When Uber first came to Australia, sign-up bonuses were a big part of the incentive package.
This is still the case in U.S. cities and it varies according to the size of the city. The bigger the city, the bigger the bonus.
If you signed up using another driver's referral link, BOTH OF YOU got a referral bonus as soon as you had completed a certain number of rides (around 25).
Unfortunately, this is no longer the case in Australia.
Or at least for half of the equation. If you are an existing driver, you can get a bonus for referring a new driver, but the new driver doesn't get a bonus incentive.
So... we're asking you to sign up using one of our links. It makes no difference to you at all, but provides us with a little bit of income to help pay for domain name registration, web host fees and the time we devote to bringing you this information.
And, of course, once you sign up, you'll have your own code to refer new drivers and get your own bonus!
Sign up using Phil's link.
Sign up using Sam's link.
It doesn't matter to us which link you use (except for bragging rights.) 🙂
Will Lyft Make a Difference?
Lyft is big on signup bonuses. So maybe if/when Lyft arrives in Australia, we'll see some competition as to who will provide the best signup incentives.