Last week, several drivers reached out to share emails they received from Lyft about upcoming changes to Lyft’s Power Driver Bonus. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur also found out about these changes in person, so we had Jay investigate what’s happening and how Lyft and Uber bonuses have changed over the years.
Every week, for the past 6 months, I have been earning hundreds of dollars extra per week thanks to Lyft’s Power Driver Bonus. But last week, when I was in the Lyft Hub to discuss car options, my Lyft representative told me the Lyft Power Driver Bonus was going away.
The Lyft rep said there would be no car restrictions, nor peak hours, nor acceptance rate requirements. Hmmm, I thought to myself, “But can I still earn an extra $500 per week?”
Over the years, Uber and Lyft have both tried various iterations of bonuses, all in an attempt to buy drivers’ loyalty. Let’s look over the recent history of the Power Driver bonus as we prepare for the unveiling of Lyft’s latest offering. At the end of the article, I’ll share with you the information Lyft has provided us so far (including new bonus names!).