Apple Credit Card Adds Ace Hardware To 3% Category


Update 4/28/22: Ace Hardware now added to earn 3%. Full list of 3% merchants:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Panera Bread
  • Exxon/Mobil
  • Walgreen’s
  • Duane Reade
  • Uber
  • UberEATS
  • T-Mobile store purchases
  • Nike
  • Apple

Update 8/3/20: Apple has now added Panera Bread to earn 3%.

Update 6/29/20: Apple has now added Exxon and Mobil.

Update 11/25/19: Apple Card has now added Nike to the 3% category when using Apple Pay. Significant addition.

Update 9/19/19: They’ve now added T-Mobile as well to the 3% category when using Apple Pay at a T-Mobile store. Note: paying your monthly bill with T-Mobile will apparently not get 3%. It’s probably possible to pay your bill in-store and get the extra rewards, but barring that, any bill payments will earn normal 1% or 2% rewards (depending whether you use Apple Pay or the physical card number).

Update 9/12/19: Apple Card has added Walgreen’s and Duane Reade to their 3% category when using Apple Card with Apple Pay (starts Friday 9/13/19). That’s on top of Uber & UberEATS which were previously announced.

Original Post:

The long awaited/hyped public release of the new Apple credit card finally came today, with card now available to anyone with an updated iPhone (requires iPhone 6 or later). In the press release today, Apple announced an additional 3% category of Uber and UberEATS:

Apple Card is extending 3 percent Daily Cash to more merchants and apps. Starting today, customers will receive 3 percent Daily Cash when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay for Uber and Uber Eats.4 (4 Apple Pay is coming soon to Uber services like Uber Cash, Scheduled Rides and JUMP. ) Customers can request a ride through Uber in more than 700 cities across the globe and order a meal through Uber Eats in more than 500 cities around the world. Apple Card will continue to add more popular merchants and apps in the coming months.

Previously, only Apple purchases were mentioned as earning 3%, while regular Apple Pay purchases earn only 2%. Now, you can get 3% on Uber when using Apple Pay. This is also great advertising for Uber in their competition with Lyft as there are lots of avid Apple fans.

It’s interesting what they say in the end there that “Apple Card will continue to add more popular merchants and apps in the coming months”. We’ll see.

We’ll add this benefit to our full review: Apple Credit Card Full Details – 3% at Apple, 2% with Apple Pay, 1% with Physical Card; No Fees. 

Hat tip to @iam_K_Man

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