Uber Rewards, Uber's user loyalty program, has reached five more Brazilian capitals. From this Monday (11), passengers from So Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Curitiba can accumulate points and convert them into advantages such as travel discounts, free Uber Eats deliveries and category upgrade without additional charge. There is even the possibility of escaping the dynamic fare.
Launched in August, Uber Rewards operates similarly to airline mileage programs: depending on accumulated spending, the user rises and has access to more in-app benefits available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. Here are six questions and answers about Uber Rewards and how to take advantage of the special benefits.
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Uber expands loyalty program for users in Brazil Photo: Divulgao / Uber
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1. How does Uber Rewards work?
Every $ 1 spent on UberX, UberX VIP, Uber Together or Uber Eats orders is worth one point on Rewards. Already in Uber Select and Uber Black, earnings rise to two points for every dollar paid. The program has four levels, each with different benefits: Blue (up to 399 points), Gold (from 400 to 1,499 points), Platinum (from 1,500 to 3,999 points) and Diamond (from 4,000 points).
2. Are old trips accounted for on the score?
Upon entering Rewards, Uber considers the amounts disbursed by the user over the past six months to account for the score. This means that even those in cities not yet covered by the program can already begin to accumulate points. Depending on your account history, you may even be able to join Rewards in higher categories. The level of each user is calculated every six months.
3. What are the benefits?
For every 500 points earned, the user can choose between a 10% discount on UberX travel for three days or a 20% discount on the next order on Uber Eats. This benefit applies to all passengers, regardless of category.
Gold users have access to VIP drivers, ie experienced drivers with high approval rating on the platform. Another advantage contemplated by this level is the receipt of priority support in the application support.
Learn about the benefits of each Uber Rewards category Photo: Divulgation / Uber
Climbing to Platinum, it is possible to choose a route to avoid price increases, even at peak times and in busy traffic days. Passengers also have priority boarding at the main airports in Brazil. Brazil (BSB), Florianpolis (FLN), Fortaleza (FOR), Goinia (GYN), Joo Pessoa (JPA), Macei (MCZ), Natal (NAT), So Jos dos Cmapos (SJK) and Vitria (VIX), plus the right to a free delivery by Uber Eats every six months.
At the Diamond level, program participants have all of the above benefits plus the category upgrade at no additional cost. In other words, anyone requesting a UberX can travel from Uber Select or Uber Black without paying anything extra once a month. The users of the last category premium You can also enjoy, every semester, three free deliveries from Uber Eats.
Uber Rewards is not yet available for everyone Photo: Divulgation / Uber
I must voluntarily join to become a member of Uber's loyalty program. The simple procedure: open the application menu and select the "Uber Rewards" option. Then simply accept the terms and conditions of use to start taking advantage of the benefits offered by Rewards.
5. In which cities is Uber Rewards available?
Uber Rewards is available in 15 Brazilian cities, listed below. According to the company, the expansion of the program in the country should occur over the next months.
- So Paulo (SP);
- Santos (SP);
- So Jos dos Campos (SP);
- Rio de Janeiro – RJ);
- Belo Horizonte (MG);
- Vitria (ES);
- Porto Alegre (RS);
- Curitiba (PR);
- Florianpolis (SC);
- Fortaleza (CE);
- Joo Pessoa (PB)
- Macei (AL);
- Natal, RN);
- Brasilia (DF);
- Goinia (GO).
6. Will Uber let me know when Rewards is available in my city?
Yes. Users will be notified in the app as soon as Uber Rewards is available. The company will also send an email with an invitation for you to be part of the program.
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