Uber is ending its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it could flip its consideration to its subscription-based Uber One membership. In an e mail despatched to prospects, Uber explains that customers can nonetheless earn factors till the tip of August, and that the final day to redeem factors is October thirty first.
“Thanks for being a part of Uber Rewards,” the e-mail reads. “It’s been a fantastic journey, however we’ve determined to finish Rewards quickly, as we shift our focus to our new Uber One membership program.”
Uber has since posted an replace concerning the loyalty program’s imminent shutdown, which is able to happen on November 1st, 2022. Launched in 2018, Uber Rewards is a free program that allows you to rack up factors for each greenback you spend when hitching a journey or ordering meals via Uber and Uber Eats. You possibly can then use these factors to earn reductions on future rides or deliveries. The extra factors you earn, the higher perks you get — incomes 7,500 factors, for instance, unlocks the very best Diamond tier, which comes with advantages like premium buyer assist, complimentary journey upgrades, higher drivers, and three free Uber Eats deliveries.
However now that’s all going away. Uber isn’t providing a alternative for this system, and there isn’t one other option to persistently earn perks and reductions until you pay for an Uber One subscription, which Uber launched as a alternative for Eats Move final yr. A $9.99 / month (or $49.99 / yr) subscription comes with perks like free meals deliveries, as much as 10 % off of “eligible” Uber Eats orders, and 5 % off on rides from top-rated drivers.
Uber’s giving current Rewards members a free one-month subscription to Uber One, however you’ll nonetheless need to pay after that. As a frequent Uber Eats person (who refuses to pay for an Uber One subscription), it’s a bit upsetting to see Uber taking away a free and simply accessible loyalty program, one thing that’s changing into a lot tougher to search out today.