Great deal alert: get $70-$400 worth of credits from Lyft.

Have you tried Lyft yet? I’m a fan.

And this is a great Lyft deal.

While many people still think that Lyft drivers roll up singing Kumbayaa and pressure you into giving them a fist-bump and settling into the front seat for a nice chat, in my experience, this is not the case.

lyft deal

Richard, my first Lyft driver.

If you haven’t already tried Lyft: what are you waiting for?

Now would be an especially good time, because with this new Lyft deal, you can get $70-$400 (yes, $400!) worth of credits if you sign up by Sunday, February 22.

The amount of credits you will receive depends on where you are when you sign up.

In cities where Lyft is well-established, you get a $20 free ride, plus $5 off your first 10 rides.

In cities where Lyft is still gaining ground (Miami, Brooklyn, San Diego, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, NYC) you will get 10 free rides worth $20 each.

In Philadelphia, you will get 20 free rides worth $20 each!!!! Amazing!

However, you must use all of your credits within 30 days of signing up.

To get your $70-$400 worth of Lyft credits:

1. You must be new to Lyft.

2. You’ll need a referral code from someone who has received this deal to pass along. I have the offer to give, and if you would like to use my referral code, it is KENDRA261.

3. By signing up, you will get either a $20 free ride, plus $5 off your first 10 rides OR 10-20 free rides worth $20 each.

Either way, you will get more credits than the usual $20. 😉

Enjoy! I hope some of you can get in on this great deal.


  1. Hi Kendra,
    I am not seeing any special offers on my lyft app (and didn’t get any emails from them either). How did you get your offer?
    Would love to sign up my octogenarian Father for our trip to NYC next month…..

  2. This post is very misleading. Valid only in certain cities. If your city not part of this list, you only get 1 free ride:

    As an example, MANHATTAN gets 10 free at $5 a pop. Brooklyn gets 10 free $20 a pop. Other cities not listed get only 1 free.

  3. All good Pixie, the comment sounded a lot harsher than intended.

    Laura, the free rides work off of your current GPS location when you register for an account. So if you download the Lyft app and begin registering your phone number, make sure you are physically in one of the cities with the 10 free rides. If you are in manhattan, hop in the subway. Manhattan signups only get 10 free at $5 a pop, well worth the $2.50 subway ride to Brooklyn to get the whopping 10 free at $20 per ride.

    • Points Pixie says

      Al – No problem, I know that responses via text/email/blog don’t account for tone of voice, so I always try to assume the best. 🙂

      Thanks for the help here in the comments.

  4. Kendra, I am in Philadelphia and would love to sign up for the multiple free $20 rides using your link. However, when I click on it, the message say a free $20, nothing about multiple. If I am in the Philly suburbs and sign up for this through your link, will I get the 10 free rides vs. the 1?

    • Points Pixie says

      Mark D. – According to Lyft, if you are in the Philly suburbs and you sign up for this via my link, you SHOULD actually get 20 free rides worth $20 each…but I would hate for you to not get this offer due to some weird Lyft thing. I’ve reached out to them via Twitter and I will let you know when I hear back to confirm. Thanks so much for using my link! I appreciate it. 🙂

      • Thanks for following up. I will wait to hear back from you before I sign up.

        • Points Pixie says

          Okay, just heard directly from Lyft, and it’s great news!

          Here’s their response on Twitter:

          @pixie_points Hi Kendra, new users in Philly will receive their first 20 rides free, up to $20.

          Woo hoo! Go for it!

  5. bryan yawoo says

    Points Pixie thanks for your post, love to see someone like you share your experience and really answer questions. I downloaded lyft, was going to add your referral code in the “enger a lyft credit code” section however it says “this code is not valid in your city”. I am in orlando but will be in Miami tomorrow. any comment?

    • Points Pixie says

      Bryan – Great news! You should be able to get 10 free rides worth $20 each when you are in Miami! This promo expires tomorrow (Feb 22), so this will be perfect timing for you. 🙂

      • I applied your code”KENDRA261″ in the lyft credits field, it went through this time, now the available credits is “1 free ride, up to $20.00” valid through 3/25/2015. did not the promo…. I am in Miami today…. today is Feb 22, 2015….

  6. Points Pixie says

    Bryan – not sure what happened? I’ll reach out to Lyft to see if they can clarify.

  7. Are there any similar deals right now in NYC?


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