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!

600creditsUse our invite code “ubermnltips” to get  200 Uber credits.

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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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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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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.

 

 

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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Get your Free ride with this promo code “ubermnltips” to get 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.

 

 

 

Basics: How to redeem Uber Promo Codes

Hello Uber people!

This post is about redeeming Uber promo codes. There are different types of promo codes, some gives discount on trip fares, some gives credits which you can consume and apply to your fare, some gives free rides up to a certain amount, some are location (pick up and destination point) specific, etc etc. The discount/ promo will then be reflected in your fare invoice after the trip.

Here’s how you can redeem Uber promo codes. There are 3 ways; a) through the main menu of the mobile app, b) through the screen before you request for your ride, and c) on your web dashboard.

A) through the Main Menu of the mobile app

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Step 1: Open Uber App, Step 2: Open Main Menu on the upper left and click “PROMOTIONS”, Step 3: Input Promo Code and click “Apply”

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 Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

  If you’d like to check if the credits are credited to your account, simply go back to the Main Menu and click “Payment”. The redeemed credits should be reflected there, if it’s an Uber credit promo code.

B) Through the screen before you request for your ride

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Step 1: Open Uber App and click the Next (>) button, Step 2: Click the button “PROMO CODE” on the lower right just beside Fare Estimate, Step 3: Input the Promo Code in the pop-up dialogue box and click “APPLY”

Note:  There are times when the command returns an error. If that happens, just click “Apply” one more time and that will do the trick.

C) Through your web dashboard

uber-website-loginStep 1: Login to your Uber account at http://www.uber.com

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Step 2: Click “Payment” in your side bar menu

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Redeem this promo code “ubermnltips” to get Php 200 Uber credits when you register to Uber.