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Unlimited 20% off Uber until April 2016 with Capital One Quicksilver

by on Tue April 21, 2015 • No Comment


Iqs-emv-visa-sig-flat-240x151-wwwn what may be one of the stranger (but lucrative) partnerships we have seen…

Capital One and Uber have teamed up to offer you 20% off every Uber ride you take until April 30, 2016 (next year) that’s paid for with a Capital One Quicksilver card.

Yes, that Quicksilver card.

The 1.5% cash back card that prides itself on not being a premium card at all. Just a dead simple 1.5% cash back.

The premium Capital One Venture Rewards card is not eligible for this deal.

Only the Quicksilver.

If you’re a heavy Uber user in an urban area, or use it a lot for travel, this can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings, especially on trips to and from the airport.

For example, you can ride from New York JFK airport to Manhattan with Uber X for just $48 – 20% off the normal $60 rate.

And like all Capital One cards, the Quicksilver has no foreign transaction fees, so it’s an easy choice wherever you travel.

You can use the discount on any Uber ride, even the Uber Taxi level. The credit will post to your Capital One statement (not in the Uber app) and you can read all the answers to frequent questions here.

How can you get in on this?

Just set up your Quicksilver card as your payment for your rides in Uber – no special codes needed – and the rebate will be applied. No need to carry around the Quicksilver in your wallet – you can use more rewarding cards for your other purchases.

It’s easy to apply for a Quicksilver or to switch products to one if you already have a Capital One card.

If you’re new to Uber, you also get two $30 rides free. Enter the promo code CAPITALONE before June 30, 2015 to get the rides.

Why is Uber doing this?

Our guess is Uber is trying to increase its user base in less-dense areas that are newer to Uber. And the broader user base of the Capital One Quicksilver is ripe for that, with all of the heavy marketing the card gets. Meanwhile Capital One gets a pretty cool benefit for little cost and gets to move its card into the wallet of people who usually look for travel rewards.

And you the consumer win as companies with fresh investment rounds light money on fire.


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