Chase & Lyft Partnership Offers Bonus Points, Perks

Chase & Lyft Partnership Offers Bonus Points, Perks

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In 2020, we saw the introduction of a partnership between Chase and Lyft, offering the opportunity for cardmembers to earn bonus points and receive perks. This partnership has not only been extended through 2025, but we’ve also seen a great new Lyft perk introduced on one of Chase’s most premium cards.

Let’s go over all the details of this valuable partnership.

Earn bonus points on Lyft rides with Chase

Through March 31, 2025, select Chase credit cards are offering bonus points on Lyft rides:

To take advantage of this, just add your eligible Chase card to your Lyft profile, and use it to pay for rides. You’ll see the bonus points automatically post to your Chase account, and there’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn.

Personally I value Ultimate Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each. I use the Chase Sapphire Reserve for my Lyft rides, and I value that at a 17% return on that spending, which is pretty incredible. Keep in mind that all of the above cards can potentially earn Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to airline & hotel partners, thanks to the ability to combine Chase points across accounts.

Redeem Chase points for awesome travel experiences

Receive Lyft Pink with Chase Sapphire Reserve

Those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve not only earn 10x points with Lyft, but can also receive a complimentary Lyft Pink All Access membership, which ordinarily retails for $199 per year.

This is complimentary for two years, and in the third year you can receive a 50% discount on the membership cost. You need to activate the membership by December 31, 2024.

Lyft has two membership tiers — Lyft Pink and Lyft Pink All Access. What are the perks of Lyft Pink All Access?

  • Free Priority pickup upgrades to get picked up faster 
  • Member-exclusive pricing including 10% off all Lux rides
  • Cancellation forgiveness, cancel up to three times per month for free
  • In-app roadside assistance for your own car, free up to four times a year
  • Free Grubhub+ for one year 
  • Free SIXT car rental upgrades
  • Free, unlimited 45-minute classic bike rides
  • Free unlimited ebike and scooter unlocks
  • Discounted ebike and scooter rates
  • Three bike or scooter guest passes per year

Activating your Lyft Pink All Access membership is easy. First make sure that your Chase Sapphire Reserve is linked to your Lyft account, as a payment method.

Click the three horizontal lines at the top left of the Lyft app, and then you’ll see that the menu appears on the left side of the screen. Click “Lyft Pink.”

Activate Lyft Pink All Access membership

On the next page, you should automatically be prompted to activate your two year free Lyft Pink All Access membership.

Activate Lyft Pink All Access membership
Activate Lyft Pink All Access membership

Once you agree to the terms, your membership will be activated, and you can start using your perks right away — it’s that easy!

Activate Lyft Pink All Access membership

This partnership has changed my behavior

When it comes to these types of partnerships, I think there are often questions about how well they actually work when it comes to influencing consumer behavior in the long run. Is Lyft just giving something away to Chase cardmembers for free, and then once that free trial period is over, people go back to their old behavior?

I can only speak for myself, but this partnership has definitely changed my behavior:

  • Before the partnership was introduced I almost always used Uber, while now I almost always use Lyft
  • I’ve just generally found Lyft to be a friendlier platform, I’ve found the pricing to be competitive (and often better), and then you add in the 10x points I’m earning with the Chase Sapphire Reserve
  • Getting a Lyft Pink membership with the Chase Sapphire Reserve is the icing on the cake, and frankly makes it easier for me to justify holding onto this card

Don’t forget to earn other rewards for your Lyft rides

As a general reminder, Lyft also has partnerships with Alaska Mileage Plan, Delta SkyMiles, and Hilton Honors, so members can earn bonus rewards with their choice of one of those three programs:

  • Alaska and Lyft have a partnership offering 1x Alaska Mileage Plan miles per dollar spent on US and Canada Lyft rides, with no caps on how many miles you can earn; through December 31, 2022, you can earn 2x Alaska miles on all these rides
  • Hilton and Lyft have a partnership offering 3x Hilton Honors points per dollar spent on US Lyft private rides, and 2x Hilton Honors points per dollar spent on US Lyft shared rides, on up to $10,000 of spending per year
  • Delta and Lyft have a partnership offering 2x Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent on US airport rides and 1x Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent on all other US Lyft rides, with no caps on how many miles you can earn

Personally I think the Alaska partnership is the most lucrative, followed by the Hilton partnership, followed by the Delta partnership. Also make sure you’re using the best credit cards for Lyft rides.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points for Lyft rides

Bottom line

The partnership between Chase and Lyft continues to be incredibly useful. Through March 31, 2025, you can earn 5-10x points per dollar spent with Lyft. On top of that, through December 31, 2024, those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve can activate a complimentary two year Lyft Pink All Access membership. This ordinarily retails for $199 per year, so can add quite a bit of value.

Has the Chase & Lyft partnership changed your ridesharing behavior?

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  1. Jeff Guest

    I just accepted the free two year offer for Lyft Pink. I don't imagine I'll use it much. Lyft and Uber used to be competitive and with a 15% discount for Pink, Lyft won the day. It's been a long time since I found a ride on Lyft that was the same price or cheaper than Uber.

  2. DLPTATL Diamond

    A couple months ago my Lyft rides failed to post to my linked Delta account. After a number of attempts to correct myself and messages to both Lyft and Delta, Delta CS finally de-linked my account. From there I had to go back and re-link. Things are now working again. Not sure if I was a "special" case or if this is happening to others, but worth checking to make sure your rides are posting.

  3. Bryce Guest

    You failed to mention that Lyft completely devalued the Pink program and did away with the main benefit (15% off all rides)… none of these other “benefits” are even worth the trouble of making a few clicks to sign up for the program, especially when it auto-renews at $199 after the second year.

    1. Sean Guest

      Exactly! Lyft completely screwed customers who were in the middle of their Lyft Pink annual membership too...there was no grandfathering of benefits until the current membership ended.

      I used to prefer Lyft soooo much more than Uber. Not anymore.

    2. Phill Guest

      You can cancel up front and you will keep Lyft Pink until the complimentary membership expires while forgoing the auto renewal.

  4. Alonzo Diamond

    Let's be honest, nobody cares about these Lyft/Uber partnerships whether they are with a bank, hotel or airline. At the end of the day, when most people have somewhere to go, they open both apps to see who has the cheaper ride/less time to be picked up. Period. All this other bullshit is just fluff.

    1. Daniel Guest

      Exactly. The main benefit of Lyft Pink was the 15% off all rides. All these other “benefits” are practically meaningless….

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Alonzo Diamond

Let's be honest, nobody cares about these Lyft/Uber partnerships whether they are with a bank, hotel or airline. At the end of the day, when most people have somewhere to go, they open both apps to see who has the cheaper ride/less time to be picked up. Period. All this other bullshit is just fluff.

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Jeff Guest

I just accepted the free two year offer for Lyft Pink. I don't imagine I'll use it much. Lyft and Uber used to be competitive and with a 15% discount for Pink, Lyft won the day. It's been a long time since I found a ride on Lyft that was the same price or cheaper than Uber.

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Phill Guest

You can cancel up front and you will keep Lyft Pink until the complimentary membership expires while forgoing the auto renewal.

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