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Lyft Gift Cards

Lyft offers digital gift cards that can be purchased through lyft.com/gift or the Lyft app. Add as many gift cards to an account as you want — they don’t expire!

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How to purchase 

You must log in to your Lyft account before you can purchase a gift card.

To purchase digital gift cards through the Lyft app:

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner
  2. Tap 'Promos'
  3. Scroll down and tap ‘Gift Lyft to friends’
  4. Use a valid credit, debit, or prepaid card to complete your purchase (iOS devices also support Apple Pay and PayPal)

You can also visit lyft.com/gift to make your purchase through a web browser.

You have the option to send the digital gift card to yourself or a gift recipient. If you don't want to send it to a gift recipient immediately, send it to yourself and forward it later. Do not add the 16-digit gift card code to your account if you're saving the gift card for someone else.

You can attempt to purchase up to 5 gift cards for a recipient within a 24-hour period, which starts with the first attempted transaction. There is a $500 maximum for gift card purchases within that 24-hour period.

Lyft gift card purchases cannot be voided or refunded. Learn more.

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How to redeem

Lyft gift cards can be used on all Lyft rides in the US. Lyft users in Canada cannot purchase or use gift cards at this time.

If you have a gift card and promo codes, select which combo you want to use before a ride, or up to 24 hours after a ride in the Rate & Pay screen.

A default payment method in the Lyft app is required even when using a gift card. This default card will be charged for any tips, some fees (like cancellation and damage fees), or any ride where the cost is more than your gift card balance. 

REDEEM LINK:   When you choose a recipient's email address, that email will include a link to let them apply the gift card amount in their app automatically, or they can enter the 16-digit gift card code manually in their Lyft app.

CODE:  In case you missed an email, you can also access the gift card code at lyft.com/gift/history to see your gift card purchase history along with purchase codes.

Simply send the code to the recipient, then ask them to enter it in the Lyft app by following the steps below:

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner
  2. Tap ‘Promos’
  3. Type the code from the email or history in the ‘Enter promo code’ box
  4. Tap 'Apply.' That's it! 

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How to see your balance

After you've redeemed your gift card:

  1. Open the Lyft app
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner
  3. Tap ‘Promos’
  4. That's it! Your gift card balance is listed in bold. Under the remaining amount, you'll see more terms and conditions in gray.

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Lost or stolen cards

Lyft gift cards can't be replaced if they're lost or stolen, but we’re here to help.

We can check to see if the gift card has been redeemed. If it hasn’t, we can add it to your account. Send us the 16-digit code in the gift card purchase history on lyft.com/gift/history, and we'll see what happened.

If the gift card recipient didn't get an email after the card was purchased, double-check all email folders (including inbox, spam, and trash). If you still don't find it, ask the purchaser to go to lyft.com/gift/history and find the 16-digit code in the purchase history. Send us the code, and we'll investigate.

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