In addition to getting 2x the RBC Rewards points, customers using Uber
for the first time get up to $20 off their first ride
TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - It's officially the holiday season, which
means many Canadians are making travel plans to celebrate with family
and friends. More and more, Avion credit cardholders and other RBC
Rewards members are using Uber as a familiar service when they find
themselves in another city or country - because travelling should be
stress free, with easy ways to enjoy a destination. Starting today, RBC
is giving the gift of flexibility and choice to these clients through
an exclusive bonus rewards offer with Uber Canada.
Starting December 15, Avioners and other RBC Rewards members will earn
2x the RBC Rewards points for every ride paid for with their eligible
RBC credit card anywhere in the world Uber operates. Customers who have
already added their Avion or other RBC Rewards credit card to the Uber
app will automatically start earning bonus points with each purchase
worldwide. And, first time Uber riders, will get up to $20 off their
"We're focused on finding new ways to make our clients lives easier -
whether it's earning more points through bonus offers on services they
are already using, or making payments faster with advances like tap or
our mobile RBC Wallet," says Athena Varmazis, vice-president, Global
Loyalty Programs and Rewards, Royal Bank of Canada. "This exclusive
offer with Uber is another way we're giving Avioners and RBC Rewards
members the choice and flexibility to reach their redemption goals
faster, whether for travel on any airline, the latest merchandise, or Payback with Points, which allows points to be used towards a credit card balance."
According to the 2015 Loyalty Report from Bond Brand Loyalty, 70 per
cent of RBC Royal Bank clients modify when and where they buy items to
maximize the rewards points they receive, showing that Canadians place
a high value on earning rewards points faster. With this new offer, RBC
and Uber are offering Avioners and other RBC Rewards members more
choice and flexibility when it comes to how they can earn even more RBC
Maximize points with Uber this holiday season and into 2016, at home or
If you're already an Uber user with an Avion or other RBC Rewards credit
card loaded into the app, simply pay for your next Uber purchase with
that card and earn 2x RBC Rewards points.
New to Uber?
Visit the RBC Rewards-Uber website to sign up as a user: www.uber.com/rbc.
Create an account and load your RBC Rewards credit card.
Download the Uber app to your phone.
Order your services. Whether it's transportation or food delivery
services from UberEATS, you'll earn 2x the points for purchases in
Canada and worldwide where Uber operates, as long as you pay wth your
RBC Rewards credit card.
If you're a first time Uber user, simply enter the promo code:
RBCREWARDS to get up to $20 off your first ride.
"As we begin the holiday season, we're thrilled to work with RBC to give
riders even greater value for their money," said Ian Black, general
manager of Uber Canada. "When working with other organizations, Uber is
always looking to build relationships with those focused on innovation
and meeting the changing needs of consumers and RBC is leading that
charge among Canadian companies."
Available in more than 350 cities in 64 countries, passengers can use
the Uber app to request rides and track their reserved vehicle's
location. When you reach your destination, your preloaded credit card
is charged with the predefined tip applied, and an electronic receipt
is emailed directly to you.
For more information, visit www.rbcrewards.com or www.uber.com/rbc.
About RBC Rewards
As one of Canada's premier providers of loyalty programs, RBC has the
reward options that help clients get the most from their points. From
using points to pay down their credit card balances with Payback with
Points to exciting merchandise, travel and gift cards redemptions,
Canadians have flexibility and choice in how they use their points. For
more information, please visit www.rbcrewards.com.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor
services and capital markets products and services on a global basis.
We employ approximately 78,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed
more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in
About Uber Canada
Co-founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber has
changed the way people connect to get around town. Present in over 30
communities in Canada, Uber offers more than 20,000 Canadian driver
partners a new way to earn a living in their spare time by offering a
more affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of
riders across the country. For more information, visit: uber.com.
For further information:
Heather Colquhoun, RBC Communications
Susie Heath, Uber Canada