You can now earn Hilton Honors points on Lyft rides.
If you find yourself in the US needing to get somewhere, Lyft may appeal to you. The company has not expanded quite as aggressively as Uber but it remains the second largest ride-hailing company in North America.
In an unusual but not unwelcome move, Hilton and Lyft have decided to join forces. The partnership allows Hilton Honors members to earn points on their Lyft rides, and appears to be a long-term program.
You will earn 3 points per $1 spent on Lyft rides and 2 points per $1 on Lyft shared rides, up to a maximum $10,000 of Lyft spend annually. Later this year you will also be able to redeem Hilton Honors points for Lyft credit. Points will arrive in your Hilton Honors account within 24 hours.
To make use of this offer, you must link your accounts on the special partnership site here. Once connected the process is automatic and points should start appearing in your Hilton Honors account.
If you are new to Lyft, you will receive $5 off your first three rides if you sign up via this Hilton page. Do NOT sign up immediately, however, as the credit must be used within 30 days of signing up and linking your accounts.
The offer is valid only for Lyft rides taken in the US and Canada.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)