You Now Earn Marriott Points With Uber (Plus, First Time Use Bonus)

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You can now earn Marriott points for premium Uber rides and food delivery in the U.S. You just need to link your Marriott and Uber accounts to earn automatically. This earning is on top of what you get through Uber’s own devalued rewards program.

  • 6 points per dollar on Uber Eats ordered to Marriott hotels with minimum $25 order (not including taxes/fees)
  • 2 points per dollar on Uber Eats ordered anywhere else for pickup or delivery, with same $25 minimum spend
  • 3 points per dollar on Uber XL, Comfort and Black
  • No points for ‘regular Uber’ though

If you link your account and have one qualifying transaction by May 31 you’ll earn 2000 Marriott bonus points.

How To Link Your Accounts

To link your Marriott account in the Uber app, choose ‘settings’ and then ‘Marriott Bonvoy’ under Rewards. You’ll hit ‘link account’ and then log into your Marriott account to link them. Simple enough, but there’s a quick video showing how this works.
      

How Much This Is Worth

I view this program as being about a 3.5% rebate on food orders to Marriott hotels, a 1.8% rebate on premium Uber rides, and 1.2% back on UberEats I order at home. The ride rebate won’t help me much since I rarely request something other than UberX. 

Note that you do not need to be a registered guest at a Marriott to earn a higher number of points ordering food delivered to a Marriott. I imagine this will be a boon to managers at Marriott-branded limited service properties!

Unlike the old Uber-Starwood partnership (which was more generous) there’s no matching against stay records to earn at a higher rate. Instead, the delivery address need only match that of a Marriott hotel property.

Not The Only Game In Town

This is a nice add-on for those who have the American Express® Gold Card which now gets an annual $120 Uber credit – up to $120 per year ($10 per month) in the form of Uber Cash that can be used for rides or Uber Eats. And of course the Platinum Card® from American Express gets Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. (Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member and not to additional Platinum cardholders. Benefits with both cards require linking those cards to your Uber account.)

Alternatively for rides you can double dip earning with Hilton and Delta with Lyft and through Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardmembers earn 10x total points on every Lyft ride plus up to 15% off rides with a complimentary year of Pink.

And for food, Sapphire Reserve cardmembers earn a $60 statement credit this year on DoorDash purchases and receive a complimentary DashPass for a year as long as they activated by December 31, 2021.

Does This New Partnership Make Me Choose Uber Over Competitors?

This is not going to push me towards Uber vs. Lyft for rides or Uber vs. DoorDash for food delivery, but it’s nice to have extra earning for purchases I’m going to make anyway.
    
It’s interesting to see Marriott pushing members to order food in to their hotels instead of room service, but in the long run they’d rather not staff room service.

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  1. They seem to have some technical issues – it wouldn’t let me link accounts even though password was correct etc. Wouldnt go past Marriott sign in page. Or maybe it’s still linked from back in the old Starwood days?

  2. I’d normally try to avoid making the obvious “Bonvoy takes members for a ride” joke here, but… linking accounts seems to be broken (for me, anyway). When I enter my Marriott login/pw, the form just clears itself and nothing happens. Rebooted the app, reinstalled it… no dice.

  3. Boy do I wish that we still had SPG IT.
    The Marriott IT experience is so horrible. It’s so much harder and slower to find hotels and compare prices. And everything is just slow.

    Anyhow, when trying to link, and logging in with correct credentials, the Marriott login screen just seems to freeze. Do they even test before they launch? Please let us know when Marriott bothers to fix it.

  4. Doesn’t work. Put in MB account and pw, then it blanks them out wen trying to validate. Nice technology failure Uber.

  5. Doesn’t work. Entered MB user/pw and it’s blanks the fields out when submitting. Nice technology Uber. Ever heard of testing?

  6. I’m happy it was fixed before I heard of it, so I had no problems linking. I just wish that regular UberX rides were included, just as all Lyft rides earn on Hilton and Delta. Oh well, the 2000-point welcome bonus makes it worthwhile to pay a few extra $ once for an Uber Comfort.

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