Full Disclosure: This post contains my personal referral links from Lyft. I earn a referral bonus of $1000 per applicant dependent on the offers and requirements listed. Feel free to use any referral link from any Lyft driver/partner you know. You are in no way obligated to use any links I provide within this post but it would be greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: DEAL IS DEAD
In what can probably be called the easiest way to make $1000 in an hour, Lyft is offering a ridiculous deal that rewards new drivers with $1000 after they give their first ride. This is one of the most lucrative promotions i’ve ever seen from a ridesharing company! It takes about 10 minutes to sign up for Lyft as a driver and another 30 minutes to meet up with a mentor and complete the application process. There are special promotion codes for this offer. My personal code would be MUHAMMED84. You can follow this link and continue the signup process. You must complete your signup and first drive by March 5th.
You must live in one of these cities:
Using Code Muhammed84: Los Angeles
Using Codes Thousand or Benjamins: Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, San Jose, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco
Many people have been asking me if there is a catch but I honestly don’t think there is one. I signed up for Lyft with a smaller promo but they gave me my bonus the week after I did my first ride so I have full faith that they’ll come through with this one. Lyft is betting that most people who sign up will enjoy driving others enough to either make them more than $1000 or just spread the word. They might also be looking for a tax write-off as well.
As for taxes, you will most definitely receive a 1099 from Lyft but even after paying taxes on this, it’s essentially free money and I wouldn’t pass it up!
After your first drive is complete, You and I will both receive $1000. If that is an issue, you can use promo code BENJAMINS or THOUSAND to forego giving me a referral credit.
As always, your vehicle will need to meet the qualifications of Lyft which include:
You must be at least 21 and own an iPhone or Android phone. As part of our approval process, you’ll undergo a DMV check, plus a national and county background check. This will require a Social Security number, in addition to an in-state driver’s license that is at least a year old. Learn more about our background check standards on our Safety page, and our comprehensive driver requirements in the Help Center.
Your car needs to have four external door handles and at least five total seat belts. You must be a covered party on your car’s in-state insurance, and have in-state license plates. We’ll confirm all of this during your 19-point vehicle inspection. Cars have Lyft age requirements too, which can vary by state. See your state-specific requirements.
BONUS: If you are driving to TravelCon OC this weekend, there will be a Lyft Mentor at the event from 9AM-5PM to help new drivers become Lyft certified and inspect their vehicles!
$1,000 Double-Sided Referral Bonus
Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, San Jose, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles
- Apply on or after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 25
- Complete first ride on or before Thursday, Mar. 5
- Must enter MUHAMMED84, BENJAMINS OR THOUSAND on signup
- Expect payment in 1-2 pay cycles