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Gift cards are a great way to give your family members and friends a present for their birthdays or holidays.

Yet, if you do not use a service like Uber Eats, what are you supposed to do when you get an Uber Eats gift card?

Many people who receive an Uber Eats gift card may not know how to use it because they do not have the app or they live in a region where Uber Eats does not operate.

Here, you will learn how to use Uber Eats gift cards to get your meal through two easy methods.

What Is An Uber Eats Gift Card?

A gift card is a prepaid voucher that you can use to purchase products or services.

An Uber Eats gift card is often given as a present to order food delivery from nearby eateries.

However, the purchaser can also use these gift cards to obtain meals or snacks from local restaurants.

How Does An Uber Eats Gift Card Work?

To learn how to use Uber Eats gift card, you may benefit from having an Uber Eats wallet.

You can add the gift card amount to the Uber Eats wallet and pick it as your payment method when paying for the food you order.

You will also need to have the latest version of the Uber app downloaded to your remote device.

Paying for food delivery through a gift card will only work on your account and you cannot transfer the funds to someone else’s Uber Eats account.

There are two different types of Uber Eats gift cards available.

You can get physical cards purchased in grocery or convenience stores or you can get an eGift card.

You can send egift cards to friends and family via email delivery after buying them on www.uber.com/gift-cards.

How To Redeem Uber Eats Gift Cards

Now that you understand how to use Uber Eats gift card, it’s time to find out more about redeeming these gift cards.

You can use the gift cards as a secondary payment method.

Also, you can apply Uber credits to your account balance via gift cards.

To redeem the physical gift card or an electronic one:

  1. Download the latest version of the Uber Eats app.
  2. Select the menu account tab
  3. Choose the “Wallet” button
  4. Pick “add the payment method” and choose “gift card.”
  5. Type in the code from the Uber Eats gift card without any spaces

While you can’t reload a gift card, you can add as much as $1,000 of gift card credits to your Uber Eats account.  

How To Use An Uber Eats Gift Card

You can use an Uber Eats gift card to order food delivery and pay for Uber rides.

When setting up the gift card, add it as your primary payment method on your Uber app account.

  1. Open the Uber Eats app
  2. Tap the Account tab
  3. Choose “Wallet”
  4. Choose “Add payment method”
  5. Select “Gift card”
  6. Enter the code

The gift card will consistently remain the default method of payment, but you will have a chance to change it during checkout.

If you are worried about your gift card balance, you can use a credit card to pay for part of a large food delivery order.

How do I use an Uber gift card instead of a credit card?

You can use an Uber Eats gift card instead of credit cards via the following steps.

  1. Open up your Uber Eats app account.
  2. Choose the “account” tab in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Then choose “add the payment method” and pick “gift card” from the options provided.
  4. Enter the gift card code.
  5. Pick “add.”
  6. When you are checking out your food order, select “gift card” on the payment page.

These are the simple steps you will need to follow when switching your credit card to your new gift card as an Uber Eats payment method.

Can I Use My Uber Eats Gift Card For Food Pickup?

You can use Uber gift cards for all restaurant services in thousands of cities around the United States as well as a payment method for Uber rides.

As such, you can also use the Uber Eats gift card for food pickup at your local restaurant.

vector graphic showing customers walking up to a restaurant and walking away with an Uber Eats pickup order

Since Uber has a pickup option available, you can change your settings from delivery to pick-up and use your gift card.

The pickup option is great when few drivers are available or when you want to save on delivery fees.  

Who Should Use An Uber Eats Gift Card?

A variety of people can use Uber Eats gift cards.

You can purchase these gift cards for your family members, friends, or even customers of your business.

You can also give them to your employees or coworkers.

Lastly, you can even buy a physical or electronic Uber Eats gift card for yourself to use whenever you order food delivery.

If you need an Uber ride, you can use the gift card to pay for it as well.

1. Purchase an Uber Gift Card for a Business

Gift cards from Uber Eats are great for thanking your customers for their business at your store or other company.

In addition, they make a great way to reward your staff after they complete a successful project.

You can send the gift cards via text, email delivery, or a printed option.

You can also purchase physical gift cards from grocery stores to pass out to your team.

You can use the gift cards as great end-of-the-year or holiday presents for employees or as thank-you gifts to your customers.

They also make excellent giveaways or prizes as well as corporate gifts.

2. Send to a Friend 

You can also send an Uber Eats gift card to your close friends on their birthdays or during the holidays.

Does your best friend have an anniversary coming up?

You can get her an Uber Eats gift card to order a romantic meal with her spouse.

You can also give these gift cards to family members whenever a birthday is coming up.

3. By You

You can also purchase Uber Eats gift cards for your own use.

The gift card isn’t available for transfer.

As such, once you add a gift card to your Uber app account, you will need to use it for your food delivery or Uber rides instead of transferring it to a friend or colleague.

Do you ever have a busy workday and you do not have time to cook up an entire dinner for your whole family?

If that happens, you can order a delicious meal from a local restaurant using your Uber Eats gift card.

Your kids will get excited about having their preferred take-out!

You’ll be a hero that night.

What Do I Do If My Uber Eats Gift Card Isn’t Working?

If you receive a message stating “gift code not valid” with a gift code that is 10 or 11 letters long, you should receive a new code to use instead.

However, if you did not get a new code, then you will need to contact Uber’s customer service.

You may also have gotten a message saying “Gift code already redeemed,” which means someone has already added the gift card code to their account.

Ask your friends and family who may have had access to the gift card if they may have accidentally added the code to their account.

Frequently Asked Questions

We answered some commonly asked questions about Uber Eats gift cards below.

vector graphic showing hand holding an Uber Eats gift card

Can I use a restaurant gift card on Uber Eats?

Unfortunately, you cannot use restaurant gift cards to pay for food delivery through the Uber Eats app or any other online food delivery app.

You cannot pay with any gift cards from the merchants or local restaurants for Uber Eats delivery even if the eatery is an Uber Eats merchant partner.

As such, you will need to call the restaurant itself to order a meal for pick-up instead of delivery.

That way, you can use the restaurant gift card once you show up to get the order.

Can an Uber Eats gift card be used for Uber rides?

Yes, you can use an Uber Eats gift card whenever you take an Uber ride.

Essentially, you can use a gift card similar to a credit card when paying for your Uber rides.

The gift card from Uber Eats makes an awesome present since people can use it for both any food order from the restaurants in their area as well as any ride from an Uber driver.

Final Word

After reading through the overview about gift cards from Uber Eats, you should know exactly how to use them via your Uber app.

You can now go ahead and make your family, friends, customers, or coworkers extremely happy with a gift card.

You can use the card for corporate gifts, prizes, and giveaways to your company’s staff as well as holiday gifts after a productive year.

Don’t forget to get one for yourself and enjoy ordering a delicious dinner from your favorite restaurant!

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