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Who doesn't love more ways to earn points and miles on the things you are already spending money on? Marriott and Uber just announced big news. You can now earn Marriott Bonvoy points when you use Uber rides and Uber Eats. And with some smart planning, you can stack this new points earning ability with lots of other great promotions.
Overview of the Uber-Marriott Partnership
- 6x Marriott Bonvoy points when ordering $25+ with Uber Eats when you have the order delivered to any property in the Marriott portfolio.
- 3x Marriott Bonvoy points when you book an Uber ride on Uber XL, Uber Black, Uber SUV and Uber Comfort rides.
- 2x Marriott Bonvoy points on all Uber Eats orders when the total is $25 or more.
- $25 requirement is before taxes, fees, and tips.
- Earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points by linking your accounts and making at least one qualifying transaction by May 31.
How to Link Your Marriott and Uber Accounts
Earning Marriott Bonvoy points on Uber purchases is available beginning immediately as of April 14, 2021. To be eligible for earning, make sure you have both an Uber account with a valid US-based phone number and a Marriott Bonvoy account. You can sign up for both by using this link.
Once your accounts are set up, you will need to link them, which you can do here. Or you can do it in the Uber App:
- Scroll down and select the “settings” option
- Find and click the “Marriott Bonvoy–Earn points on rides and food” option
- Click on the “Link Account” button at the bottom
- Add your Marriott login info to link your accounts
Maximizing the Marriott-Uber Offer
Marriott Bonvoy points are earned in addition to the points you will earn spending on your credit cards. According to the AwardWallet merchant code lookup tool, most of our favorite cards with restaurant and dining spending categories should earn these bonuses with Uber Eats.
American Express® Gold Card
The American Express® Gold Card earns its place as one of the best rewards cards for dining and restaurants. You'll earn 4x Membership Rewards points when you order with Uber Eats. On top of that, you will now earn 6x Marriott Bonvoy points on Uber Eats orders of $25+ to a Marriott property.
The Amex Gold card also comes with a $10 monthly UberCash allowance. By adding your Amex Gold to your Uber account, you'll get $10 added to your Uber account at the start of each month. UberCash can be used for Uber rides and Uber Eats. And you should still be able to earn Marriott points when using UberCash credits to order food.
As if that wasn't enough, Amex Gold cardmembers can enroll to get 12 months of complimentary Uber Eats Pass. This membership typically costs $9.99 per month and gets you $0 delivery fees and 5% discounts on eligible restaurant purchases over $15.
Amex Disclosure: Uber Eats Pass may be available on orders of $15 or more at eligible restaurants. Taxes and serivice fees may apply but they do not count towards the $15 order minimum. $119 annual savings estimate based on $9.99 monthly price. Enrollment required by 12/31/2021; after complimentary offer, Uber Eats Pass will bill at the the-current monthly rate. Please see full terms for more details.
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders earn 3x Ultimate Rewards at restaurants and eligible dining including delivery services like Uber Eats. Now, you can also earn up to 6x Marriott points earned via this new offer.
Stack With Uber Rewards
But wait, there's more. You should also be able to earn points with Uber's own loyalty program in addition to the other offers mentioned. The terms do not specifically exclude this. So, we will have to wait for data points on this one.
It's so refreshing to see these types of partnerships popping up allowing members to earn more points than ever on the things we are already spending money on. Don't forget to check your cards and see what offers and elevated earning potential they have so you can maximize your points and miles to the extreme.
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