Uber Blue is the first-most, default elite status of the Uber Rewards program. It enables a member of the tiered program to start earning reward and level points on their rides and UberEats orders.
About Uber Blue
Once you become a part of the Uber Rewards program, you obtain the Uber Blue status by default. It requires zero points to attain the Blue status. From this point on, for every dollar spent on the Uber application (rides and/or Eats orders), you will earn reward points and level points.
In simple terms, you receive reward points against your Uber rides and food delivery requests. Whereas, level points that you earn help determine your elite status per the tiered membership. Meanwhile, by obtaining higher status levels, you unlock access to exclusive membership benefits. You can redeem these incremental rewards for credits and discounts and save money.
Are there no perks of being on the Uber Blue status level?
When you sign up for an Uber account, the default level is Uber Blue at 0 points. You can exchange reward points for Chosen rewards corresponding to different reward point values. The chance to earn rewards points on your Uber spending is the only significant perk of this tier.
However, upon reaching 500 points within six months, you will be upgraded to Uber Gold. In exchange for your Gold membership, you can enjoy perks such as access to dedicated priority support and flexible ride cancellations within 15 minutes.
How can I start garnering points to obtain a higher tier level?
Uber Rewards program has a well-planned points awarding system. You can earn rewards on your Uber spending for free with the program. The following is a points breakdown for the same:
- Receive 1 reward point per eligible dollar spent on UberPOOL trips, UberEats orders, and Express Pool trips
- Earn 2 reward points per eligible dollar spent on standard Uber rides such as UberX, Uber XL, Uber Assist, Uber Green, Uber Select, Uber Comfort, and Uber Connect rides
- Earn 3 reward points per eligible dollar spent on premium ride-sharing offerings, including Uber Black and Uber Black SUV rides
Once you upgrade to an upper-tier status, you can even access a points boost of as high as 10x points for every eligible dollar spent on your trips.
What is “Favorite route point boost” and is it available with Uber Blue?
This particular benefit for Uber ride-sharing trips is accessible to members on status level Uber Platinum or higher. For the eligible members, the feature offers 10 reward points for every eligible dollar you spend on the preferred route. You can attain Platinum membership status by earning a minimum of 2500 points.
Will I earn points for tipping my Uber ride driver?
No, tipping a Uber ride driver or UberEats delivery partner will not increase your points.
Apart from tipping driver-partners, the following activities are also ineligible for any point awarding:
- Rides other than standard car rides i.e., bike, scooter, and taxi rides
- Cancellation fees
- Upfront purchase of Ride Passes
- Uber Cash
- Splitting fare with another user
- Promotional value covering part of the trip