They had me at FREE rides.

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I don't know about you but I have been putting the ride sharing services to good use ever since they became available in Upstate New York. The Capital Region has a pretty amazing music scene and since I can now take a Lyft to a show and enjoy a frosty cold brew while I am there ... well lets just say I am taking advantage. Shoot sometimes I just don't want to loose my parking at my house and will set a pick up to go to dinner or run a quick errand.

If you like to enjoy adult beverage or two on the weekends and would like to secure a safe ride to and from your party destination Budweiser has got your back! According to NYUP the brewer is launching the "Give A Damn" program in an effort to combat drunk driving and will be offering up FREE Lyft rides every weekend through the end of the year!

The program is available only in states that have breweries operated by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Just so happens that there is one such brewery in Baldwinsville so bring on the FREE rides! Here's how it works:

At 2 p.m. each Thursday, starting Sept. 21, Budweiser will share a unique code on its Facebook and Instagram channels. Up to 10,000 people  21 and older can claim a $20 credit (for two $10 one-way rides). The credit can be redeemed on the Lyft app for rides taken between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. local time that Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night.

I am not going to lie I have already liked and pinned their accounts on my own so I don't miss out. Think about it, you could score a free ride to Roger Waters at the Times Union Center on Saturday and not have to worry about driving, traffic, or paying for parking! If that isn't incentive enough I don't know what is.

If you are new to ride sharing and would like you first ride FREE on a day that is not on a weekend you can totally download the app and use my code CANDACE149069  for a free Lyft!