Posted by William Charles on December 2, 2017

Published on December 2nd, 2017 | by William Charles


Uber Offers – Rates Cut Drastically

Update November 2nd, 2017: Uber has cut the rates drastically for most participating merchants. For example Whole Foods was at 10% and now it’s at 2% for most people. Applebee’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Petco, IHOP are all reduced by 50%. Others are still at the 10% rate for now. Hat tip to reader Chucks

Update August 24th, 2017: Uber has officially announced the rerelease of Uber offers. I suspect this means it will be available in more cities/areas now. As always if it’s available to you then please let us know in the comments so we can update our list.

In August of 2016 Uber launched Uber Offers, this allowed you to link a Visa card and get a 10% Uber rebate at select merchants. When they updated the app in late 2016 this was removed. They have now added it back and it shows up as ‘Visa Local Offers’. You do need to opt in to be part of this new program and it’s not available to everybody/all regions. Here’s how to opt in:

  • Make sure you have a Visa card added in your payment profile
  • Click settings
  • Click Visa Local Offers
  • Click Count Me In

The program is basically the same, except that you don’t need to opt in to each business to receive the 10% Uber rebate. Any Visa card that is attached to your Uber profile will be eligible. Each merchant also has their own fine print, but gift card purchases at some locations seem to be working fine. No longer true (although doesn’t look to be enforced at all). Make sure you also use a card that earns at a high rate on whatever category your purchasing from (e.g restaurant/grocery)

Hat tip to EZ Journeys

Select Areas Only

Unfortunately this is only available in very selected areas at the moment. Keep in mind it’s based on your current location rather than where your account is registered in. The following cities/areas are currently working:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus, OH
  • D.C.
  • Denver
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York City
  • Orange County
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Tampa
  • Will add more to this list as we find out

Hat tip to EZ Journeys

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My account is registered in Seattle and I was able to join Visa Local Offers.

Note that you must have a Visa card linked to the Uber account in order for this to work. I usually use Amex and it wouldn’t let me join. After I added my CSR, it gave me the confirmation “You’re In!”

How can you find the list of participating merchants once you are signed up and logged into the Uber app? Have been looking for a while and can’t figure it out…

Hari Krishnan

I live in Chicago and I too got this for the very first time now.

Jesse Conklin

worked for me. Boston


I am in Chicago and see the option but I can not add any Visa card as payment.

Not working in New York City as of today.

Not working with a CSP on my account in DFW.

Working for me in Dallas proper

Not available in MSP

I’m in SF, not working for me nor most of my friends. So sad 🙁 hope 10% doesn’t die before it gets to me, I could definitely use some uber credits!

“Not working” as in you are not able to add the offer at all, or are you not earning the credits after purchases?

Does not show up in my app 🙁 on the latest version already, even tried deleting and reinstalling. Doesn’t appear on husband’s app either.

In SF and also not seeing local offers.

Not seeing it in Philadelphia. My app last updated a week ago.

Update: I’m seeing it now in Philly. The app didn’t update though, so they must have flipped a switch on the server. I think when I looked before I was in the burbs, now I’m in the city, not sure if that makes a differences.

Also of note, the calibre of restaurants and bars on the list is significantly better than Mogl or Rewards Network. The downside to this is I barely see any double dip opportunities

It is available for me in Miami! I selected it, my visa card appeared, and it shows me walgreens and about 95% of restaurants in my area as eligible for 10% credit.

How are you able to view which merchants are available once you have signed up? I can’t figure it out…

Worked in Cincinnati

In San Francisco area and I had the offer on my account even though I did not have a Visa card linked as a payment option. When I activated the offer it forced me to add a Visa card. I routinely get Uber emails offering discounts on rides while I know many in the same area who never get emailed discounts and don’t have this Visa offer on their account.

In Las Vegas, with 2 Visas on my account, personal + business profiles, and no Visa Local Offers option available… sad

What if I am visiting SF or Seattle? Would the app adjust for the location and let me in?

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