I am excited that I am going to be using Uber on my next trip from the airport.
Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi.
Uber passengers can now earn one Starwood rewards point for each dollar they spend on a ride in a car found through the San Francisco-based company’s mobile app. Guests spending the night at one of Starwood’s 1,200 hotels will earn two to four points per dollar spent, depending on their level of status with Stamford, Connecticut-based Starwood.
This is the first global deal where ground transportation passengers can earn hotel points for trips.
Here is the link to register and link your accounts!
Here are some tips to remember:
- Your email address on your Starwood account must match the email address on your Uber account.
- You need to have had 1 paid stay in a Starwood property in 2015 to start earning points. Once you’ve had a single stay you’ll earn 1 Starpoint per dollar spent with Uber all year long, up to $10,000 in Uber spending per year.
- If you use Uber during a stay at a Starwood property then non-elites will earn 2 Starpoints per dollar spent with Uber, Gold and Platinum Starwood elite members will earn 3 Starpoints per dollar spent with Uber, and 75 night Platinum elites will earn 4 Starpoints per dollar spent with Uber. Points will post to your Starwood account 2-4 weeks after the ride.
I am excited as I have a stay coming up to use both services.