Donate $5+ to Lyft vaccine access, get 2,000 Hilton points and 250 Delta Skymiles

As there are many underprivileged individuals who may have difficulty getting to COVID-19 vaccine sites, Lyft is running a "Fund a Ride" program to support equal access to vaccinations.  Partners including Hilton and Delta Air Lines have also opted in, offering 2,000 Hilton Honors points and 250 Delta SkyMiles to those who donate a minimum of $5 to fund a Lyft ride through May 31, 2021 and have their loyalty accounts linked to their Lyft account.  In addition, Chase has announced that all their Sapphire, Freedom, and Ink business cards will be earning 10x Ultimate Rewards (UR) through Lyft's Fund a Ride program.  So for a $5+ donation, you get the following:
  • 2,000 Hilton Honors points
  • 250 Delta SkyMiles
  • 10x UR

I value Hilton points at 0.4 cents each and Delta miles at a penny a piece, so you're looking at roughly $10.50 in points/miles value just for donating $5 to a worthy cause.  And of course, you could and probably should donate more than just the minimum $5, especially since the average roundtrip ride costs around $30.  Hilton will also be matching member contributions up to $50,000.

How to link your Hilton and Delta accounts to Lyft

To earn the points/miles, be sure to first have your Lyft account linked to both your Hilton Honors account and your Delta SkyMiles account.  You'll want to be signed into your Lyft account and have your Hilton and Delta account numbers.  If you don't already have a Lyft account, you can sign up for one using my referral link and get $5 in Lyft credits.

How to donate

To donate, go to Lyft's Fund a Ride program website, and scroll down to the "Fund a Ride" button link.  You'll be prompted to sign into your Lyft account if you haven't already done so.  And you won't have to enter any credit card details with an existing account as the current payment methods on your account with automatically appear as payment options.  
Needless to say, use any Chase Sapphire, Freedom, or Ink card to earn the 10x UR.  Chase currently has charities as a Pay Yourself Back option for all their UR-earning cards, so you'd be able to redeem 1 UR for 1.5 cents back as a statement credit with the Chase Reserve card and 1.25 cents per point for all the other cards.

Bottom line

This is a great opportunity to help those in need while also earning some miles and points on the side.  Getting to vaccination sites can be a significant challenge for low-income, uninsured, and at-risk communities, so it's good to contribute to these causes as the COVID-19 pandemic has hit these communities especially hard.  This campaign, including earning bonus/miles and points, will run through May 31, 2021.  But you may want to donate earlier as Delta will only be crediting the 250 bonus SkyMiles to the first 15,000 Delta and Lyft linked SkyMiles Members.

From all of us at Flying for Fitness, please stay healthy during this trying time.  We hope you enjoyed this post.  Please consider visiting one of our sponsors by clicking on the advertisements.  Our sponsors pay us for customer visits and help us to keep the lights on.  Thanks!


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