Not a typo: $5,000 bonus for new LA Lyft drivers

Lyft has an insane sign-up bonus offer for new drivers in the Los Angeles area.

I noticed this at the bottom of my Lyft receipt this week:

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This offer started back in May and is limited to the first 1,000 applicants, but apparently it is still available.

Check out how much of a Lyft credit bonus you could make for referring a driver in your city.

One thousand rides in 90 days is a ton, but it would be completely doable for a full-time driver. Drivers who do 100 rides per week can rent a GM car for free in cities where Lyft has rolled out Express Drive. In three months, those drivers will have completed at least 1,200 rides.

I was unable to track down any drivers who had completed this offer, but here is a driver forum where drivers share their thoughts on the offer.

A friend and I once made $600 each when I referred him to drive for Uber and he completed 20 rides. He hasn’t driven for Uber since.

Uber must have┬álost a bunch of money on that promo, because I’ve seen them require at least 100 rides on all offers since then.

Here is Uber’s current offer for the SF market:

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Please comment with any thoughts or questions.

Oh, and let me know if you live in LA and want to make a not-so-quick $5K.

5 thoughts on “Not a typo: $5,000 bonus for new LA Lyft drivers

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  2. How do you know you are within the first 1000 applicants can’t they just say oops your 1003 so u don’t qualify and not tell u til after u did all the required rides.?


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