In the battle for ride-sharing supremacy, I’m Team Lyft (at least, when it’s convenient to do so). There’s been lots of talk about Uber on the blogs, but the “$30 credit” is often just a $30 credit for your first ride, which essentially means your first ride is free, and not that you get $30 to use on free rides.
Lyft just announced a referral promotion in which you can get up to $70 of Lyft credit: $5 off each of your first 10 rides, and an additional free ride worth up to $20. Given that most of my Lyft Line rides are only $5, this is an extremely generous promotion if you’re new to the service.
If you want to make me happy, use my referral code of EDWARD1359 prior to your first ride. You need to sign up by 11:59pm on February 22, 2015 (I assume Pacific time), and the referral credits are valid for 30 days.