Have you tried Lyft yet? If not, this is a great time to sign up since Lyft is offering a $50 free ride credit for new users.

Lyft is a ride sharing app similar to Uber. There are a few advantages to using Uber and Lyft instead of taxis.  One advantage is that both Uber and Lyft are usually much cheaper than taxis.  Other benefits include not having to worry about carrying cash, not having to telephone a taxi, getting a fare estimate on the app and being able to earn miles and points on the ride.

I don’t have a big preference between Uber and Lyft and use them both interchangeably. Lyft drivers are supposed to be more friendly but I think it depends on the driver.  Some drivers work for both Lyft and Uber.

The biggest factor for me when choosing between Uber and Lyft is whether a car is available when I open the app and whether there is surge pricing at that time.  One thing I do like more about Lyft is that there is the ability to tip drivers from the app unlike with Uber.  While Uber is international, Lyft only operates in the United States (here is a list of available cities).

For anyone that lives or travels to the US, I would recommend having both the Lyft and Uber apps on your phone so that you have more choices when it is time to look for a ride.

If you have not yet signed up for Lyft, make sure you use a link offering you a free ride credit.  If you use our referral link to sign up for Lyft, you will earn a free ride worth up to $50.  We are grateful should you choose to sign up using our link.


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