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Lyft Cuts Signup Bonus to $350, $400 in Boston

Lyft Cuts Signup Bonus to $350, $400 in Boston

[Update 1-12-16: The bonus is Boston is now only $200 after 50 trips. It was good while it lasted (at $1000, $750, and $500)

Lyft made some minor changes to the signup bonuses over the last few weeks. They reduced the bonus in a few cities, including Boston, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington DC that had the $500 signup bonus. Lyft has reduced the Boston signup bonus to $200 after 50 trips, down from $400 last week and $1000 back in October. This is one of the slower times for rideshare, so they are adjusting their driver signup promotion accordingly. Here are some ways to deal with the slower rideshare season.

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.

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 to sign up for Lyft!

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 DriverNew Driver Bonus AmountRide Requirement in 30 days
Los Angeles$50100
New Jersey$20050
New York City$250100
Orange County$5050
San Diego$50100
San Francisco$50100
Silicon Valley$35050
Washington, D.C.$25040

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 to sign up for Lyft!

[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.

Have more questions about Uber or Lyft? Head on over to our Rideshare Driver Training Course! Driver Promotions
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