Uber and American Express have partnered to offer businesses rewards whenever they pay for rides using a corporate American Express Card, The Points Guy reported on Monday (Dec. 2).
Under the partnership, reward benefits will double, jumping to 2x on Uber Pool, 4x on Uber X, and 6x on Uber Black. After hitting 500 points, users can choose a reward like $5 in Uber cash or no Uber Eats delivery fees.
Amex corporate Gold and Platinum cardholders will also get priority pickups at most U.S. airports. Platinum cardholders get an additional benefit of getting the most highly-rated drivers available.
Businesses with more than one corporate cardholder can pool the points earned, or allow employees to keep the points.
Uber points earned with a corporate card are also counted toward earning an Uber Rewards status. Gold status starts at 500 points and maxes out with Diamond status, which requires 7,500 points.
This new benefit is the latest in a series of overhauls at American Express announced in October for its corporate cardholders. The American Express Corporate Program — a suite of products that includes the American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Cards — launched a set of flexible tools and solutions that are designed to make business travel more efficient.
Amex also introduced a Corporate Program for Startups that offers the option of full corporate liability, as well as a dynamic spending capacity that flexes with the startup’s linked business bank account.
“Listening to our customers and evolving our offerings to fit their changing needs is a key reason we’ve been able to maintain our leadership position in the Corporate Card space,” Anna Marrs, president, global commercial services at American Express said in the release.
“This reinvention of our Corporate Cards, coupled with the introduction of the Corporate Program for Startups, will provide our customers the powerful backing and world-class service they need to compete in an ever-changing business environment,” she added.