A few weeks ago, I spent a very fun evening at the Freddie Awards in Seattle. Our table was particularly entertaining, because it was packed with people who had a lot to say on any given topic (Lucky from One Mile At A Time, Adam from Point Me To The Plane, the FirstClassQueen, me, and several other loud people). At one point during the festivities, I found myself in a conversation with Lucky and the FCQ in which I was vociferously promoting Lyft.
Neither of them were having it. Lucky’s eyes kind of glazed over after awhile, and the FCQ simply said, “Honey, the FirstClassQueen doesn’t fly economy.”
I turned to the rest of the table to make my points. A few people feigned interest, but most just frowned slightly or raised their eyebrows at me. Someone said, “You can only sign up using Facebook, right?”
“Yes, but…” I said. And then the conversation moved on.
What is it with you people? Why don’t you like Lyft? Is it the Facebook thing? The first-bump? The pink mustache?
In case you are on the fence about Lyft, here are a few things that might change your mind (although FCQ, I know you’ll never be swayed).
Good thing #1
You can now sign up for Lyft without using Facebook. You can read more details here, but this is a snapshot of how to do it:
Good thing #2
You can still get a $50 credit if you do NOT use a friend’s referral code. Read this post to find out how. (If you use a friend’s code, you will only get a $25 credit! Don’t do it!)
Good thing #3
If you live in Nashville, Phoenix, Atlanta, Denver, Silicon Valley, DC, Dallas, OC, Baltimore, Sacramento, Indy, Charlotte, and Boston, you can sign up to be a Lyft Pioneer, which means that you can get 50 free rides (up to $25 each) within a 2-week period. This is an incredible deal.
Why do I care about Lyft?
Why do I love Lyft so much? For one thing, it feels very connected to the community, which is important to me. I live in this area for many reasons, and one of them is the people. I like Lyft for other reasons, as well. You can read more about my experiences here and here, if you want.
I also think that this is a great deal! $50 can get you a long way.
What about you?
Have you tried Lyft yet? What did you think?