Uber Rewards will disappear later this year

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Uber is ending its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can focus on its Uber One membership. In an email sent to customers, Uber explains that users can still earn points until the end of August and that the last day to redeem points is October 31.

“Thank you for being part of Uber Rewards,” the email read. “It’s been a great trip, but we’ve decided to end rewards soon, as we focus on our new Uber One membership program.”

The email sent to Uber Rewards users.
Screenshot: Uber via Michael Konen

Uber has since released an update on the upcoming loyalty program shutdown, which will take place on November 1, 2022. Launched in 2018, Uber Rewards is a free program that allows you to earn points for every dollar you spend. when hitchhiking or ordering. food through Uber and Uber Eats. You can then use these points to get discounts on future trips or deliveries. The more points you earn, the better perks you get – earning 7,500 points, for example, unlocks the highest Diamond tier, which includes perks like premium customer support, free upgrades, better drivers and three free Uber Eats deliveries.

But now it’s all gone. Uber doesn’t offer a replacement for the program, and there’s no other way to regularly earn benefits and discounts unless you pay for an Uber One membership, which Uber launched as a replacement for Uber. ‘Eats Pass last year. A $9.99/month (or $49.99/year) membership comes with perks like free food deliveries, up to 10% off “qualifying” Uber Eats orders, and 5% discount on the trips of the best rated drivers.

Uber is offering existing Rewards members a free one-month subscription to Uber One, but you’ll still have to pay after that. As a frequent user of Uber Eats (who refuses to pay for an Uber One membership), it’s a bit upsetting to see Uber withdraw a free and easily accessible loyalty program, which is becoming much harder to find these days. .

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