Free $20 Via Ride Credit (Previously $10) Promo Code – New Users Only

Updated on January 23, 2019

Via, a smaller competitor to Uber and Lyft, now operates in 3 cities (NYC, Chicago and Washington DC) and is offering $20 bonus promo credit when you sign up by 11/11/18!

Via started out in New York City with it's $5 shares rides and also launched in Chicago with $3.95 rides, and eventually in DC.  The Doc initially reported a $20 promo but shortly closed the post for comments as new users were only getting $10.  I don't think he realized that this $20 promo was extremely targeted.  If you didn't receive this email below, you are not targeted and your referral is only worth $10.

via ride credit


  1. Download the free app: App Store or Google Play
  2. When you sign up, enter promo code JEFFREY5T8
    1. if you miss the option, you can add it later:  just click MENU –> PROMO CODES.  This is a referral code.
  3. Must enter code by 11/11/18 in order to get $20 credit!!!  Update: NOW ONLY $10 credit!


You are welcome to list your referral code in the comments section below as long as you include a link to an uploaded pic (similar to the one above) showing you were indeed targeted for the $20 promo. For example, take a screen shot of your email and post it here, then share the link in the comments along with your referral.


Via is a little different than it's bigger competitors. Via is essentially a shared-shuttle that usually takes local roads picking up people and dropping them off along the way.  Just like Uber and Lyft, Via offers a private ride option for a higher fare.  Unlike Uber and Lyft, the routing / pairing is the most direct and IMO is the best option when ride-sharing in NYC.



There is no tax added to the rides AND you can use pre-tax dollars. Via takes several different payment methods including TransitCheck, Commuter Check, Beniversal, WageWorks, and eTRAC.


If you are in a rush or easily get annoyed by other people, Via may not be the best idea. There might be many stops along the way – just like taking a train or bus! Its like Uber Pool and Lyft Line. And, didn't you hear this is the new tinder?


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  1. First time Lyft User,
    Hi I need a Lyft driver to take me to PHX airport tomorrow morning 7:00am… Could someone call me on my cell? (xxx)xxx-xxxx, –name removed–
    Address I am at is : —address removed—
    Condo name is “–deleted–” facing “–deleted–” in between “-deleted-” and “-deleted-”
    Thank you,

    –name removed–

  2. Hey I just got the same email but mine expires on the 1/26/2019

    Via Ride Share they are giving $20 off your first ride limited time only expires 1/26/19 with promo code: robert7h4a

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