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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve
Over the past few months, Uber’s been rolling out special promotions for customers in certain cities to ride at a discounted, flat rate for a set period of time. And now, Lyft is following its competitor’s lead and offering its riders a different take on the flat rate with Lyft Line Passes.
With the Lyft Line Pass, you can ride up to 20 times in one month (November 1 through November 30, 2016) for a flat rate. There are two options available:
- Pass 1: $2 rides — Pay $20 up front and every Line ride will cost $2 (up to 20 rides)
- Pass 2: Free rides — Pay $29 up front and your Line rides are free (up to 20 rides)
Note that while this could be a very valuable promotion, especially for the frequent Lyft rider, it’s currently only available in Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. It’s also worth noting that these passes are good only for Line rides, which is Lyft’s version of UberPool, meaning you may have to share the car with one or more passengers. In addition, each of the rides as part of this pass can’t exceed $20, and if they do, the credit card synced to your account will automatically be charged once the ride has ended.
This could be a pretty lucrative deal — especially if you can maximize by taking the 20 rides, each for a total of close to $20. If you expect you’ll to be able to do that, you’re best off opting for Pass 2, where each ride will only cost you $1.45. To sign up for either of the two passes, visit Lyft’s website and select which you’d like to add to your account. If you’re thinking about taking advantage, act soon, as there are only a limited number of passes available, and they’re only available for purchase through Monday.
As always with these ridesharing apps, be sure to sync a credit card with your account that will earn you the most return on your purchase. The new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is a great option that will earn you 3x points on all travel, including purchases with ridesharing services like Lyft.
H/T: One Mile at a Time
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards