Get A $15 Statement Credit For Your $15 Uber Amex Platinum Credit (YMMV)
The Amex Platinum card comes with all kinds of credits to help offset the large annual fee. You get a Saks Fifth Avenue credit, an airline incidental credit (be careful with those) and an Uber credit. The Uber credit is unique (ie annoying) because it is broken up as a monthly credit. With many people under self quarantine and not traveling, using this $15 monthly credit has become somewhat cumbersome. Sure you can use it for UberEats but not everyone has that available in their area or doesn’t want to use it because of the fees and higher prices etc. It appears there may be another way.
How To Get A $15 Statement Credit
The Miles Man has an interesting data point in regards to the monthly $15 Uber Amex Platinum credit. He was able to contact them via chat in the Amex app and ask for a statement credit since he is unable to travel right now. They had to speak to a supervisor but were willing to give him a credit for this month’s Uber credit. They were unable to roll over / extend the credit and were unwilling to give Membership Rewards points instead. The Amex chat agent told him to contact them again in April and ask again next month.
Hopefully others are able to recreate this experience. These credits play a large role in people deciding to keep the expensive Amex Platinum card long term. And with recent events many people are not able to use them. That paired with the fact no one is able to use the lounge access right now means this card is ripe for the chopping block in many people’s minds. I think this is a good move on American Express’ part and hopefully they widely offer this courtesy to others.
HT: Miles Man