Update: I received a dozen $20 vouchers after a United flight cancellation and had the chance to test out some more United food voucher uses.
- The voucher did not work for an Amazon gift card balance reload.
- I was able to do 2 Starbucks reloads with 2 vouchers, but the 3rd voucher gave an error. I think that’s due to a limit that Starbucks sets limiting the number of funding sources allowed within a period of time?
- While local restaurants that use Toast for processing failed to work, I was able to buy gift cards from other restaurants that don’t use Toast with 9 of the vouchers. However, the voucher that failed to load onto Starbucks also failed to load at the restaurant. The vouchers are one-time-use, so maybe it got burned once it failed on Starbucks?
Originally posted on 7/18:
Last month during a delay, United texted me a $20 food voucher credit with a virtual credit card number good for $20 of spending within 1 day. By the time I got it, I was already on an American flight to JFK and went right from there to a wedding, so I didn’t have a chance to use it.
Even if I was still in Cleveland, there’s no substantial kosher food to buy. In fact, unless you’re flying through an NYC airport, you’re not going to find any substantial kosher food for sale in any US airport.
And yet somehow Istanbul has that figured out…
— DansDeals (@DansDeals) July 2, 2023
But I do get a $28 per person credit at Cleveland’s Bar Symon with my Chase Sapphire Reserve® and my JPMorgan Ritz Priority Pass, and they’re more than happy to pack up chips, drinks, Kind bars, beer, and more to go with that credit, so I don’t have any need for other credit in Cleveland.
I did try using the $20 credit to buy a gift card from Cleveland’s Mendel’s KC BBQ, but the transaction was declined and the card expired unused after I couldn’t even get a flight home the next day. I guess the card is programmed to only allow airport food?
I had a United flight booked last week that was delayed several hours, and was texted another $20 food voucher. This time I went onto my phone’s Starbucks app and added the virtual card number to my account. Sure enough, it let me add $20 to my account from the food voucher card:
That will be good for drinks or merchandise from any Starbucks store without expiration. It beats letting it go to waste!
Where have you been able to use your delayed flight food vouchers?