Lyft Rewards is a driver program that recognizes you for driving with Lyft and rewards you for your earnings during busy hours.
We'll let you know when Lyft Rewards is available to you. Right now, it’s only available to some drivers. You’ll be able to start earning points as soon as the program is available to you.
With Lyft Rewards, you’ll get points for every eligible dollar you make during busy hours. Points you earn unlock tiers (Silver, Gold, and Platinum), and for every tier you reach, you’ll have access to big rewards.
Once you reach a tier, you'll stay in it for the rest of the current qualifying period and the next qualifying period - as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements. You're required to meet a minimum driving score or driver rating, depending on your region.
Designated busy hours and the number of points needed to qualify for each tier will vary by market. Go to 'Lyft Rewards' in your app for details on how Lyft Rewards works for you. You'll also be able to see which rewards are available in your region.
Drivers will earn 1 point per dollar for driving during busy hours. Points earned on tips are separate from points earned on other ride earnings, but they’re calculated the same way.
Check the ‘Lyft Rewards’ tab of your Lyft Driver app for details.
Earnings eligible for points
Drivers earn 1 point per eligible dollar for driving during busy hours. For rides accepted or dropped off during a busy hour, you earn points on:
You don’t earn points on other types of earnings, which include:
Earnings from rides not accepted or dropped off during busy hours
Ride bonuses, such as Personal Power Zones and Streak bonuses
Other bonuses, earnings, and fees
Visit ‘Lyft Rewards’ in your Lyft driver app to see the busy hours schedule in your area.
About your driver rating or driving score
Along with earning points by driving during busy hours, you'll need to keep your driver rating or driving score high to unlock tiers.
In regions with driver rating requirement, drivers must have a rating of 4.90 or higher to unlock Gold and Platinum tiers.
You won’t lose your Gold or Platinum status during the period you achieved it, unless your rating falls lower than 4.80.
In regions with a driving score requirement, a driving score of 60% unlocks Silver. A score of 80% is required to unlock the Gold and Platinum tiers.
When you've reached Silver, you won't lose your tier status within a qualifying period unless your score falls below 55%.
For the Gold and Platinum tiers, you won't lose your status unless your score falls below 75% within a qualifying period.
See 'Lyft Rewards' in your Lyft Driver app menu for details on how Lyft Rewards works for you.
There are four Lyft Rewards periods each year:
Feb. 1 - April 30
May 1 - July 31
Aug. 1 - Oct. 31
Nov. 1 - Jan. 31
The points you earn during a qualifying period help you unlock tiers. For every tier you reach, you’ll gain access to rewards.
When you reach a tier, you’ll stay in it for the current qualifying period and the upcoming qualifying period, as long as you continue to satisfy other eligibility requirements.
The minimum required driving score or the minimum required driving rating depend on your region.
Your points will reset at the beginning of a qualifying period. You'll need to rebuild points before your status ends so you can keep your tier.
Once you reach a tier, you'll stay in it for the rest of the current qualifying period and the next qualifying period - as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements.
Lyft Rewards has three tiers: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.As you earn qualifying points, you also make progress toward unlocking the next tier. The number of qualifying points you need to unlock each tier is based on your region. In some regions, you will also need to meet a rating or driving score requirement to unlock tiers. Your progress can be found in the ‘Lyft Rewards’ tab of your Lyft Driver app menu.
The types of rewards you can get depend on the tier you unlock.
Once you unlock Silver, you'll get:
With Gold, you keep all Silver rewards and you also get:
One more use of Destination Mode each day.
The ability to see the direction and length of a ride before you accept it. You'll need to maintain an acceptance rate of at least 90% in all regions except California to take advantage of this benefit.
Access to Preferred rides in select regions. This means more rides and a bonus for every Preferred ride given (for a limited time). Drivers have to meet additional eligibility criteria to gain access to Preferred rides:
Platinum includes Silver and Gold rewards. You also get:
An additional use of Destination Mode a day
In select regions, access to Priority Mode - for priority access to nearby ride requests
Additional savings on TurboTax Self-Employed
In some regions, drivers were able to redeem points for credits, service discounts, and cash.
After April 30, any new rewards points earned can’t be redeemed. Points you earn will still qualify you for Lyft Rewards tiers.
For every tier you reach, you’ll get access to exclusive rewards. You’ll continue to earn points the same way: by driving during your market’s busy hours.
If you earned redeemable points before April 30, 2021, you can still redeem them. Points will expire one year after the qualifying period you earn them in. Any unused points will expire after April 30, 2022.
Go to the ‘Lyft Rewards’ section of your app to check your balance and redeem points. You need at least 500 points to redeem them.
Redemption of your points has no impact on your tier or progress towards a tier.
Openbay discounts and credits
Through Lyft Rewards, you can also access discounted pricing on common vehicle services using the vehicle service marketplace, Openbay.
Some Lyft Rewards drivers can also redeem their rewards points for credits with Openbay.
If you’re curious about what services and pricing are available, tap ‘Save on car services’ in your Lyft Rewards dashboard.
Due to service limitations, some vehicles may not qualify. For a complete list of qualifying vehicles, click here. If you have questions about appointment scheduling, services offered, locations where Openbay is available, or pricing, you can call or email Openbay support at (617) 398-8888, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roadside assistance with Allstate
You can take advantage of Allstate roadside services when you need emergency roadside assistance for your vehicle.
Discounted rates only apply to Lyft-approved vehicles. Personal vehicles that aren't approved to drive with Lyft aren't eligible.
Save an average of 20% (based on national roadside assistance averages) with our pre-negotiated flat rates.
Lyft will cover base roadside assistance services from Allstate.
You can request up to 3 services within a period. There are four Lyft Rewards periods each year:
Feb. 1 - April 30
May 1 - July 31
Aug. 1 - Oct. 31
Nov. 1 - Jan. 31
Once you've requested 3 services, you can still use Allstate but will have to pay the pre-negotiated flat rates.
Save on filing your taxes with TurboTax
We’re partnering with TurboTax and offering all drivers free access to TurboTax Self-Employed. We're also offering 50% off TurboTax Live Self-Employed, which connects you with a real tax expert for unlimited tax advice and a final review of your return before you file.
All drivers qualify for the following perks:
TurboTax Self Employed ($130 value)
TurboTax Live Self-Employed ($100 value)
The following perks are available only to Platinum drivers:
TurboTax Self-Employed ($130 value)
TurboTax Live Self-Employed ($145 value)
As a heads up, you must access TurboTax through your Driver Dashboard in order for the discount to apply.
If you access TurboTax through your Dashboard and then later access TurboTax directly through their website, the discount will not apply. Lyft is not responsible for fees incurred by accessing TurboTax directly.