Deal Alert: Free Money with SoFi Money + 20% Back on Lyft Rides

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There has been quite a bunch of hype recently about SoFi Money due to its pretty awesome sign up bonus. For starters, SoFi Money is a cash management account with absolutely no fees. They are also offering a decently high interest rate of 1.6% APY. Best of all, all ATM fees are reimbursed when using their debit card, so it is a great account to use when traveling. Also, there is no hard pull so it will not go against your Chase “5/24” status or show up as a ding on your credit reports.

New Members Sign Up Offer

There are two new member offers for those signing up for both a SoFi Money and SoFi Invest account through a referral link:

Additionally, if you refer friends or family members and they open up either account, you can continue to earn free money. You’ll receive $50 for everyone that opens up a SoFi Money account and $100 for a SoFi Invest account. You are capped at earning $10,000 per year! Thanks in advance to those who use my referral link. 

20% Back with Lyft

Aside from the bonus offers for signing up for a new account, they just launchd a great partnership with Lyft. All you have to do is add your SoFi Money debit card to your Lyft account and set it as your payment method, and you’ll receive 20% back on all Lyft rides you take. This is valid for rides between Nov. 20, 2019 and Feb. 18, 2020. This is valid for pretty much every ride you take as you can earn up to $1,000 back with this promotion.

If you take Lyft rides often, this is an unbelievable way to save money.

My Experience

I personally opened both a SoFi Money and SoFi Invest account. It took me just a few minutes to fully get both accounts set up. The process was seamless and transferring money into my account was easy.

I received my SoFi Money cash bonus within just 3 business days of setting up my account, and I received my free stock from the SoFi Money account within the same time period. I also referred many friends and family members and most of those referrals show up around 6pm ET the following day.

I also received my debit card within about a week. While I haven’t traveled internationally with the card yet, I did test it out at a random ATM in my hometown. This was an ATM that charges a fee and I was immediately reimbursed. So far, I truly have enjoyed my new debit card!

Referring Friends

To refer a friend, you’ll need to install the SoFi app. (I was able to find it quickly in the App Store). Once in the app, on the upper left-hand side of the welcome screen you’ll see a circle with a person icon enclosed. Click that button.

Then, click the link that says “Invite friends, earn up to $10k”

From there, you can refer a friend to SoFi Money and SoFi Invest. You can save your referral link and send it to friends, or you can directly send the link via a text message, email, Facebook, etc.


This is a great way to get some money back into your pocket simply by signing up for a debit card account. Unlike credit card welcome offers, there is no minimum amount of spend needed, no hard inquiry, no wondering whether or not you are going to get approved, etc. And on top of it, you’ll also get a huge savings when using Lyft.

Right off the bat, you’ll receive $50 for signing up for the SoFi Money account and another $100 for signing up for a SoFi Invest account. Of course though, the Invest account requires a higher deposit. Then, once you refer your significant other, you’ll receive another $150 in total ($50 for referring to SoFi Money and $100 for SoFi Invest). That means you personally can be ahead with $300 back in your pocket. That does not take into consideration the free money your significant other earns on the bonus or any other friends or family members you continue to refer.

Aside from your referral link, please comment below with your experience using SoFi and also let me know when your money appears in your account. Data points are always welcome!

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  1. I tried to link three accounts and none worked. On the fourth attempt it said ‘you’ve reached your limit and cannot try again until November 1’. So, I cannot move $100 in until then. Will I still get my bonus?

  2. Hi there, sharing some data points: signed up Wednesday via iOS Safari, but had an issue initially and had to finish signing up in my Win10 laptop via Firefox, but worked out just fine. Downloaded the app and signed in, and the $100 referral link showed up right away so copied that to send off to my sister and friends. Went to deposit my initial $100 but evidently small banks require two small deposits to verify the account is valid, so had to wait a day to go through that confirmation process. Late Thursday night (day 2) the small deposits showed up and I confirmed my account. Moved my $100 over and went to sleep. Went to work Friday and checked about 5 PM, and my referral earnings – my $50 and my $100 referral to my sister are pending to be posted! If I had signed up on a Monday, I’d have my money already… Hope that helps someone… My referral link is

  3. Used your referral. Took about 10 hours for the two small deposits to show up in my bank account. Confirmed and placed $110 into soFi. Now I wait to find out if the deal for referrals is still in effect.

  4. I signed up using your referral link. I hope many others have as well. It’s a way to help repay you for all the deals you’ve led me to over the past few years. The $50 bonus showed up today.
    BTW… I think the referral links are only good for 14 days, so between Nov, 3rd and November 11th, if the Deals We Like referral link doesn’t work, feel free to use mine.


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