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Starbucks and Marriott launch new partnership: Link your accounts for more rewards

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In 2000, Starbucks and Marriott signed a long-term licensing agreement to open Starbucks locations in select hotels across the U.S. and Canada. Now, the two brands are launching a new partnership that will let travelers earn more Starbucks Stars and Marriott Bonvoy points.

To benefit from this partnership, you should enroll in Marriott Bonvoy and a U.S. Starbucks Rewards account. Then, link your accounts on the Starbucks website to start earning rewards through this partnership.

Marriott and Starbucks partnership

Double Stars during Marriott stays

You’ll earn double Stars at Starbucks from midnight on the day you check in through 11:59 p.m. on the day you check out for eligible Marriott Bonvoy stays. Eligible stays include those booked at eligible rates — including redeeming Marriott points or free night awards — if you link your accounts at least 48 hours before your stay.

Double Stars will appear in your linked Starbucks Rewards account within two business days of your qualifying Starbucks transaction. However, you can only earn up to 1,000 Stars under the Double Stars offer during each June 18 to June 17 program year.

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Up to 100 points during Marriott Bonvoy Weeks

Marriott Bonvoy and Starbucks will occasionally announce weeks designed as Marriott Bonvoy Week. The first Marriott Bonvoy Week will begin on July 8 and run through July 14.

During each Marriott Bonvoy Week, members with linked accounts will earn 100 Marriott points if they complete at least three qualifying Starbucks transactions. Qualifying transactions are “any purchase at a Participating Starbucks Store by a Linked Account Member of food, beverage(s), and/or merchandise, excluding purchases of alcoholic beverages, Starbucks Card eGifts and physical Starbucks gift cards,” according to the terms and conditions on Starbucks’ website.

To qualify, your purchase must be at least $2, and you must pay:

  • Via mobile order through the Starbucks mobile app or Starbucks website using a linked payment method or preloaded Starbucks Card that is registered to your Starbucks Rewards account
  • By scanning the barcode in your Starbucks mobile app before checking out

Not all Starbucks locations participate. Participating Starbucks stores are defined as locations in the U.S. — including the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories — where you can earn Stars. The 100 points will appear in your Marriott Bonvoy account within two business days of the end of Marriott Bonvoy Week if you complete at least three qualifying Starbucks transactions.

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Starbucks and Marriott partnership

Limited-time sweepstakes

Finally, Marriott Bonvoy is offering a sweepstakes to encourage U.S. members to link their accounts. You can enter the sweepstakes through July 7 for the chance to win various prizes, including:

  • A grand prize trip to visit each of the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries in Seattle, Milan and Tokyo, with hotels and round-trip flights included
  • A visit to one of the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries in Seattle, Milan or Tokyo with a hotel stay and round-trip flights included
  • 500 chances to win hundreds of bonus Starbucks Stars

Even if you don’t win one of the sweepstakes prizes, members with linked accounts can order a limited-time Starbucks Reserve Siciliano for Marriott Bonvoy at Starbucks Reserve locations in Seattle, Chicago and New York. This cocktail blends cold brew with Italian spirits and is finished with orange bitters, sparkling water and an orange swath.

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Bottom line

This is far from the first partnership for Marriott Bonvoy or Starbucks Rewards. Delta Air Lines and Starbucks already have a partnership, as do Marriott and United Airlines. If you have accounts with these programs, go ahead and link your accounts. Even if you don’t benefit regularly, you may earn some extra points or Stars for doing so.