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Two programs that I quite like, Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber, have teamed up to make it possible to earn valuable SPG points on Uber rides! If you haven’t yet used Uber, I truly think it is a game-changer for family travel in some cities – see examples why here and here.
How this will work is you have to link your Uber and Starwood accounts. Then, once you have an eligible Starwood Preferred Guest stay posted to your account in a calendar year, you can earn SPG points on Uber rides at the following rates for the rest of that calendar year. Note that this is valid for rides via UberX, UberBLACK, UberSUV, UberEXEC, UberLUX, UberPOP, UberPOOL and UberFAMILY.
- Earn one SPG point per dollar spent on Uber rides up to $10,000 spent per year.
- Preferred SPG members earn 2 SPG points per dollar spent on Uber rides taken during an SPG hotel stay.
- Gold/Platinum SPG members earn 3 SPG points per dollar spent on Uber rides taken during an SPG hotel stay.
- Platinums with 75 nights earn 4 SPG points per dollar spent on Uber rides taken during an SPG hotel stay.
What I do not see answered in the FAQs is whether the annual 2 stays from the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex will count for the SPG stay requirement for the calendar year. I’m about to hop on a plane now, but will try to get clarification on that ASAP.
Most of us probably only spend a handful on Uber each year, but I’m still more than happy to pick up some extra SPG points for those dollars spent (in addition to the points from whatever credit card you use to pay for the Uber ride). For those that are big Uber users, this could be a decent haul of SPG points each year!
Thanks to @real_jetsetr for emailing me about this new partnership!
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