How To Earn Marriott Bonvoy Points With Uber

How To Earn Marriott Bonvoy Points With Uber

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Back in April 2021, Marriott and Uber launched a pretty useful partnership, giving Marriott Bonvoy members the ability to earn points for purchases with Uber. In this post I wanted to recap how this partnership works, as it’s always worth keeping in mind.

How the Marriott & Uber partnership works

Thanks to the partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and Uber, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points when ordering food delivery with Uber Eats and requesting select Uber rides.

Marriott Bonvoy & Uber have a partnership

This partnership is only available in the United States, and you must link your Marriott Bonvoy and Uber accounts in the Uber app to start automatically earning points on all eligible transactions.

While Marriott Bonvoy and Uber only launched this partnership in 2021, it’s worth noting that back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest had a partnership with Uber, which was the first of its kind. Unfortunately that partnership ended long before the merger between Marriott and Starwood happened.

How many Marriott Bonvoy points can you earn with Uber?

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

There’s no limit to how many points you can earn through this partnership, and the eligible spending amount will be calculated after any promotions and discounts are applied, and won’t include taxes, fees, and tips. Anecdotally points from this partnership post within days of making an eligible purchase with Uber.

Earn 2-6x Bonvoy points per dollar spent with Uber

In order to start earning points with the Marriott Bonvoy and Uber partnership, you need to first link your accounts. How do you do that? To link your Marriott Bonvoy and Uber accounts, log into the Uber app:

  • Tap the menu on the top left corner
  • Then click “Settings”
  • Scroll down to tap “Marriott Bonvoy” under the rewards section
  • Tap “Link Account”
  • Then log into your Marriott Bonvoy account
Link your Marriott Bonvoy & Uber accounts

My take on the Marriott & Uber partnership

I’ve been taking advantage of the Marriott Bonvoy and Uber partnership since it launched, and have earned quite a few points from it. Here’s my strategy for ridesharing and food delivery:

I also generally find it pretty telling how the most lucrative aspect of this partnership is the ability to earn Marriott Bonvoy points for Uber Eats deliveries to Marriott properties, rather than rewarding ridesharing to Marriott hotels.

In the past, this would have been considered competition to room service, but with many hotels clearly not planning on resuming full service even post-pandemic, I guess Marriott thinks this is a good way to condition people to start ordering food from outside hotels.

Bottom line

Marriott Bonvoy and Uber have a great partnership, giving Bonvoy members the ability to earn points for both rideshare and food delivery spending with Uber. You can earn 2-6x Bonvoy points, which I value at a ~1.4-4.2% return.

If you haven’t yet registered for this collaboration, make sure you do so, as you’re leaving points on the table otherwise.

What do you make of the Marriott Bonvoy & Uber partnership?

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  1. iamhere Guest

    Note that this is in addition to the credit card return.

  2. Christ Guest

    i wish uber would give points for all rides, like lyft does. many of us don't routinely take uber XL.

    1. henare Diamond

      I don't know anyone who routinely chooses Uber XL. I've only chosen Uber XL once (when I had something large to transport).

  3. Eskimo Guest

    With this partnership, now not only can Uber follow you to your address. They can now follow you to your room.

    Uber's next business after have failed in self-driving cars, PI for cheating partners.

  4. eric Guest

    to bad again only in US

  5. Jay Guest

    Uber Rewards is shutting down as a program in Oct so these points will be worthless, no?

    1. Steve Guest

      No, there are separate Jay
      Uber rewards was for Uber points
      These are Marriott Bonvoy points

    2. henare Diamond

      Uh, no. The points you would get here are Bonvoy points.

  6. MidSouthSkier Community Ambassador

    I'm guessing you have an iPhone because my Android phone does not have a menu in the upper left-hand corner. Instead, select Account at the bottom of the screen, scroll down to Settings and then in the Rewards section you can link your Marriott account.

    1. shza Member

      iPhone doesn’t have that either. Those instructions and illustration are from the previous version of the Uber app, which was completely revamped months ago. This post should be redone.

    2. Nun Guest

      I linked my accounts when this first came out, but today the Eats app shows a page suggesting I link my Marriott account, as if I never did. Clicking it opens the Uber app settings page, which no longer shows anything about Marriott and no rewards section. Same on the website. No idea if I am still linked or not.

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MidSouthSkier Community Ambassador

I'm guessing you have an iPhone because my Android phone does not have a menu in the upper left-hand corner. Instead, select Account at the bottom of the screen, scroll down to Settings and then in the Rewards section you can link your Marriott account.

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Nun Guest

I linked my accounts when this first came out, but today the Eats app shows a page suggesting I link my Marriott account, as if I never did. Clicking it opens the Uber app settings page, which no longer shows anything about Marriott and no rewards section. Same on the website. No idea if I am still linked or not.

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henare Diamond

Uh, no. The points you would get here are Bonvoy points.

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