April is shaping up to be a very good month in sign-up bonuses, so if you haven’t signed up for Uber or Lyft, now is a great time! For existing drivers, recruitment bonuses are as good as ever too, and with the high sign-up bonuses, potential drivers shouldn’t need much convincing – so be sure to keep an eye out for people who are thinking of signing up.
In case you missed them, here are our last few sign-up bonus articles:
Starting Out With Lyft
I always recommend that new drivers start with Lyft first. The company culture is more friendly, you’ll have more downtime between pings (which is a good thing when you’re just starting), and you can accept tips in the app. Perhaps most importantly, Lyft’s rating system is more forgiving since Lyft only takes into account your last 100 rides, whereas Uber takes into account your last 500.
So if you get a couple bad ratings while you’re still learning the ropes, they’ll drop off your account sooner rather than later with Lyft. Plus, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with Uber later on and potentially get a larger sign-up bonus. If you’re not driving for Lyft already, now’s the time: click here to sign up for Lyft and grab those bonuses before they go down again!
These are some of the highest bonuses we’ve seen in a while and generally they remain high until Lyft fills its quota of drivers needed for a particular city.
Here’s the full list, direct from the Lyft website:
Uber Sign Up Bonuses
Not to be outdone by Lyft, Uber has also been steadily increasing its sign-up bonus requirements. In many cities, bonuses range from $500-$750 – but as always, the bonuses (and the requirements to get them) vary widely. Make sure you email Uber at email@example.com after you sign up to make sure you’re getting the full bonus, and to verify any ride requirements needed to earn it.
Retroactive Bonuses Still Available
If you forgot to add a referral code when you signed up, there may still be time to get your bonus. Uber lets you apply referral codes retroactively during the first 15 days after you sign up. If you’re a new driver and would like to use me as your referrer, shoot me an email and I’ll get you the info you’ll need.
Uber Recruiting Power Drivers From Lyft
Uber has rolled out some huge bonuses this month in certain cities for people who are ‘Power Drivers’ with Lyft (meaning you drive a lot). Here’s an example of an offer LA drivers received – but as always, you should check with firstname.lastname@example.org to see what the bonus amount/terms (if any) are in your city. There are some cities that don’t currently offer a ‘Lyft to Uber’ bonus.
For this current promotion in Los Angeles, you need to be signing up for Uber for the first time – and have at least 45 rides in your Lyft account. If that sounds like you, you may be eligible for up to $1,000 in bonuses – but you’ll need to complete 75 Uber rides in 3 out of your first 4 weeks.
The details may very depending on what city you’re in, but if you’re already a Lyft driver, this is definitely something to check out. You can email email@example.com to find out the current sign-up bonuses in your city, or click here to sign up for Uber.
Sign-Up Bonuses Aren’t All…
In many cities, Uber is offering bonuses to existing drivers just for driving, too. These vary widely by city, and often coincide with holidays or special events going on in the area. You’ll need to triple-check the fine print, too, as many times the bonuses only apply to drivers who work certain hours, or complete a certain number of rides. Check out my earlier post for more info, and check out your Uber app to see if any bonus programs are active right now in your area.
Supplement With Delivery
If Uber and Lyft aren’t cutting it for you, or you’re tired of making small talk with strangers, delivering packages or food can be a great alternative. There’s often a variety of services to choose from in each city too.
Deliver With DoorDash
One of the most prominent delivery services is DoorDash, where you’ll ferry restaurant food from its source to customers’ homes and apartments. In cities where DoorDash is just getting started, bonuses can reach up to $100. To find out the current bonus in your city, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to sign up for DoorDash using our affiliate link.
To learn more about DoorDash, check out my earlier posts here.
Uber Delivery Continues To Expand
If you haven’t heard about it already, Uber also offers its own delivery service called UberEATS – and it seems to be growing. There’s no sign-up bonus – in fact, there’s no way to sign up at all. Uber uses some kind of algorithm to choose people from their current driver base and prompt them to apply. The good news is that pay rates are often higher than what they pay drivers for picking up passengers – so if you’re in a city where Uber offers same-day delivery, definitely keep an eye out for that notice.
Typically, Uber offers guaranteed pay or higher rates when they first launch services like this in new cities. So take advantage while it lasts.
Drivers, have you been able to take advantage of any of these sign-up bonus offers?
-Harry @ RSG
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