(EXPIRED) Earn up to 21,000 Marriott Bonvoy points with four Uber Reserve rides

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Uber Travel is a new-ish (and not universally available) feature that lets you manage and store flights, hotels reservations, car rentals and other travel plans by connecting the app to your email. Uber then uses these shared plans to suggest rides using their Uber Reserve service, which allows you to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance.

In order to incentivize folks to link up and schedule rides, Uber has launched a promotion that awards up to 20,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points for linking your email account to Uber Travel and completing four Uber Reserve rides by September 30, 2023. In addition, folks who have their e-mail linked to Uber Travel currently get 10% back in Uber Cash when using Uber Reserve. (h/t: Award Wallet)

Note that Uber Travel isn’t available in all locations. I wasn’t able to access it while visiting family in Nebraska (and neither were a couple of other FM team members in smaller towns), but friends were able to find it in larger urban areas. Uber Reserve, on the other hand, is widely available.

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The Deal

  • Earn up to 20,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points by completing the following tasks with Uber Reserve and Uber Travel
    • Earn 1,000 Bonvoy points for linking your Marriott Bonvoy account with your Uber account by 12/31/23
    • Earn 2,000 Bonvoy points by linking your e-mail with Uber Travel by 9/30/23
    • Earn 4,000 Bonvoy points for each ride taken with Uber Reserve by 9/30/23
    • Earn 2,000 Bonvoy points after completing a total of four Uber Reserve rides by 9/30/23

Linking your Uber and Bonvoy accounts

  1. Open the Uber app
  2. Tap “Account” in lower right-hand corner
  3. Tap “Settings” and scroll down.
  4. Scroll down and tap “Marriott Bonvoy.”
  5. Tap “Link Account.”
  6. Sign in to your Marriott Bonvoy account with your email or membership number you’ll get get confirmation that your accounts have been linked.

Linking your e-mail to Uber Travel

This is a little trickier, as you can’t access Uber Travel in many locations (from what I can tell, it’s available in about 10,000 cities). It wasn’t on my app in Omaha, but friends in LA and Chicago were able to see it.

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(Screenshot courtesy of JC)

Once you click on the pictured icon, you’ll be given instructions on how to link your e-mail to the service. If you don’t see it under “suggestions,” try “services.”

Terms and Conditions

  • Only valid for residents of the United States.
  • Marriott Bonvoy points are awarded within 4-6 weeks of completing a task

Quick Thoughts

This seems to be a good deal, provided you have access to Uber Travel on your app. Neither Stephen nor I were able to see it. I was in Omaha, NE when I looked, but evidently Uber Travel considers that the sticks.

Assuming you do have access, this is fairly easy to take advantage of, and could be especially rewarding given the 10% back on Uber Reserve rides. These rides can be scheduled as soon as 30 minutes before departure and don’t cost anything more than regular Uber rides (several commenters have noted that the rides they see through Uber Reserve are fairly inflated compared to not reserving). If you link your Bonvoy e-mail and take four rides in the next seven weeks, you’ll get 20,000 bonus points (above and beyond your normal Uber Bonvoy earnings).

It sounds like Uber Travel is somehow affiliated with Award Wallet, and uses the same functionality to store travel reservations. After the promo, if you don’t want Uber Travel to continue to have access to your e-mail, you can opt back out of the service. I already use Award Wallet, so it’s not a big deal for me.

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Paola

Did anyone actually got the points from this promo? Never got awarded the 2000 Marriott points for linking my email to Uber Travel.

JSH

I had a planned trip to Chicago this weekend where I knew I’d be using rideshares so I used Uber travel for four of them. I found if I reserved rides just 30 minutes in advance (the soonest they’ll let you use the travel/reserve option), the prices were pretty similar, at most one was $8 more, but that was worth it to me for the extra Marriott points. Hoping i don’t have any issues like some of the comments mentioned below. I also plan on unlinking my email right after my last trip.

Andrew

This is actual bogus. I spoke with Bonvoy customer service, and they said this promo was not legit. This is a ploy by Uber to get you to use their email scraping software

Ned

Just went through the whole sign-up thing. Prices through the roof. So regret. How am I going to unwind Uber from my personal email!!!

Avi Kerendian

Like many others, I still haven’t gotten my 4,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a similar Uber promotion from last year.

Gonna have to pass on this one.

joe

is there an official link? I have the travel option on my app but I don’t see anything about the extra 21,000 points?

Chris Wright

same, and I already had my account linked. Is the promo automatic?

Duarte

Same issue. Don’t see the words PROMO above the Travel icon. Clicked through and there was no mention of Marriott promo. Just info about Uber Travel being partnered with AwardWallet

joe

I have promo but it’s for the promo of 10% off

Mantis

I have Travel on my Uber app. I looked into it, but I’m gonna pass.

By “connect your email”, you’re basically giving Uber access to the contents of your email. It then automatically builds itineraries (or something) based on travel related emails in your inbox. If I had one email that I used exclusively and only for travel accounts, I’d consider it, but no way am I giving Uber access to everything. Sure they say only travel related, but they have to figure out that distinction somehow. It looks like connecting your email is required to use the Uber travel service at all. I might do the reserve deal w/o Travel though.

Last edited 10 months ago by Mantis
Tyler C

Do rides booked and taken through Uber Reserve in cities outside of the US qualify for this promotion as one of the four rides earning 4,000 Marriott points?

nate nate

Please read the T&Cs — the answer is there.

Alex

The prices for Uber when going this route seem heavily inflated, even with the “10% discount”

Pierre

Agreed – still think it’s a good deal though if it’s an Uber ride you were going to make anyways. It looks like prices are around $10-15 higher on my reserved trips so it depends if you think that’s worth it for 4,000 points

Alex

Eh. lol

BML

Do you think I can link a different email account with Uber Travel than my regular Uber/Bonvoy account which share the same email?

Ethan

Uber reserve does appear to be more expensive and it doesn’t qualify for Uber promos attached to my Uberone account. For example, a 22 min ride costs $18 w/o reserving but $30 after reserving.

Still a cheap way to buy Marriott points