From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab. This gets you £3 off your first ride.
This one certainly came out of nowhere. It is a very decent offer, especially if you are concerned about SPG points expiring due to lack of activity.
You earn 1 Starwood Preferred Guest point for every US$1 or equivalent you spend with taxi app Uber. Points will post 2-4 weeks after your ride.
I value SPG points at 1.5p. Given the current $ exchange rate, you would be getting 2.25p of hotel stay for every £1 you spend on Uber cars.
Full details can be found here. In summary:
You MUST have stayed at a Starwood hotel this year to participate. It looks like only cash stays count. Once you have done one stay you are eligible to earn points from Uber until 31 January 2016. After that date, another cash stay from 2016 will be required.
If you have not had a Starwood stay this year, you can still link your Uber account. You will not begin to earn points until after you have completed a (paid?) stay.
If you take an Uber ride on a day when you are checked into a Starwood hotel, you earn 2-4 points per $1 depending on your SPG status
You can take part irrespective of what status you have in Starwood Preferred Guest
You must link your SPG and Uber accounts via this website. The email addresses and surname must match. Your points will be automatically deposited with SPG.
You can earn a maximum of 10,000 points per year (excluding bonus points for rides on days you are staying with SPG)
If you have not used Uber before, it is now operating in London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham – plus another 250 cities globally.
You can have a free £15 credit towards your first ride by downloading the app via this link or using the Android or iOS app store directly and inputting code ‘HEADFORPOINTS’ on the payment settings page.
(SPG also has a sign-up code via the website above. Do NOT use this – it gives you a credit in US$ and this can only be redeemed in the United States.)
This is a neat offer. SPG are valuable enough to be worth claiming. The fact that it stops your SPG points from expiring by creating activity on your account is even better.
On Saturday, Uber is running a competition whereby 460 people will win 15,000 SPG points – worth £225 or so. If you are in London on Saturday you have a chance of winning.
(Want to earn more hotel points? To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)