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Earn Hilton Honors points, and save $15, with Lyft rides in the US and Canada

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A little known benefit of Hilton Honors is the ability to earn points on Lyft rides in the United States and Canada.

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.

Hilton and Lyft have been working together for five years now, and there is even a cash incentive to encourage you to sign up.

Hilton Lyft

How many Hilton Honors points do you earn with Lyft?

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.  Points will arrive in your Hilton Honors account within 24 hours.

Don’t redeem your Hilton Honors points for Lyft credit though!

This is actually a two way partnership. As well as earning Hilton Honors points, you can also redeem them for credit towards Lyft rides.

This is poor value and we don’t recommend it.

You need to spend 4,500 Hilton Honors points to get a $10 Lyft credit. This is 0.22 cents (0.17p) per point, which is exactly half of our target HfP valuation of 0.33p per Hilton point when used for hotel stays.

How do you sign up?

To earn Hilton Honors points from Lyft, 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

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(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.)

Comments (10)

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  • Harry T says:

    These post very quickly IME.

    • Anne says:

      I’ve found the same, the link to Hilton works well. Also tend to find Lyft slightly cheaper than Uber when we’ve visited the US, at least in California, Las Vegas and Nashville anyway.

  • CamFlyer says:

    A very easy way to pick up some points while in the US.

  • Stu_N says:

    Lyft also have a tie up with Mastercard. If you have a Mastercard in your profile and use it to pay for rides, that seems to get you 3x $5 discounts in a month and sometimes gave you15% off as well, never really worked out why.

    Generally we check both and went for whichever was cheaper or quicker. Drivers we spoke to in Vegas and California last autumn said Lyft was usually cheaper for passengers but paid them more than Uber, which feels like a win/ win.

    • dahokolomoki says:

      That’s interesting. I have the opposite experience. I travel quite frequently to the USA east coast. Have a mastercard on profile and always use to pay rides, but over the past year never received any extra discounts or promos.

      In Boston and New York, I’d say it’s a tossup between whether Lyft and Uber is cheaper for a particular ride. I think it depends on which one is surging more at a particular time.

  • dahokolomoki says:

    I’d recommend downloading the Lyft app even if you have Uber. Surge pricing in the US is particularly fierce and common.

    An example would be Boston Airport. To the hotel I stay at, the base fare is usually $40. I’ve seen Uber surge as much as $100. I’ve had $20-25 savings just by using Lyft instead.

    Lyft isn’t always the cheapest though between the two.

    Uber has more drivers and therefore the wait times are usually shorter. But in main metro areas, it doesn’t matter as both have lots of drivers.

    The other reason why I use Lyft is because they are the underdog, and if they disappear then Uber will have a monopoly stranglehold. It is healthy to have a competitive market.

    • Nick says:

      If your hotel is in Boston city centre, the bus from the airport is free, reliable and pretty fast (give the busways and proximity of the airport).

  • Thegasman says:

    Bit OT but surprised I haven’t seen Uber’s new pricing methods discussed on here. Essentially price paid by customer & fare paid to driver are now uncoupled. Uber charge passenger a fixed price determined by an algorithm & fare earned by a driver is set by a reverse Dutch auction hence the longer waits I now experience before being allocated a car. Seems a pretty underhand way of pitting drivers against each other.

    • Tariq says:

      I guess it’s a consequence of the underhanded legal action against Uber to claim that their driver contractors should have employment rights.

  • AL says:

    Lyft is ace. They post within seconds of leaving the ride in most cases, which is great. And I’ve always liked Lyft in the cities I frequent versus Uber.

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