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Isn’t it a beautiful thing when you get rewarded for simply shopping?

In a recently revamped rewards program, Uber is teaming up with Visa to offer you free ride credits every time you swipe a Visa card at one of its partner stores. In some regions, those stores include big-name chains like Applebee’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Whole Foods and Walgreens.

The credits you earn through qualifying purchases at participating stores can be used toward Uber rides or UberEATS orders.

Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? It gets better. All U.S. issued Visa credit cards and some debit cards are eligible for the rewards program, and it’s free to participate. There is no limit to how many credits you earn, and they don’t expire. Yes, you read that correctly.

Plus, if your credit cards offer great rewards on their own, you’ll be racking up points, cashback and credits just for ordering rides and food on your Uber app! Pretty sweet, right?

I know what you’re thinking: Um, where do I sign up!?

The easiest way to find Visa Local Offers in your Uber app is to simply open the app, scroll down to “Settings” in the app’s menu and under the Rewards section, tap “Visa Local Offers.” Then click “Count Me In.” In order to join, you must have at least one eligible Visa card linked to your Uber account as a payment method. Then, voila!

You can check out which stores are participating in your area after enrolling in the Visa Local Offers reward program within your Uber app. I checked out which Visa Local Offers were currently available in New York City, and I found some pretty enticing deals, including:

  • 10 percent back on Steak n’ Shake
  • 10 percent back at Pret A Manger
  • 10 percent back at Dunkin’ Donuts
  • 10 percent back at Staples
  • 10 percent back at Applebee’s Bar and Grill
  • 10 percent back at Walgreens
  • 10 percent back at Whole Foods Market

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