The Uber Credit Card has been on the scene for a few years now and was a solid cash-back great card, especially for those who are superfans of Uber’s ridesharing platform. But unfortunately, the card will be short-lived, as come October 22, 2021, the Uber card will be discontinued and its users transitioned to a different Barclays card.
Here is everything you new to know about the upcoming swap.
Old Benefits of the Uber Card
As of October 22, 2021, the Uber card will be officially be discontinued, and all current cardholders will be transited to the Barclays View™ Mastercard®.
For comparison’s sake, here are the rewards rates and perks that will be no more:
- 5% back on Uber purchases (including Uber Eats)
- 3% back on dining, hotels, and airfare
- 1% back on all other purchases
- No annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and up to $600 in cell phone insurance coverage for damage or theft when you use your card to pay your monthly phone bill
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Transition to Barclays View Card
Depending on your purchase habits, you may even come out better by using the new Barclays View card.
Here are its bonus categories:
- 3x points per $1 on restaurant purchases (including takeout and delivery)
- 2x points per $1 on select streaming, internet, phone, and TV services
- 2x points per $1 on grocery store purchases
- 1x point per on all other purchases
The card will still feature no annual fee, but your overall redemption options will expand significantly, allowing you to redeem your points for cash-back into your bank account, statement credits, and gift cards to brand-name restaurants or retailers.
So, as of October 22, 2021, all Uber cardholders will officially be transitioned to the Barclays View card. While it is not clear why exactly Uber and Barclays made the decision to discontinue the card, most would agree that it had been increasingly less and less competitive to begin with, thanks to its limited redemption options.
While you’re losing 5% back categories on Uber purchases and 3% back categories on hotels and airfare, you’re gaining 2% back categories on groceries, along with internet, select streaming, phone, and TV services. Given that the new categories being added are more regular purchases for most people, you might end up even better off with the new card!
The information regarding the Uber Credit Card and Barclays View™ Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.