Tip: Link Your Uber and SPG Accounts to Earn Bonus Starpoints
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Starwood Preferred Guest is one of the most lucrative loyalty programs out there — in part because of its valuable Starpoints, but also because of its partnerships. Along with its airline partners, such as China Eastern, Emirates and Delta, SPG also partners with other travel services like the popular ridesharing service Uber. With the Uber-SPG partnership, you can earn Starpoints for your rides with Uber.
To start earning, sign in to your SPG account and link your account with Uber. Once you’ve completed one qualifying SPG stay this calendar year, you can start earning Starpoints for each of your Uber rides. Note that you must use the same email address and last name to sign in to your Uber account that you do with SPG.
Once you’ve completed the account linking and one eligible stay, you’ll begin earning Starpoints with each of your rides. The number of Starpoints you’ll earn per ride is based on your SPG elite status. Here’s how it breaks down:
|During SPG Stay||Every Day|
|Preferred||2 Starpoints per dollar||1 Starpoint per dollar|
|Gold/Platinum||3 Starpoints per dollar||1 Starpoint per dollar|
|Platinum With 75 Nights||4 Starpoints per dollar||1 Starpoint per dollar|
Note that you can only earn Starpoints on your first $10,000 spent on Uber rides per calendar year, and any points you earn will post to your account 2-4 weeks after the ride is completed. If you’re looking to take advantage but don’t yet have an Uber account, you can sign up here to get your first ride for free (up to $20) from TPG.
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