Hilton has come out with a promotion that does good in two ways – it helps us buy their points on the cheap while also helping ensure as many people as possible can get vaccinated.
- Link your Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts at HiltonHonorsLyft.com and then donate $5+ at lyft.com/vaccine-access to earn 2,000 Hilton Honors points.
- Expires May 31, 2021.
This is a great initiative by Hilton and Lyft which is a win-win for all involved (well, win-win-win-win if you count Hilton, Lyft, us and people being vaccinated).
For us, getting to earn 2,000 bonus points by donating at least $5 means you’re buying Hilton points for as low as 0.25cpp which is half the rate they normally charge during a 100% bonus points promotion.
Your donation is then used in the following way:
Lyft’s Vaccine Access initiative benefits low-income, uninsured and at-risk communities across the country by providing access to rides to COVID-19 vaccination clinics, with the goal of providing access to 60 million rides. Funds contributed for these rides will provide access to vaccine transportation in the form of Lyft ride credits provided through national and local non-profit partners.
Buying points on the cheap while helping ensure people can get vaccinated against COVID – it doesn’t get much better than that. Except it does, because Hilton will also be matching donations up to $50,000. We benefit, others benefit, and Hilton and Lyft get some good PR out of this, hence the win-win-win-win.
Don’t forget that Hilton’s partnership with Lyft also awards 3 bonus Hilton Honors points per dollar on Lyft rides, or 2 bonus points per dollar on shared Lyft rides. You can read more about this partnership in our post we published when it first launched a couple of years ago.
You can also get free Lyft Pink membership with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card which in turn can be turned into a free Grubhub+ membership which offers a free $10 meal each month. Update: It looks like the $10 free monthly meal for pickup orders is only in certain markets (probably large cities).