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Lyft to Limit Points-Earning Partners to One

Lyft currently offers two ways to link your Lyft account to a loyalty program and earn bonus points on your rides.

Linked to Delta SkyMiles, you earn 2 miles per $1 spend on airport rides; 1 mile per dollar otherwise.

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Linked to Hilton Honors, you earn 3 points per $1 spent on Lyft rides.

Today, they sent an email stating that come June 30th, you either have to choose one or the other – or they’ll do it for you (using whichever you linked first).

You’ll need to go into your app and find the “Rewards” tab in the top left nav menu.

So which partner to choose?

I value Delta SkyMiles at 1.2 cents and Hilton Honors at 0.5 cents.

So, ignoring airport rides, I a get 1.2% rebate on spend with Delta as the partner, or 1.5% with Hilton.

However, for airport rides, you are getting 2.4% with Delta.

You can change anytime, so if you really want to optimize, you could pick Hilton for most of the time and Delta for airport rides.

Thoughts?

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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