Uber allows you to change the payment method on Uber and Uber Eats purchases made up to 30 days ago. Using this hack, you can buy Uber gift cards during one of their frequent promotions and receive bonus points or a discount on rides you’ve already taken and orders you’ve already received.
With Uber gift cards frequently included in bonus points promotions, this trick provides an easy way for you to receive bonus points for past Uber and Uber Eats purchases. Follow the steps below to see how it’s done.
Step 1: Apply the Uber gift card to your account
In the Uber or Uber Eats app, go to the Account tab and tap Wallet. Click the option to redeem a gift card and enter the code on your Uber gift card. Note that Uber gift cards work with both Uber and Uber Eats and any gift card you redeem on your Uber account can be used with both apps.
Step 2: Change the payment method on past purchases
Once you’ve added your gift card, head to the Trips section in the Uber app or the Orders section in the Uber Eats app. Go to the ride or order you would like to amend and then tap on its receipt. From there you have the option to change the payment method to use your Uber credit instead, provided the purchase was made within the last 30 days. Your original payment will then be refunded back to your credit or debit card.
If you used a combination of card and Uber credit to pay for a purchase, you will first have to change the payment method to use a second card to pay for the entire order. Once you’ve done that, you can then go back and change it to use only your Uber credit.