Uber and Visa Unveil Uber Local Offers

August 30, 2016, Written By Natalie Rutledge

Today, Uber and Visa announced the start of their Uber Local Offers, which allows riders to earn discounted rides whenever they use their registered Visa at local merchants.

To earn rewards, customers need to pay with the Visa they have registered with their Uber account. They then earn a point for every dollar spent at enrolled merchants. Once they accumulate 100 points, they will receive $10 off a future Uber ride. Uber customers simply have to sign up through the latest version of the app to begin the program.

“We’ve built Local Offers right into the Uber app, making it a one stop shop for riders to see our curated list of places and track progress toward free rides,” said Drew Quinn, product manager at Uber. “We’re excited to partner with Visa to help riders get even more out of their experience shopping and dining at the places they love, and the local favorites they’ve yet to try.”

“Our partnership with Uber and local businesses is a great example of Visa’s ability to deliver value to businesses and consumers in a way that is simple and seamless,” said Terry Angelos, vice president of loyalty and offers for Visa. “The rider experience can now be extended beyond the car and into the local community, where merchants can access $2 billion in local spending while rewarding cardholders for everyday purchases. That’s a relationship that makes sense for riders, Uber and local businesses.”

Initially, the Uber Local program will be available to riders in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of August 30, 2016. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.

About Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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