10 FREE Rides with LYFT in Chicago + Boston (up to $25 each) *EXPIRED



50 Free Rides in New York City


**UPDATE 2/7/15:  Lyft’s launches new 10 Free Ride Promotion.  Click here to get the details.

*UPDATE:  This offer has EXPIRED.

For more Lyft coupon promo codes, visit borntocoupon.com


How does it work?   Watch this youtube video

Lyft, is a new ride sharing service and competitor to Uber (which I wrote about here).  Join now to be part of their PIONEER PROGRAM and GET 10 FREE RIDES IN CHICAGO + BOSTON.  I’m trying to confirm when this ends but it should be a few weeks from now.  After that you will get 1 free ride up to $25. Pioneer credit is only valid for rides within the Chicago (link) and Boston (link) coverage area, up to $25 per ride.  They did a similar promotion when they launched in 24 other markets which I wrote about here.  I have been using Lyft many times and the drivers are super friendly!

  1. Click here to sign up for the 10 FREE RIDES (new customers only) [OFFER HAS EXPIRED]
  2. Download the mobile app (do it when you are in Chicago or Boston to make sure it works!)
  3. Sign up then click in the settings –> payment –> scroll to the bottom below your credit card info.  You should see “1 free ride, up to $25”.  If the credit don’t show up in the app on their own, go to the Payment screen and enter the code CHICAGO10FREE before requesting your first Lyft!

Here’s the text you will receive in Chicago (on an Android phone).  Thank you Patti from TheTravelSisters.com for the Chicago screen shot below.  I’m waiting for a screen shot from friends in Boston (if you have a screen shot to share, please shoot me a message).

Lyft Chicago 10 Free Rides

If your credits don’t show up, enter the code CHICAGO10FREE here:

Lyft Credits

This is where you enter the code


Yes, you will get a referral link in your email after you sign up.  Give it to your friends and they will get $25 credit towards your first ride.  You will also get $25 credit.  This link explains it.

Lyft Free Ride banner

  • Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson
  • California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Modesto, Napa and Sonoma County, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, Stockton
  • Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs
  • Connecticut: Fairfield County
  • District of Columbia: Washington D.C.
  • Florida: Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Hawaii: Honolulu
  • Illinois: Chicago
  • Indiana: Indianapolis
  • Kentucky: Lexington, Louisville
  • Maryland: Baltimore
  • Massachusetts: Boston
  • Michigan: Detroit, Ann Arbor
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Missouri: St. Louis, Kansas City
  • Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha
  • New Jersey: The entire east part of NJ
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque
  • New York: New York City
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham
  • Ohio: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
  • Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh
  • Rhode Island: Providence
  • Tennessee: Nashville, Memphis
  • Texas: Austin, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi
  • Utah: Salt Lake City
  • Virginia: Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads)
  • Washington: Seattle, Spokane
  • Wisconsin: Madison, Milwaukee



This chart explains how Lyft compares vs Taxi’s, gypsy cabs/black cars and craigslist (though I would never bother with craigslist for a ride). It is for NYC, but I think the information is relevant for other cities (or until I find a new chart for the other cities).

Lyft NYC Comparison Chart


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