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 share your Uber invite code

In one of our posts, we gave you a tip on how you can customize your Uber invite code. You can see that post here.

Today, we’ll run through ways on how you can share your Uber invite code to your friends and family. Of course, you can send your invite code via text message or as a private message to your friends in your social networks. Be creative! 😉

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Uber has provided you tools to easily do this.

Option 1: Thru the web dashboard, click on the “Free Ride” button. You can share your invite code thru Facebook, Twitter, or email it to your friends.

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Option 2: Thru the app, go to the Main Menu and choose “SHARE”. You have more options for sharing.

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Option 3: At the end of the Uber receipt email, there’s an option to share your invite code.

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Option 4: You can also share your invite code thru the Uber mail sent to you when you’ve earned credits.

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Give Uber, Get Uber! Win Win!

Use our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits. Happy Riding!

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How to Customize your Uber Invite Code

Want to earn more Uber credits? Get more credits by sharing your Invite Code to your friends.

Your friends can use your Invite code to get a Php 200 credit upon signing up. Once your friend uses Uber for his/her first trip, you will also get your Php 200 credit. Win! Win!

As Uber puts it:

Everyone loves a free ride, so keep the generosity going. The more credits you give, the more you get. Win win.

Upon signing up, Uber gives you a random invite code but did you know you can customize this so you can easily share the code with your friends?

Just log in at http://www.uber.com then in your web dashboard click “Profile” in the sidebar menu. Click “Customize” and input your personalized Invite Code. Click “Claim” to know if your chosen invite code is available. Once it’s available, save by clicking “Update Profile” otherwise, choose another invite code that’s available.

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How do you know if you’ve earned credits? Uber will email you that your friend has taken a ride and you get the credits for inviting them. The email looks something like this:

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Basics: Guide to Uber Pricing

Hello there! Here’s a guide to Uber pricing here in Metro Manila.

First of, there are two (2) types of cars you can request thru Uber: uberX and Black Car.

UberX

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Car types: sedan and AUV (e.g. Vios, Innova, Adventure, etc.)

Minimum Fare: Php 60

Base Fare: Php 40

Per Minute Rate: Php 2/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 5.7/km


 Black Car

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photo credits to uber.com

Car types: SUVs (e.g. Fortuner, Montero, Grandia, Everest, etc)

Minimum Fare: Php 120

Base Fare: Php 90

Per Minute Rate: Php 2.10/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 12.92/km

It’s important to note how Uber calculates for your fare:

Fare = [Base Fare + (Time x Per Min Rate) + (Distance x Per Distance Rate)] x Surge


Surge Pricing

Another important thing to remember is that Uber has surge pricing. This means that normal fare surges by the multiplier based on the demand for Uber service. Right now, surge pricing ranges from 1.3x up to 4.0x the normal fare. This surging is determined by the algorithm of Uber (we think). For example, if the surge pricing is 2.0x the normal fare, your total fare is doubled as simple as that. 🙂

You always have the option to wait for the surge to pass. There’s an option before requesting for an Uber to accept the surge pricing or to notify you when the fare is back to normal.

How do you know if there’s surge pricing? Look for the lightning icon. Refer to the pictures below.

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Sample Fare Calculation

Here’s a sample fare calculation with surge pricing of 1.3x. All of these are available in your trip history in your Rider Dashboard. Uber also emails you the trip invoice showing the fare calculation.

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