Connect your Visa card to your Uber account to take advantage of the new Uber Local Offers partnership. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images)
This fall, be sure you are taking advantage of the latest promotions and benefits available from your credit cards. Everything from Uber credits to bonus points are up for grabs.
Uber Local Offers could lead to free rides when you use Visa. Connect your Visa card to your Uber account to take advantage of the new Uber Local Offers partnership where you earn one point for each dollar you spend at participating retailers. You must opt in, via the Uber app, to earn points for using a Visa card. Once you reach 100 points, you receive a $10 credit in your Uber account.
Delta American Express offers discount on CLEAR membership.If you have a Delta-branded American Express credit card, you can receive a $100 discount when applying for CLEAR membership, which typically costs $179. Discounts are also provided for all members of Delta SkyMiles. CLEAR allows you to bypass the boarding pass and identification check at airports by scanning your iris or fingerprints. This allows you to go directly to security at select airports.
Free cell phone protection from Wells Fargo for cardholders. Eligible cards from Wells Fargo — including Wells Fargo Rewards Visa, Platinum Visa and Propel American Express among others — come with free cell phone protection for those that pay their phone bill with the card. The policy applies for cell phones that were damaged or stolen (not lost) and covers up to $600 per claim. Of course, there are plenty of exclusions, but for many people, this could prove a nice perk that has not been highlighted much.
Earn bonus points with Citi-branded cards this fall. Many Citi-branded credit cards have bonus point offers in various categories like dining, department stores, drugstores and mass transit. The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card will earn three miles per dollar spent at department, clothing or electronics stores. It also includes an offer to earn 10 miles per dollar spent on American Airlines purchases. The Citi Premier card earns five ThankYou points per dollar spent at clothing, toy, and department stores. Log into your credit card account to enroll for these promotions, which last until Nov. 30.
Activate 5% cash back on Discover cards for the quarter. Discover cardholders can take advantage of earning 5% cash back between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 on various categories including spending at Amazon.com and Sam’s Club. All spending at department stores is also eligible meaning that holiday shopping could come with a big rebate this year!
Amex Offers bonus points and discount offers online.Log into your American Express account to discover the latest offers for the fall season. For example, earn bonus Membership Rewards points for spending at least $30 at Chili’s. Discounts and cash back bonuses include earning $75 back when you spend $350 with Royal Caribbean or earn $30 back when you spend at least $150 at Lowe’s stores.
American Express expanding Centurion lounge in Seattle. American Express Platinum cardholders will soon be able to enjoy a larger lounge in Seattle. The Centurion lounge network is small, but growing to include new lounges in Houston and Miami. At Seattle/Tacoma, there was only enough space for a “studio” lounge that lacked some of the facilities of its larger lounges. American Express has been able to secure additional space and plans to enlarge the lounge. Coming soon is a full bar, shower facility, and windows to the outside when construction is complete (exact timeline details were limited at press time).