Lyft Bumps New Driver Sign-Up Bonus To $750 – $5000

Up to $5,000 – New Lyft Driver Sign-Up Bonuses

Updated bonuses amounts are listed below.

A HUGE bonus up to $5,000 is available is various cities! See the list of cities below. Bonus amounts are changed often by Lyft so check out the updated list below. This won't be as easy as the $1,000 promotion from earlier 2015, but now you will have more time to get approved and finish the required number of rides. Lyft promotions can change at any time (without notice) so sign up asap if this interests you.

REGISTER TO DRIVE + BONUS UP TO $750 – $5000

  1. Click here to sign up – use promo code DRIVERDRIVER
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Don't have a car? Get a free rental car from Lyft + GM.

Lyft Apply To Drive Button - Driver Sign-Up Bonus

 

LIST OF CURRENT DRIVER BONUSES (Updated 10/8/17)

Bonuses can change often and I will update bonuses as I find out. If you know of any updates, please let me know in the comments.

UPDATE 10/8/17: Washington DC, Los Angeles & San Francisco $800, Cleveland & Lexington & Virginia Beach $750 new driver bonus
UPDATE 9/30/17: 
Pittsburgh driver bonus $750
UPDATE 9/17/17: 
Grand Rapids driver bonus $500
UPDATE 8/21/17:
 Boston driver bonus $900, San Francisco $800, Philadelphia $500!

City (Links) Bonus Ride Requirement in 30 days Maximum # of Applicants
Atlanta $230 85
Ann-Arbor $350 100
Austin $50 25
Baltimore $500 $140 90
Birmingham $100 50
Boston $1000 $400 110 1,000
Bowling Green  $100 50
Bridgeport, CT $100 50
Buffalo $200 50
Chicago $310 110 2,000
Cincinnatti $350 100
Cleveland $750 150
Colorado Springs $350 75
Columbia $200 50
Columbus $10 30
Dallas-Fort Worth $350 100
Denver $330 110 1,000
Detroit $140 90
Fort Collins $350 75
Fort Myers $200 50
Grand Rapids $500 125
Greenville $350 70
Honolulu $350 100
Houston $250 50
Indianapolis $350 100
Inland Empire $50 30
Lake Tahoe $10 30
Las Vegas $200 85
Lexington $750 150
Los Angeles $5,000 $2,000 $800 500 (in 60 days)
Louisville $350 100
Miami $200 110
Milwaukee $270 80
Minneapolis-St.Paul $175 85
Nashville $600 $430 110 1,000
New Jersey $300 85
New Orleans $500 125
New York City
$1,000 $180 110 1,000
Nassau County $500 100
Orange County $2000 $350 90
Orlando $100 30
Philadelphia $400 100 1,000
Pittsburgh $750 150 (in 50 days)
Providence $200 90
Phoenix $80 50
Portland $300 100
Poughkeepsie $200 50
Reno $10 30
Richmond  $500 125
Sacramento $250 110
Salt Lake City $350 100
San Diego $2,000 $480 130
San Francisco $2,000 $800 700 (in 60 days)
Seattle $1500 $400 100
Silicon Valley $2,000 $480 130
St. Cloud Minnesota  $100 50
St. Paul -Minnesota $375 80
Tacoma $225 85
Tuscon $10 30
Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads $750 150 (in 50 days)
Victorville  $350 70
Washington, D.C. $800 500 1,000
Waterloo $100 50
Wichita $100 50
Worcester $100 50

Lyft Apply To Drive Button - Driver Sign-Up Bonus

UPDATE 6/27/17: New Jersey driver bonus $520
UPDATE 5/17/17: Washington DC bonus $700, Los Angeles $600, Boston $1000
UPDATE 5/8/17: New Orleans bonus now $500
UPDATE 4/19/17: Los Angeles dropped to $225 from $2000
UPDATE 4/14/17: $500 bonus in Dallas-Fort Worth
UPDATE 4/12/17: $700 bonus in Chicago
UPDATE 3/31/17: $1,000 in Boston yesterday but showing up as $600 today, Philadelphia $600
UPDATE 3/30/17: still $2,000 driver bonus in Los Angeles!
UPDATE 3/23/17: $450 bonus in Dallas!
UPDATE 3/22/17: $500 bonus in Baltimore!
UPDATE 3/19/17: $500 new driver bonus in Nassau County!
UPDATE 3/14/17: $5,000 new driver bonus in Los Angeles! (has been available for a few weeks now)
UPDATE 3/6/17: $1,000 new driver bonus in New York!
UPDATE 2/23/17: $500 new driver bonus in Los Angeles!
UPDATE 1/29/17: $750 new driver bonus in Nashville Tennessee!
UPDATE 12/14/16: $800 new driver bonus in Silicon Valley
UPDATE 12/7/16: $800 in New York City and…$650 new driver bonus Boston!
UPDATE 12/4/16: $800 new driver bonus Washington DC!
UPDATE 10/13/16: $5,000 in Los Angeles is back!!
UPDATE 10/7/16: $2000 San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Orange County and Los Angeles new driver bonus – expanding in California!
UPDATE 10/3/16: $2000 Orange County new driver bonus is back!
UPDATE 9/27/16: $2000 Los Angeles new driver bonus!
UPDATE 9/13/16: Los Angeles dropped even farther to $50 (from $250)
UPDATE 9/1/16: $1500 Seattle still going but LA is $250 and Orange County $350
UPDATE 8/17/16: $2,000 Bonus Orange County, $1500 Seattle, $5,000 Los Angeles!
UPDATE 8/12/16: $5000 Bonus in Los Angeles is BACK!
UPDATE 6/24/16: $2,000 Bonus in San Diego!
UPDATE 6/2/16: $2,000 Bonus in Los Angeles, $1,000 in New York City!
UPDATE 5/26/16: $1,000 only in New York City now!
UPDATE 5/20/16: $1000 Bonus in Silicon Valley added
UPDATE 5/5/16: $5000 Bonus in Los Angeles – Holy cow! + Exit from Austin market
UPDATE 5/2/16: $1000 Bonus still in New York & San Francisco (Washington DC down to $750)
UPDATE 4/29/16: $750 Bonus Washington DC & Orange County
UPDATE 4/19/16: $1000 Bonus in New York City & San Francisco!
UPDATE 4/7/16: $1000 Bonus in San Francisco!
UPDATE 3/17/16: $750 Bonus now in San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, + Silicon Valley!
UPDATE 3/13/16: Bonuses increase! Many cities now at $500
UPDATE 3/4/16: Silicon Valley now $750!
UPDATE 2/24/16: Most bonuses INCREASED! After falling to an all time low, bonuses are on the rise again. Ride requirements for several cities dropped too, making it easier to reach the bonus.
UPDATE 1/28/16: Bonuses are continuing to drop, with most cities now only $50. A few cities still have higher bonuses, however!
UPDATE 11/21/15: Many bonuses have been dropping while rides req'd are increasing
UPDATE 11/5/15: $750 Bonus for new Silicon Valley drivers
UPDATE 8/29/15: $750 $500 Bonus for new Chicago & Austin drivers
UPDATE 8/20/15: $1000 $750 Bonus for new Boston drivers
UPDATE 8/17/15: $750 Bonus $500 for new Seattle drivers (up from $500)
UPDATE 7/27/15: $750 Bonus for new New York City drivers
UPDATE 7/5/15: $500 Bonus for new Las Vegas drivers added
UPDATE  5/3/15: Lyft temporarily boosted the bonus to $5,000 after 1,000 rides in 3 months!

 

Lyft $5000 Driver Bonus Los Angeles

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Get approved within 30 days of starting your application (background check, mentor ride, etc)
  • Complete rides within 30 days after being approved as a Lyft driver

Register to drive in your city while the increased bonus is still available. Lyft $750 - $1000 New Driver Bonus Boston

QUESTIONS?

Q: Do I have to pay taxes in income earned as a Lyft driver?

Yes. You will get receive a 1099 from Lyft and you can use this to figure out how much you owe at the end of the year.

Q: What are the requirements for enrolling as a Lyft driver?

A: From Lyft’s website.

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • 4 door car with at least 5 seatbelts (including driver’s)
  • Vehicle from year 2003 or newer (More details on car requirements). Note: In our Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis-St. Paul regions, government regulations require cars to be no older than 10 years. Newer markets may also be subject to a 10 year car requirement.
  • Be licensed to drive for at least a year prior to applying (More details on driving history requirements)
  • In-state insurance with your name on the policy
  • In-state license
  • In-state plates with a current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
  • Clean driving record
  • An iOS or Android smartphone that meets the minimum requirements to run the latest version of the app.

Some of our markets have specific requirements in order to comply with local government. You can learn more about those region-specific requirements here.

To view more about our safety requirements, please visit lyft.com/safety.

Q: Is a welcome ride required?

Yes. This is part of your training. Check out the article from Lyft's website.

Q: What is the Lyft customer service phone number? How can I get in touch with Lyft?

Read this to see the more detailed answer. The short version is this: You can contact Lyft support on Twitter, e-Mail, or for emergencies call 855-865-9553. This phone number is the critical response line. Emailing support@lyft.com no longer works and they will direct you to the website to sent them a message.

 

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Comments

  1. For new Lyft drivers they can use:

    -CODE REMOVED- for:

    $50 credit towards their first rides ($5 off their first ten rides)
    $500 Referral Credit for new drivers after driving 50 rides within 30 days

    For Uber use code -CODE REMOVED- for:

    $300 Referral credit after driving 20 rides within 30 days
    $30 credit in rides

    • Sarah,
      I checked your Lyft code and it’s only $20 not $50. I also checked your Uber code and it’s $20 not $30. The $500 Lyft credit is only in certain cities. If you have some evidence that these are really $50 and $30, let me know.

  2. Hi, I am wanting to drive for Lyft . I the Beaumont, TX. area However, when looking onto Lyft website, there is not an area for Beaumont, Tx. Why not ? Also, I notice that you all had a Sign-on Bonus as well. Which I think is Great ! Between you’ll and Uber …. I am torn between the both either way, neither I don’t believe have drivers here in this city which, I really wished was available in this area

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