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Easy come, easy go, right? The Uber partnership, which gave you free SPG points for each ride as long as you had an SPG stay within the year, will be no more as of Dec 17, 2017.
I guess Uber already got enough data off of all of us to deduce patterns and optimize their AI. They don’t need us anymore….
But since this was all just free Starpoints, not too much to complain about here. The Starwood/Marriott merger may have also impacted this
I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free!
A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.