Link Your Lyft and Delta Accounts and Earn Miles When You Ride
Fact: I take a lot more Lyfts than I do planes places. However, now I earn miles for doing both. In May, Delta quietly announced a new partnership with
To get the deal, you just have to
link your Lyft account and Skymiles account
. When you do, every ride you take on Lyft will automatically be credited to your Delta account as well. That's it. If you have a Skymiles account and use Lyft, there's no reason not to do it.
Since I take a ton of Lyfts to work meetings and around town, I've accumulated close a hundred extra miles over the past month doing it. Sure, it's going to take a long time to get to a reward ticket when I'm earning five or ten miles at a time (and this might not be for you if you never fly), but the extra miles might be just the tiny boost I need later on to get a particular ticket.
There's currently no cap to how many miles you can earn through the Lyft promotion. There's also a limited-time promotion that gets you 3 miles for every $1 spent going to and from the airport.
Pro Tip: If you pay for Lyft rides with a rewards card you can double dip on the benefits. I happen to have a rewards credit card tied to my Lyft account, so I was already earning miles when I took rides prior to the promotion. Now my miles balance is growing just a tiny bit faster.