Captain Morgan pledges $20k in Lyft rides for Gasparilla 2020


If you’re going to party like a pirate during Gasparilla, it’s probably best you find a safe ride home from the festivities in Tampa. Captain Morgan wants to help keep Tampa roads safe during one of the biggest celebrations of the year, which is why they’re pledging up up to $20,000 in Lyft Smart Rides.

Creating a safe Gasparilla experience

“Hundreds of thousands of people and pirates will be invading Tampa next weekend, and if you’ve ever been a part of the Gasparilla experience before, you know just how exciting the celebrations are,” said Christina Choi, DIAGEO Senior Vice President, Rum, Gin & Tequila. “Captain Morgan wants to make sure that as many people as possible are having a fun and safe experience. Getting some of our fellow Morgans closer to the action and offering up to $20,000 in Lyft Ride Smart credits is our way of doing just that.”

Those 21 and older can use the code CAPTAINMORGAN20 on Saturday, January 26 from 9am-1pm and 6pm-9pm receive a $20 credit toward their ride fare within 5 miles of Downtown Tampa.

Need a Lyft?

All Lyft users 21 and older who use the discount code on Saturday, January 25 will be given a $20 credit toward their ride fare. The discount will be available from 9am-1pm and 6pm-9pm on Saturday, January 25.

“This Gasparilla, we’re encouraging those celebrating to plan ahead with a Lyft ride to help them explore Tampa and not worry about parking or how to get home afterwards,” said Yun Ling, Florida General Manager for Lyft. “We’re excited to partner with Captain Morgan to give Tampa residents and visitors a reliable, affordable ride option.”

Captain Morgan offering free VIP tickets

As the official spiced rum of Gasparilla, Captain Morgan is also offering FREE Gasparilla Pirate Fest Scully VIP Hospitality tickets for up to 10 ‘Morgans’ and two members of their crew (21 or over). Adults of legal drinking age with a first, middle or last name of Morgan can claim their free tickets for themselves and their crew on Friday, January 24th from 2pm to 6pm at 501 West Kennedy Boulevard.

Don’t forget that this year Tampa is hoping to create a Bead-Free Bay! Bringing your Gasparilla Beads to the Florida Aquarium could get you discounted admission.

Need a guide to all that’s going on during Gasparilla weekend in the city of Tampa? Read our full Gasparilla guide here.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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