Lyft Inc.

10/03/2019 | News release | Archived content

Introducing Lyft Rewards for Drivers

We're always investing in ways to help our drivers succeed. It's why we launched a new pay structure, and why today we're launching Lyft Rewards. This program helps drivers earn more and save more on everyday driving expenses - and it's designed to reward every driver, including the 91% of drivers who drive fewer than 20 hours a week.

How Does Lyft Rewards Work?

Drivers get points for every eligible dollar earned when they drive during their city's designated busy hours, which they can see in the app. Points can be redeemed for cash bonuses, or credit to take Lyft rides. Points also unlock Lyft Rewards tiers (Silver, Gold, and Platinum), giving drivers access to a broad range of discounts and rewards that increase drivers' take-home pay.

  • Cash bonuses at Gold and Platinum

  • Credit to take Lyft rides

  • Up to 5% cash back on gas with the Lyft Direct debit card

  • Free or discounted tax services

  • Free or discounted roadside assistance

  • AT&T cell phone plan savings

  • Exclusive features to see trip time and direction before accepting a ride (Gold and Platinum drivers with a 90% or greater acceptance rate)

To reward great service, Gold and Platinum status is reserved for drivers with a rating of 4.90+.

In addition to this program, we've also launchedDriver Centers, the Lyft Direct debit card, and English Language learning coursesthis year - all designed to reduce common driving expenses and help drivers maximize their earnings.

Starting today, Lyft Rewards is rolling out to drivers in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington DC. Learn more at

*Busy hours, the number of points you receive for every eligible dollar you earn, and the number of points needed to qualify for each tier will all vary by market.