Lyft Promo Codes for Existing Users [Explained in Detail]

If you’ve used up 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 we figured we would dive right into the topic and figure it out.

Lyft Promo Codes For Existing Users

Let me start by saying that Lyft codes aren’t directly offered to existing users. It’s unfortunate that the company can’t provide these, but if Lyft were to start giving out credit to the millions of riders already on the platform, it’d break their bank.


Luckily for existing Lyft riders, it’s still possible to earn tons of free Lyft credit by taking advantage of some 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
  5.  Bonus method

I’ve been using these methods for years, and have earned thousands of dollars 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, keep reading. If you haven’t, then you should definitely do so now.

As part of their ongoing battle with Uber, Lyft is giving new users up to $50 in free ride credit when they sign up for the platform and take their first ride.

To claim this credit, simply 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 writeup for more in-depth information and application tutorials.

2. Invite New Users to Lyft

After claiming their first free promotion, riders will achieve the status of existing Lyft user. Once reached, riders will no longer have access to promo codes that provide easy rides. However, Lyft is more than generous in rewarding existing users for encouraging other riders to join the platform.

As part of their recruitment efforts, Lyft will give a double-sided bonus for every new passenger that a rider refers to the app.

Each existing Lyft rider is given a unique referral code that is specific to their account. When a new user signs up for the app and applies that code, the referred user will get a free ride credit.

Once the referred new user takes a ride and uses the credit, the driver that referred them using their referral code will also get credited a ride for getting another Lyft user to try the platform.

In the past, these codes have been worth anywhere from $5 per referral, all the way up to $50 per referral. It’s pretty easy to see how this could be an incredibly lucrative source of free ride credit.

Where can you find your referral code?

To find your unique referral code, open the Lyft app and navigate to “Invite Friends” from the main menu. Once there, your referral code will appear.

Regarding how to share a referral code, Lyft’s website says:

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 ride credit is not by using Lyft at all, but by trying a competitor.

Downloading Uber and claiming one of the promotions they’re running is another easy way to get ride credit. Uber awards users with tons of free credit because they have quite a bit of money at their disposal, being worth an estimated $50 billion in 2015.

Uber is the largest of the three most popular ridesharing services, so you can be sure that drivers will almost always be available and be ready to pick you up. Uber is reliable, easy to use, and in far more cities than Lyft.

So what are you waiting for? Receive a special promo code from Uber. Enter TRYNOW for a $15 credit toward your first ride.

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 login.

3. Once logged in, tap the “My Account” button in the top left of your Uber app.

4. Tap “Promotions”

5. Enter promo code 4YOU.

6. Request a driver and enjoy your ride!

Hitch a ride with a friend using Lyft

How does this work? If your Lyft credit is already used up then you can hitch a ride. Find someone who hasn’t used Lyft yet and teach them about the service. Show them how to set up their account and then have them enter the following promo code: 2015SUMMER. All that is left to do is jump in the car and hitch a ride with your friend when the driver shows up. Have fun!

By far, this is the easiest method to receive free rides because it only takes a minute. In addition, you can personally walk your friends through the simple download process. Take the opportunity to show them how easy it is to use the app, and navigate through it.

By using this method often, you’ll rarely have to pay for another ride with Lyft. Think about the times when you have been out somewhere with a large group of friends? There is a great chance that one of them is not an existing Lyft user. Take advantage of this for as long as you can.

Trust me! This method works and everyone wins!

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Last update: 26th December, 2017

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