The ride-sharing industry is growing incredibly quickly. And the war for market share among the involved companies is great for potential riders and drivers. That war seems to have escalated with Lyft now offering new drivers $1,000 after you sign up to drive for them.
Lyft will pay you $1,000 after just 1 ride!
You must be wondering what strings are attached. There aren’t many:
- Cick here to Apply to become a Lyft driver after 2/25
- Complete first ride on or before Thursday, March 5th
- Enter referral code upon sign-up. (‘BENJAMINS’ is the code)
- Expect payment in 1-2 business cycles
This bonus deal applies for drivers in the following cities: Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Dallas,
Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, San Diego, San Jose, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
UPDATE: Lyft has already closed this deal in many of the listed cities.
The eligible cities according to the Lyft website are now:
Boston, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
You can find the details here.
The only other caveat is that you have to go on a “mentor ride” before performing your first drive for Lyft. They will inspect your car and give you the rules of the road and it takes roughly 30-45 minutes. Make sure to bring your drivers license, insurance, and registration. After the mentor ride you will be ready for your first Lyfters!
On top of this $1,000 bonus, you can receive an extra $300 for performing 30 or more rides within a certain time period. There are more details on how much driving you’ll need to do in order to secure the additional bonus.
If you’ve been looking for some side income or even a full time job, becoming a rideshare driver could be an option worth considering. Although pay rates have become more depressed recently, you can still earn a fair amount giving rides around town.
Remember the fine print as listed above. If you want to qualify for this bonus you’ll need to act quickly. This is the highest bounty for signing up as a driver we’ve ever seen but remember, it expires on March 5th.