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 on: June 16, 2018, 01:04 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by Steve Hall
Hi Steve,

I'm Wilson, one of the supervisors of Lyft Support. I understand how you would want your recent ride to be covered by both gift card credits and the 50% off promo (capped at $10).

Gift Cards and other credits, however, are unable to be combined to pay for a ride. If you have a gift card, it will automatically be applied to the ride at the conclusion of the ride. If you wish to use a different promotion or payment method, you will need to select a new ‘default payment method’ before confirming payment. For more information, please take a look at our help page.

As for your other request, due to our terms of use, we are unable to refund or offer credits for any purchased Gift Cards. For more information on this, take a look here.

All matters aside, we appreciate your use of Lyft to get around, Steve. Please don't hesitate to contact us again should any concerns about Lyft arise. May you have a great weekend!

Best,

Wilson
Lyft Support Representative

 42 
 on: June 16, 2018, 12:54 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by tcope
no discount on gift cards ... dollar for dollar.
they consider gift cards a "promo" or a "credit" and as such not combinable with other "discounts"
I worked for many many years in retail and I can't imagine telling a customer that presented a gift card for payment that the sale price on the item they are buying doesn't apply unless they use their credit card.


According to Lyft, they are not credits, such as promos:

"These credits may only be used for Lyft rides, are unique to the Lyft Card, and are not to be considered the same as other credits that Lyft offers, such as promo, new user, or referral credits."

I see nothing from Lyft that states the card cannot be used along with discounts. This only makes sense as the credit on the card is _exactly_ the same as cash to Lyft.

I can't see any info on the discount.

Personally, I'd write another email and point out that their own TOS state card credits are not like promotion credits, that they are the exact same as cash and there is simply no reason for Lyft not to treat them as such. I'd ask for the credit for the discount again.

 43 
 on: June 16, 2018, 12:45 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by Steve Hall
California does not require retailers to refund amounts over $10, but I've not found anything about limiting usage (yet)

 44 
 on: June 16, 2018, 12:38 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by thief
What does the state think about gift cards? Most states have very specific times regarding then and their usage

That sucks, sorry Steve!!!

 45 
 on: June 16, 2018, 12:28 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by Steve Hall
no discount on gift cards ... dollar for dollar.
they consider gift cards a "promo" or a "credit" and as such not combinable with other "discounts"
I worked for many many years in retail and I can't imagine telling a customer that presented a gift card for payment that the sale price on the item they are buying doesn't apply unless they use their credit card.

 46 
 on: June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by makatakam
Had a ball.

Liked this picture.







Black and white photo of a European do-not-enter sign?

 47 
 on: June 16, 2018, 05:44 AM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by tcope
Are their any discounts given on the purchase of the gift card? I'm not clear about them saying that only 1 type of promo or "credit" can be given. Is the gift card not just another form of a cash payment?

 48 
 on: June 15, 2018, 11:47 PM 
Started by np - Last post by Ashbridge
A flying location that doesn’t require serious effort and time to reach. 

In the same way that midichlorians are crucial to a Jedi’s strength, so too is geography a main factor in the learning curve for any kite flyer.  A month on a beach or coast or flat prairie = several years inland.

 49 
 on: June 15, 2018, 09:53 PM 
Started by Steve Hall - Last post by Steve Hall
don't think I've ever done this before, but ... my soapbox so ...
I buy gift cards to fund Uber and Lyft. Makes things easier.
I recently purchased a $25 Lyft gift card. Lyft is also offering a 50% off weekday rides promo.
I used Lyft for my ride to the store today which debited my gift card balance but did not reflect my 50% promo (I do this on Uber all the time).
I wrote customer "service" to see why that was. here is their response:
"Hi Steve,
Thanks for reaching out to us about the credit that didn't apply to your ride. I understand these credits can really be helpful on your day to day rides.
The reason behind your 50% off credit not being applied on your ride with Alex is because a gift card already covered the whole $8.10 ride fare.
Only 1 type of credit/promo can be used per ride and cannot be stacked.
As this is the case, we are not able to retroactively switch the code that applied but encourage you to utilize your remaining credit towards another Lyft ride.
Upon checking, you still have 6 rides on your 50% promo, Steve.
Should you have additional concerns, we're just an email away!
Cheers!
Marvin
Lyft Support Representative"

Apparently, Lyft's idea of service is like that service a bull gives a cow.
I explained the situation and asked if that was indeed their policy I wanted my $16.90 gift card balance refunded immediately, or to be referred to a supervisor.
Should that not happen I have nothing better to do the next couple weeks than to open a &%#* storm on Lyft.
It would be so worth the $16.90

-

and then:
"Hi Steve,
I'm Wilson, one of the supervisors of Lyft Support. I understand how you would want your recent ride to be covered by both gift card credits and the 50% off promo (capped at $10).
Gift Cards and other credits, however, are unable to be combined to pay for a ride. If you have a gift card, it will automatically be applied to the ride at the conclusion of the ride. If you wish to use a different promotion or payment method, you will need to select a new ‘default payment method’ before confirming payment. For more information, please take a look at our help page.
As for your other request, due to our terms of use, we are unable to refund or offer credits for any purchased Gift Cards. For more information on this, take a look here.
All matters aside, we appreciate your use of Lyft to get around, Steve. Please don't hesitate to contact us again should any concerns about Lyft arise. May you have a great weekend!
Best,
Wilson
Lyft Support Representative"
 
my response ...
"As I pointed out previously your competition (Uber) does not have that policy. I use gift cards and promos all the time with them.
and while I had good experiences in the past using your service I will never do so again.
I will also let everyone I know about this and strongly suggest they not use your service.
FYI, nowhere did I see anything about you not combining gift cards with promo's when I purchased or redeemed the gift card.
If I receive a gift card from, say Beast Buy, I fully expect to get any advertised sales or promotions when making a purchase, and I'm betting you would too. 
mahalo,
Steve"

consider this when chosing a ride share service
(thanks I feel so much better now)

 50 
 on: June 15, 2018, 09:11 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by RobB
Not seeing the picture, but glad to hear that you're still out there yankin' the lines !

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