Why won’t it let me use my Uber cash? (+7 Tips for users)

This post will discuss why Uber might not let you use your Uber cash. We will also be listing the various steps involved in using Uber cash to place an order in Uber Eats. Furthermore, we will be listing a few ways through which you can save money while ordering food on Uber Eats and also check out some alternatives to this great food delivery app.

Why won’t it let me use my Uber cash?

If you are not able to use your Uber cash while trying to place an order on Uber East or hail a ride on Uber, it is most likely because you do not have an active payment method selected and attached to your Uber account. Problems in using Uber cash can also arise if you do not have enough Uber cash in your account.

How to order on Uber Eats using Uber cash?

To place an order for food in Uber Eats using Uber cash, you can follow the steps given below.

  • You will first need to log into your Uber Eats account
  • Browse through the restaurants given and choose the meal that you want to order
  • Go to the ‘View Cart’ option or the ‘Checkout’ option
  • In this page, you will need to check your current payment method. This will be placed right above the ‘Place Order’ button
  • You will then need to select the ‘Uber cash’ option in the Payment options screen which will be displayed next
  • Go to your ordering screen and see if the selected payment method is Uber Cash and then click on ‘Place Order’

Uber Cash can be bought in the Uber app directly. It can also come in the form of Uber credits given by the customer support, gift cards and Amex Premium benefits.

How to save money on Uber Eats?

While Uber Eats is certainly very economical when compared to many other food delivery apps, ordering food often can be destructive for anybody’s bank account. Some ways through which customers can save money on Uber Eats have been explored as follows.

Use the promo codes and offers

Uber Eats offers plenty of promo codes and special offers for its customers that can be great for saving money. These promo codes and offers are rolled out frequently in order to promote restaurants and also encourage customers to keep using the app. New and upcoming restaurants may also have great offers as part of their marketing strategies.

Get an Uber One

Many will know Uber One by its predecessor Eats Pass. This is a monthly subscription through which the customers can enjoy plenty of benefits and advantages in the Uber Eats app. The main advantage that customers can enjoy is zero delivery fees on an unlimited number of orders. This can be great for those who regularly use the app to order food.

Use the filters in the Uber Eats app

It can be tempting to order the first delicious looking option in the menu while browsing a food delivery app. However, it is always wise to check out the other amazing options that Uber Eats has to offer. You can even apply the filters in the app so that you are shown very inexpensive and economical options first.

Order during non-busy hours

Similar to other food delivery apps, Uber Eats also has a busy fee. This busy fee is applied to those orders which are placed during peak hours which are usually lunch hours, post work hours and weekends. To avoid these fees, you can place your order much before these peak hours, especially if you are well-aware that you will need to order food from outside.

Schedule orders much ahead

Uber Eats also has a pre-order feature through which you can schedule your orders much ahead in time. The app allows its customers to order food for a week in advance as well. The benefit of scheduling orders in advance is that the busy fee will not be applied if the order has been placed in non-peak hours.

Order in larger portions

Uber Eats charges customers a small order fee is the order subtotal is lesser than the minimum charge. Customers can avoid this fee by adding extra items to their cart. If you don’t want to be charged such a fee, you can add extra items or even ask your coworkers or friends if they want to order through your account.

Avoid the extras

It is always tempting to add sides and extras to our meals, such as beverages and other accompaniments. However, we need to remember that restaurants often charge more for these which are priced much lower in convenience stores. One thing that customers can do to reduce their expenses is to only order the mains and get the sides from other stores.

Best alternatives to Uber Eats

While Uber Eats is definitely the most popular and highly rated food delivery app, it is not the only one in the market. There are several others which have similar features, such as:

  • GrubHub
  • DoorDash
  • Postmates
  • Zomato
  • Swiggy
  • Slice

Conclusion

This post has discussed why Uber might not let you use your Uber cash. We have also listed the various steps involved in using Uber cash to place an order in Uber Eats. Furthermore, we have listed a few ways through which you can save money while ordering food on Uber Eats and also checked out some alternatives to this great food delivery app.

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Citations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uber_Eats

https://www.spaceotechnologies.com/build-food-delivery-app-ubereats-top-features/

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/uber-eats

https://craft.co/ubereats

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-uber-eats

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