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Back in October 2020, Amex expanded its partnership with Uber to give holders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card, and the American Express® Green Card a free Uber Eats Pass membership as a limited-time benefit. Well, at the end of this month that limited time is up so eligible cardholders have just a few weeks in which to lock in a free 12-month Uber Eats Pass before the opportunity goes away.
Uber Eats Pass Membership
Eats Pass is an Uber program that, for a monthly fee of $9.99, offers members the following:
- Unlimited $0 delivery fee on food orders
- 5% off restaurant orders over $15*
- 10% off the first three eligible Uber rides every month
- $0 delivery fee on grocery deliveries over $30 in select markets*
*Applies at eligible restaurants. Taxes and fees may apply and do not count towards the minimum spend requirement.
Through 31 December 2021, holders of the Platinum Card® from American Express (review), the American Express® Gold Card (review), and the American Express® Green Card can sign up for a free 12-month Eats Pass membership.
Note: All information about the American Express® Green Card has been collected independently by Traveling For Miles. The American Express® Green Card is not currently available through Traveling For Miles.
How To Enroll
- Download the latest version of the Uber Eats App
- Add your Platinum, Gold, or Green American Express Card to your account wallet
- Once your eligible card has been added, you can claim your complimentary Uber Eats Pass in the app and confirm your enrollment. The Eats Pass can be claimed at various points within the app including the checkout page prior to placing an Uber Eats order, or by clicking on the Eats Pass tab under your account details.
Be aware that once the free 12-month membership period is over, the Eats Pass will start to auto-bill your credit card at the then-current monthly rate.
How much value a cardholder can get out of the Eats Pass membership will, clearly, depend on how often they order food to be delivered, how often their orders exceed $15, and how much the eateries they usually order from charge in delivery fees.
Delivery fees in the Eats app appear to range between $0.49 and $2.49 (a few establishments offer a $0 delivery fee while for some others the charge is over $2.49) so the savings on delivery fees are modest, but they could add up quickly for some.
The same is true of the 5% discount on food orders. A $50 order will trigger a saving of $2.50 so if you also happen to be ordering from an establishment where the delivery fee is $2.49, the Eats Pass membership will save you 10% and that’s clearly a saving worth having.
Personally, I don’t order a lot of take-out food and when I do I usually collect it myself (because the eateries I like are all in my area) so the Eats Pass membership hasn’t really been particularly valuable to me. Others, however, have said that they’ve enjoyed having the Uber Eats Pass benefit and if you’re like a few of our neighbors (who have never used a grill or oven in their lives), it’s probably a good money saver.
The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and the American Express® Gold Card (review) have been offering cardholders the chance to sign up for a free 12-month Uber Eats pass since October 2020 but that sign-up period is about to end. Anyone who hasn’t yet locked in their free 12-month Uber Eats membership should so so quickly as the offer will be withdrawn at the end of this month.