The Covid vaccine roll-out is in full swing in many states, however, getting access to the vaccine is still a struggle for many. While most people now fit the vaccine eligibility requirements not everyone can easily get a ride to a vaccination location. To help, Lyft is mobilizing partners and riders to help provide access to 60M rides to and from vaccine appointments.
The new program works like this: A contributor can choose to fund a ride for someone in need. These rides will be facilitated through local and national non-profit partners such as United Way Worldwide, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, the NAACP, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the National Down Syndrome Society. These partners will ensure that rides are given to those who need them the most. In return, a few of Lyft’s loyalty partners, Hilton, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase and others are offering enhanced rewards for those who contribute to the free ride pool. See below for more details on these rewards.
In order to help streamline their new initiative, Lyft has launched a new site to not only help people fund rides for others in need, but to also book vaccination rides for themselves or for a loved one.
Click here, if you need help getting to a vaccine site and see if you’re eligible for a free or discounted ride.
If you want to help someone in need, you can cover the cost of a ride for them and one of Lyft’s nonprofit partners will connect them to it.
Currently, all Chase Sapphire, Freedom, and Ink cardmembers can earn 10x total points, or cash back, on purchases made through Lyft’s Fund a Ride program. Hilton is awarding 2,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points to members who have linked their Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts, and also contributed to the fund ($5 minimum), as well as matching member contributions up to $50,000! And, Delta is awarding 250 bonus miles to the first 15,000 Delta and Lyft linked SkyMiles Members who contribute a minimum of $5.
For more details on these loyalty programs please visit Lyft.com.