You can now pay for Uber rides with Paypal -- and get a $15 discount

Uber is now accepting Paypal.

The popular ride service app announced on its blog that it will accept PayPal as a form of payment in the United States, Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands.

“One of the most important things we’ve learned: While we Americans charge our credit cards with abandon, not everyone does,” the company said.

Uber is rolling out a limited-time discount to celebrate the news: Through Nov. 28, customers can get $15 off their next ride when they pay with PayPal. The discount excludes the UberTAXI option.

To get the deal, add your PayPal account to your Uber account and select it as your payment method. The discount will automatically apply to your next ride.

Uber said it hoped customers would appreciate the added flexibility of paying with PayPal, and expected the feature to roll out to more countries “in the near future.”


Web-based transportation services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have taken off in Los Angeles this year. The services enable customers to book and pay for rides on their smartphones. Fans of the services say they’re more convenient and cheaper than traditional taxicabs.


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