Although during the last year Uber has become a regular in the news scene thanks to different initiatives and also multiple controversies, today the entity returns to the news arena on the occasion of an interesting launch: that of its gift cards.
Indeed, because from now on you can purchase your Gift Cards with travel credits. A service that, for the moment, will be limited to the United States but that will also end up landing in the rest of the countries where the entity operates. An alternative to conventional payment and a physical object that can be offered as a gift.
Thus, interested users will be able to acquire them through Walmart, with whom the entity has partnered to make this commercialization possible. An alliance that it intends to repeat with other stores – such as the pharmacy chain CVS and Target, among many others – to increase the distribution of its new product. In any case, “soon” they may buy online through the following link.
As for the cards themselves, they range from 15 and the 500 dollars, a varied amount that is not bad at all and an interesting solution for business trips, for example. In addition, these do not expire and are used for various trips; just type the code in the payment section of the Uber app and the account decreases. In case of not covering the total amount of the same, another method of payment will be requested.
Regardless of the geographical, other limitations related to the service is that they can only be used with conventional trips, leaving aside other special benefits such as those offered by UberEATS and UberRUSH. Family profiles will not be able to benefit from them either.
On the other hand, it should be noted that your proposal is not unique in its kind Rather, it appears to be responding to the actions taken at the beginning of last month by Lyft, its main competitor in the aforementioned country, which also launched its own gift card program. It did, of course, from the hand of Starbucks, which also benefits, since those who use Lyft to travel, receive Starbucks Rewards Stars.
Via | Uber
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