Basics: How to switch cards during payment

We’ve told you how to enroll additional credit cards in your Uber account in this post and we also gave you a tip on how you can turn on/off your Uber credits in another post.

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This post, we’ll cover how to switch/change your card for payment. This is also covered in detail in this post about turning off your Uber credits. Basic steps are just the same.

NOTE: You can only do this BEFORE you request for a ride so make sure you switch before confirming that “REQUEST uberX” button.

 Step 1: Open Uber app and click the next button. In the next screen, click on the payment panel showing your source account and credits.

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WARNING: DO NOT click on “REQUEST uberX” yet. Once you confirm your request, you won’t be able to change the payment account.

Step 2: Click on the account you want to use and turn off your credits, if any as seen below.

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Note: Even if you change the account and you don’t turn off your credits, Uber will still credit your Uber credits first. So, make sure you turn the credits off if you don’t want to use it.

Step 3: Click back and you’ll return to the request page. Double check if the changes are reflected in the payment panel before you confirm “REQUEST”.

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Hope this guide helped. If you find this blog helpful, we hope you can share our blog with your friends. Happy Uber Riding!

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Tips: How to turn on/off Uber credits

By default, Uber will credit your Uber credits first before it credits your other accounts; given you still have credits. In case you want to reserve your Uber credits for your personal trips, you can choose to “turn off” or not use your Uber credits. This post will show you how.

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Step 1: Before you request for a ride, click on the payment panel (see the highlighted panel below)

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Step 2: You can toggle on/off your credits as shown below. You can also change the source account for payments.

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Step 3: Once you go back to the “REQUEST Uber” page, you should see that the payments panel has reflected the changes you made. Different payment account and credits turned off. Then you can proceed to request for your ride.

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NOTE: There is no other way to turn on/off your Uber Credits and switch between your payment accounts. Hence, remember to do this BEFORE finalizing a request. Once a request done, you cannot change the payment options.

Happy Riding!

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Basics: How to enroll additional cards for Uber Payments

There may be times when you’d want to pay for your trip using another card.  For example, it’s an official trip you’d want to charge to your company card instead of your personal card.600credits

So as promised, here’s a guide on how to enroll another card in Uber. You can do this through your web dashboard or through the app.

In the web dashboard, go to the Payments sections. You can easily input the details of your new card and click “Save”. I’m not sure if there’s a limit as to how many cards you can add. If you know, please share with us in the comments below.

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You can do the same through the Uber app. Just go to the main menu and go to “PAYMENT”. In the upper right corner you can see the add card button. Simply input your new card details and save.

 

We’ll cover in another post how to switch your payment modes and turn your credits on/off when requesting for a ride. If you have a specific topic in mind you need help with or any post suggestions, let us know!

 

 

 


 

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Tips: How to register in Uber if you don’t have a credit card

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

Don’t have a credit card but wants to register in Uber?

Look for these logos in your card. Photo credits to instabill.com

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! 🙂

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

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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

**Refer to the updated version of this post HERE.**

 

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Bonus: Use this promo code “ubermnltips” to get 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.