Visiting US? Here’s a way to get 6 free rides around town! (Worth $105)

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So I’ve arrived in US from Singapore. After landing here at the airport it does not take me long to realise the difference in the price of goods here compared to back there. Getting around here is not easy for Singaporeans since we are so used to a developed public transit system. Taxi seemed to be the way here, unless you start using Uber and Lyft. Here is a way to get 3 free rides on each app while you are here!

 

Materials required:

1 x Singapore SIM Card (or you own country’s SIM card)
1 x US SIM Card
1 x Phone
1 x Credit Card (2 cards is most recommended)
2 x Email Addresses

Uber (1st Ride)

  1. Download Uber if you have not and register for a new account.
  2. Register for a new account with the Singapore SIM card and first credit card.
  3. Enter the promotion code on your first ride: uberSGGeekGives
  4. Enjoy $15 off your first ride!
  5. Find your own promo code in the Uber app under “Free Rides”. We will be using it shortly.

Lyft (1st Ride)

  1. Download Lyft if you have not and register for a new account.
  2. Register for a new account with the Singapore SIM card and first credit card.
  3. Enter the promotion code on your first ride: RAYMOND983608
  4. Enjoy $20 off your first ride!
  5. Find your own promo code in the Lyft app under “Free Rides”. We will be using it shortly.

Total Value: $35

You may have trouble trying to connect to the internet with the Singapore SIM card so you can do the steps in reverse if you want or have another phone or friend (that’s what friends are for anyway) create hotspot internet for you. The steps above are so common all over the net that there is not much value in it, whats below is how you can squeeze additional value from your travel.

DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL YOU HAVE USED THE ABOVE CREDITS

Uber (2nd Ride)

  1. Now log out from Uber by going to Settings > Sign out.
  2. Swap the SIM card to your US number (or vice versa).
  3. Register for a new account.
  4. USE THE PROMO CODE FROM YOUR FIRST ACCOUNT FOR YOUR FIRST RIDE. (This will give your 2nd account $15 and your 1st account $15 credit as well)

Lyft (2nd Ride)

  1. DELETE THE LYFT APP AND INSTALL IT FROM APP STORE AGAIN
  2. Swap the SIM card to your US number (or vice versa).
  3. Register for a new account.
  4. USE THE PROMO CODE FROM YOUR FIRST ACCOUNT FOR YOUR FIRST RIDE. (This will give your 2nd account $20 and your 1st account $20 credit as well)

Total Value: $70

Now you will have claimed 4 rides and enjoying your little free trips. The rest of the 2 rides are already in your pocket. Simply log on to the first account on Uber to enjoy the 3rd ride. For Lyft, you will need to delete and redownload the app to log in to the first account. Enjoy your last 2 rides!

Total Value: $105!!!

Cheat Sheet

Uber Invite Code: uberSGGeekGives
Lyft Invite Code: RAYMOND983608

Steps (for both):

  1. Claim first free ride using above code.
  2. Remember invite code.
  3. Switch sim card and create new account to claim another ride using own referral code for second free ride.
  4. Switch to original sim card for the last free ride.
  5. Rinse and repeat for the other app.