Now if you take a ride with Uber in New York City or Chicago, a new partnership with Sears can allow you to earn shopping cash for its stores or Shop Your Way rewards website, the company announced Wednesday.
Riders who link their Uber account to Sears’ free Shop Your Way program have the potential to receive unlimited Shop Your Way points, up to $2 in points for each trip with Uber. Although it’s currently only available in Chicago and New York City, there are plans to expand to other cities.
If you’re considering driving for Uber, new drivers who sign up through for the Shop Your Way Program can earn up to $1,000 in shopping points, and Uber plans to give “hundreds of thousands of Shop Your Way Points” to drivers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco who enroll in the program, according to a press release. Drivers can also receive 50% off all oil changes and 30% back in points on all labor at Sears Auto Centers.
As a sign up incentive, Uber and Shop Your Way plan to award 1,000 riders with $10,000 in rewards points through a sweepstakes that registers riders each time they ride. The Shop Your Way app is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Sears isn’t the first partnership Uber has made. Many credit cards are offering points to consumers when paying for Uber with the card— like Chase, who offers new Uber users a free ride, up to $30, or American Express who offers twice the membership points for Uber rides.
Remember, it’s important to read the terms and conditions of any program or offer you’re thinking of signing up for to be sure it’s right for you. Also, rewards can be great, but you’ll want to avoid the temptation to overspend in order to get them, because it isn’t worth going into debt for perks. Debt can be challenging to pay off, and can also affect your credit score.
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