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Lyft Driver Signup Referral Bonus Now Up $750 in December

Lyft Driver Signup Referral Bonus Now Up $750 in December

During this time of year, the rideshare industry is usually fairly slow because college students are often at home and people are on vacation. Lyft and Uber often reduce signup bonuses during this time. The Lyft referral bonus is highest at Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Jersey, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Orange County, Minneapolis and Denver. Earlier this year, Lyft had a crazy Lyft signup bonus of $5000 in Los Angeles, but now the Lyft bonus is down to more reasonable $750.

Here is the list of the highest Lyft referral bonus:

Cities with a $750 Lyft Signup Bonus:

Cities with $700 Lyft Signup Bonus:

Cities with a $650 Lyft Signup Bonus:

An average Lyft driver can complete about 2.5 trips an hour (including Lyft Line), so you can do a calculation in how many driving hours it may take you to finish the bonus. Click the link below to get your Lyft referral bonus today!

Uber Sign Up Bonus for new Uber Drivers is now $1025!

Update: The new driver Uber Sign Up bonus is as high as $1025 in San Francisco! You can see the post about the Uber sign up bonus here:

In addition, the typical Uber sign up bonus for new drivers are often very competitive compared to Lyft so always consider signing up for Uber after signing up for Lyft. The Uber sign up bonus also requires completing a set numbers of trips in their first 30 days, like the Lyft referral bonus. Make sure to only attempt to drive for one sign up bonus at one time. You may be trying to drive for the Lyft referral bonus but then not get enough trips for the Uber sign up bonus. The Uber sign up bonus typically pays out in the next statement after you complete the necessary Uber trips.

Is the Lyft Referral Bonus Possible?

I was working almost nonstop this time last year to get a different $1000 Lyft 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 in 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 for 50 trips, 6 days for 100 trips). I have to comment that I didn’t drive on any rideshare service for the next two weeks because I was still recovering, so I wouldn’t recommend this strategy long term.

If I can get 50 trips between Monday morning and Wednesday night with six feet of snow everywhere while working a full time job on Tuesday and Wednesday, you can definitely do 50 or 100 trips in 30 days. Realistically, that is only 3 trips a day and I used to do about 6 trips on weeknights in addition to working all night Friday and all night Saturday. However, 250 in a month (for two months) is quite a stretch more than this and I would guess many Lyft drivers who signup for it won’t make it, unless they are already driving full time as a taxi driver or as an Uber driver. That equates to about 70 trips a week, which is pretty much full-time (just short of 40 hours a week).

How do I Signup to be a Lyft Driver?

To signup for Lyft with a Lyft signup bonus, you can use my Lyft referral code here to signup for Lyft!

Here are the requirements for the Lyft referral bonus:

Complete Lyft Signup Bonus List:

This list is of the current Lyft signup bonus as of this posting and subject to change:

Las Vegas$25010030
Los Angeles$75035060
New Jersey$70032560
New York City$20014030
Orange County$65037560
San Diego$2007530
San Francisco$70042560
San Jose$40037560

To sign up, you can use my Lyft referral code here to signup for Lyft!

*Lyft bonus amounts and ride requirements may vary in this region depending on the code used to start a driver application. Please Contact Us for details about your application.

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 Lyft signup bonus.

Terms of the Lyft Referral Bonus promotion:

The referred new Lyft driver must:

Please note:

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

How Do I Sign Up For the Lyft Signup Bonus?

To sign up, you can use my Lyft referral code here to sign up for Lyft!

[Note, I will also receive a similar Lyft signup 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 Lyft signup bonus.]

What if I am already a Lyft driver?

Well do you know anyone who isn’t driving a Lyft driver yet? Refer them to drive on Lyft with your Lyft referral code and you and your friend can earn the Lyft signup 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 Lyft rides done but maybe quit afterwards so you can get your Lyft signup 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 Lyft signup bonus but didn’t further dilute the driver pool.

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