Uber is ending its absolutely free loyalty software, Uber Rewards, so it can flip its focus to its membership-primarily based Uber Just one membership. In an electronic mail despatched to shoppers, Uber clarifies that consumers can however receive factors till the conclude of August, and that the last day to redeem points is October 31st.
“Thank you for staying component of Uber Benefits,” the e-mail reads. “It’s been a great trip, but we have resolved to close Rewards shortly, as we change our concentrate to our new Uber 1 membership plan.”
Uber has considering that posted an update about the loyalty program’s imminent shutdown, which will choose spot on November 1st, 2022. Released in 2018, Uber Benefits is a free program that lets you rack up details for each dollar you commit when hitching a trip or buying foods by Uber and Uber Eats. You can then use these factors to earn savings on potential rides or deliveries. The more points you generate, the much better benefits you get — earning 7,500 factors, for example, unlocks the optimum Diamond tier, which comes with rewards like quality shopper assist, complimentary experience updates, greater motorists, and three cost-free Uber Eats deliveries.
But now that’s all going absent. Uber is not presenting a substitution for the system, and there isn’t yet another way to consistently get paid perks and reductions until you pay back for an Uber One subscription, which Uber introduced as a substitution for Eats Go last 12 months. A $9.99 / thirty day period (or $49.99 / 12 months) membership will come with perks like no cost meals deliveries, up to 10 % off of “eligible” Uber Eats orders, and 5 per cent off on rides from best-rated motorists.
Uber’s supplying current Benefits customers a cost-free just one-thirty day period subscription to Uber Just one, but you are going to nevertheless have to pay back right after that. As a regular Uber Eats user (who refuses to pay back for an Uber Just one subscription), it is a little bit upsetting to see Uber having away a free of charge and effortlessly available loyalty application, some thing that’s becoming significantly more challenging to locate these times.