UPDATE FOR NEW LYFT DRIVERS: (Lyft is offering brand new drivers a $1,000 bonus if you sign up and give your first ride by 3/6/15! You can sign up using my referral link here!)
(As of yesterday, Uber is giving experienced rideshare drivers like yourself up to $500 or $1,000 (depending on your city) after you sign up to drive with Uber and complete your first trip. To qualify, you must prove your have driven on another ridesharing platform BEFORE 1/8/15.)
If you’ve been with this blog from the beginning, you may already know that originally I was solely a Lyft driver. It wasn’t until Uber offered me $500 for doing just one trip that I switched over. I guess you could say I sold out, but hey $500 is $500!
A lot of drivers have contacted me over the past couple months about signing up for Uber and raking in this $500 bonus. Unfortunately, many of you weren’t eligible because you started driving for Lyft after 11/1/2014. Well, the good news is that yesterday Uber extended that date and if you’ve driven for any other rideshare company before 1/8/2015 you are now eligible for Uber’s $500-$1,000 bonus.
In the past, this ‘steal a Lyft driver bonus’, as I like to call it, has only amounted to $500 but with the latest promotion, in certain markets, drivers can actually get a $1,000 bonus! I’ve confirmed that the following markets have a $1,000 bonus available: Phoenix, Nashville, San Diego and Denver. Drivers in all other markets will still receive a $500 bonus after they are approved and give their first Uber ride.