If you’ve never used Uber before, it’s easy to find a promo code that offers a discount for new users. But it’s harder to find a deal if you’ve already taken a ride.
Uber promo codes that work for existing users are only created for limited-time events, so finding a code can be challenging.
What you need to know
Uber doesn’t offer promo codes to existing users, but there are plenty of other ways to save on Uber and get discounts:
- Uber One: Monthly subscription that offers Cash back on rides and discounts on Uber Eats orders
- Credit card partnerships: Get Uber Cash and other benefits
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Are there Uber promo codes for existing users in 2023? Answer: Not really
There are typically no Uber promo codes for existing users. Uber creates promo codes for existing users for special promotional events, which expire after the event ends.
Nearly all codes you find online are for new users who have never requested a ride, so it’s mostly a waste of time to hunt for codes online if you’ve already taken a ride.
How existing Uber users can get discounts on rides
If you’ve never used Uber, the best way to save is with a promo code. But if you’ve already used a code, try one of the methods below to save on your next ride.
Uber One: Monthly membership that offers cash back on rides
Uber One is a monthly or annual subscription that offers 6% Uber Cash back on Uber rides, and discounts on Uber Eats deliveries.
Uber One costs $9.99 per month. Typically you can get a free trial offering one free month.
Uber Cash you receive as cash back can be used for Uber rides and Uber Eats deliveries.
More Uber One benefits
- 6% Uber Cash back on eligible rides
- Up to 10% off eligible deliveries and pickup orders
- $0 delivery fees on eligible Uber Eats deliveries
- Cancel without fees or penalties
- Get top-rated drivers on rides
- Get $5 if your Uber Eats order arrives after the ‘latest arrival’ estimate
Read more here: Uber One vs Lyft Pink: Which One Wins?
Credit cards that offer rewards on Uber
Uber also partners with credit card companies to offer rewards.
Capitol One — Select Capitol One cards can get a complimentary Uber One membership and 10% cash back on Uber and Uber Eats.
American Express Gold — Add an American Express Gold card to your Uber account to get $10 Uber Cash monthly. You can also claim a free Uber Eats Pass for 12 months, which gives you a $0 delivery fee and 5% off some restaurants.
American Express Platinum — Add an American Express Platinum card to your Uber account to get $15 Uber Cash monthly, along with a free Eats pass for 12 months.
Apple Card Benefits — Use the Apple Card with Apple Pay to get 3% cash back on Uber rides and Uber Eats orders.
You can no longer share your promo code to get free rides
In the past, the best way to get free rides as an existing user was to share your own promo code with new users. Unfortunately, Uber ended the Free Rides feature in 2020, so you can no longer share your code to get credits.
Promo codes for Uber Eats
Promo codes for Uber Eats work the same way as Uber: Codes for new users are easy to find, but it’s harder to find codes for existing users.
Uber Rewards also apply to Uber Eats, so earning points from rides and food orders can help you save on Uber Eats.
Uber Eats also offers temporary local discounts, like buy one get one free and discounted delivery fees.
With Uber Eats, you can still share your promo code with friends to get app credits.
Find your code in the Uber Eats app menu under the “Send a Gift” section. You’ll get app credits when a friend signs up with your code and places an order.
Promo code FAQ
What is an Uber promo code?
An Uber promo code, also known as an Invite Code, is a unique code issued by Uber that gives users free ride credits when others use your code and take a ride.
All Uber users and all Uber drivers are automatically issued an Invite Code that you can share with others to earn free credits. The “Invite Friends” feature inside the Uber App displays your code and lets your share your code in a text message to contacts.
For new user promo codes, the code will only work if you’ve never requested an Uber ride from your account.
If you request a ride and then cancel, you are no longer considered a new user. Only one promotion is applied per ride. Codes are valid for all Uber services.
Read more about the differences between the Uber services: UberX, Pool, XL, Select, and Black
Where do you enter an Uber promo code?
To enter an Uber promo code, go to Account > Wallet, then scroll to the bottom and find the Add Promo Code option. Type in the code.
You will get a success message if the code is valid and if you meet the terms of the code, such as being a new user.
If you enter the code incorrectly or if you don’t meet the terms of the code, you’ll get an error message.
Common error messages are “Promotion code is not valid” and “Another invite promotion was already applied.” “Another invite promotion was already applied” means you’ve already used a new-user promo code.
If someone sends you an invite link via text message, all you have to do is download the Uber app using that link, and the free ride promotion will be applied to your account.
Do free ride credits expire?
Yes. Uber ride credits expire after a few months, usually 60 days. Unfortunately, you can’t extend the expiration date.
You can see the expiration date of your ride credits by going to Wallet > Promotions in the Uber app.
You can use the credits on the day of the expiration date, so if the expiration date is today, the free credits go away tomorrow.
Do promotions work everywhere?
Uber ride promotions have an applicable area, typically a country. To see where you can use your ride credits, go to Wallet > Promotions, tap “Promotions” and look for the applicable area in small print.
Do credits carry over if the cost of your Uber was less than the promotion credit?
Each promotion applies to only one ride, so credits do not carry over if your ride costs less than the promotion amount. For example, if your promotion was for $15 off and your ride only cost $10, you do NOT keep $5 in credit.
Where can you see how many free rides you have?
Go to Account > Wallet and scroll down to Promotions to see a list of your active promotions.
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