I’ve been getting a ton of questions this week about Lyft’s guarantees from drivers who either a) weren’t paid at all or b) weren’t paid enough. Today, RSG contributor, Scott Van Maldegiam takes a detailed look at how the Lyft guarantees work and what you need to know in order to get paid.
Being a rideshare driver, we all know fares are being cut left and right. In order to keep drivers driving though, the TNCs have been offering various guarantees. Most of the guarantees are only offered during peak hours and even then, the hours can vary by company and by market. Today, we will dissect the Lyft guarantees.
Qualifying for the Guarantee
There is nothing worse than being offered a guarantee only to find out that you didn’t qualify and won’t receive payment. Here are the few requirements you must meet in order to qualify for the Lyft guarantees.
Well, duh! Yes, for most guarantees, you now need to opt in. And you will only qualify for the guarantee if it is emailed to you. Be sure to use the “opt in” link in the email to sign up. You can opt in any time during the week, so if you sign up for the guarantee on Sunday, it is retroactive back to the start of the week which is the previous Monday.