Would You Apply For An Uber Co-Branded Credit Card?

Uber came into the scene a few years ago and since then they’ve taken over the car transportation industry and are already present in hundreds of cities worldwide. They’ve also branched out to food delivery with UberEATS. Now it seems they’re thinking about issuing a credit card and are testing the waters.

Uber Co-Branded Credit Card

They sent out emails earlier today with an online survey (no longer available). They inquired opinion on three hypothetical Uber credit cards, with different combinations of earning options, benefits and extra perks.

Would You Apply For An Uber Co-Branded Credit Card?

The answer that question you obviously need to look at what the card offers. There’s three cards presented in the survey. Each comes with a $50 credit, 3% cash back on some categories and Uber perks.

Card #1

Card Benefits

  • $50 Uber credits after you spend $1,000 within 3 months
  • 3% back on Uber, hotels and airfare
  • 2% back on online shopping and dining
  • 1% back on all other purchases

Redeeming Your Rewards

  • Redeem you rewards for Uber credits, cash back, gift cards, or hotel/airline purchases

Additional Card Benefits

  • Can opt to have top rated drivers for uberXrides
  • Early access to new restaurants on Uber EATS

Card #2

Card Benefits

  • $50 Uber credits after you spend $1,000 within 3 months
  • 3% back on Uber and dining
  • 2% back on online shopping, hotels and airfare
  • 1% back on all other purchases

Redeeming Your Rewards

  • Redeem you rewards for Uber credits

Additional Card Benefits

  • Can opt to have newer vehicles for uberXrides
  • Discounts at local restaurants/shop. Early access to events such as concerts and sporting events
  • Waived cancellation fees on uberXrides on up to 3 times per month

Card #3

Card Benefits

  • $50 Uber credits after you spend $1,000 within 3 months
  • 3% back on Uber and dining
  • 2% back on online shopping, hotels and airfare
  • 1% back on all other purchases

Redeeming Your Rewards

  • Redeem you rewards for Uber credits

Additional Card Benefits

  • Can opt to have specific types of uberX vehicles such as ‘Newest Cars’, or ‘Only Teslas’
  • Discounts at local restaurants/shop. Early access to events such as concerts and sporting events
  • 120 day protection on your new purchases against damage or theft

Guru’s Wrap-Up

This doesn’t look very exciting for churners or travel hackers, but it could definitely appeal to heavy Uber users. I personally don’t use Uber much, but to those who do, it should matter it they have the best rated drivers and best cars. Earning option are pretty week, with nothing we don;t already see from other cards.

Perks are mostly limited to Uber stuff and some possible access to events and purchase protection.

Unless it shows up with a generous signup bonus, I’m staying away from any of these possible cards. Would you apply?

HT: IAD gr8 on Twitter

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