Secret Perk: How to Get $200 Worth of “Room Service” With This Card
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Scott: Room service. It’s one of life’s decadent and overpriced luxuries. I’m a Big Travel with Small Money type of guy, but I’m also a guy who appreciates and is willing to pay for great food wherever I travel. The solution is something you’ve heard of but may have not yet considered.
Staring out at the clock tower atop the Palace of Culture and Science from my deluxe room at the Intercontinental Warsaw, I could’ve ordered room service. But why do that in a city teeming with tempting tastes from around the world?
So I looked over the UberEats 0ptions and scrolled past McDonald’s to choose the highly-rated Asian fusion restaurant Pełną Parą.
Within a half-hour, UberEats delivered my meal out in front of the hotel. I had amazing steamed dumplings with turkey and herbs, while my lovely travel partner enjoyed soft gluten-free dumplings with shrimp and crunchy bamboo sprouts. We shared the fresh chicken mango salad livened up with mint and cashews. We also split Vietnamese shrimp summer rolls in rice wraps with greens.
Here’s how to get $200 worth of this kind “room service” each year…
It comes with The Platinum Card® from American Express!
Add your Platinum Card to UberEats and you can receive $15 Uber credits for US rides or UberEats every month. Plus, you’ll get a bonus $20 in December for a total of $35. That’s up to $200 in credits for Uber rides or UberEats annually.
Keep in mind, you’re not supposed to get this credit outside the US. I paid for my Warsaw “room service” with my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 on this travel (Uber) purchase, with no foreign transaction fee!
But when you’re traveling within the US, consider using your AMEX Platinum for food that might be tastier and delivered quicker than traditional room service. The drawback, of course, is that you’ll have to step outside the hotel for a moment. But if that’s not a deal breaker, you’ll have a discount on food delivery each month!
This perk helps offset the card’s annual fee.
And if you have a friend or loved one who is active in our armed forces, make sure they know how to get the AMEX Platinum card’s annual fee waived! (See Rates & Fees) We explain how in our post about the best travel credit cards for military.
Sure, pizza delivery to hotels has been around for years. But UberEats has connected so many restaurants that didn’t previously deliver. I think it’s a great option and a nice substitute for hotel room service.
For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, please click here.
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