You may not know it until it happens, but you might just be an UberVIP. Reserved for customers who love Uber enough to take it as frequently as a cup of morning coffee, UberVIP is Uber’s way of recognizing their most valuable riders. But before you go buy a red velvet rope to roll out on curbs around the world – UberVIP unfortunately is not yet that special. Here’s everything you need to know about UberVIP – and what you can expect once you achieve it…
UberVIP is for customers who’ve either taken more than 100 rides in one market, taken ten or more rides in a city in one month or have the American Express Platinum card. The only way you’ll really know you’ve become an UberVIP is by opening the app in your main city of use. When you do, you’ll begin to see VIP at the end of any potential ride options. Such as “UberXVIP”.
The most powerful perk of UberVIP is priority. As a VIP customer, you’ll receive priority access to Uber’s best drivers, or those with the highest star ratings. While it’s impossible to know exactly how Uber calculates these kind of things, your request will always be at the top priority. But one important thing to know – just because you’re a VIP in one place, doesn’t mean you’re a VIP everywhere. And before you ask – prices stay the same.
Uber has hinted at more substantial perks in the future – and that makes sense. While connecting rides with better drivers is great, faster service and potential discounts for extra use would be awesome. If top riders received discount vouchers, or complimentary UberBlack, Luxe or other high end upgrades – it would create even more reason to ride with Uber over the competition.
Uber has launched their own rewards credit card, offering points for rides and just about everything else you already do. It also offers 4X points on dining. The Uber credit card may soon grant automatic VIP status, which would be an excellent perk for frequent travelers in need of good drivers – and fast.