Updated on January 2, 2018
UPSIDE $200 Free Gift Card w/ $400 Travel Purchase
UPSIDE.com is a new travel startup offering a $200 gift card when you book your next trip of $400+ (flight and/or hotel and/or Uber). Expires 8/31/17, so you have a week!
Originally posted by Doctor of Credit, the Upside promo is back – this time, it’s a $200 gift card instead of a $250 gift card. The NETFLIXNOW code posted by Frequent Miler is restricted to a $200 gift card specific to Netflix purchases. This new $200 OFFER does not have such restriction, and can be used for popular stores such as Whole Foods and Amazon.com
HOW TO SIGN UP
***EXPIRED – The $200 offer has expired. You can use this promo code to get the new offer of $100 in gift cards. I have updated the links to load the $100 offer.
- Click this link (you will see the message below showing the $200 credit)*.
- Buy a flight/hotel/uber separate or package of $400 or more. If you do you do not see the gift card credit in the summary, enter the promo code
lygkhb(expired) on the checkout screen.
- After your trip you can choose $200 in gift cards such as Amazon
EXPIRATION: Book by August 31, 2017.
*Note: I received this link from a reader. My link, like most others, will only give $125 in gift cards, so I didn't post it here.
WHAT IS UPSIDE?
Upside is a new travel startup which lets you earn gift cards when you book travel (flight, hotel, and Uber). They are focusing on business travelers but it works for personal travel as well. They hope that once you try them even for personal trips, you'll want to use them for your business trips too. I've already booked my first trip with them and have my gift cards pending until after I complete my trip.
Only one promo code per transaction.
Your promotion will be applied at checkout.
Your gift card total cannot exceed the cost of your trip.
Your code requires a minimum purchase of $400.
Your code expires on 08/31/2017.
FREE MASSAGE, LIMO, DRY CLEANING? Seat selection, frequently flyer number, global entry number.
Why yes, thank you! Several readers have reported receiving additional perks like a free massage at the destination city, a free limo ride, free dry cleaning. I, unfortunately, didn't receive anything extra so perhaps they are randomly selecting customers to get this.
I did, however, get an email asking if I need any help choosing seats, frequent flier number, or global entry (‘Known Traveler Number').
Here are some examples that worked:
- I was able to book a flight for just over $400 (NYC to California) and it worked.
- Others I know booked flights for ~$350 + $50 Uber
- $300 flight + $100 Uber
It seems that booking a package deal is NOT required if your flight or hotel is over $400 already.
HOW TO GET YOUR GIFT CARD
The gift card will be available within 72 hours of completing your travel. I think the most valuable gift card is probably for Amazon but there are many other choices including Whole Foods, Target, eBay, Home Depot and more.
HOW UBER CREDITS WORK
UBER credits must be using during the trip you booked. Let me explain:
If you need to add an Uber package to get you over the $400 requirement keep in mind the credits come in $25 increments and can only be used beginning 1 day prior to your flight date and 1 day after your return date.
For example, if you purchase a $100 Uber package and your flights are 1/10/18-1/15/18, you get 4 x $25 Uber credits that MUST be used anytime between 1/9/18-1/16/18.
POST YOUR CODE
If you'd like to post your own code in the comments, retweet this tweet first and leave your twitter handle in the comments. Otherwise the code will not be posted.