CITY - BONUS AMOUNT - TRIPS - DAYS
This list was last updated January 10, 2018.
Atlanta - $300 - 115 - 30
Athens - $350 - 75- 60
Baltimore - $150 - 50 - 30
Boston - $300 - 110 - 30
Chicago - $200 - 75 - 30
Dallas - $350 - 100 - 30
DC - $500 - 350 - 60
Denver - $650 - 375 - 60
Detroit - $300 - 115 - 30
Las Vegas - $250 - 100 - 30
Los Angeles - $750 - 350 - 60
Memphis - $350 - 75 - 60
Miami - $10 - 10 - 30
Minneapolis - $650 - 375 - 60
Nashville - $300 - 110 - 30
New Jersey - $700 - 325 - 60
New York City - $200 - 140 - 30
Orange County - $650 - 375 - 60
Philadelphia - $650 - 375 - 60
Phoenix - $10 - 10 - 30
Portland - $600 - 250 - 60
Sacramento - $650 - 375 - 60
San Diego - $250 - 150 - 30
San Francisco - $700 - 425 - 60
San Jose - $400 - 375 - 60
Seattle - $500 - 375 - 60
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TO SAVE TIME, YOU SHOULD KNOW
Promotions may change often but all referral codes are equal, so no matter who's referral code you sign up with, you're going to receive the same amount. Don't worry about searching around for the highest referral bonus; the only 2 things that will really matter will be which city you sign up to drive in and what promotion Lyft is running at that time.
WHEN YOU CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE YOUR BONUS
Bonus payments are added to weekly deposits either as one amount or on a per-ride basis.
For single-amount payments, both the referred applicant and referring driver will be notified by email when the referred driver has completed the requirements. Please allow 1-2 pay cycles for the full bonus amount to appear in weekly deposits.
For per-ride payments, bonus amounts are added to both the referred applicant and referring driver's weekly deposit with each ride the referred applicant completes (until the maximum bonus amount is reached). Use the Driver Dashboard to see if your referral bonus is added to your weekly deposits on a per-ride basis.
Please note that terms and conditions are subject to change.
For additional info on Lyft's terms, click here.
February 2017 Update
"Bonus amounts and ride requirements may vary based on the referring driver and the region of the referred applicant. Referring drivers can view the bonus requirements for applicants they refer in their market through the driver portal or app. These requirements may be different if the referred applicant is in a different market than the referring driver.
Referred applicants may receive a communication from a referring driver with bonus requirements, however, please note that Lyft cannot control the final content of such communications and cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies that they may contain. Once a referred applicant has started their application, Lyft will send a confirmatory email to both the referring driver and referred applicant which will contain the relevant bonus amounts, ride requirements, and time limits needed to qualify for the bonus. Please contact us for details about your application."