Updated on August 4, 2015
Lyft launches Lyft PLUS – adding Premium and Larger Cars
Lyft just launched their new service called Lyft Plus. With Lyft Plus, you can get a ride in a premium and/or larger car. It is live now in NJ but not yet in New York City.
Lyft's competitor, Uber, already offers SUV service for an extra fee. In New York City, very often I'm picked up by a larger vehicle anyway (with no extra charge), for example a new Lincoln MKT (a SUV), Suburban, Highlander, even a 2015 Yukon XL! I've also been picked up in a Altima and a VW Golf.
Have a client meeting? You don't want to show up in a 2005 Volkswagen Golf right? Lyft Plus has you covered. There are some occasions where you want a larger or premium car: you are going out with group of friends or you want to impress a date. I'd like to buy a large mirror from Craigslist — lets see if I can use Lyft Plus instead of hiring a mover.
WANT TO TRY IT OUT?
- Click here for a $25 Free Ride credit (new customers) ($25 Ride Credit Expires 10/31/14)
- Download the mobile app
- Sign up then click in the settings –> payment –> scroll to the bottom below your credit card info. You should see your free ride there. If the credit does not show up in the app, go to the Payment screen and enter the code EMPIRE before requesting your first Lyft!
- Want to Drive?: Click here to get up to a $150 bonus ($500 for UBER or TLC NYC drivers) when you become a Lyft driver
- For more Lyft coupon promo codes, visit borntocoupon.com
TESTING IT OUT
When I launched my Lyft App, I noticed a new option at the top: Lyft or Plus. When I select the Plus option, there was 1 car available. So far it is live in New Jersey but not in New York City. Below are a few screen shots. After I take my first ride, I'll come back and add some more comments.
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