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Starbucks and Marriott Bonvoy Launch Partnership for Bonus Rewards

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There’s great news for fans of Starbucks and Marriott Bonvoy today. Members of both programs can earn extra points and Stars after linking their accounts.

So, how do you earn points with this new partnership, and is it worth your time? Let’s get to the details.

Starbucks and Marriott Partnership Details

Following the news of the devaluation of Starbucks’ and Delta’s partnership, Starbucks and Marriott have announced a new partnership. If you’re hoping this new partnership with Marriott will mimic the old one with Delta (you used to be able to earn 1 Delta mile per dollar spent at Starbucks), you’ll be disappointed.

While we’re happy to see Starbucks adding a new travel partner, the program is a bit limited, unless you spend a lot of time in Marriott hotels. Here’s what you can expect after you link your Marriott Bonvoy and Starbucks accounts.

Starbucks and Marriott partnership
It doesn’t hurt to link your loyalty accounts. Image Credit: Starbucks

Double Stars During Qualifying Marriott Stays

  • Members earn double stars during qualifying Marriott stays that were booked more than 48 hours before check-in.
  • Accounts must be linked at least 48 hours before check-in.
  • Members will earn 4 Starbucks Stars per dollar spent (excluding taxes and tips) on purchases made with a preloaded Starbucks Card in the linked account.
  • Members will earn 2 Starbucks Stars per dollar spent (excluding taxes and tips) on purchases made with a credit card, debit card, mobile wallet, or cash.
  • Double points can be earned from 12:01 a.m. local time on the day of check-in through 11:59 p.m. local time on the day of check-out.
  • A qualifying Marriott stay is one in which the member provides their Marriott Bonvoy number at booking or at least 48 hours before check-in, pays a qualifying rate (including award redemptions), and stays at the property.
  • Qualifiying Marriott hotels include those that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program, excluding Homes and Villas by Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
  • A maximum of 1,000 Starbucks Stars can be earned through the Double Stars program each 12-month period, beginning today, June 18.

Extra Points During Marriott Bonvoy Weeks

  • Members with linked accounts can earn 100 Marriott Bonvoy points after 3 qualifying Starbucks transactions during Marriott Bonvoy Weeks.
  • A qualifying transaction includes any purchase of food, beverage, or merchandise by the linked member of at least $2 during the designated week. This excludes gift cards (both physical and digital).
  • A qualifying purchase must be made via mobile order, the Starbucks website, or by scanning your barcode in a Starbucks store prior to completing checkout.
  • Participating Starbucks stores include those where members can earn Stars in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
  • Members can only earn one 100-point bonus per Marriott Bonvoy Week.
Hot Tip:

The new Marriott/Starbucks partnership also says that linked accounts will be able to “unlock exclusive experiences,” although no additional details are available at the time of writing.

You can link your Starbucks and Marriott accounts online in just a couple of minutes. Accounts must be linked to earn bonus points.

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Image Credit: Starbucks

Final Thoughts

It’s always great to have extra ways to earn points and miles for doing things you already do, like making a purchase at Starbucks. Unfortunately, this new partnership between Marriott and Starbucks isn’t super rewarding for everyday purchases, but it does offer an easy way to earn more Starbucks Stars while staying at a Marriott property.

Regardless, it makes sense to go ahead and link your accounts. It’s quick and free, and you’ll be ready to go the next time you order from Starbucks.

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About Katie Seemann

Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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