Marriott and Uber have a partnership, allowing Bonvoy members to earn points when spending with Uber and Uber Eats. If you haven’t yet downloaded the Uber or Uber Eats app and linked your accounts, there’s a great incentive to do so at the moment.
New members can earn 3,000 bonus Bonvoy points
At the moment it’s possible to earn 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you download the Uber or Uber Eats app and then link your Marriott Bonvoy account:
- This is valid December 16-31, 2022
- This is valid for accounts registered in the United States that haven’t previously downloaded the Uber or Uber Eats app and linked their Marriott Bonvoy account
- There’s not even a requirement to make a purchase, as you can earn the points just for linking accounts
- Bonus points will post within four to six weeks
Personally I value Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, so to me this is like a ~$21 bonus. That’s excellent, when you consider that you get this just for downloading the app and linking your accounts, without there even being a purchase requirement.
Now, a few things to note:
- This is open to all Marriott Bonvoy members, per the terms & conditions of the offer, though there’s no mention of it on the page where you link accounts
- Some members are being emailed about this offer, though the targeting seems poor, as I received this email even though my accounts are already linked
- An official Marriott representative posted about this offer in a Marriott Facebook group
How the Marriott & Uber partnership works
With the Marriott Bonvoy and Uber partnership, you can earn 2-6x Bonvoy points per dollar spent with Uber, depending on the type of transaction (for context, I value Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each):
- Earn 6x Bonvoy points per dollar spent on Uber Eats deliveries to hotels operating under the Marriott brand with a minimum $25 basket; I value that at an incremental 4.2% return
- Earn 2x Bonvoy points per dollar spent on non-hotel deliveries and food pick-ups with a minimum $25 basket; I value that at an incremental 1.4% return
- Earn 3x Bonvoy points on Uber XL, Comfort, and Black rides; I value that at an incremental 2.1% return
For more details on this partnership, see my guide to the Marriott Bonvoy and Uber partnership.
Through December 31, 2022, you can earn 3,000 bonus Bonvoy accounts when you download the Uber or Uber Eats app link your Marriott Bonvoy account. This is an excellent offer, as I value those points at ~$21, and there’s not even a requirement to make a purchase. Just downloading the app and linking your account is enough.
Are any OMAAT readers planning to take advantage of this offer?