Starwood Hotels & Uber tie-up creates opportunity to earn points with every taxi ride you take

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: February 26, 2015
UPDATED: August 26, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Starwood Preferred Guest
STATUS: This partnership ended on 17 December 2017. This content has been kept on the site for informational purposes only.

Starwood Preferred Guest are partnering and will have you earning at least 1 Starpoint per US dollar for every ride made with Uber.

There’s only one catch – you’ll need to have made a Starwood hotel stay in the current calendar year before you can earn any SPG points for that year.

But on the upside, you’ll earn double points if you Uber during your stay at a Starwood hotel.

Why is this partnership so great?

It gives me an additional incentive to use Uber to pre-book taxis for work and personal expenses, rather than just hailing them off the street, and I’ll feel slightly less hard-done by when using the more expensive Uber Black when I have to as well.

Starwood Preferred Guest, for those who aren’t aware, is one of the most stable loyalty programs out there with a huge range of frequent flyer program partners – with the main missing exception for us, Qantas Frequent Flyer. Velocity are a partner though.

Uber is a great addition into the mix of American Express Membership Rewards, Diners and Starwood hotel stays for Starpoint earn.

Starwood Hotels & Uber tie-up creates opportunity to earn points with every taxi ride you take was last modified: August 26th, 2018 by Keith

How to get started

Linking accounts is pretty easy over at the dedicated SPG site – you’ll need to make sure your last name and email address match on both your SPG and Uber accounts.

SPG Uber Account Link Success

That’s it, simple.

Earning points with rideshare and car booking services

Be sure to read our comparison guide for earning points with rideshare and car booking services to learn how you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer and SPG points on Uber rides.

Will earning SPG points from your taxi spend with Uber change your taxi booking behaviour?

Starwood Hotels & Uber tie-up creates opportunity to earn points with every taxi ride you take was last modified: August 26th, 2018 by Keith