Introducing Lyft partnerships! Did you know you can earn free Delta SkyMiles, JetBlue TrueBlue, and Hilton Honors points just by using Lyft? Learn how in this post!
Lyft Partnerships Overview
Stacking multiple offers have always been the secret trick in maximizing your return on every day things you spend money on. I know for myself and many others out there, Uber and Lyft has taken over as the preferred method of getting around, especially in congested cities. Why worry about bad drivers and expensive parking when you can get a ride with a touch of a button?
That doesn’t mean you should just pay the ridesharing costs and not find ways to get rewarded.
Lyft has developed partnerships with airlines and hotels where they’ll give you free points just for connecting your accounts with Lyft. Here’s a list of current partners, how to connect them with Lyft, and what you’ll earn with each.
The best part? You can stack all of them together! And that’s on top of what you’ll earn with your credit card!
You can earn Delta SkyMiles with Lyft:
- Earn 1x Delta mile per dollar spent with all Lyft rides in the U.S.
- Earn 2x Delta miles per dollar spent on all Lyft rides to and from airports
You can earn and redeem Hilton Honors points with Lyft:
- Earn 3x Hilton points per dollar spent with Lyft on economy, luxury, as well as extra seats
- Earn 2x Hilton points per dollar spent with Lyft on Shared Lyft rides
- Redeem 4,500 Hilton points for a $10 Lyft credit
I recommend just earning the free Hilton points and not redeeming them. The redemption value is horrible; using 4,500 Hilton points to get a $10 Lyft credit values each Hilton point at 0.22 cents per point.
I peg each Hilton point to be worth around 0.5 cents per point so you’re losing more than 50% of its value. Just keep the points in your Hilton Honors account and redeem them for free hotel stays.
Unfortunately, as of September 2019, Lyft has ended their partnership with JetBlue.
You can earn JetBlue TrueBlue points with Lyft:
- Earn 30 JetBlue points per Lyft ride to and from airports
- You can earn a maximum of 1,200 JetBlue points per year (40 rides)
Will Lyft Partnerships be expanded to other partners?
If I had to bet, I would say yes. The name of the game for these companies is to partner with each other to make an inclusive and related eco-system. Lyft is really a travel brand when you think about it – just like Delta, Hilton, and JetBlue are.
They don’t directly compete with one another, but rather complementary business models (think peas and carrots). These three airline and hotel companies partnered with Lyft at different times, so it stands to reason that they’re constantly in partnership discussions with others.
What makes sense besides airlines and hotel companies? I could see AirBnB, Grubhub, and restaurant chains as potential targets.
The Bottom Line
I’m a big proponent of trying to get rewarded on doing things you’re already going to do anyway and taking advantage of Lyft partnerships is a prime example.
Almost everyone I know is using Uber or Lyft, so you might as well get some bonus points or miles when you do!