Since May 2017, Delta SkyMiles and Lyft have had a partnership, allowing SkyMiles members to earn bonus miles for Lyft rides. With this partnership you ordinarily earn one SkyMile per dollar spent on a US ride, and two SkyMiles per dollar spent on airport rides.
That’s better than nothing, though is hardly a reason to switch any rides from Uber to Lyft, or vice versa. Back in the day I think the partnership between Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber was more valuable, though that has since been discontinued.
Anyway, if you do take advantage of the Delta and Lyft partnership, there’s an opportunity to earn some bonus SkyMiles this holiday season.
Specifically, members with linked accounts can earn 10x miles on airport rides, and 3x miles on all other rides in the US.
This promotion is valid between December 14 and December 25, 2018, and you must enter promotion code SKYMILES10X in the “Promos” section of your Lyft app to qualify. If your accounts aren’t yet linked, you can do so here.
Personally I value SkyMiles at ~1.3 cents each, so to me that’s like earning a 13% return on airport rides, and a 3.9% return on non-airport rides.
That’s in addition to the points you earn through credit card spend with Lyft — see this post for the best credit cards (the advice is the same as for Uber), since you can earn up to 3x points on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Citi Premier℠ Card.