Rewards & Promotions

Rideshare Rewards

Sharing a ride is rewarding.

Whether you carpool, vanpool or use vanshare in your commute, you can save time, utilize HOV lanes, and best of all, put money in your wallet saving you commute costs AND receiving rewards!

Bookmark this page and check back frequently to learn about new rewarding rideshare opportunities for King County commuters.

Share your Rideshare. Be entered to win.

Here is your chance to win a $75 MasterCard gift card!

If you already carpool in King County or use a Metro vanpool, we want to say "Thanks" and show the rest of the world how easy sharing the ride can be. Not in a carpool or vanpool? There is still time. Start one today and share the ride tomorrow! 

If you haven't done so already, "like" our Facebook page. Then snap a photo of your rideshare partners next to your vehicle at your pickup spot and post it to our page with the hashtag #SocialRideshare to be entered to win. Each month between now and January 2016, we will hold a random drawing for four $75 MasterCard gift cards.

Timeline / Rules
The promotion will run from August through December 2015. Monthly drawings will be held on the first business day of each following month (Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan).

  1. All submitted entries must be posted on the Metro Transit Commuter Van Facebook page and must include the hashtag #SocialRideshare to be eligible.
  2. Only available to Metro commuter van participants and carpoolers with an origin or destination in King County.
  3. Up to four entries per carpool or group per monthly drawing accepted. No more than one entry per day.
  4. Any photos taken by a driver while a vehicle is in motion will be automatically disqualified. Any photos that show a vehicle being driven in an unsafe manner will result in an automatic disqualification. Any photos that show a vanpool, vanshare, or metropool being used in any way that is in conflict with the program rules and expectations will be disqualified.
  5. Submitted photos shall belong to the King County Metro Commuter Van Program and may be used in future promotions.
  6. Winners will be contacted through Facebook via their winning post.
  7. Gift cards are MasterCard gift cards, intended for use by the winning carpool or group.

Start a new van and get rewarded!

MasterCard Rewards

Start a NEW King County Metro vanpool or vanshare and each new participant could receive a $50 MasterCard Rewards Card!

Ready to get rewarded?

  • You provide four (or more) other commuters you can share a ride to work with. Metro will provide the van, gas, insurance and maintenance. Check out our commuter van starter kit for tips on getting your van on the road and a worksheet to iron out the pertinent details.
  • Collect a complete and signed program application from each member. Email all competed forms to vanpool@kingcounty.gov or fax them to 206-684-2166.
  • Once all forms are received, your Rideshare Services Representative (RSR) will walk you through the rest of the process and help you get your new group on the road!
  • After the formation process is complete (usually 2-3 weeks), your RSR will schedule a time for the van to be picked up and give your group instructions on how to redeem their $50 MasterCard Rewards Card!

Ground Rules:

  • To be considered a participant of a new group, the participant must be listed on the Statement of Understanding signed upon pick-up of the van. Anyone joining the group after this time will be considered to have joined an existing group.
  • Participant must have a completed Metro commuter van program application on file with Rideshare Operations.
  • Participant must not have participated in any commuter van program within the past three months prior to starting a new Metro commuter van.
  • If an existing van splits into two groups, only the new participants of the new group who meet the criteria above will be eligible for this promotion.
  • Promotion is only for New King County Metro vanpool or vanshare groups that start between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

In a van, I can...recruit riders and get rewarded!

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Recruit a new participant into your, or any other existing King County Metro Commuter Van and get $50. Recruit two new participants and get $100!

Ready to get rewarded?

  • Make sure the new participant completes a program application and faxes it to 206-684-2166 or scans and emails it to vanpool.information@kingcounty.gov The recruit request will not be processed without this application on file.
  • Go to RideshareOnline.com to sign up for a new account (or log in to your existing account), click on the Rewards tab and select Incentive Programs.
  • Click ‘Submit Request’ for the King County Metro Commuter Van – 2015 Recruit #1 and complete the form.
  • If you have two recruits, repeat the process for King County Metro Commuter Van – 2015 Recruit #2
  • Your recruit will then be sent an email and asked to confirm that you recruited them. Once your recruit verifies that you recruited them, you will receive a code to redeem your $50 MasterCard Rewards Card!

Ground Rules:

  • Recruit must join an existing vanpool or vanshare. For new commuter vans, this means only riders who you recruit after you start may be eligible.
  • Recruiter and recruit must be current members of the King County Metro Commuter Van Program.
  • Recruiting rewards are limited and are first come/first serve. Only two recruiting rewards per recruiter.
  • Recruit must not have participated in any commuter van program within the past three months prior to joining a Metro commuter van.
  • Recruit must have joined a Metro commuter van after program start date of December 1, 2014.
  • Recruit and recruiter must both have a completed Metro commuter van program application file with Rideshare Operations.
  • Recruiters who were rewarded in 2014 are encouraged to recruit again in 2015.
  • King County Metro will not intervene or mediate in discrepancies or disputes between the recruit and recruiter.

50 dollars. 50 winners. Every Month.

Every month in 2015, 50 lucky winners will win a $50 MasterCard Rewards Card just for sharing the ride!

Simply start carpooling or participating in a van commute at least seven times a month (that's less than twice a week). Track your commute using the RideshareOnline.com calendar and you will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing.

Looking for a carpool partner or an existing commuter van to join? RideshareOnline.com can help. Register for your free account at RideshareOnline.com and this ridematching tool will securely match your trip with other registered co-workers or commuters who have a similar commute.

This promotion is open to new or existing carpool, vanpool and vanshare participants who live or work in King County. Drawings will be held on the 5th of each month, or the first business day after. The last drawing will be held on January 5, 2016 for December's commute calendar.

Every Team Needs a Coach.

The Commute Coach is the coordinator of the new vanpool or vanshare while the group is forming. The coach recruits commuters, organizes the group and assists the team to cross the finish line in their new commuter van. Earn a $100 MasterCard Rewards Card for organizing your new Metro vanpool or vanshare today!

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  • Local Calls: 206-625-4500
  • Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
  • TTY Relay: 1-800-833-6388
  • Fax: 206-684-2166

Mailing Address:
Rideshare Operations
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770

Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 7-1-1 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).