By now, you may have seen cars with the large, pink, furry mustaches attached to the grilles moving throughout the Cleveland area.. No, those aren’t the latest in car fashion, it’s Lyft!
What is Lyft exactly? Well, they describe themselves as, “your friend with a car, whenever you need it.”
I know.. It sounds nice but, what is it exactly? Lyft is a ride-sharing app. Drivers are matched with passengers who request rides through the iPhone or Android app. The driver sees your name and Facebook public profile photo (not your page), which also helps the person pick you out of a crowd once they have arrived to pick you up.
Once you arrive at your destination, Lyft suggests a fare which users can increase or decrease, and the transaction is charged to the credit card already connected with the phone. No cash changes hands, and the driver doesn’t see your tip at all.
Drivers and riders are also asked to rate each other on a five-star scale, for future Lyft users to see, which helps weed out bad drivers as well as pinpoint troublesome customers.
Even beyond the ratings, riders can feel at ease as drivers are screened with DMV and background checks, and Lyft’s platform has a first-of-its-kind $1M per occurrence excess liability insurance policy. I personally have used Lyft plenty of times and have nothing but good experiences to share..
So, with that being said, I thought that Lyft would make for a good partner with the blog.
As I continually encourage visitors and frequenters to go here and there, I can’t think of a better way to get around town.. So, Lyft was nice enough to create a code for new users, good for $25 off your first ride with Lyft.
What to do
- Download the app
- Sign up.
- Once in the app go to the “Payment” section
- Type in the promo code: “COEFREE” in the “Lyft Credits” section
- Tap apply
- Congrats! You just got $25 towards your friend with a car!