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Lyft Promo Codes for Existing Users [Explained in Detail]

If you’ve already used your Lyft promo code and taken your first ride, you’re probably wondering if there are any Lyft promo codes that work for existing users. We get this question a lot, so let’s answer it once and for all. In this guide, we’ll show you some of our favorite promo codes for existing Lyft users, including where to find them and how to apply them.

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Why Existing Users Should Use Lyft Promo Codes

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If you use Lyft a lot, you may have started to feel a financial sting when you review your credit card statements. While it’s more affordable than taking a taxi and could even be cheaper than owning a car, taking Lyft still costs money.

Any money you don’t have to spend on Lyft is money you could be spending at the cool places you’re using Lyft to visit (or just money you could save for the future). Therefore, it makes sense to seek out promo codes and other methods for reducing your Lyft spending.

You may have thought that it was impossible to pay less than the full price for Lyft rides once you’ve gotten your free first ride (or first couple rides, depending on the new user promotion you used). But as you’ll see in the next section, there are still lots of other ways to save. They just take a bit more creativity.

4 Types of Lyft Promo Codes for Existing Users

Let me start by saying that Lyft codes aren’t directly offered to existing users. If Lyft were to start giving out credit to the millions of riders already on the platform, they might go bankrupt.

However, it’s still possible to earn tons of free Lyft credit by taking advantage of these quick and easy methods:

  1. Claim new user promotion
  2. Invite a new user
  3. Try a Lyft competitor
  4. Ride with a new user

I’ve been using these methods for years and have earned tons in free Lyft ride credit. With a little patience and perseverance, you can too.

1. New User Promotion

The first way to get Lyft ride credit is to claim a new rider promotion. If you’ve already claimed this ride credit and taken your first ride, keep reading the points below. If you haven’t, download the Lyft app and enter the promo code “RIDERCOUPON”. Once the code is entered, new riders will see the credit balance reflected in the Payment tab in their app.

We’re assuming most people on this page have already claimed this promotion, but if you haven’t, check out our full Lyft promo code write-up for in-depth information and tutorials.

2. Invite New Users to Lyft

Once you take your first ride, you’re no longer able to access a majority of Lyft promo codes. However, it’s still possible to get a ton of free Lyft credit by recruiting new members.

All existing Lyft riders are assigned a unique referral code that’s specific to their account. When a new user signs up for the app and applies their promo code, the referred user will get a free ride credit.

Once the referred new user takes his or her first ride, the rider that referred them will also get credited a ride.

In the past, these codes have been worth anywhere from $5 to $50 per referral. As you can see, It’s easy to see how this could be an incredibly lucrative source of free Lyft credit.

Where can you find your referral code?

To find your unique referral code, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Lyft app
  2. Open the sidebar menu
  3. Tap “Invite Friends” from the main menu.
  4. Once there, your referral code will appear at the top of the screen, along with options for sharing it with your friends

Here is what Lyft’s website says about how to refer your friends:

There are a couple of ways to get your code out there. You can invite your friends to Lyft directly through the app by choosing ‘Free Rides’ from the left side menu. From there, you can invite friends from the contacts on your phone.

New passengers can also enter your unique referral code (also found in the ‘Free Rides’ screen) into the ‘Promo’ screen of their app when signing up.

3. Try a Lyft Competitor

Next up on our list of ways for existing users to earn free ride credit is not by using Lyft at all. Instead, try a competing rideshare app.

For example, try Uber if you haven’t already. Uber rewards new users with tons of free credit. Uber is the largest of the most popular ridesharing services, so drivers are always ready and available to pick you up. Uber is reliable, easy to use, and in far more cities than Lyft.

So, what are you waiting for? New users can use the promo code winter36 for $5 off their first two rides with Uber.

Try it out! You will not be disappointed.

Uber Download Instructions

  1. Download the app (click here to download it).
  2. Create an account and log in.
  3. Once logged in, tap the “My Account” button in the top left of your Uber app.
  4. Tap “Promotions.”
  5. Enter promo code winter36.
  6. Request a driver and enjoy your ride!

4. Hitch a Ride With a Friend Using Lyft

If you’ve used all your free Uber credit, try hitching a ride with a friend. Find someone who hasn’t used Lyft yet and teach them about the service. Then, have them use your promo code to join Lyft (see above) and request their first Lyft ride.

With this method, your friend will get a discount on their ride because they used your Lyft coupon code. In addition, you’ll get free ride credit for later because your friend used your promo code. Nice!

Think about the times when you have been out somewhere with a large group of friends. There is a good chance that at least one of them isn’t an existing Lyft user, so take advantage of this for as long as you can.

Trust me. This method works, and everyone wins.

Lyft Promo Codes for Existing Users FAQ

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To conclude this guide, here are answers to a few common questions about Lyft promo codes for existing users.

1. Can existing Lyft drivers use promo codes?

Like new customers for Lyft, new Lyft drivers can earn credit when they sign up with a promo code. Once you’ve signed up to drive, you can no longer use a promo code like that to earn. However, Lyft drivers can earn credit by referring both new drivers and new passengers to the Lyft app.

New drivers who sign up with your code will earn a certain amount of credit per ride they give, while new passengers will get a discount on their first couple Lyft rides. Learn more about how to refer drivers and passengers to Lyft in this guide.

2. Where can existing users use Lyft promo codes?

Lyft promo codes work all throughout the United States, as well as the select cities in Canada where Lyft operates. Here are just a few markets where you can earn credit as an existing Lyft user:

  1. Baltimore
  2. Boston
  3. Chicago
  4. Denver
  5. Houston
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Miami
  8. Nashville
  9. New York City
  10. San Diego

3. What’s the easiest way for existing Lyft users to earn Lyft credit?

The easiest way is to refer friends to Lyft, which you can do using our instructions above. It’s especially easy because you can use a digital referral method such as email, SMS, or the social media platform of your choice. This lets you expand your reach far beyond what you could do with word of mouth alone.

Existing Lyft Users Can Earn Lyft Credit

We hope this guide has shown you that it is possible for existing Lyft users to get discounts on rides. You have to be a bit more creative than a new user, but this extra challenge makes the credit you do earn that much more rewarding.


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