Freebird is a new cash back app for Uber and Lyft passengers. All passengers have to do is download the app, link their Uber or Lyft account, and then they get cash and points back every time they request a Lyft or Uber ride using the Freebird app.
For rideshare drivers, Freebird also has a great referral program where you can earn $5 for every passenger that you refer. All they have to do is download the app and take their first ride. It’s that simple.
Today, we’ll walk you through the signup process and discuss how you can start making money referring your passengers to Freebird.
Here’s a quick overview:
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- Download the Freebird app
- Open the app and enter code RSG in the app to join and earn your sign up credit (Profile > Promo Codes)
- Promote the app & your unique referral code to your rideshare passengers (Profile > Invite & Get Cash)
- Make $5 for each person you refer who takes their first ride
How to sign up for Freebird. Use promo code RSG!
All right, so let’s jump right into the signup process. First thing you’ll want to do is download the app.
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It’ll ask if you want to enable your location, we’ll skip that and go to the next step. Here’s where you’ll connect your Uber and or Lyft account to the Freebird app.
I’m going to connect my Lyft account. Click continue, log into Uber or Lyft, and click accept. You’ll have to enter your email to confirm your account. It’ll also ask you for your birth date.
All right, so now is when it should ask you for a promo code, and remember this will be the same for your passengers, and this is the most important part. This is where they’re going to enter your personal promo code so you can earn the $5 after they give their first ride.
When we first sign up though, we’re going to want to add the promo code RSG for the Rideshare Guy, to join this program and get a bonus sign up credit. It will say successfully added.
All right, now here’s the profile screen, and what you want to do here in order to find your own personal referral code is select the invite and get cash option, and then it will display your own unique personal referral code.
How to invite your passengers to Freebird
You’ll select the invite friends button in order to get the customized message that Freebird has created so you can refer people. What I personally did was create a standard text message for this message.
I also use a cool app called Shortcuts on the iPhone, and basically what you can do is create these short cuts that perform automatic actions. So when I pressed this Freebird button, it will automatically send my personalized message to my Lyft passenger.
You can see here is the personalized message that I created. I just added some spaces there, made it easier just to see that download link as well as my Freebird promo code.
We’ve also created some free marketing materials. But what I’ve personally done so far is just use the back of seat ad, but there’s also plenty of other materials like business cards that you can use.
All right, back to the Freebird app. When you refer passengers, you want to explain to them what the Freebird app is, and you’ll just want to tell them that it’s a free way to get rewarded for taking Uber and Lyft rides.
If they’re already using Lyft or Uber, then why not earn cash and points in that process. You’ll also want to let them know that they’ll get two free $5 credits added to their account when they sign up using your unique invite code.
Again, passengers request directly from the Freebird app, so these cash back offers are really cool. If they decide to go to these specific locations, like say this Great Dragon location, they’ll get $4 cash back for going to that specific location.
We’ll go through a quick example of requesting a ride. Confirm Lyft. Confirm pickup. Go over to the Lyft app. We can see that the Freebird app initiated a ride request through the Lyft app.
Tracking your cash rewards in the Freebird app
Once you start referring passengers, you’ll be able to track your cash rewards in the Freebird app. What we’ll do is we’ll select that bottom middle star icon with the 500 underneath it. You can see so far I’ve earned 500 points, but I’ve also earned $5.
We’ll toggle over to the history section. You can see here I have the two referral bonuses pending from when I entered the RSG code when I first signed up for Freebird. I also got 500 points when I linked my Lyft account to Freebird.
In my first week of driving with Freebird, I referred two passengers. You can see my first passenger, Emma, still has not taken a ride with Freebird yet, but this other passenger, Abby, has taken a ride with Freebird.
That’s where if we toggle over to the cash area, you can see I’ve earned $5 because she took her first Freebird ride. Might as well cash that out. I’m cashing out for the first time, so I’m going to have to add a debit card.
I’ve added my debit card. Now we’ll cash out. At the top, you can see that message that the transfer was successfully initiated and the funds will be available in about three to five days.
There it is. Pretty simple. Freebird is just another way for drivers to earn some extra income while driving rideshare.
Have any of you been using Freebird already? How has it been? What percentage of passengers have you been able to sign up? How much have you earned? Leave a comment below and let us know.
If you want more information about Freebird, check out this Freebird app review on The Rideshare Guy blog, or this article that explains the referral program in more detail. And if you enjoy using money making apps, check out our other cash-back app articles: GetUpside promo code, Ibotta promo code, and Fetch Rewards referral code.
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