lyftseahawksUse Lyft, win Seahawks tickets.

Lyft, a ride-sharing startup best known for its drivers that rock a pick mustache on the bill of their vehicles, is attracting people to its platform with a new giveaway that includes tickets to the upcoming Seattle Seahawks playoff game on Jan. 11.

Every time you use Lyft to get around town from today until Jan. 9, your name will be entered in the contest. The same goes from drivers — each ride gives you another chance to win.

One driver and one passenger will each win a pair of tickets to the Jan. 11 game at CenturyLink Field. If New Orleans beats Philadelphia on Saturday, the Saints will visit Seattle on Jan. 11. If they lose, however, the Hawks will host the winner of Sunday’s San Francisco vs. Green Bay wild card game.

And yes, you’ll start seeing Lyft vehicles sporting blue and green ‘staches for the time being, too.

Lyft co-founder John Zimmer.
Lyft co-founder John Zimmer.

The promotion comes as Lyft, Sidecar and UberX (Uber’s lower-cost ridesharing option) continue to shuttle people around Seattle illegally. The startups are operating in violation of city laws, and objecting to proposed regulations that would bring them into compliance with city rules. Still, the Seattle City Council has yet to officially decide how to regulate the companies, but is expected to do so in the next few months.

Meanwhile, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer told us that he’s flabbergasted with Seattle’s proposed regulations for the ride-sharing startups, or as the city refers to them, “transportation network companies.”

“We picked Seattle third because we thought it was such an innovative and leading city,” Zimmer said. “But I think others will reconsider that when they see overstepping and over-reaching by the City Council.”

[Related: Why Portland is keeping Uber out of the Rose City]

Whether you’re in favor of these new services or not, this video of Conan O’Brien, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart taking a Lyft ride around Hollywood will provide a nice Friday afternoon laugh regardless:

Previously on GeekWire: CBS, NBC live streaming NFL playoffs for free, but Fox makes things tougher for Seahawks fans 

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  • hughgordon

    Win this driver to take you! He is great. Assaults pedestrians for taking a pic of his parked in a cross walk, disabled ramp and blocking a fire hydrant.

  • Derrin Harvey

    Nice Typo

  • Lauren

    Use the Promo Code “LARIDE8” for $20 toward your first ride anywhere in LA!

    Just download the app and enter the code under the Payment tab. There’s no expiration, so the $20 credit will stay in your account till you’re ready to use it! Enjoy!

  • Dave Sutton

    Superbowl tickets wouldn’t be worth the risk of using Lyft.
    Lyft has insurance problems:

    Car insurance won’t cover Lyft drivers because they are
    private individuals operating their vehicles in a commercial manner.

    By downloading the Lyft app, passengers agree to hold Lyft
    harmless for anything that happens on the ride.

    No regulatory official has ever reviewed the terms of Lyft’s
    own insurance policy, so it’s practical to assume Lyft can pick and choose
    which accidents it will cover.

    These circumstances could combine to leave Lyft passengers completely
    uncovered by car insurance if their ridesharing driver causes a harmful accident.
    Lyft drivers who cause an accident could lose everything.

    • Bedknobs_and_Boomsticks

      Bullcrap. Lyft is awesome.

  • James Jones

    Lyft is awesome! I use it all the time :)

    For a $20 credit, download the app and enter the promo code COLLEGE20 in the payment section

  • ShaneV

    If you download the Lyft app and enter the code HQXQ4D into the “payment” section, you get a free $10 credit! Make sure you enter the code BEFORE you request your first Lyft!

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