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There’s a terrific new partnership between Starwood and Uber that can help you get points for hotels and flights!
You’ll earn 1 Starwood point for every $1 spent on Uber and up to 3 bonus Starwood points when you use Uber while staying at Starwood.
This is great news! Because it’s hard to earn a lot of Starwood points if you don’t have the Starwood personal (Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Expressl) or business (Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express) card.
Earn up to 4 Starwood Points per $1 Spent on Uber
And when you use Uber while staying at Starwood hotels, you’ll earn up to 3 additional Starwood points:
- 1 bonus Starwood point per $1 spent on Uber for Starwood Preferred Guest members
- 2 bonus Starwood points per $1 spent on Uber for Starwood Gold or Platinum (with less than 75 eligible nights in the current year) members
- 3 bonus Starwood points per $1 spent on Uber for Starwood Platinum (with 75 or more eligible nights in the current year) members
But you have to link (sign-in required) your Uber and Starwood accounts AND have completed 1 Starwood stay in the current year before your Uber ride. So you might consider staying at Starwood before you link your Uber and Starwood accounts.
Your Starwood account has to be active AND use the same name and email on your Uber account.
Why You Should You Link Your Uber and Starwood Accounts
|Starwood Preferred Guest Airline Transfer Partners|
|Air China||Air New Zealand||Alaska Airlines|
|Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)||Asiana Airlines||British Airways|
|Etihad||Flying Blue||Gol Smiles|
|Hainan Airlines||Hawaiian Airlines||Iberia|
|Japan Airlines||Jet Airways||Korean Airlines|
|LifeMiles (Avianca)||Miles & More (Lufthansa)||Qatar Airways|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Singapore Airlines||Thai Airways|
|United Airlines||Virgin Atlantic||Virgin Australia|
And you get 5,000 bonus Starwood points when you transfer 20,000 Starwood points to airlines like American Airlines. So transferring 20,000 Starwood points gets you 25,000 American Airlines miles!
Plus it’s another way to keep your Starwood account active.
New to Uber? Up to $30 Free Uber Credit
If you’re new to Uber and are NOT a Starwood Gold or Platinum member, you can sign-up using promo code “SPGUBER” for an unspecified discount on your 1st ride. Or you can sign-up using my link and save $20!
Starwood Gold and Platinum members new to Uber can sign-up using promo code “SPGUBERELITE” and save up to $30.
Note: You can only use 1 promo code.
You Could Get a Free SPG #SuiteRide Uber Ride
On February 28, 2015, between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm local time, you have the chance to a get 1 free 1-way Uber ride in:
- Mexico City
- New York
- San Francisco
if you’ve linked your Uber and Starwood accounts AND choose the “SPG” option when using Uber.
And if you’re 1 of 460 lucky Uber riders, you’ll also get 15,000 Starwood points which is enough for a free night at many Category 5 hotels.
Note: Only the Starwood member who requests the Uber ride gets the bonus Starwood points. And “SPG” Uber cars are limited.
Earn More Points
Because Uber is considered a travel expense, you can earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points using your Chase Sapphire Preferred card or 2.2% back when you use your Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard.
Or you can save money and redeem American Express Membership Rewards points for your Uber ride. However, I’d rather use my AMEX points for more valuable airline and hotel transfers!
And you’ll earn up to 3 bonus Starwood points when you stay at Starwood and use Uber.
But your Starwood account has to be active and you must have completed 1 Starwood stay in the current year.
This is an amazing way to earn additional Starwood points and keep your Starwood account active!