Uber Eats Driver Sign Up Bonus
I have been talking about delivering DoorDash a bit on the site and on the podcast. I even shared how much I am able to make on an hourly basis. That option may not be the best for everyone because of time constraints / commitments. But, what if you could earn a nice chunk of money with just one delivery? That is what is possible with the new Uber Eats driver sign up bonus that Swagbucks is currently offering. After making just ONE Uber Eats delivery you get 25,000 Swagbucks worth $250 in gift cards or PayPal cash (although you want to be cautious there). I wanted to share my experience doing the offer. Although, in all fairness I only got $200 since the promo just went up. If you prefer MyPoints they usually have a similar offer too.
Update 2/25/22: Signed up my wife after writing this and she made her first delivery last night. Well, she may have made me go with it but we got it done. The 25,000 Swagbucks are already showing as pending this morning.
Signing Up For Swagbucks / MyPoints
Before you get into this you have to have a Swagbucks, or MyPoints, account. I prefer Swagbucks just because I have always used them and I don’t feel like adding a new thing to track somewhere else.
Swagbucks is kind of like a juiced up shopping portal and survey site all in one. You can earn Swagbucks for completing a whole bunch of different things. This could be for signing up for an investing app, playing a video game, completing a survey etc. The options for earning Swagbucks are kind of limitless, and completely random at the same time.
Once you earned the Swagbucks you can cash them out for various gift cards, or you could withdraw them via PayPal at 1 cent per point. This is the route many people went. Because of that they considered Swagbucks as good as cash, and worth a penny. Here are some of the cash out options:
- You can redeem 2,200 Swagbucks for a $25 gift card one time every month. This works on any 3rd party gift card.
- Amazon / Target / Best Buy / Walmart / Home Depot / Lowe’s gift cards (1 penny per point). Plus plenty of other options, although less valuable from a resale stand point.
- Amex gift card (this is a virtual gift card which offers some limitations)
- Visa gift card (virtual gift card as well but often 2% off)
- Discounted gift cards.
- Swagbucks will have some gift cards at 5%-10% off too. If you were going to shop at the place anyway this could be a good option.
Swagbucks Uber Eats First Delivery Offer
Here are the terms for the Uber Eats Swagbucks new driver offer.
Partner with Uber Eats for the opportunity to earn money while turning hungry people into happy eaters! As an Uber Eats Delivery Person, you can make yourself a flexible work schedule and get prompt payments. Pass the background check and make your first delivery to earn 25,000 SB!
- Bike, scooter and car signups are eligible to earn SB if available in your city.
- You must complete your first delivery within 30 days of passing your background check.
- Please allow 7 days after completing your first delivery for SB to appear in your account. SB for this offer can only be earned once.
- If you are not credited within 7 days of offer completion, you have 14 days to contact the Swagbucks Help Center for further investigation. Help Center tickets submitted after the 14 day grace period are not eligible for further investigation and SB.
- You will need to provide your social security number and pass a background check.
My Experience Signing Up To Be An Uber Eats Delivery Driver
I spoke about my experience a bit on last week’s Miles to Memories podcast. The process was not overly smooth for me, at least, not when compared to signing up for DoorDash.
I first logged into my Swagbucks account and located the promo page. I clicked through there and was taken to the UberEats sign up page. Since I already had an Uber Eats account for personal use they had me log in through that. I was asked a series of questions, for my social security number and whether I wanted to drive for Uber or just deliver Uber Eats. You will notice there are different car, and age, requirements for Uber Eats versus driving for Uber. I selected just delivery for my account. They will also have you take a photo for your delivery profile and download the Uber Eats driver app.
At this point you need to wait for your background check to come back. It can be as quick as a day or as long as a week. Mine took 4 to 5 days to clear because they were having an issue getting a response from some government entities I guess. That is what they told me in the email alerting me to the delay.
During the meantime I tried to upload a photo of my drivers license and car insurance which would be needed down the road. They were both initially accepted but then I received a text a minute or two later saying there was an issue. This almost immediately after the text saying everything was good. I tried to resubmit both, even using a screen shot on the computer instead, but the same thing happened.
I did some digging online and read that this was an issue for a lot of people. One of the suggestions was to go to an Uber Greenlight Hub and they can take care of it quickly. There was one a few miles from my house so I decided to head over there. Once I got there I was informed they had shut down the location and that it had been the last one in Michigan. Great! They said I could set up a virtual Greenlight appointment in the app but I figured that wouldn’t help much with a photo upload issue. I had also read you could do a few deliveries before this was required anyway. Essentially you get to test it out before you fully commit. Since I only needed to make one delivery I just waited for the background check to clear.
Making My First Uber Eats Delivery
After I received notification that my background check came back all good I opened up the app. I was finally able to “Go”. Almost immediately after hitting Go I was lucky enough to get an order pretty much immediately. The perks of living around a ton of restaurants. I decided to only do the one delivery that night but have since done a few more.
The 20,000 Swagbucks (25,000 now) showed as pending a day or two later and payable after 7 days. My friend just did the same thing and his showed pending the next day. I have read that some people’s don’t properly track and they needed to reach out after 7 days. Be sure to do this in the 14 day window (from day 7 to 21 after making your delivery). Most report they get the payout after sending a copy of the first delivery email and a screenshot of their Uber Eats delivery profile.
I haven’t heard anything more on the driver’s license and insurance card. Maybe the system finally registered them, the error message was an error or I will get a notification about it in a bit. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
Uber Eats Driver Sign Up Bonus: Final Thoughts
This is a pretty easy win in my book. Even with driving to a Greenlight Hub the entire process, and delivery, probably took me 2 hours or so. Well worth the investment for $200 plus the $11 from my delivery. At the current $250 level it is an even better deal. I doubt it will stick around for very long at this price. It seems to hit this level once or twice a year though. I plan on signing up my wife for the current Uber Eats driver sign up bonus so she can get the full $250.
Let me know if you are jumping on this deal in the comments.
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