It is amazing how long Uber and Lyft have been around now. For most rides, I personally tend to stick with Uber. I think this pattern started many years ago when I found that Lyft tended to always price out a bit higher than Uber — and so many drivers work with both ride-share apps.
But now that I have become a Frequent Floater, that is, spending so much of each year on cruise ships, I am in need of larger vehicle to and from ships with all my large and bulky luggage. That requires a larger car than just an Uber-X.
During my recent Alaska cruise, only one time was an Uber-XL less expensive than Lyft to get us from from A to B. I am now wishing I did not have so many Uber credits loaded into my account from card offers and more.
Plus, as someone who is finding themselves frequenting more and more Hilton hotels as of late, I like the bonus points they combo with Lyft.
“Link your Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts to earn 3 Points per $1 spent on Lyft rides (economy, luxury and extra seats). Earn 2 Points per $1 spent on shared Lyft rides.* Redeem your Hilton Honors Points for Lyft credits. Determine the amount of Points you would like to redeem and the credits will appear in your Lyft account.
Earn 3 Points per $1 spent on economy, luxury, and extra seat Lyft rides.
Earn 2 Points per $1 spent on shared Lyft rides.
Redeem Hilton Honors Points for Lyft credits.“
Plus, I also get 10x Chase Ultimate Rewards® points by paying with my Chase Sapphire Reserve® card. (Cardholders earn 10X total points per dollar spent when using their Sapphire Reserve card to for Lyft purchases through March 2025. They also get two free years of Lyft Pink All Access and a 3rd year at 50% off when they activate by Dec 31, 2024 — a value of $199/year. Membership auto-renews.)
I know there is also a Delta link promo but I am working hard to reduce my SkyPennies — not keep bulking them up. So, that is not one that gets me excited.
I guess I am fishing for reader experiences. Do you always fire up both apps, or even others, and compare prices before you hail a ride or do you mostly just stick with one or the other. Also, are you seeing what I am seeing that larger cars tend to cost less from Lyft than Uber? – René
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