Posted by Chuck on November 2, 2017
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Published on November 2nd, 2017 | by Chuck

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Barclaycard Uber Credit Card: 4% Eateries, 3% Travel, 2% Online, 1% Everything Else; $100 Signup Bonus; No Annual Fee

[11/2/17: Reposting since card is now live online for signup at the Direct Link below. A lot of us will want to product change to this card instead of apply directly. It appears that it’s not currently possible to product change to the card which isn’t surprising being that it’s a brand new card. Hopefully, it’ll become possible at some point in the future.]

Uber announced today the details of their anticipated Uber credit card. The card will be issued by Barclaycard and running on the Visa network, and will be available for application on November 2, 2017. Key features include 4% cashback on dining, $100 signup bonus, $600 in cell phone insurance, and a $50 subscriptions (e.g. Netflix or Amazon Prime) benefit.

Card Details

Direct Link / FAQ

Uber and Barclaycard have partnered to issue a Visa card which will be available for application starting November 2, 2017.  Card earns the following rewards:

  • 4% back on dining which includes restaurants, fast-food restaurants, takeout, and bars, including UberEATS
  • 3% back on airfare, hotels, travel agencies, and vacation home rentals including AirBnB
  • 2% back on online purchases which includes online shopping, Uber, and streaming services. This includes retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy’s, as well as Netflix, Pandora, HBO Now, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play. And also certain online services like Instacart, Shyp, Angie’s List, Handy, Thumbtack, FlyCleaners, and TaskRabbit. Does NOT include: online purchases paid with third party payment methods including PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. Also does not include online purchases from merchant category codes that include Utilities, Contracted Services, Government Services, or Professional Services.
  • 1% on everything else

Interestingly, the New York Times says to have heard from Uber and Barclays that “point transfers to airlines will be coming in 2018.” That could be pretty interesting, we’ll have to wait to hear more details.

Signup Bonus

The card has the following signup bonus:

  • Get $100 back after spending $500 within the first 90 days

Your 10,000 bonus points will be awarded at the close of the first billing statement after you spend $500 in purchases on your Uber Visa Card.

You’ll apply for the card in the Uber app or online, and the card will be available for you to use immediately upon approval with a virtual instantly-issued card (a few card issuers do this).

Points Currency

The card earns ‘points’ which can be redeemed for cash back, Uber credit, or gift cards at a rate of 1¢ per point. In other words: it’s a cash back card. Cash back can be received as a statement credit or a transfer to your bank.

  • Reward redemptions start at a $5 when redeemed for Uber credit and $25 when redeemed for cash back or gift cards
  • No limit to how many points you can earn
  • Points don’t expire

Barclaycard has stated they would like to airline transfer partners in 2018 as well.

Fees

  • No annual fee
  • No foreign transaction fee
  • APR: 15.99%, 21.74% or 24.74% depending on credit worthiness

Card Benefits

  • Up to $600 in mobile phone insurance for theft or damage if you pay your complete monthly phone bill with the Uber card. There is a $25 deductible. Coverage for stolen and damaged cell phones as well as involuntary and accidental parting of your cell phone is provided. Contact the Benefits Administrator at 866-894-8569 or visit CardBenefitServices.com for additional details. Once all other available insurance has been utilized, Cellular Telephone Protection will provide coverage up to six hundred ($600) dollars per claim after the twenty-five ($25.00) dollar deductible, with a maximum of two (2) claims and twelve-hundred ($1,200.00) dollars per twelve month period. More details here.
  • $50 subscription credit after you spend $5,000 on your card per year. Eligible subscription services are: Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music, Audible, Sirius XM, Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, DirecTV NOW, the membership fee for Amazon Prime, and Shoprunner. (This credit only begins in year #2 if you spent $5,000 in year #1.)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Exclusive access to events and offers in select U.S. cities
  • Complimentary FICO score (like all Barclay cards)

Final Thoughts

I’ve always thought that the various tiered cashback cards are worthless since most purchases fall into the lowest 1% category. This is the first tiered cashback card I’m impressed by:

  • The 4% eateries category is awesome for someone who eats out a lot. Sure, a lot of travelers would prefer 3x CSR points on dining since those points can be worth more than 4%, but for a cashback person this is excellent. The dining highest cash back card that comes to mind is 3.5% on Bank of America Premium Rewards, and that’s only for people who have $100k in BofA accounts. [RelatedBest Credit Cards For Restaurant Spend]
  • The 4/3/2 categories actually cover many/most purchases for a lot of people. Even your typical consumer who will just use one credit card for everything could potentially do well with this card, depending on their spending patterns.

This is the first 1%-base card that I’d actually consider recommending someone who wants a single card, though in practice I may defer to the Double Cash or the Alliant 2.5% card for simplicity and due to the third-party wallet exclusion which includes an increasing number of purchases for a lot of people.

In any case, for credit card enthusiasts, it’s not a question of one card or another: someone who finds the card useful can certainly add it to their collection. Maybe it’ll even be available for product change from another Barclay card.

There are a few reasons people might find the card interesting:

  • Get 4% cash back on dining, including international dining
  • Get 3% cash back on travel
  • $600 mobile phone coverage is excellent for a no-fee card; we compared the various credit cards who offer this benefit here
  • $50 streaming credit; we don’t usually see perks like that on no-fee cards
  • It’s a no-fee card that can be used internationally (there are more-and-more cards coming out with this feature)

The biggest surprise to me is that they created a cashback card, not an Uber rewards system. They did not even offer 4% on Uber rides. In other words, the card doesn’t have much to do with Uber. That’s not a bad thing about the card, just an observation.

Uber mentioned specifically that they are focusing on long-term users who will keep this card as their main credit. For that reason they kept the signup bonus small; they don’t want gamers who will signup and leave. That’s also why they nudge you to put your monthly cellular bill ($600 protection) and monthly subscription services ($50 credit) on the card to keep it as your ongoing-use card.

F.A.Q

Can I product change to this card?

Currently this is not possible. Customer service representatives are stating that it’s not currently possible so it might be possible in the future.



122 Responses to Barclaycard Uber Credit Card: 4% Eateries, 3% Travel, 2% Online, 1% Everything Else; $100 Signup Bonus; No Annual Fee

  1. bobnoise says:

    This is really interesting. So what falls under “online purchases”? GC’s?

    • Jeremy says:

      2% isn’t too exciting since you can use Citi Double Cash or Fidelity.

      • Bob says:

        Yea, anyone who gets this will probably get it for the 4% on dining and is not big on points. Cit double cash or the Alliant card will be a better choice for other categories (other than hotel and airfare)

  2. Kenji says:

    I’m gonna wait to see if they offer exclusives for having the card

  3. Sam says:

    This is interesting card and would be more interesting if there is some credit or something if you use the card for Uber.

  4. Mser says:

    Interesting. Indeed, the first of the branded non-airline cards I’d consider. 4% dining, incl international is nice. Online shopping has potential too.

    Wonder how lenient Barclays will be approving people.

  5. Phil says:

    I doubt you can but it would be cool if you could PC to this card..

  6. Nick says:

    Not sure I would sign u p for it but maybe if I could product change to it especially if the cell phone insurance is any good.

  7. Jags says:

    Covers lost phones which I assume is the reality for most people who need cell phone insurance. How will they prevent people from “losing” their phones.

    Very interesting indeed.

    • Ender says:

      You can “loose” your phone with any major credit cards within 90 days, so if people are really going to play evil they have lots of options.

  8. Abey says:

    This card has one problem.
    Its issued by Barclays.
    If you have more then 2/3 Barclay cards
    Good luck getting approved.

    • sybloc says:

      4% on dining is really nice. Glad I hesitated on the Savor. Perfect timing!

    • Tom says:

      That’s a fair point.
      But this is the reason
      Why everyone is asking/hoping
      That they allow us to product change
      to it.

    • Ben says:

      I have 4 cards with Barclay. Getting my 4th took a lot of effort, there is zero chance they would approve me for a 5th card. They also wouldn’t grant me new credit only moving my exiting credit limit since my 3rd card. Barclay usually limit you to 3 cards. Even thought it’s not a stated rule.

    • MarcoPolo says:

      I’ll say it’s even worst.
      If you have recently had more than 3/4 cards this year than Good luck getting approved !!
      Last week, I applied for three cards Amex, BoA & Barclay
      All approved except Barclays.

  9. Smitty says:

    Wow… well done Uber and Barclays. The 4% on dining will be my primary use for this, along with the cell phone insurance. Between my phone bill and dining expenses, I should be able to hit the $5,000 requirement, which will net me another $50 in value to go against my Play Music subscription. I predict they will nerf one or more of these benefits in 2-3 years, but I’ll take it while it lasts.

  10. boogieforward says:

    Wow. I don’t use Uber for ethical reasons, but this card is really quite good.

    • Elmer says:

      An ethical churner! Hahahahaha
      Keep telling yourself that. You’re such a better person.

    • TPdL says:

      I’m in the same boat. I guess I fall in the typical younger age range habits of “eating out a lot” and “traveling”, so I’ve always imagined a card that did this but have never seen it happen.

      I just don’t feel like supporting Uber at all. If Lyft or AirBnB make a card in the same vein, that’ll be interesting, though.

      • Elmer says:

        Oh, but ya know, if they made it in metal, I’d sure have to think hard about it!
        You all realize you aren’t making Uber richer by getting it, right? It’s no different than saying you support the ethics of Chase or Citi because you have their card.

        • TPdL says:

          I think it’s more of a preference thing. I just don’t feel like having an Uber card when I don’t use Uber at all and prefer other services over them. I know the numbers of “reward cash back” make sense, but I like to curate my wallet with things and brands and cards I like! I think what makes this one hard is that I like the 4/3 part of this reward structure which is sort of rare for a cash back card (nothing tied to Uber or some weird reward point system!).

          For some reason, I thought these credit card deals have like interchange fees being split up between the card issuer and the brand, or revenue or something being split. I do realize that even if that was the case that one person choosing not to get the card wouldn’t affect the bottom line at all.

          • FLL says:

            I am with you TPdL.

            The cobrand cards do split their spoils between the sponsor and the issuer.
            So yes, Uber gets a cut on the interchange fee and that is the part I dont want to let it have.
            Uber simply has a very unethical practice and a corporate bully, to everybody it encounters – from local governments to drivers to customers and their own employees.
            Sometimes some of us DO have some principles to keep even though it does not make any real difference as you say.

  11. Chucks says:

    Cards like this do erode the value benefit that previously justified keeping AF cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Paying an annual fee to get 3x UR on dining is giving you much less of a boost over 4% than a 2% card. What used to be a no-brainer to keep is probably going to be much less certain unless you’re a big spender.

  12. Sean says:

    I’ll wait for a business version of the card, but looks great to keep long-term. I prefer lyft over uber 1000x but I’ll happily take the money back. Nice card if you’re lol/24 I guess.

  13. Jonathan Wu says:

    Should I go for this card or wait 1 year till I’m under 5/24(4/24) so I can get the CIP? This is so tempting but I’ve already waited 3 months of no cards. I guess overall, this vs the CIP. And also do you think this card can stay around? It seems wayyyyy too good to be true.

    • 1 year is a long time to wait. This vs CIP, CIP is better value proposition but at least once you’re over 5/24 you can just focus on other non chase cards.

      • Jon says:

        yea I agree, this is probably my last chance to get under 5/24 as I’m gonna start churning heavily after that. I guess I’ll sit this one out :p hopefully the 4% sticks around

    • Avi says:

      Same boat. I love the URs tho, so gonna hold it out for CIP for sure. Definitely not worth burning a slot.

  14. 4% on dining, I am very happy =)

  15. ranova says:

    Since phones are getting to the 1k+ point, I think I may have to signup for this card. I was denied a wells fargo CC due to no banking with WF and too many open cards. This card also covers accidental loss of your phone, which is pretty huge. IIRC, both chase ink preferred and WF personal CCs only cover if the phone was stolen, and you have to file a police report

    I could convert one of my 2 ink cashes to ink preferred, but that has a $95 AF AND a $100 deductible.

    Id still use my CSR on food since its 3x but each point is worth 1.5 cpp, essentially making it 4.5cpp for restaurants

  16. Culinarykid92 says:

    Travel does not include ground transportation (mostly shocked about trains or buses), car rental (I understand as they want you to use Uber, but buy it online and it should get the same as Uber at 2%), toll bridges and highways (I assume EZpass would be an online purchase though), and parking lots and garages (again, no need if you use Uber), and cruises. Not sure about timeshares (if it counts as a hotel/motel type of purchase) and campgrounds.

    I made this list just to see for myself if it is worth it. I would love campsites to be a travel inclusions as well as at least trains and maybe buses (I’m thinking Tokyo to Kyoto train pass or Greyhound bus for major distances). Though trains do cut into Uber usage though. This would be a great travel card, and I do plan to apply once I meet my Savor card signup bonus, even though I don’t use ride sharing generally. I am shocked Uber isn’t 3% though.

    For someone who doesn’t drive, this covers just about every travel category they would use other than ground transportation and cruises. For someone who does, more expansive travel category cards may be better, though paired with a Cash+ with ground transportation and car rentals, may make this a great domestic travel card. Abroad, you may find this to hit everything (if you purchase rail passes online, maybe through a travel agency), or lackluster if you tend to drive yourself.

    This basically replaces the Cap1 card entirely (though a no min redemption is really nice), and maybe my Marvel card in a couple months to maybe a year or two (as only Steam, iTunes, and Humble Bundle purchases have worked for 3%, even though others fall into the MCCs they say get 3%, and it just is becoming a headache).

    • FLL says:

      @Culinarykid92

      Thanks a lot for making a list. This helps a lot in determining whether the card is worthwhile based on how one’s travel expenses are spent.
      Cruises are a big expenses for us, hence the CSR 3% works better. On top of that AMEX cards often has $100 statement credit for $500 reservation. Very often each personal card has such offer – so a $2000 reservation can be paid with 4 cards and get back 4x $100 statement credit. No way any other card could beat that.
      Such Amex Offer also comes twice a year, Spring and Autumn, and for lines under CCL corporation, as well as NCL ships. Now we just need to see RCL would partner with AMEX on this…

  17. Spencer says:

    I don’t have as much choice in restaurants in my area and have mostly chain restaurants near me. 4% cash back is not good when 20% discounted gift cards are fairly common for the same chains.

  18. WR says:

    How odd that an uber card doesn’t have bonused spend on uber.

    • JD says:

      Am I wrong, or should you actually NOT pay for Uber with this card? Say, if you have the Amex plat., or another AMEX card with 2x back (I think that was a targeted offer at some point)

  19. JASON says:

    I’m OK with 3% dinning with TD cash rewards CC, just pay 1% less on tips each time lol

    • Tom says:

      You tip your waiter/waitress less to compensate for you earning less rewards? …I hope you’re kidding…

      • JASON says:

        Even I am not, I mean what’s the big deal here? 1% of $40 meal for two persons is $0.40. That doesn’t make that much of a significant difference in the tip amount or rewards back anyway. If tips are paid by cash I don’t think anyone will be really counting the dimes and nickles from wallet and put it on the tray. I’d probably pay between $4 and $7 depending on the quality of service I receive, call me cheap as I pay $5 most of the time. But I mean that wouldn’t really matter that much especially if you pay everything with CC and that the tips would be taxed that way. So you pay $6 on tips with CC ($1 more than $5, and more than 1%, i.e. $0.40 as well) and waiter/waitress might receive even less than $5 comparing that of in cash.

        And back to the rewards part, dinning is different than other daily purchases as you cannot say you gain 1% more so let’s eat more or eat more often in restaurant. $100 bill only rewards $1 more comparing to 3% TD cash, $2 more comparing to double cash. So to me, dinning rewards only makes sense when you order and take-away. If you pay 18%-20% tips and tell me you really like this card as it gives 4% back instead of the standard 2%, this just sounds so wired. You know what I mean? If you eat out too often then 1% wouldn’t really matter as you pay a lot on tips already.($1000, $40 back, $150-$200 tips) If you eat out just once or twice a month, the cash back amount is small that wouldn’t really matter either.($30, $0.30 more in cash back at most)

        • Elmer says:

          You, sir, take the cake on a cheap-skate churner. “I’ll take it out on the tip – it’s such a small amount it won’t matter to them (but it sure will to me!)” – I am very happy not to be your travel or life partner. Sounds miserable.

          • JASON says:

            I was talking about credit card rewards and you label me as some cheap dine-in customer, I mean this is internet, in an open forum/message board that we don’t even know who each other is in real life, but this is not what I care about. Either my sense of humor is not working well or you value 1% ($0.50 probably) more than what I can imagine. My point is that if someone comes to me and says this CC is great that offers 4% back in dinning, sign up for it, I would use the numbers above to explain to him what he says would not make too much sense in terms of cash back.

            You are on this forum to look for a travel or life partner by the way?

        • Tony says:

          Wow. I have no words

        • Fab says:

          I always tip between 15 and 20%, often times 17-18% and Jason is right. In the credit card game 4% is a lot but in real life it’s not gonna change anything as we are talking about a few bucks back after spending $$$. This card is still the best cashback CC you can get especially when you pair it with the DoubleCash and maybe a Amex Blue (if you do lot of grocery shopping) and an Amazon card if you are prime member. That’s a solid 2-5% cash back on everything, with at least 5% on groceries (amazon fresh or in grocery stores), 4% on restaurants.. Also comes with price protection and no FX fees. All of this for FREE as they don’t come with an AF.

          That cash back card combination beats all credit cards (rewards+cashback) unless you spend 40K a year on a CSR/Amex Plat to cover the annual fees. Those two cards are intended for people who travel/spend a lot (breakeven point is roughly $30k a year as a reference) and wants to enjoy the travel perks that come with it (lounges, TSA) but as I try to prioritize AirBnb/stay with family when I travel overseas and usually find better deals on Booking.com/Hotwire, only travel 3 or 4 times a year, and very rarely wait more than 1 hour when I have a connecting flight (I live in NYC and I have no preferred airline), I feel much more comfortable using the cash back combo listed above. Once again if Jason do not care about getting an extra percent back on his restaurant tab, he will not complain about losing 1.5 CPP (theoretical) if he went CSP/Amex Plat, especially as this 1.5CPP might turn negative if he does not reach the spending threshold to net a return after his AF.

          • sybloc says:

            Jason is not right. Tipping 1% less is some seriously odd justification for not using the superior card. Using that logic, the Uber card becomes a 5% card. That just doesn’t make any sense. You gotta compare these things at face value.

  20. Scott says:

    Great card. This is at least the third new card I’ve seen or been pre-qualified in the last month offering at least 3% cash back on dining; the new TD card, and the new PNC card, come to mind.

    Bonus cash back for dining seems to be a new trend. The Chase AARP card is no longer special, and is now especially silly for me to have.

    It is now a tough decision between TD with an extra $50 of sign-up bonus, and this Uber card which adds 1% on dining and 1% on travel. PNC would add 1% on gas (two cards give me 3%), has a $100 sign-up bonus, and would be interesting if I drove to work.

  21. Scott says:

    Does qualification for the cell phone insurance coverage require that the phone be purchased directly from a postpaid service provider, and that the monthly cell phone service be from a postpaid service provider?

    If so, I’m still probably better off financially with my MVNO arrangement.

  22. Omer says:

    Doc – The terms & conditions of this card state that foreign transaction fee is “0% of each transaction in U.S. dollars”. Is that means that id the transaction is made in a foreign currency there is a FTF or currency conversion fee? This might be a deal breaker since if I have to choose the Dynamic Currency Conversion I am already loosing a few percents and consequently 4% back on dining and 3% back are not really 4% and 3% when the purchase is made in foreign currency

  23. Badger says:

    Does paying your phone bill online count as an online purchase for the 2%?

    • Ed says:

      In the terms it says utilities paid online won’t found for the 2% and will be awarded at the 1% level. There are a lot of copouts and restrictions for the online 2% category in the terms.

  24. EJ says:

    Count me in. I’ve been looking for a good cashback on dining since the Citi Forward card dropped it’s 5%. At the end of the day, the extra 1% I get on dining over the other cards I have with 3% probably doesn’t add up to much, but it at least makes me feel better!

  25. JR says:

    Any word if you can downgrade from Arrival+ to the Uber card? The annual fee on the Arrival is fast approaching for me …

    • Sa says:

      i want to know the same.
      I would gladly switch the Arrival or the upromise to this card. Both of those are Mastercards, this one looks to be a visa. Anyone has experience with product changes with Barclaycard?

  26. boridi says:

    instantly approved for 9k credit limit. I have a Sallie Mae (commence card, actually), an NFL card, and a cash forward with Barclays, but I cancelled the cash forward on Oct. 31st.

  27. Rob says:

    I wanted to be the DP to see if we can product change into this new card, but I forgot my account and my existing card is at home in sock drawer.

  28. Brandon says:

    Approved for 8k. I’ll use this as my going out card…probably will use that cell phone insurance as well. I don’t use uber or support it but there will be lyft charges on this card 🙂

  29. Super Mario says:

    My income is only like $1,000 this year and last year.

    But I have about $80,000 in savings (15 years working). Where it asks for annual income.. does anyone ever fudge it.. like what if I just put something like $60,000?

  30. Simon says:

    just called Barclay asking them if I could change my Priceline card to the Uber one. the representative actually went ahead and tried but came back saying that it couldn’t be done at this time due to “fulfilling federal regulations”, and suggested me calling back.

  31. David B says:

    Anyone know if the phone insurance would cover a spouse’s phone? Would making her an authorized user do it?

    • pjm says:

      i was assuming any phone you paid for that was on a plan in your name and you paid with this credit card in your name would count, after that it didn’t matter who used the phone..but it would be good to make sure

  32. Klad says:

    Sent a secure message to check if I can product change my Arrival card to this one. Will update when I get a response.

    • Mike says:

      Keep us updated. I have the same card and I want to PC

      • Klad says:

        No go for me.. initially they replied with

        “We appreciate your interest to try our other cards. However, we regret to inform you that we are unable to process your request at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

        I asked a reason why and this is what I got

        “We appreciate your interest in the Uber Visa card. We believe you will find tremendous value in the product features we have to offer.

        While we appreciate your attention on the matter, we regret to inform you that product changes is currently not available on your account”

        May be I downgraded Arrival+ to Arrival couple of months back, so my Arrival is not yet eligible for product changes.

  33. kirk says:

    will fastfood code as dining though?

  34. LnL says:

    What’s the main reason for wanting to PC to this card instead of signing up? Do you lose out on the sign up bonus but avoid a credit pull? Appreciate any insight that can be provided.

    • Andrew says:

      I’ve found that Barclays is very sensitive to inquiries. Since I’ve had a lot of card applications over the past 24 months, each time I’ve tried to apply for a new Barclay card in the past two years (I think I’ve tried twice), I’ve been told two things: 1.) You’ve applied for too many new cards recently and 2.) We want to see you using your existing Barclay cards more before we approve you for a new card.

      So, I don’t think they’d approve me if I applied for the Uber card – but I’d love to product change to it so I can use it for the cell phone insurance.

      • Kasey says:

        Out of curiosity, how many inquiries do you have? I’m considering applying for it, but I got rejected recently at FNBO because of too many inquiries (6 w/i the past year).

        • Andrew says:

          I’m probably at 20-30 inquiries within the past 24 months. I’ve also read that FNBO is inquiry sensitive.

          How many Barclays cards do you have currently? If zero, I’d say you have a shot at approval. If you already have one or two and have limited spend on them, it’s probably tougher odds. Of course, you just never really know 🙂

          • Kasey says:

            I got the Aviator Red just a couple weeks ago and haven’t put much on it at all… but yeah, I’ll probably just have to give it a shot and see how it goes

    • Charlie says:

      Avoid a new card if you’re not over 5/24.

  35. Andrew says:

    I’ve called in three times now asking to do a product change to the Uber card (twice for an Arrival card open for three years and once for an Arrival card open for two years – both are non-plus Arrival cards). Each time, I’ve been told that it’s not possible to product change to the Uber card – that a new application is required. I spoke with the Barclays application team and they also told me I couldn’t product change to the Uber card (only apply to it). I may try calling in again later or sending a message online.

    • Andrew says:

      I called and spoke with a fourth very knowledgeable customer service rep. She said each account has different upgrade/downgrade offers available that change with time. Unfortunately, the only upgrade/downgrade offer I had on any of my three Barclay cards was an upgrade offer from an Arrival to an Arrival+. No Uber card for me – at least at this time. I’ll call back in a few months or so.

  36. cataphoresis says:

    Called, told the same as above. First was told no product change from an old Arrival (non-plus) to Uber because it’s MasterCard to Visa, then when I said I’d be willing to product change an old Wyndham Visa to Uber Visa they came back and said “nevermind, no product changing into this card at this time, only new applications”

  37. K says:

    Need to wait another 17 months for 5/24. Should I wait or apply?

  38. Kneebiter says:

    Approved for $11K limit, only one other Barclaycard account. No option to apply within the app and wasn’t sent an instant account number.

  39. Jay S. says:

    I was approved for a decent limit. Received welcome email. No sign of Virtual Card number that I can start using instantly.

    Any idea how do I get this virtual card #? I called Barclays, the customer rep doesn’t seem to know about how can the card be used before the physical card arrives in mail.

    • DWT says:

      Looks like that is only available if you apply via the Uber app. Someone on twitter posted screenshots of it, but it hasn’t shown up in my Uber app yet.

  40. Nick Perkins says:

    Applied and got an instant approval. Not a bad terrible limit but not an impressive one, but with all things considered it’s impressive to have been approved. 12 Inquires on TU, 13 Accounts in the past 6/7 Months. Only exposure with Barclays is my JetBlue Card w/ AF and have not heavily used it past minimum spend.

  41. Harry Nguyen says:

    I never had a Barclay card neither a Citi card either but I will sign up for a Citi card in 2018 for sure, I really like the card overall, but I have tons of cash back cards already. I would have to pass on this card for now.

  42. John says:

    Wow! Got an instant approval and my highest credit limit yet. 740FICO 3 hard pulls from my Capital One quicksilver deny (Still don’t understand how Amex will give me whatever but I can’t get a C1 card). Well, I’m stoked as most of my spending is dining, and I wanted the C1 card for no ForEX fees. Definitely will be my everyday card now.

  43. HERSH says:

    Chuck,
    I’m not a uber person, I use Lyft. Do you think lyft would come up as “2% back on online purchases” ?

  44. K says:

    Called twice but both got rejected. Said too many accounts opened in the past year. (opened 5)

    Should I call again?

    • K says:

      DP: Barclays Bank told me the max number of reconsideration is 2.

      I got approved from the fourth person, but then they called back said they can’t overwritten the previous reconsideration which I got denied again:(

  45. J says:

    Isn’t $600 in cell phone insurance very valuable? Especially you only need to pay the bill to trigger it. Unless there’s another card that offers it that I am unaware of?

  46. My application was not instantly approved – when I called in (866-408-4064), I was told my application was flagged by their security team. I was asked to mail in copies of my driver’s license, social security card, and a utility bill to a PO box in Delaware. I was told after they receive, review, and accept those documents, my application will be approved and the card will be mailed to me.

    • NG says:

      Same for me. I refused. I don’t see how it’s acceptable in this day and age of identity theft to ask customers to put all of their identifying information into a single envelope and send it through the mail to some random P.O. Box where god knows what will happen to it. As far as I’m concerned, such a request should be illegal. I spoke with a supervisor and told her that, under no circumstances, would I comply with the request and asked her to confirm my identity using other means. She told me she could either ask me to repeat a code that she would send to my cell phone or she could ask random questions that her system pulled from my credit report. The method would be determined by her system. Fine by me. The system chose questions instead of a text. I answered all the questions without issue and the supervisor promptly confirmed my identity. Got my Uber Visa card a few days later.

  47. George says:

    hey Doc you think they will give a bonus in points soon for applying?

  48. Alex says:

    Do you guys think that better sign up bonuses will be offered than this?

  49. Omar says:

    I applied for the Uber card on Nov 2nd and got an application pending message saying they’d contact me via mail (or something like that). I called Reconsideration today to see if maybe they just needed verification and the rep informed me that I was denied. She said she’d take a look at my credit report on her system to see if i was eligible for a reconsideration and after a few seconds told me she could in fact reconsider.

    we went through my credit report and she asked me why I had opened so many new cards recently (I started with a TD secured card 2 years ago). I responded with (the truth): The TD card has crap points earning and also a ridiculous 1k limit which often forces me to use debit. she also noted that I had a high balance a few months ago and that i paid it all off the following cycle. after all this she granted me a CL of 5k. since I also have a Aviator Red with a 4K limit that i never use, I asked her to transfer 3K credit limit to the uber card. she agreed to passing 2K over (no hard pull) for a total limit of 7K on the uber card.

    For those who wonder:
    My credit score(on credit karma) was around 753 on TU (according to credit karma anyway)
    7 accounts open to date. (soon 8!) zero spend on barclay card ever since my first purchase
    6 inquiries of which 2 were already from Barclays and another was repeated as well

    hope all this info is useful to someone.

  50. jeffersun says:

    since this is barclay, I would assume this would work as chip+pin internationally, right? Anyone confirm?

    • PT says:

      http://www.spotterswiki.com/emv/ now lists this Uber card. It has the same support as the other Barclaycard cards like Arrival+, which means CHIP & PIN secondary (after signature): Online & offline support.

      Sounds like great news to me! No annual fee, no FTF, Chip & PIN support, high earning cash back, and no special membership/banking requirements.

  51. VikasG says:

    If I pay my h2o wireless bill with this card online, will I get 2% back? Currently, I am using chase business cash which pays 5% back.

    • David B says:

      I would expect that to be the case. Paying my Cricket Wireless bill online with the card today so I will see what happens.

  52. VikasG says:

    Do prepaid carriers like h2o wireless/ simplemobile valid to claim cellphone insurance?
    Are fully owned phones bought on ebay supported to claim the cellphone insurance or does it have to be bought from big carriers?

    Thanks.

  53. brandon says:

    It’s pretty got mine today….was expedited fee free https://imgur.com/xOWqsbl

  54. Charlie says:

    The Cellular Telephone Protection benefit does not cover lost phones. Seems to be standard wording for this type of benefit through Visa Signature cards under “What is not covered?” in the Guide to Benefits: “Cell phones that are lost or “mysteriously disappear,” meaning that the phone vanished in an unexplained manner without evidence of a wrongful act by a person or persons”

  55. JB says:

    Interesting card – but I wonder if the 4% points on dining is sustainable, or if it will be discounted soon, by either (1) reducing the percentage to 3% or (2) whacking the points value when redeeming for a statement credit or cash back?

    For example, my US Bank Cash+ recently got rid of Restaurants as a 5% category. I’d rather not blow a HP on this just to find that it’s best feature is modified six months down the line …

  56. Jeremy says:

    Any updates on product change ability?

  57. Frank J says:

    My card arrived in about 8 business days. One thing I want to point out is the 4% is for bars also. I happen to be a happy hour fan and I’ve used the card 3 times for that reason. Unfortunately I prepaid my cell about 1 week before becoming aware of this card but I like that option too. $500 in 90 days should be easy to meet on just food/drinks at just over $40/week. I know many who subscribe to this site do the math and consistently compare. I just see the Uber card as a way to simplify my social life.

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