For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
Amex has just released a new offer that can save you up to 20% on Lyft rides. With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn $15 back when you spend $75+ with Lyft in the US by November 27, 2018.
There may also be an offer out there for 1,500 Membership Rewards points back, though I don’t see that on any of my cards.
As mentioned above, this offer is targeted, so not all cardmembers will be eligible for the offer. Furthermore, the offer is only valid for rides booked in the US via the mobile app. The offer also excludes Lyft Express and corporate gift card purchases. The good news is that statement credits tend to post pretty quickly for this.
If you use this offer you’ll want to update the credit card you have on file with Lyft until you reach the limit, though beyond that you’ll ideally want to link a card that offers bonus points on travel purchases, so that you can maximize the points you earn (here’s a post I wrote about maximizing the points you earn on Uber rides, and much of the same advice applies for Lyft rides).
Do you plan on using this Amex Offer for Lyft rides?
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)