How to Use Uber Gift Cards to Pay for Past Uber and Uber Eats Purchases

Use this hack to retroactively earn points or save money

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.

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5 Responses

  1. I’ve applied my Uber gift card but it comes up as Uber Cash, which is not listed as a Payment Method. I can use it as Uber Cash to pay for future trips, but it isnt listed as a Payment Method for previous trips. Not sure if thats due to my previous trips being overseas (and in other currency) or not?


  2. The option to change payment methods for my activity over the last 30 days does not exist for me, is it because I paided with paypal?


    1. PayPal should not be a problem. As recently as last week we were able to switch the payment method on an order paid for with PayPal and the option is still there for other orders.


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