Lyft, Budwesier team up to provide safe rides home

Budweiser and Lyft 'Give a Damn' campaign. (Lyft)
Budweiser and Lyft 'Give a Damn' campaign. (Lyft)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lyft is teaming up with Budweiser to expand its “Give a Damn” campaign to Texas to make sure people who are out drinking are able to get home safely.

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 21, the safe-ride partnership will provide up to 150,000 round-trip rides to customers in 10 new states, including Texas. Customers can receive two $10 credits this year. With this new round-trip offering, both companies hope to empower more consumers to plan ahead.

To take advantage of a weekly free ride home, Austin residents over the age of 21 can visit Budweiser’s Facebook and Instagram channels each Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to obtain a $20 ride credit (two $10 one-way rides) through the Lyft app. The credit, which was doubled from $10 last year, must be used between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. that Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night.

Last year, Budweiser and Lyft provided 35,000 safe rides home at peak party times across seven states. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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