[Cancellation Reminder][Live] New Benefits: American Express Gold $10 Monthly Uber Credit; Platinum, Gold, Green Free Year EatsPass

Update 10/20/21: Just a reminder to cancel your Eats Pass if you signed up a year ago when this new benefit launched. You’ll be charged $9.99 each month until cancelled.

Update 2/4/21: If you’re still not seeing the credit, make sure you have the latest version of the app.

Update 1/31/21: The $10 credit for February is now live.

Update 1/11/21: According to one report, per conversation with AmEx rep, the $10 monthly Uber credit on the AmEx Gold card will begin on February 1, 2021.

Original Post 10/26/20:

American Express announced today a new $10 monthly credit for Uber or UberEats on the Gold consumer card, and a new benefit on the the Platinum, Gold, and Green personal cards to get a free year of Uber Eats Pass valued at $119.

Press Release | Enrollment Link

$10 Gold Credit

American Express Gold consumer cardholders will get $10 each month in Uber Cash which can be used for Uber rides or for Uber Eats orders. That’s $120 in annual credits. This benefit begins at an undisclosed date in early 2021. I assume this is a replacement for the $100 airline credit.

This benefit is in addition to the existing $10/month Grubhub benefit.

(The Platinum consumer card also has an Uber/UberEats benefit of $15 each month and $35 in December. Nothing is changing on that front.)

Eats Pass Benefit

Enrollment link

The Platinum, Gold, and Green consumer cards will all have a benefit to get one year of Eats Pass free. Enrollment in this new benefit begins now through December 2021.

Eats Pass is a monthly subscription through Uber Eats that offers unlimited $0 delivery fee and 5% off restaurant orders over $15 and $0 delivery fee on grocery deliveries over $30 in select markets. Typically costs $9.99/month for total value of $119 for the free twelve months.

This credit seems to be a one-time thing for 12 months between now and December 2021, not a permanent benefit, though it’s obviously possible they’ll extend it or offer it again.

Note the fine print: Pass will auto-bill starting 12 months from initial enrollment in this offer, at then-current monthly rate. Be sure to make a notation to cancel during the 12th month.

Our Verdict

The Eats Pass benefit is a nice benefit of having these cards; it can be an added enticement to sign up for one of these, along with the other benefits.

The $10 credit on the Gold card is meant as a replacement of sorts to the $100 airline incidental credit which is ending after 2021. The year 2021 will be the sweet spot where you can get $120 in Uber credits + $100 in airline incidental credits + $120 in dining credits for a single $250 annual fee. If you are signing up now to take advantage of the 2021 overlap, November/December is probably the best idea; that way you can get two $100 airline incidental credits for 2020 and 2021, and still get most/all of the $120 in UberEats credits.

Some people will prefer the old airline credit, though, with how hard they made it to get that, many will prefer the new UberEats credit.

Gold cardholders might want to wait to enroll in Eats Pass until end of December so they get a full year of Eats Pass which can overlap with more of their $10 credits which start in 2021.

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zzz
zzz

Has anyone been able to activate a new eats pass offer using a different amex card? I activated the 12 month offer in 10/2020 with my schwab plat. Now I’m trying to activate 12 more months using my vanilla plat but keep getting an error. I’ve submitted a ticket to Uber. Will update with their response.

The terms read as if this offer should apply for each eligible amex account, not per uber account. This would be fair given that there is a separate fee for each card.

AM
AM

Has anyone with multiple Amex charge cards been able to get another 12 months on the same Uber Eats account after their first promo period ended?

Olivia
Olivia

Can you use the monthly $15 Uber Cash from Amex platinum to cover the Eats Pass fee?

AM
AM

Not directly but if you pay the fee and then use the uber cash it’s effectively the same thing…

Matt
Matt

When this benefit launched I added my Plat card to UE. That card has since been cancelled, and I added a new Schwab Plat card this past July. Does that re-set my Uber Eats Pass for a year starting in July, or do we only get one full year, meaning mine will expire in October, too?

ninja421
ninja421

Thanks Chuck!

Rob
Rob

It’s the little things like this that make you guys the best. Thanks for the value added post.

Fay White
Fay White

Seriously, I would have never even thought about it.

Kafka
Kafka

Has anyone messed with using multiple Amex cards? Had a Platinum on my account with Eats Pass active, added a Morgan Stanley Platinum recently, but this week Uber sent an email saying my original Platinum’s Eats Pass was expiring and was going to be charged. I removed both and re-added the MS Plat, which triggered a new email, but we’ll see what happens at the start of the next monthly cycle.

OyVey
OyVey

Thanks a good question. I have 4 Amex cards in my wallet, each contributes to the monthly UberCash. However only one of them is the “Pass” card. What’s the best way to switch which card is responsible for the membership while not screwing up the wallet/UberCash?

K.M.
K.M.

Thanks doc I forgot that I enrolled a year ago and auto renew was set for October 26. Canceled with a few days remaining.

Churning_Fun
Churning_Fun

got charged and even opened a dispute as I didnt recall this is the reason for the charge. Getting it disabled right now

Jason
Jason

I love this site. Thanks for saving the renewal fee, you people the best =D!