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Free Points with Uber Thanks to Shop Your Way and Visa

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Free reward points is always a nice feeling. There is something about getting something for free that makes the moment that much better. Well, if you didn’t know, thanks to the Shop Your Way Rewards and Visa’s Local Offers programs with Uber, you can now relish in the moment and earn points for activities you already do like spending on dining or riding with the Uber app.

Below will be a quick tutorial on how to activate these perks so you can begin raking in those points to redeem for whatever your heart desires. But to outline what you can redeem your points on, Shop Your Way rewards can be used to purchase any merchandise that Sears or K-Mart has in-store or online. Visa’s Local Offers program on the other hand, you can only redeem the points for Uber credit to redeem for future rides. Although the selection is limited, I’m not complaining about free points for activities I already do.

Shop Your Way with Uber

Shop Your Way has partnered with Uber in recent times. Uber riders now are eligible to earn $2 in Shop Your Way points to redeem in any stores in the Shop Your Way program including Sears and K-Mart. You may earn $2 in points any number of time for each ride you book on the Uber app. The Shop Your Way program even rewards Uber drivers for linking to their program and rewarding them each time they drive for Uber. These incentives makes the Shop Your Way program a very valuable rewards program that is hard to dismiss due to the easy nature of raking up points quickly.

Linking your account is really simple.

  1. Sign-up for a free Shop Your Way account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Upon logging in, authorize your Uber account to link to your Shop Your Way account.
  3. Click ‘Accept’ and now you will earn points each time you ride with the Uber app.

Points will generally be posted within 24 hours of the ride. The Shop Your Way program makes it really easy to view past activity. Heck, sometimes the program even gives me free points just cause. I highly recommend linking your Uber account to a Shop Your Way account if you haven’t already. I basically get a new fresh supply of socks and briefs for free each month thanks to the program.

Visa’s Local Offers with Uber

Thanks to Visa partnering with Uber, you are able to earn Uber credit for spending on dining for eligible merchants in the program. There is nothing you need to do other than to enable Visa’s Local Offers by going to your Uber app under ‘Settings.’ In order to enroll, the program requires you to use a Visa co-branded credit card or debit card. What is nice about the program is that you just enroll in it and forget about it. You don’t need to manually enable or repeatedly check back on the Uber app to redeem the points. You simply earn points whenever you spend at a qualifying location with your linked Visa credit card or debit card.

If you are still confused on how to enroll in Visa’s Local Offers program, Uber’s got you.

All in all, these are some rewards programs I have been using as of late. I truly believe these rewards with Uber are hidden gems. Regardless, consumers are now just catching on with these programs. Don’t be among the crowd that forgets about these programs because all you have to do is set it and forget it really. The reward programs with Uber are simple and easy, just the way I like it.

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