As I first wrote about in July, Lyft recently introduced Lyft Premier, which is intended to compete with UberSELECT service. This isn’t quite to the level of UberBLACK, where you’ll get a town car, Escalade, etc.
While the basic ridesharing services offered by Lyft and Uber are less than the cost of a taxi in most cities, their premium services are typically more than a taxi. However, you’re also getting an all around better experience. For example, Lyft Premier is advertised as offering “a high-end sedan or SUV (such as a BMW, Audi, or an Escalade) with leather seats.”
Per Lyft’s website, as of now Lyft Premier is only available in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
Well, if you haven’t yet experienced Lyft Premier, you can get $20 off your next ride, even if you’re an existing Lyft user. Just use promotion code PREMXRIDE. The promotion is valid for rides through September 28, 2016.
Do keep in mind that Lyft Premier will be significantly more expensive than their basic service. For a shorter ride this could mean it’s completely free after the discount code, while for a longer ride you could still end up paying more. However, typically Lyft’s discount codes are quite small and can be used for multiple rides, so getting a $20 code for a single ride (even if it’s for the Lyft Premier service) is pretty awesome.
I’d recommend adding the code to your account sooner rather than later, as I imagine supplies are limited.
Have you tried Lyft Premier yet? If so, what was your experience like?
(Tip of the hat to Dan’s Deals)