450 annual fee without the uber credit.

P
P

Well hopefully the $15 a month Uber credit is not going away

Blue
Blue

I bet they’ll partner with Lyft. They could make it universal but that would cost them more, in the total amount they have to reimburse and also the amount they’ll have to pay since a single partner most likely provides them with a discount.

jiehan
jiehan

Lyft would be great!

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

It’s no loss. I’ve Been using CSR for it anyway. I just use the $15 monthly credit from the platinum, then pay the rest with my CSR.

Peter
Peter

I am not an avid Uber user, but since I have both AMEX Plat and CSR, how does a dual payment work with paying a Uber fare greater then $15. How would I go about setting it up.

Josh
Josh

Credits are applied automatically if you allow them to. If you go over $15 then set your default payment to the CSR.

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

as far as how I’ve used it, the priority list of payment method are as follows.

1.AMEX Platinum’s $15 first.
2. Any Uber credit (from a refund) second.
3. Any Uber credit you have (from gift cards) third.
4. Your default designated credit card forth.