SPG and Uber announced today that their partnership will end as of December 17, 2017. That means you will not earn anymore Starpoints for Uber rides. No matter if you stay at an SPG property or not.
Since 2015 SPG and Uber teamed up and let you earn valuable Starpoints for all your Uber rides. I didn’t use Uber much in these years but when I did I enjoyed my rides and the SPG points I would earn. Sometimes I rode Uber during a stay at an SPG property which gave me even more points.
Maybe this is because Uber is launching its own credit card soon or maybe because Marriott bought SPG. We don’t really know the real reason and it’s sad that this partnership comes to an end.
Here the full message:
Since 2015, SPG® has offered you the opportunity to earn Starpoints® for rides you take with Uber.
This partnership will not be renewed for 2018 and will officially end on December 17, 2017.
You don’t need to take any action. Your SPG account and the Starpoints you’ve earned to-date with Uber will not be affected and you can still earn through December 17, 2017.
See the many other ways to boost your Starpoints balance, including using the SPG Credit Card, buying Starpoints, dining at SPG hotel restaurants and more.
And, if you haven’t already, link your SPG account to your Marriott Rewards® or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® account. Then enjoy all the new advantages available to you, such as Elite Status Match and Points Transfer.
If you never used Uber before and want to give them a try, sign up with my promo code below and get $5 off for your first 4 rides. This is a total saving off $20.
[Photo courtesy of SPG and Uber]
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