Posted by William Charles on January 12, 2020
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Published on January 12th, 2020 | by William Charles

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Lyft Pink Benefit Now Live For Chase Sapphire Reserve Cardholders

If you are a Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholder you’re now entitled to complimentary Lyft pink. You can enroll by using this link. Lyft pink provides the following benefits:

  • 15% off all car rides
  • 3 complimentary bike or scooter rides (30 minutes maximum) per month
  • Priority airport pick ups
  • 3 free cancellations per month
  • No lost & found fees
  • Surprise offers

This is in addition to DoorDash DashPass & the $60 annual DoorDash credit, just keep in mind the increased annual fee of $550 (this goes into effect for existing users after April 2020). Some things to note:

Hat tip to reader Joe



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Ugh
Ugh

Cool…

NM
NM

Got a “Not available” message from the lyftpink link.

NM
NM

Change payment method to CSR and Lyftpink will be able to activate for free from the Lyft app.

MK
MK

Yay! 10x points on the CSR instead of the usual 3x 🙂

Saag Paneer
Saag Paneer

Time to pay double and select “Luxury” vehicles just so you can earn them extra UR. Nothing like a Suburban to yourself.

Keith
Keith

Yeah let’s kill the planet a little faster!

Carlos
Carlos

I hope Saag was being sarcastic. Hardly ever worth those paid upgrades, no matter how much cash back you earn.

Saag Paneer
Saag Paneer

Burn, baby, burn!

Ethan
Ethan

Virtue successfully signaled. Bravo.

Kai
Kai

FYI, plan duration is exactly one year from sign up date. Better to wait a bit if you don’t need to use it right away.

Also, the best way to enroll is in-app. If you already have CSR saved as payment, enrollment is instantaneous.

OyVey
OyVey

Doh. I shouldn’t have activated. For some reason I thought it was for 2 years like the DashPass.

Ella
Ella

NM 🙂

Keith
Keith

I don’t use DD and only cab 5-6 times a year, so definitely thinking of cancelling my CSR. Thinking of moving over to the Wells Fargo eco-system. Does anyone have experience with that? I’d really appreciate any honest opinions.

Simple Rick
Simple Rick

Sounds good if all this is too complicated for you. Had their 1% back card a decade ago. While they’ve added other products like the Cashwise 1.5% and the Propel 3% travel, it’s basically 1cpp statement credits, but with limitation on redemption at $25 minimum.

chris
chris

if just by yourself, you will need time to complete wells fargo trifecta, since they allow two apps every 5 or 6 months even if you let go the sub.

It does allow you to pull rewards with pretty much everyone, so you can complete the trifecta with 2 other people if you want it done right away.

1.5cpp only works towards flight booked through wf travel portal, if pooled reward, the pool needs to be created by visa signature holder.

very broad 3x categories.

downside comparing to chase system is:

1. no transfer partner
2. no 5x rotating categories
3. no trip insurances
4. propel is a amex network card
5. no lounge

I would have switched completely to wf if I don’t use lounge as much as I do. Chase is not doing itself favors by these moves.

Naota
Naota

What cards make up this trifecta?

Gerald
Gerald

I don’t know about the trifecta, but the Visa Signature card lets you book travel at 1.5 cents per point like the CSR. It has a bonus of 5X for $12,500 in gas, grocery, and drugstore spend for the first 6 months. The Propel used to have a 30,000 point bonus (now 20,000 points). You’re only allowed one bonus every 15 months. I got the Visa Signature and my wife got the Propel. We used our bonuses for almost $2000 worth of travel (we were a bit short of points, so we had to pay about $150). Now that our 15 months are up, I’m planning to get the Propel World (40,000 point bonus) or if that doesn’t work, the Propel, and she’ll get the Visa Signature. There’s also a card that has a similar bonus structure to the Visa Signature, the WF Rewards Card. That one doesn’t have the 1.5 cent travel redemption, so that might be our third round. Of these cards, the only one with an annual fee is the Propel World, and that’s waived the first year.

I just applied for the WF Business Platinum with a 50,000 point bonus. They want my tax return, so I’m thinking about whether I want to trust them with it.

I’ll add to Chris’s excellent summary two more downsides to the WF package over the Chase package: there’s no 5x on office supplies and telecom/internet (Ink Cash) and there’s no 1.5x on everything (Freedom Unlimited/Ink Unlimited). So since we hit the bonuses, these cards have been basically sock-drawered. They haven’t even had any decent Earn More Mall offers lately.

Keith
Keith

I thought Cash Wise gives 1.5% on everything with $0 fee?

Keith
Keith

Thanks Chris, that is very helpful. I don’t value the lounge benefit as highly, so I’ll start the migration process!

86
86

FWIW, WF officially excludes “prepaid gift cards” from earning rewards on any of their cards the last time I checked.

Avi
Avi

Tried to click the link and it won’t activate. Still buggy it seems.

Avi
Avi

Works on second try.

Charlie
Charlie

Are you on your laptop or a mobile device?

DocPost
DocPost

My Chase CSR is already added to my Lyft account. Yet when I click on the Lyft Pink activation link in the post and login, the button that I assume should have been Activate button is grayed out and reads Not Available. What’s up here?

Nicky
Nicky

I had the same thing. I went into my Lyft app and set my CSR as the default payment and then went back and I was able to activate it.

Celia
Celia

The first comment in this thread says it should be automatic if your CSR was already added. That could be why you can’t activate because you already are.

Jeff A
Jeff A

How can you tell if you’re already activated?

Jan
Jan

It’s not automatically activated. I was in the same boat and went into the payment options and re-verified that the CSR is my default payment. It was already. I then went back to the main screen of the app and was immediately prompted to enroll into Lyft pink.

Froide
Froide

In the Chase app click on CSR, and then click on Card Benefits.
This will take you to a list of “Featured benefits”.

The first one listed reads: “Complimentary Lyft pink: $100 Min. Value*”.

Click on that, and you’ll see written in a blue a link that reads: “Enroll now”.
That’s followed by a block of text titled, “How to Activate”,
which in turn is followed by another blue link that reads: “Activate now”.

Mike
Mike

I don’t want to activate it yet, no need to start the one year clock now. I probably won’t even use Lyft until our June vacation. So to prevent it from being activated I should delete the CSR from lyft?

With other news that Uber won’t provide a fixed price upfront in CA this is just another reason to go to Lyft. On top of the Delta 2x and Hilton 3x also.

Froide
Froide

Nope; that’s not why. My CSR is already a Lyft payment method, too, but the option to enroll in Lyft Pink via the Chase app is not greyed out. (I’m glad, since I don’t plan to enroll in/activate the Lyft Pink “benefit” until I choose to use it or until March 2021, whichever date comes first).

Ken
Ken

I just logged into my Lyft account. I had CSR already defaulted. There was a banner about Lyft pink, clicked on that, and got a prompt to activate. I didn’t as do not have personal Lyft trips for a little while, but the automatic part seems to still require manual starting, which is good in that it’s only for 1 year.

Naota
Naota

Is the $60 postmates live? I won’t use this benefit but postmastes at least allows pickup so I can do one pickup a year to help offset

Michael Belisle
Michael Belisle

it’s doordash, not postmates

Froide
Froide

The DoorDash w/ DoorPass membership “perq” is live. I activated and plan to use DD for pickups only.

CG
CG

My wife uses lyft a lot but I don’t. I have the CSR but she doesn’t. Anyone know if I can use my card to enroll her lyft account?

Lik
Lik

Yes I was able to activate Lyft pink using someone else’s CSR. Just do it online and log in thru your wife’s account. Make sure your CSR is the default payment on your wife’s account tho

Matt
Matt

Yes you can do this (but you must leave your card as a payment method on her account).

Jeremy
Jeremy

Does it auto renew or will it auto cancel after the end?

YoniPDX

Would Love to know as well, wondering if this was/is the gotcha, or if you can cancel and get a refund.

Tyler
Tyler

Can you use your CSR through Apple Pay to receive 10x points?

Joe
Joe

If this legitimately gives me 15% off and 10x points, this will definitely help me offset the $100 increase by quite some bit. I hope it stays permanent

Ted
Ted

Do you have to use CSR as a payment option? Can you stack with the SoFi 20% off rides currently?

Matt
Matt

You can’t stack. Sofi still better until 2/16/20 at least.

You must use CSR as payment option and, per the terms, it must be the primary payment option for the credit to work (but who knows about that).

It’s also one Pink membership per account number, so AU cards can use but the first one to sign up gets it for the account.

All Chase UR cards will receive bonus points up to 5x on Lyft purchases, including Ink cards, Freedom, and Sapphire.

Matt
Matt

If you have bumped, this would stack with the 2% back in stock option. But still, Sofi better.

Ted
Ted

Well, with 10X UR on top of that, that’s basically another 10% minimum back (closer to 20% for some people), so you’d have to give CSR the edge here.

Matt
Matt

Not really. 20% back in cash is the clear winner. Chase points are worth 1.5cpp for redemption on travel portal with CSR.

Bumped works with any credit card.

Chris
Chris

Can someone please clarify what the 10x points are referring to on Lyft for Reserve cardholders? I don’t know if they are saying you get 10x Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar or does the 10x points refer to some Lyft rewards/loyalty program that is similar to Uber?

Celia
Celia

Chase UR points, 10 per dollar instead of 3 per dollar (travel rate)

Mehertz
Mehertz

William Charles Should be 30 min bike OR scooter rides not AND. And it’s also per month.

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