I’ve written mostly about Uber, the on-demand car service app, starting nearly two years ago with Why Taxis Suck and What You Can Do About It.
Uber offers several levels of service — from blacks cars and SUVs to a model where individuals with their own cars will pick you up and take you where you want to go (for less).
In that space they have several competitors like Lyft and Sidecar which I’ve written about less, having used them less.
But Lyft just expanded significantly yesterday. And they’ve got a compelling offer to promote their growth.
First, don’t use my referral link to sign up. Use promo code SLICKDEALS and you’ll get a $50 credit (which is better than the standard $25 for being referred).
Second, in the 24 new cities they’ve launched service they are offering ‘unlimited free rides’ through May 8. I believe it’s not actually unlimited, but rather each person is limited to 50 free rides up to $25 each and only in the cities with new service.
For those of you more used to Uber, with Lyft you ride in the front seat. And the traditional greeting from your driver is a fist bump.