January 4, 2018
AMEX Cards will No Longer Earn 2X Points per $1 on Uber

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American Express and Uber have had an interesting partnership for years. You could earn 2X points per $1 on Membership Rewards earning AMEX cards and the Platinum Card issues $200 in Uber credits per year. Uber teamed up with Barclays to launch a co-branded credit card this past October. It looks like the new partnership is effecting Uber’s relationship with American Express.

American Express cardholders will no longer earn 2X points per $1 on Uber purchases beginning February 1, 2018. They’ll earn 1X just like every other non-bonus spending category. You should consider two Chase cards for Uber spending after this change goes through.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred earns 2X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 on travel while the Chase Sapphire Reserve earns 3X UR points per $1 on travel.

H/T: Travel with Grant