New customers can now get up to $50 in free Lyft credits.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
1. Click here to sign up and you should see the above screen showing $20 Lyft credit. You will also have a free ride credit worth $20.
2. Enter your phone number and download the mobile app when you get a text link.
3. Sign up then click in the settings –> payment –> scroll to the bottom below your credit card info to the section called “Apply Lyft Credits: Credit Code”. You should see your ride credit there. If not, enter the promo code DJ462 and click apply.
Ongoing Lyft Promotions:
5% Back on Lyft for First Quarter of 2017
Enjoy a 5% cashback on your Lyft purchases during the first three months of 2017 when you sign up for either Discover It or Chase Freedom. This promotion is good for up to $75 cash back on purchases up to $1,500.
NEW DRIVER BONUS UP TO $1000
Read here how to sign-up to be a Lyft driver and get a big bonus up to $1000!
Lyft is rapidly expanding the number of US cities
Living in a Lyft-less city? The ride-hailing company plans to launch in 100 new US cities by the end of the year, bringing the total number of cities it serves to 300. Lyft just rolled out service in 40 new cities. Lyft is showing more aggression than before because this is the same number of cities it launched in all of 2016.
Round Up & Donate To A Charity
Lyft plans to launch a new feature called Round Up and Donate. Opt in, and they’ll automatically round up your total fare to the nearest whole dollar and push the difference towards issues impacting everyone everywhere. They should be sending out more details soon on this new feature. This comes after Ride Austin has raised thousands over SXSW weekend in Austin with their Opt-in feature. This probably means that Lyft is looking for a way to differentiate itself as the good vs. Uber who is having a horrible year in PR. You can also bet they will be trying to get back in Austin after this launch. I am sure Ride Austin does not mind them copying the idea as Ride Austin completely stole Uber’s app design much like Facebook has copied much of Snapchat features.
Save $20 On A Lyft Premier Ride (Including For Existing Users)
Lyft recently introduced Lyft Premier, which is intended to compete with UberSELECT and UberBLACK. Basic ridesharing services offered by Lyft and Uber are less than the cost of a taxi in most cities but their premium services are typically more than a taxi while giving riders a classier experience. Lyft Premier is advertised as offering a high-end sedan or SUV such as a BMW, Audi, or an Escalade with leather seats. Lyft Premier is only available in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. If you haven’t yet experienced Lyft Premier, you can get $20 off your next ride, even if you’re an existing Lyft user. Just make sure you are signed up for Lyft and they will send you this targeted promo. (Update: I received a personal target $10 credit in my account January 26, 2017 for this promotion.)
10 for 10 Loyalty Discount (Targeted Offer)
Take 10 rides in February and get 25% off 10 rides in March 2017! Just take 10 rides in February and Lyft will drop a discount for 25% of 10 rides right into your account. Offer only for Lyft users who received this email offer directly from Lyft. User must complete 10 rides between 12:01am 2/1/16 and 11:59pm 2/28/16 to receive 25% off 10 Lyft Classic rides taken between 12:01am 3/1/17 and 11:59pm 4/4/17. The credit will be added to User account on or before 3/5/17. Discount does not apply to tips, cancellation fees, damage charges, or taxes. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service.
Lyft Vs. Uber
My favorite thing about Lyft is that they show the image of the car on the app vs. Uber. You will know the color of the car picking you up. They have also updated their app with Simplified Ride Requests where you have access to all ride options with a single tap and able to compare their ETAs side-by-side. You can see price estimate, contact drivers, and split fares from the same place. We are also loving the new fresh design with new icons, new colors, and a next-level glow. With Lyft, You can cancel a ride within 5 minutes of requesting without being charged a $10 cancellation fee in most cases.
Today the San Francisco-based company offers its service in 200 US cities and reaches about 177 million people, or 55% of the country. After the expansion, Lyft will operate in 300 cities while providing access to 231 million people, or about 72% of the US. Lyft’s largest rival, Uber, operates in 450 cities worldwide. Lyft’s aggressive US growth, however, suggests the company is planning to launch its service outside the US soon.
Check out the list of cities where Lyft will launch on Thursday below. The company will announce the remaining 60 cities later this year. We are hoping they include Austin and Houston who have been without the on-demand car service for too long now.
San Luis Obispo, CA
El Centro, CA
Yuba City, CA
Johnson City, TN
Baton Rouge, LA
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Las Cruces, NM
St. George, UT
Myrtle Beach, SC
Fort Wayne, IN
South Bend, IN
Bowling Green, KY
Outer Banks, NC
Idaho Falls, ID
Past Lyft #Rideshare Promotions
Free $10 Lyft Credit -Existing Riders in select cities in NY and FL
If you’re an existing or new user, open the app and click the payment section. Enter credit code: BUDLYFT (or go here and enter your phone number). You’ll get a $10 credit valid for certain times this weekend. Pickup or drop-off must be in NYC, Long Island, Venice FL, Orlando, Jacksonville, Naples FL, or Ft Lauderdale.
Justin Bieber promotion: Lyft is jumping into the music distribution business. If you pay $5 to buy Bieber’s new album and take a Lyft, you’ll get $5 credit for your next ride. $5 for a new Bieb album is a great deal and it actually has lots of great songs on it and would make a great Christmas Gift.
$5 Off To and From the Airport
Save even more this holiday season with $5 off your next 2 rides — to and from — select airports nationwide. No code needed