Best Lyft Promo Code And Free Ride Credits

If you are looking for a 2015 Lyft promo code, you have stumbled upon a gold mine. This page will go in depth about Lyft promo codes, ways for existing Lyft users to earn ride credit, provide an explanation of what Lyft is and how it works, as well as provide information regarding the best Lyft alternatives available to users.

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Current Lyft Promo Codes

Below you will find a list of Lyft promo codes that will give users up to $20 in free Lyft credit when applied to the account. Simply enter one of the promo codes to get the free ride.

  Complete list of Lyft coupons for new users

  • 2015SUMMER
  • RETHINK403
  • RETHINK402
  • W5ZWRK
  • 2015FREERIDE

Want even more free rides? Then unlock one of our bonus Lyft promo codes from below and watch the ride credit roll in!

  Bonus Free Ride Codes

Full List of Bonus Free Ride Codes

  • $20 Free Lyft promo code: 2015SUMMER
  • $10 Free Sidecar promo code: 4YOU
  • $20 New Uber user promo code: 4YOU

  Lyft coupons for existing users

You may be asking yourself, “well what about Lyft coupons for existing users?” Well, this one is tricky. While there are no Lyft codes for existing users, there are other ways to earn free Lyft ride credit.

I have personally earned thousands upon thousands of free Lyft rides by using these methods, so you can be sure that they are 100% working and ready for you to use. See our full Lyft existing users writeup to learn about all the ways to earn.

  Using Lyft promo codes

Using a code is easy, and can be applied in less than 30 seconds.

  1. Download the Lyft App. (Click here to download it)
  2. Create an account and login.
  3. Once logged in, click the settings button in the upper left hand corner. (The three horizontal lines.)
  4. The settings screen should open up. Click the “Payment” button.
  5. In the box “Add promo code” insert the promo code “RETHINK403” and then click “Apply”. The promo will be applied to your account.

  Tips for using a Lyft referral codes:

  • You MUST enter the code before taking your first ride
  • The code will automatically be applied to your first ride
  • The ride code will be good for 30 days
  • You can get free rides by inviting your friends!

  What cities have Lyft coverage areas?

If it takes longer than five minutes to get from one side of your city to the other, Lyft is probably available in your area. But seriously, they are currently in 65 cities across the continental United States, and growing at a very rapid rate.

Lyft is available in the largest cities in the United States, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tampa, Dallas, Seattle, and Atlanta. They are also in smaller cities like Lincoln, Raleigh-Durham, and Portland, among many others.

Lyft New York City

New York City is one of Lyft’s hottest markets because of the sheer amount of people living in such a small space.

New York City Lyft Coverage Area Map
New York City Lyft Pricing

Lyft Boston

Another one of the most popular Lyft cities is in Boston, MA. There are plenty of colleges in this area, as well as tons of working professionals that need reliable transportation to and from work. New users in Boston can use one of our new user Boston Lyft promo codes to get a free ride credit that is good towards their first ride.

Boston Lyft Coverage Area Map
Boston Lyft Pricing

Lyft Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to a bunch of idealists who like breaking away from the norm. Here you will find Lyft is a VERY respected service, and a complement to rail, bus, and cab transportation industry.

Los Angeles Lyft Coverage Area Map
Los Angeles Lyft Pricing

Lyft Chicago

Chicago is home to the Cubs, White Sox, and a whole lot of people (1.19 million to be exact). It is one of the nation’s most densely populated cities, meaning millions of people require reliable, affordable transportation every day.

Chicago Lyft Coverage Area Map
Los Angeles Lyft Pricing

Lyft San Diego

San Diego is yet another of the most popular Lyft cities for customers. The San Diego community has turned to Lyft to bypass the bus or taxis, and looks to Lyft to provide safe, reliable, and affordable rides on demand whenever they need them. Locals and tourists alike use Lyft to get around, and with it being so affordable and convenient, it is not hard to see why it has become so popular!

San Diego Lyft Coverage Area Map
San Diego Lyft Pricing

Where can I use Lyft?

Lyft can be used any time you need a ride to and from an event, place, or gathering. Never again do you have to worry about hailing a cab, or hoping that next bus arrives on time. With Lyft, you have friendly rides available on demand at all times. Simply pull out your smartphone, open the Lyft app, and get wherever you need to go.

Lyft riders often use the app for:

  • Vacations
  • Getting around town
  • Safe rides home after a drink or two, or three
  • After a car breakdown
  • To and from events where parking is sparce
  • Festivals
  • Birthday parties
  • Family gatherings
  • Getting to and from work
  • Business meetings/travel arrangements

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Lyft app

After using Lyft for a while, there are pros and cons that you start to observe. I use Lyft as a passenger and driver quite often, so I have compiled some of both based on my experiences.

  Advantages of Lyft

  • Convenient rides with the touch of a button – What is better than pressing a button and having somebody come get you? Well, your mom’s apple pie. But not much else.
  • No Surge pricing– You won’t have to worry about draining your bank on outrageous fares. Pricing is straightforward and not highly variable. While you may pay a little more with Prime Time, rides are still affordable
  • Cheaper than a taxi – Ridesharing services are often about 20% less than a taxi, meaning you will get both convenience AND savings

  Disadvantages of Lyft

  • Not as big as Uber – You may have to wait a while for a ride because there are not as many drivers as there are for Uber, especially during times that Uber guarantees an hourly income
  • Not available outside the United States – Lyft users can enjoy the service in over 65 cities in the United States, but an expansion outside the United States would be nice when traveling abroad
  • No Happy Hour pricing – Lyft used to offer discounted rates during “Happy Hour” when times were slow. They no longer do this, making ride prices pretty much the same all across the board

  Lyft Safety

One question we get a lot is people wondering if Lyft is safe. At first, I was a little skeptical about Lyft too. There was just something about getting in a total stranger’s car that I really didn’t feel comfortable about. But once I did it for the first time, it was a great experience.

Lyft gives their drivers background checks, running them through tons of different criminal databases to make sure there are no bad eggs. They screen drivers in-person, as well as check their vehicles for reliability, safety, and damage. In addition, they make sure that drivers are experienced and have no history with drugs or alcohol.

All this being said, it is safe to say that Lyft is safe, if not as safe, as a taxi or other method of hired transportation.

  Alternative methods to get free rides

If you like the way Lyft works, then check out their biggest competitors; Sidecar and Uber. You can get a new user ride credit by downloading the apps and selecting one of the codes from below.

sidecar logo

Sidecar is one of Lyft’s biggest competitors. This app allows users to negotiate the price of the ride, as well as pre-set what type of vehicle they want to get picked up in. In addition, Sidecar is on the bleeding edge of innovation with services such as SidecarDeliveries. Sidecar is currently offering a new rider promotional credit of up to $20, which you can redeem by taking advantage of the code below.

Current Sidecar Promo Codes

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uber logo

Uber is giving Lyft a run for its money, and is definitely the dominant player in the rideshare game. Uber is valued at over $40 billion, making it nearly invincible. However, with billions of dollars in funding comes tons of referral perks for its customers. Use one of the Uber promo codes below to get a free ride credit worth up to $30.

Current Uber Promo Codes

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  Lyft Promotion Code FAQ

If you have questions about Lyft or using a Lyft promotion code, visit our Lyft FAQ page to have all your questions answered.

We tried to outline everything you should need to get on the road with Lyft, but if you have any other questions, leave them in the comments and we will answer them as soon as we can. Thanks for reading!

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