Remember the days when you had to call cab companies? You’d sit on the phone on hold for 30 minutes, only to be told it’d be another 30 minutes until your cab arrived, only to have no cab show up 45 minutes later. That was pretty much the story of every Saturday night I had for the first couple years I lived in Boston. Damnit just get me to the bar already, I’m not walking all that way in these heels!!
Nowadays, I am a full-blown junkie when it comes to car request smartphone apps, and I’m pumped to be able to offer all you Bostonians a $20 Lyft credit. Have you seen any cars driving around with pink mustaches on the front bumper? That’s Lyft (not just a tribute to Movember). It’s the same concept as a cab, except you’re getting a fellow Boston resident picking you up in his or her car (don’t worry, there are safety screenings—Whitey Bulger won’t be swinging by your apartment to pick you up). I actually know a couple people who are Lyft drivers, and they love it!
To claim your $20 in Lyft credit, download the app to your smartphone. Once you open the app, login with Facebook (they won’t post to your wall, don’t worry), choose “Payment” from the main menu, and then enter the code SOCIALBOS under “Lyft Credits.”
Enjoy your free ride!