Marriott and Uber launch new partnership, earn Marriott points on rides and food delivery

Apr 14, 2021

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Whenever there’s an opportunity to earn extra rewards on purchases you were going to make anyway, you should absolutely take advantage. For example, I often use online shopping portals to earn extra rewards on online purchases. And I earn Delta SkyMiles and Hilton Honors points when riding Lyft.

There are many ways to earn more points and miles by double-dipping. And, thanks to a new Marriott and Uber partnership, there’s now one more way to double-dip and stack up rewards.

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New Marriott Bonvoy and Uber partnership details

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Starting today, you can earn Marriott Bonvoy points when ordering food delivery on Uber Eats and requesting select Uber rides. You’ll earn as follows:

  • 6x Marriott Bonvoy points on Uber Eats deliveries to hotels operating under Marriott brands in the United States with a minimum $25 basket (4.8% return based on TPG’s valuations)
  • 3x points on Uber XL, Comfort and Black rides across the United States (2.4% return)
  • 2x points on non-hotel Uber Eats deliveries and food pick-ups in the United States with a minimum $25 basket (1.6% return)

Not surprisingly, Marriott is excited about this partnership. David Flueck, Senior Vice President Global Loyalty with Marriott International, noted:

We are continuing to see our members return to travel and are excited to give them more opportunities to earn points toward free nights through Uber rides and Uber Eats. This tremendous relationship with Uber reflects our goal to engage members and enable them to earn and redeem points whether traveling or through everyday activities at home.

Of course, this earning is on top of what you’d earn from spending on your credit card. So, if you use one of the best credit cards for Uber or best credit cards for food delivery, you can maximize your earnings (and perhaps even tack on some savings).

Related: Hungry for miles? Use these tips to maximize earnings on your next food delivery order

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How to link your accounts

Once you link your Marriott Bonvoy account to your Uber account in the Uber app, you’ll automatically earn Marriott Bonvoy points on all qualifying rides and food deliveries. You can expect to see Marriott Bonvoy points from eligible Uber rides and food deliveries in your Marriott Bonvoy account within a few business days. However, TPG’s Summer Hull saw points post to her Marriott account almost immediately from an Uber Eats food delivery today.

To link your accounts, you’ll need to:

  • Open the Uber app and tap the menu on the top left corner
  • Tap ‘Settings’ and scroll down to tap ‘Marriott Bonvoy’ under the Rewards section
  • Tap ‘Link Account’ and then log into your Marriott Bonvoy account

This process was quick for me this morning. But, some TPG readers and staff are having issues linking their accounts. So, don’t be alarmed if the form resets to blank and nothing happens when you enter your Marriott Bonvoy log-in information. If this happens to you, I recommend simply trying again later.

TPG confirmed with a Marriott International spokesperson that you’ll continue to earn Uber Rewards points even if you link your Marriott Bonvoy account. And, even though Summer used her monthly Amex Gold Uber credit to pay for her Uber Eats food delivery today, she said she earned Marriott points on the price of the entire order (excluding tip).

Plus, if you link your accounts and have at least one qualifying transaction by May 31, you’ll earn an extra 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points. Based on TPG’s valuations, these bonus points are worth $16.

However, only Marriott Bonvoy members who reside in the U.S. and have a U.S. phone number associated with their Uber account are eligible to earn Marriott Bonvoy points through this partnership. You can learn more about the Marriott and Uber partnership here.

Related: Here are 15 food delivery promos to help you save money on your next meal

Bottom line

I’m excited about this new way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points. Similar to TPG’s Andrew Kunesh, I’m earning more Marriott Bonvoy points during the pandemic for upcoming trips. And, since you can also still earn Uber Rewards, there’s no downside to linking your Marriott Bonvoy account to your Uber account.

If you’re looking for more ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points, consider signing up for a Marriott Bonvoy credit card. A few of the Marriott Bonvoy credit card offers are increased for a limited time until May 12.

Featured image by Oscar Wong/Getty Images.

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