Compare gift cards with vouchers
You can cover the cost of rides and meals in a few ways. Discover which approach is right for you.
Gift cards: you buy Uber credit to give to your employees or customers for them to use as they see fit.
Vouchers: you distribute Uber credit to employees or customers and only pay for trips taken or meals ordered. You also control the parameters and can track how the credit is used.
- How does it work?
Gift cards: you can send recipients digital cards by text or email, or print them off – you decide how to distribute them. Physical gift cards are available through our sales team. Purchase cards online here or through our sales team here.
Vouchers: you distribute Uber credit to recipients and set controls such as expiry dates, location restrictions, and/or day and time the credit can be used. Recipients can request trips or meals from their Uber or Uber Eats app and apply the voucher towards their purchase. You can sign up here.
- How do I pay?
Gift cards: you pay in full for the gift card amount at the time of purchase.
Vouchers: you only pay when a user redeems the voucher and applies it towards a trip or meal. For instance, if you distribute $100 in vouchers and only $50 is used, you pay $50.
- How do businesses typically use these products?
Gift cards: some of the ways that companies use gift cards include as end-of-year or holiday gifts for employees, corporate gifts or customer thank yous, and prizes or giveaways.
Vouchers: Some of the ways companies use vouchers include buying meals for virtual event attendees, covering the cost of trips to their business to drive foot traffic, and offering customers a subsidised meal as a reward for their purchases.
Gift cards are easy to buy, simple to use
No service fees or expiry dates
You don’t pay anything extra, and recipients get to keep every penny.
Digital or physical cards
Give virtual cards by text or email, print them off, or receive physical cards to distribute yourself.
Credit for meals and trips
Recipients choose how to use their credit, with trips and restaurants in thousands of cities.
Available in multiple currencies
Gift cards can be redeemed in numerous currencies, making them perfect for global teams and travellers.
Flexible, bulk distribution
Distribute on your own through a bulk file or use our gift card email service.
How companies use our gift cards
Employee benefits and morale
Recognise employees who have done a great job – boosting morale and performance.
Customer rewards for purchases
Add a promotion to your marketing campaigns by offering gift cards to new or existing customers.
Customer service compensation
Increase customer loyalty with special gifts that let them know they’re valued.
Meals for virtual events
Keep attendees well fed during virtual conferences, meetings or webinars.
Survey response incentives
Improve response rates and engagement with the incentive of Uber Cash or Uber credit.
“Through our partnership with Uber Eats, not only were we able to provide $100 gift cards to employees at Coca-Cola North America, but we were also able to inject some fuel into the economy and both the meal delivery and restaurant industries.”
Brian Sappington, Chief Digital Integration Officer, Coca-Cola North America
“With the rapid evolution of COVID-19 resulting in an unprecedented NBA hiatus, we have been working to stay connected with our loyal members and partners. Sending Uber gift cards was the perfect solution, and we’re thrilled to see how well they’ve been received.”
Brandon Schneider, Chief Revenue Officer, Golden State Warriors
“While our team is apart, I wanted a way to stay in touch and show my appreciation for their hard work. Everyone is familiar with Uber Eats, and the gift cards instantly convey a big thank you to them.”
Ashton Lubman, Franchise Partner, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Frequently asked questions
- Can recipients use the gift cards on everything available through Uber?
Yes, once applied to an account, gift cards become Uber Cash or Uber credit in the Wallet section of the app, and can be used towards trips with Uber or meals with Uber Eats.
- Do gift cards cover taxes and fees?
Yes, Uber gift cards will cover taxes, fees or tips for any Uber transaction.
- Where are gift cards available?
Gift cards are available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Supported currencies include AUD, BRL, CAD, INR, MXN, ZAF, GBP and USD.
- Are the gift cards physical or digital?
Gift cards are digital by default (not physical). Physical gift cards are only available in the US and must be purchased from our sales team.
- How do I issue the gift cards?
Recipients can receive digital cards by text, email or print – you decide how to distribute. We can do the heavy lifting and email each gift code to individual recipients, or you can choose to receive physical gift cards to distribute yourself.
- How do I pay for the gift cards?
You can choose to pay by ACH/wire transfer or by credit card in selected markets. Your banking institution may apply a bank transfer fee, which you’re responsible for covering.
- What denominations are available?
There are minimum and maximum gift card amounts in each country. We can create digital gift codes in many whole amounts in any of the available currencies. Please discuss denomination requirements with our sales team.
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