Don’t have a credit card but wants to register in Uber?
Here’s a simple hack, you can use your debit or prepaid card for as long as it’s Visa, Mastercard, Diners, JCB, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, etc. Actually, we haven’t tried first hand the other brands but we’re sure of Visa and Mastercard. If you’ve used others, we’d love to hear your experiences and suggestions in the comments section below.
UPDATE 2/28/15: We’ve getting feedback that their prepaid cards don’t work with Uber but (Visa or Mastercard) DEBIT cards are accepted. Let us know your experience below! 🙂
Also, you can enroll more than one card for your Uber payments. You can even enroll a card under a different name. We’ll cover card enrollment in a different post. Example, if your company has a corporate card (name different than yours), you can enroll this and use this to pay for your official trips. You can even use a friend’s card (of course, with their consent!) or even your parents card.
DISCLAIMER: Kids, please don’t do this without your parent’s consent! And you didn’t get the idea from this blog. Hehe!
Several banks offer a debit card or a prepaid card with Visa or Mastercard. Here’s a simple list of these products, credits to ThinkRichBeFree Blog for most of the list.
BDO Cash Card (Local and International)
RCBC MyWallet Visa Prepaid Card
LBC Plus Union Pay Card
Globe GCASH Mastercard Card and Globe AMEX Virtual card
BPI Prepaid and Gift Cards (My ePrepaid, BPI Express Gift, Express Cash, Express Cash Gift, Corporate Express Cash and Express Money Order)
Metrobank Debit Card and Prepaid Card
Security Bank Cash Card Local and International MasterCard
Security Bank CashLink Card Local and International MasterCard
Security Gift Card Local and International MasterCard
Land Bank Cash Card
Unionbank e-Wallet, Savings Account, and EON Visa Debit Card
EastWest Basic Savings Account with Visa Debit card and Prepaid Card
Maybank MyCash Card and Money2U ATM
Allied Bank ABC Cash Card
HSBC Debit Card
Sterling Bank of Asia ShopNPay Visa Debit Card, Classic Visa Prepaid Card, and Visa Prepaid Gift Card
Bonus: Use this promo code “ubermnltips” to get 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.