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Lyft Updates $500 Signup Bonus, $750 Bonus in Silicon Valley

Lyft Updates $500 Signup Bonus, $750 Bonus in Silicon Valley

Lyft made some minor changes to the signup bonuses over the last few weeks. They increased the bonus in Silicon Valley up to $750 after 50 trips. It is normally $500 so this is a good time to sign up for Lyft in Silicon Valley. They reduced the bonus in a few cities, including Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Washington DC that had the $500 signup bonus. Lyft has reduced the Boston signup bonus to $500 after 50 trips, down from $750 last week and $1000 two weeks ago.

I was working almost nonstop about nine months ago to get a different $1000 bonus after 50 trips and we only had a week to do it with snow on the ground. You can read more about it here: How I earned $1750 after 50 Lyfts in 21 Hours across 3 days. If I did 50 trips after working my full time job on two weeknights and a full weekday after flying back to Boston on a redeye, anyone can do the required number of rides on just weekends alone (3 weekend days).

If I can get 50 trips between Monday morning and Wednesday night with six feet of snow everywhere, you can definitely do 50 trips in 30 days. Realistically, that is only 3 trips a day and I used to do about 6 on weeknights in addition to working all night Friday and all night Saturday.

Silicon Valley increased their signup bonus up to $750 after 50 trips, so this is a great time to sign up as it was historically $500.

Here is the list of cities with $500 bonus after 50 trips, unless otherwise noted:

Here is the list of cities with $350 bonus after 50 trips, unless otherwise noted:

Here is the list of changes from last week. The changes went live this week:

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the above bonuses, you can use my referral link here: http://lyft.com/drivers/SIMON406.

How to earn another $500 from Uber

You can also sign up for Uber and get $500 bonus from them as well! (Bonus varies by city so email your local Uber office to verify your signup bonus)

Here are the requirements:

You can sign up for Uber and get $500 with this form. I would recommend you sign up for Lyft, get approved, and then sign up for Uber afterwards.

Complete Lyft Bonus List:

Below is the full table (cities not listed will get $50 after 30 Lyfts):

City of New DriverDouble-Sided Bonus AmountRides Required in 30 days
Atlanta$5050
Austin$10050
Boston$50050
Chicago$35050
Dallas$50050
Denver$25050
Las Vegas$10050
Los Angeles$5050
Miami$5050
Nashville$10050
New Jersey$15050
New York City$350100
Orange County$5050
Philadelphia$35050
Phoenix$10050
Pittsburgh$20050
Portland$25050
Sacramento$25050
San Francisco$100100
San Diego$5050
Seattle$35050
Silicon Valley$75050
Tucson$5050
Washington, D.C.$35050

Note that you don’t need to be an Uber driver to sign up for these promotions so you can be a brand new driver before signing up for this offer. This is a great way to get started with Lyft and try it out for 30 Lyfts. If you don’t like it, simply quit after doing the required Lyfts and getting your signup bonus.

Terms of the promotion:

The referred new driver must:

Please note:

Once these requirements are met, the referred new driver will see the bonus 1-2 direct deposits after the ride requirement is met. The referring passenger will see the credits in their Lyft account 1-2 weeks after their referral’s ride requirement is met.

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up, you can use my referral link here: http://lyft.com/drivers/SIMON406.

[Note, I will also receive the bonus for you to sign up and complete the trips. If you prefer to help out a friend, you can ask anyone you know who is a Lyft driver to sign up with their code and you both can get the same bonus.]

What if I am already a driver?

Well do you know anyone who isn’t driving on Lyft yet? Refer them to drive on Lyft with your own referral code and you and your friend can earn the bonus! It is that easy. Also, you would know if your friend would still continue to drive on Lyft or not so definitely pick people you know that would get the Lyfts done but maybe quit afterwards so you can get your bonus and not risk increasing the driver pool. I have done this a few times myself and none of my personal referrals are still driving in Boston so we both got our bonus but didn’t further dilute the driver pool.

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