Free Rideshare Promo Codes: Uber, Lyft, Gett, Sidecar, Curb, And More

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uberscreenUpdated, possible $20 free credit for existing Uber customers, new codes for both new and existing Silvercar customers.

Summon everything from your phone! Most of these startups offer bonus credit for first-time users. If you live in a major metro area, this can add up several free rides. I’ve used Uber several times now, and it is amazing how the entrenched taxi industry missed a huge tech opportunity. I see the same thing with Target’s online buying experience being so much worse than Amazon.

Uber. $20 off your first ride via this special link or promo code uberMYMONEYBLOG. Existing users can get another $20 in Uber credit using the Facebook Messenger app, with details here (see bottom of post) and here. I couldn’t get it to work myself, but others report success and supposedly they are adding more cities. Cities.

Lyft. $20 ride credit via promo code THOMAS82499 or my referral link. Cities.

Flywheel. $5 off your first ride until with this special link or promo code 27A8AP.

Gett. You can usually find the best available new user promo code here, up to $50 in the past but right now I don’t see anything. Alternatively, you can try my referral code GTJONAT17 for $20 in free credit. Black car service in NYC only.

Sidecar. $10 ride credit with promo code jdhmd. If that doesn’t work, get a $5 ride credit with my referral code JONATHAN931.

Curb (formerly Taxi Magic). $15 ride credit with promo code CURBFIRST. If that doesn’t work, get a $10 ride credit with referral promo code 00b72a or via this special link. Cities.

Summon (formerly Instacab). $5 ride credit with referral code JPING or use this special link. Flat fares from anywhere in San Francisco to SFO ($35), OAK ($50) and SJC ($120).

Bonus Stuff

Silvercar. Rent a sleek Audi A4 with your phone. First-time renters can get $75 off their first rental of 2+ days with promo code JOLLY75 now through 1/10/16. Returning customers can get 15% off any rental with promo code JOLLY15 now through 1/10/16. I’m not sure if you can stack with the referral offer of $25 in Paypal when you sign up with referral code JPING (referral link, program details). I would sign up for an account first ($25 in PayPal), and then make a rental second ($75 off).

LoungeBuddy. This app helps you locate airport lounges, read reviews, and even book access directly. Get a free $10 in credit using my referral code SMMiI89dbv. In addition, until December 31, 2015, LoungeBuddy is offering a Holiday promo 100% rebate on lounge access at select locations in the form of app credit. So spend $10 cash on an airport lounge, and get $10 in LoungeBuddy credit to use again later.

Where the best deal is a referral code, I have included my own and will usually get a bounty of whatever you get (you get free ride, I get free ride). If my code isn’t the best deal, I have posted the better deal first. Thanks in advance if you use any of them. Let me know if you find a better confirmed deal.

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  1. I tried LYFT and despite it showing as available in my city, I have yet to find a single driver. I think their mobile app is the best, though!

    • Sammy d Mann says

      I guess you haven’t tried Sidecar yet?? They have a Super App!! All the bells and whistles and they tell the driver where you are going and an exact amount of the what the ride will cost!

      Wonderful app all the way around, and their drivers are the best! I’ve taken numerous rides since the early part of this year and love them way over lyft and uber.

      Thanks for your blog.

  2. I wish there was an app to integrate all available services and then summon based on price or proximity.

    Also so you can summon only drivers who don’t freak out when you bring a pet (in a carrier) inside their cars.

  3. New and existing Uber customers can also add the promo code 10r62014 to their account and get an additional $10 ride credit (expires 7/10/14). This stacks with the referral credit above, so grab that first and then use this limited-time promo code.

    • Natalie C Crawford says

      Hi, I saw that Uber was in Worcester, Ma. My son works in Sturbridge Ma. It’s a very touristy area. He is a chef and.needs a ride home 6 nights a week. Uber Isnt there. Said they never heard of the city. It is exit 12 off Miss Pike. 20 minutes west of Worcester. Do you have any suggestions? I am disab l wd and it is horrible having to drive and pi c k him up at night.
      Thank you, Natalie. Uber does not believ e this is a mobile #.

  4. SLICKDEALS code dosen’t seem to work on Lyft

  5. Just used your Lyft promo code tonight. My first experience was excellent. I also used your Uber code and will try that next month when I’m on a business trip. Very happy with my first experience. I like this business model. Hopefully it works out in the long run!

  6. The sidecar referral code was 5$ only.

  7. Hi Jonathan, love your blog. I’ll be in Italy in a couple of weeks. I’d like to try Uber. Do you know if the code will work in other countries or is it just for the USA?

    • Hi Cynthia, to be honest I am not 100% sure. On Uber’s site it says “Uber credit will be applied to fares billed in the corresponding currency. Example: Uber credit value in USD will only be applied to fares billed in USD.”

      So if you want to use in Euro, I’m assuming you have to sign up for the account in Europe and pick Euros as your default currency? That way you get your Uber credit in Euros? I’m not sure how that works, sorry.

      • Hi,

        That is correct. I’m using my American credit card (my uber trips are getting charged in $), but some of my friends in India have been using my Uber promo codes. Unfortunately, I cannot use these promo rides since they’re getting charged in INR and I’m getting charged in USD on my credit card. The only option I have to use an Indian m-wallet (PayTM) and charge my trips from that wallet to avail of my free rides (so my rides would be charged in INR, and credited from the promo credits I’ve earned from my Indian friends).


  8. I have been reading lots of articles and blogs about Uber and Lyft and I really want to try this one day. Thanks for sharing this one Jonathan!

  9. Hi Jonathan, I’ve been following your blog for some time now. Really appreciate your work! 🙂
    I had used your Uber code when I signed up for Uber and I had a question about that – do you get notified or can you see who all have used your promo code? How can you check how much credit you’ve earned through referring Uber? Does it just appear under the credit section?

  10. I have tried all these app and Uber is my favorite. Comparing to Lyft, Uber is widely available in more cities in U.S and other countries in the world as well. And the fair quote is more accurate than Lyft. Lyft don’t even give you quote when you use regular Lyft service. My promotion code is 3cxrz.

  11. $50 code GETOC50 doesn’t work

  12. Vanna Lindholm says

    last night when I was going home from office and forgot wallet there, Lyft promo code saved me, I never used it before, never had time to read about it, nice taxi driver was helpful and explained me, and drove me home, and I paid him with code

  13. I recently started using scoop to carpool to work. I feel it is a great option. For those looking to carpool in bay area check out Scoop.

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