When drivers sign up to make food deliveries through Uber Eats, they are promised flexibility in how they work.
One of the ways the company incentivizes the drivers to do more than they had probably planned on is via programs like Uber Eats Pro. We looked into what Uber Eats Pro is and here’s all you need to know!
What Is Uber Eats Pro In 2023?
Uber Eats Pro is a rewards program for drivers that works by giving them points that they can use to get perks across different levels in 2023. Uber Eats Pro has levels that go from Green to Diamond, all with different benefits. Drivers earn points on Uber Eats Pro for things like maintaining a high satisfaction rating and few cancellations.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Uber Eats Pro, including how it works, the benefits offered, and more!
How Does Uber Eats Pro Work?
Uber Eats Pro works a lot like most other rewards or loyalty programs: you earn points that count towards the level you’re at and that determines what perks or benefits you get.
Aside from these points, drivers need to maintain a strong satisfaction rating of at least 85% from both customers and restaurants.
All the points you earn on Uber Eats Pro are reset every month so you’d need to keep working to maintain your status.
This reset is done by calendar month, meaning you have from the 1st of the month to the last day of it to earn points before they disappear.
You earn points that determine what tier you’ll be in the following month when they reset.
However, if you earn enough points to qualify for the next rewards tier, you immediately gain access to the benefits associated with it.
You earn points for Uber Eats Pro in the following ways:
- 1 point for each delivery completed successfully
- 2 points for each delivery completed during lunch hours, between noon and 2 p.m.
- 6 points per completed delivery for dinner hours, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
What Is the Difference Between Uber Eats Pass and Uber Eats Pro?
Uber Eats Pro and Uber Eats Pass, now called Uber One, are different in that the first one is meant for drivers while the other one is meant for customers.
Uber Eats Pass is a premium subscription service that costs $9.99 a month while Uber Eats Pro is a rewards program that doesn’t cost anything to join.
Uber Eats Pass gives subscribers the same perks where available but Uber Eats Pro gives drivers different perks depending on their level and how many points they have.
What Are the Benefits of Uber Eats Pro?
Uber Eats Pro is still undergoing testing and is in its beta phase, so the benefits available have kept changing since it was introduced in 2019.
Benefits and perks also change depending on where you’re based, so we recommend you go through the drivers’ app to see what’s available where you are.
If you haven’t signed up to be an Uber Eats driver yet but you’re interested in the benefits of the program, you could reach out to drivers in your area.
If you don’t know any personally, you could leave a question on dedicated forums like the Uber Eats drivers’ Subreddit.
That said, one of the most significant benefits of Uber Eats Pro that we’ve seen is 100% tuition coverage for online courses at Arizona State University, as we’ll discuss below.
Will Uber Eats Pay for College?
Uber Eats will pay for college for drivers and their family members to study online at Arizona State University if they qualify through the Uber Eats Pro program.
This benefit has been available since the program started and it’s available to drivers and their family members.
It’s only available for drivers that have attained Gold, Platinum, or Diamond status and have completed at least 1,000 deliveries.
As for family members that qualify for the benefits, the fine print says the following are eligible:
- Domestic partners
- Parents and legal guardians
This program provides access to over 100 bachelor’s degrees and several other courses at the university that is fully online.
Some of the bachelor’s degrees you can get through Uber Eats and ASU are in the following fields:
- Computer information systems
- Counseling and psychology
- Criminal justice and criminology
- Educational studies
- Film and media
- Graphic design
- Health care and sciences
- Engineering, e.g. electrical, software, and mechanical
- Religious studies
Aside from these degrees, there are other courses available that focus on English and entrepreneurship.
Courses in English teach things like academic writing and research while entrepreneurship courses deal with subjects like leadership, marketing, and management.
Where Is Uber Eats Pro Available?
Uber Eats Pro is available in only a few cities in the US and Canada. As we’ve established already, Uber Eats Pro is still in beta so it has yet to receive a wide release.
Uber Eats Pro was first introduced in around 200 cities in the US but was later made available to drivers in a few places in Canada.
Uber Eats has not released an official list of cities where it’s being tested, so your best bet is to try to enroll or ask drivers in your area.
Uber Eats Pro is a rewards program for drivers using the service. It has 4 levels that you can progress through by earning points.
Your points get reset every calendar month and the number you earned will determine what level you’re in the following month but you unlock a level’s perks immediately after you earn enough points.