In what has to be seen as an excellent development for frequent travellers, you can now earn SPG Starpoints on your Uber taxi journeys.
You will benefit from 1 SPG point per US $1 dollar (or local currency equivalent) spent on Uber rides.
SPG Starpoints are a very valuable frequent traveller currency, not least given the excellent redeemption options with Starwood hotels, and the ability to transfer them to a wide range of airline frequent flyer schemes.
The full terms and conditions are set out here. In summary:
- You need to sign in and link your SPG and Uber accounts.
- You need to stay with SPG this calendar year: you will then be eligible to earn Starpoints with Uber up to 31 January 2016. After this date, you need to stay with SPG again.
- If you are staying at an SPG hotel on the day of your Uber ride, you will earn bonus Starpoints depending on your SPG status, as follows:
- Once you spend US $10,000 or the equivalent on Uber rides in a calendar year you are no longer able to earn Starpoints for Uber rides in that calendar year