Earn Delta SkyMiles with Each Lyft Ride!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Miles and Points, Travel News

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A Lyft logo is displayed in a car's windshield.Delta announced today a new partnership with Lyft entitling SkyMiles members to earn bonus miles on each ride! 

Delta – Lyft Bonus SkyMiles

Delta SkyMiles members now receive one bonus SkyMile for each US dollar spent on Lyft rides — excluding taxes, fees, tolls and tip. Only Lyft’s base fares earn bonus SkyMiles. (SkyMiles and Lyft accounts must be linked. We’ll talk about that in a few minutes.)

Bonus SkyMiles on Lyft Airport Rides (Through August 31)

To help kickstart the partnership, Lyft will reward three SkyMiles for each dollar spent on Lyft rides to or from an airport. That promotion is valid through August 31.

A traveler stands in line at an airport and waits for a taxi at a ride share line.

A Bonus – In Every Sense of the Word!

The Delta – Lyft partnership appears to be independent of bonus earnings or perks on other credit cards. (Remember: don’t pay with a debit card!)

Earn an additional SkyMile when using a Delta American Express card (Gold, Platinum or Reserve) to pay for your Lyft ride. A Delta Amex that pays for Lyft ride to the airport scores you four bonus SkyMiles.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve comes with a $300 annual travel credit — which we hear applies toward Lyft rides. Pay for a Lyft ride with the Sapphire Reserve and you should still earn your bonus SkyMiles!

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier cards also reward 3x points for travel (including Lyft).

American Express occasionally includes Lyft promotions — such as one last year that rewarded two Membership Rewards points for each dollar spent.

Just remember to pay with a card rewarding you something, even if it’s only one point/mile or 1% cash back. The Delta – Lyft partnership can also be a nice way to earn a little extra while meeting a credit card’s minimum spend.

Earn bonus Delta SkyMiles with Delta American Express credit cards!

Earn bonus Delta SkyMiles with Delta American Express credit cards!

Link Your Accounts!

You won’t earn any bonuses until your SkyMiles and Lyft accounts are linked. Visit DeltaLyft.com. (Make sure to have both your SkyMiles account and mobile device handy). The whole process takes a couple minutes.

If you’re not a Delta SkyMiles member, enroll for a free account.

Don’t have Lyft? Receive $5 off your first ride when using promo code “POINTSLOUNGE.”

Terms and Conditions

Benefits pursuant to this offer are limited to SkyMiles members. To qualify, a SkyMiles member must register for this offer and enter their SkyMiles membership number to link their Lyft account on deltalyft.com (a “Linked Account”). Only one SkyMiles membership number can be provided for each registration and corresponding Lyft account.

New Lyft User Offer: New Lyft users may receive up to $20 in Lyft ride credits in the form of two (2) $10 credits off the new user’s Eligible First Ride(s). “Eligible First Ride(s)” means a New Lyft User’s first and second Lyft rides that are completed within 60 days of signing up as a new Lyft user via delta.com/lyft.

Mileage Offer on All Rides: Lyft users who have Linked Accounts are eligible to receive 1 mile per $1 USD, excluding taxes, fees, tolls and tip spent on any Eligible Lyft Ride. “Eligible Lyft Ride” means any paid ride requested and completed using the Lyft app after registering the Linked Account. All Lyft ride types are eligible.

Limited-Time Bonus Offer on Airport Rides: From now through August 31, 2017, Lyft users who have Linked Accounts may receive two (2) additional mile(s) per $1 USD, excluding taxes, fees, tolls and tip spent on Eligible Lyft Airport Rides. “Eligible Lyft Airport Ride” means an Eligible Lyft Ride originating or terminating at any airport where Lyft operates. All Lyft ride types are eligible. Whether such ride qualifies as an airport ride for purposes of the bonus will be determined in Delta’s and Lyft’s discretion.

By submitting your information to validate and Link Accounts, you agree to these terms and you agree that Lyft, Delta and the third party hosted site may share your information for the purpose of tracking and processing your miles into your SkyMiles account or sending you targeted offers and may use anonymized, aggregated data for business analytics and offer optimization. SkyMiles account holder must be the same as the Lyft account holder in order to earn miles.

Additional Lyft terms: Tips not included. Restrictions apply. When Lyft fares are split among multiple users, only the user requesting the ride will earn miles. Lyft not available in all locations, including Puerto Rico. Lyft ride credits valid for Lyft users 18 years of age and older only. When calculating miles earned, fares will be rounded to the nearest dollar, and then any promotional offer will be calculated on the rounded amount. Lyft credits can only be used on the Lyft app and are not redeemable for cash. Lyft credits are non-transferable and cannot be combined with other offers. Any charges exceeding the Lyft credit value will be applied to your personal payment method. By using Lyft, you agree to Lyft’s Terms of Service. You may unlink your accounts at any time upon request by visiting the Lyft Connected Services page and scrolling down to “Connected Apps” and tapping “Revoke” next to Delta SkyMiles.

All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Please allow up to 5 business days after completion of Eligible Lyft Ride for miles to be deposited in SkyMiles account. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Offer(s) subject to change, and may be modified, suspended or terminated at any time without notice. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Determinations of eligibility are made in Lyft and Delta’s sole discretion. Lyft and Delta reserve the right to review and investigate all offer activities, and to suspend accounts or remove rewards and miles for suspected abuse, violation of terms, or fraud.

Delta, SkyMiles and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta is not responsible for goods or services offered by Lyft. LYFT and other Lyft logos, designs, graphics, icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Lyft, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
* Excludes taxes, fees, tolls and tips..

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About the Author: Chris Carley is a writer, media consultant, voice over artist, dog owner, husband, and recently became a dad! He loves talking all things points and miles. You'll likely find him in an airport lounge while on a trip that involves the most circuitous route possible leading to his ultimate destination. .

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