Todd Talbot

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Day 9 – Lyft is Coming to Town Soon!

Today’s Giveaway:  Free rides for a year from Lyft

On Day 9, together with our friends at Lyft, we are giving away free rides around town for a whole year. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, and the thing is, once Lyft is live in Vancouver, you won’t have to worry about getting a convenient ride around town!



Vancouver is the largest city in North America without rideshare but Lyft is coming into town to change that soon! Lyft entered Canada in December 2017 and launched services in Toronto, its first market outside of the U.S. In March 2018, Lyft launched Ottawa as its next international destination. After debuting in two major Canadian cities, Lyft is now on its way to Vancouver.

Soon you will be able to request a ride whenever you need one — whether it’s meeting friends at a local brewery, heading to a party, or going home after a day at the office.

In addition, Lyft is donating $5,000 to kick off its Covenant House Vancouver partnership – and pledging $1 (up to additional $5,000) for every Vancouverite who opts into Round Up & Donate before the end of 2019.

Alongside Vancouver, Lyft provides rides in Toronto as well as Ottawa here in Canada and is committed to giving back to its communities. There is a cool program in each city.

Get the app and opt in to Round Up & Donate. The app rounds up the fare to the nearest dollar amount and donates the difference to the below partner organizations.


  • A year worth of free Lyft rides in 2020
  • Lyft will provide 12 x $100 promo codes, one for each month of the year. The winner will be able to add the credits to their Lyft account by entering the promo code in the “Promos” tab on their Lyft app.



  • Package must be claimed before December 31, 2020.
  • Pickup or drop-off must be within the Canadian coverage area.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service.

To enter:

  • Follow @toddtalbot and @lyft on Instagram and/or Facebook and respond to the question/challenge asked in photo caption

Entry requirement Lyft app download + opt-in to the Round Up & Donate(RU&D) program on the app that supports Covenant House Vancouver in Vancouver, SickKids Foundation in Toronto, and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa with every ride. Details on the Vancouver program can be found hereand details on the Toronto and Ottawa program here.

Below is the breakdown of how to opt-in to RU&D

  1. Download the Lyft app on your smartphone
  2. Tap Menu in your app
  3. Then, tap Donate 
  4. Follow the instructions and opt-in to Round Up & Donate
  • Play along on Facebook and Instagram and get your name in twice
  • Must be 18 years of age. 
  • By entering, you release Instagram of all responsibility.
  • Giveaway runs from 6 AM PST on December 14,  2019 and ends 12PM PST on December 19, 2019
  • No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway
  • One winner will be selected by random number draw
  • The winner will be contacted within 24 hours to make prizing arrangements
  • Open to residents of ON & BC only
  • There are no exchanges, transfers or cash value

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