20 food delivery promo codes and offers to help you save money on your next meal
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There are lots of ways to save money on food delivery and takeout orders. One of the most conventional methods is by using promotional codes.
DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats routinely offer promo codes that allow you to save cash on your orders. Keeping track of these promotions can be tough, so we’ve built this guide to round up the best discounts available regularly.
Many of the promo codes listed below are available to both new and existing users. However, some promotions may be targeted. So not all codes will necessarily work for you.
Bon appetit and happy saving!
DoorDash promo codes
|Sign up using this link||$5 off your first order of $10 or more (new users only)||N/A|
|25OFFNOMS||25% off your next pickup order (up to $5 value)||5/10/21|
|10OFFALC||$10 off your next two alcohol orders of $35 or more||5/30/21|
|NASCAR50||50% off your next two delivery orders (up to $10 value)||6/30/21|
|No code necessary||Get $5 off your first two orders as a DashPass member when paying with a World or World Elite Mastercard. More info here.||9/1/22|
|GUESSWHOSBACK||25% off your next order (up to $5 value; targeted users only)||Limited time offer|
|25OFF3||25% off your three convenience store orders (up to $20 value). Eligible merchants include CVS, Walgreens, The Convenience Store and 7-Eleven||Limited time offer|
|CONV25||25% off your first convenience store order (up to $20 value). Eligible merchants include CVS, Walgreens, The Convenience Store and 7-Eleven||Limited time offer|
|RAR3OFF||$3 off your next order of $10 or more for requesting a new restaurant (targeted users only)||Limited time offer|
|No code necessary||5% back in DoorDash credit on pickup orders with DashPass||N/A|
Best credit card for DoorDash
In addition to the discount codes listed above, you can save even more on your DoorDash orders using the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Cardholders get up to $60 in DoorDash credits in 2021. The statement credit applies automatically after you make an eligible purchase, up to the $60 cap. Beyond that, you’ll earn 3x points (a 6% return based on TPG valuations) on all your dining spending, including DoorDash.
The card also comes with a year of complimentary DashPass membership. This unlocks lower service fees and free delivery on qualifying DoorDash and Caviar orders over $12, saving an average of $4 to $5 per order, according to DoorDash.
Grubhub promo codes
|POINTSGUY||$10 off your first order of $15 or more (new users only)||N/A|
|Get code via this link||Verified students get $12 off their next order of $15 or more||Limited time offer|
Best credit card for Grubhub
The American Express® Gold Card comes with an up to $120 annual dining statement credit (each calendar year). It’s distributed as up to $10 statement credits per month when you purchase from a participating dining partner. These include restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, participating Shake Shack locations and Grubhub. Enrollment is required for select benefits.
The card earns an impressive 4x points on restaurant purchases worldwide (an 8% return based on TPG valuations), including Grubhub orders. There are also regular Amex Offers for Grubhub, allowing cardholders to earn extra points or save more on their orders. You may also be able to save even more on your order through Grubhub’s “Perks” program. The card has a $250 annual fee (see rates & fees). Enrollment is required for select benefits.
Uber Eats promo codes
|US25WELCOME||$25 off your first order (new users only)||N/A|
|FIVEOFFPICKUP||$5 off your next pickup order of $20 or more||5/17/21|
|GET30MAY||30% off your next two orders (up to $15 value)||5/15/21|
|No code necessary||Get 3 additional Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on Uber Eats via Amex Offers (up to 500 points)||6/30/21|
|No code necessary||$5 off your next order of $15 or more via Amex Offers (up to five times)||6/30/21|
|OMG40||40% off your next order (only valid in select markets; up to $20 value)||Limited time offer|
|FORTYOFFONE||40% off your next order (up to $20 value)||Limited time offer|
|No code necessary||Earn up to 6x Marriott Bonvoy points on Uber Eats deliveries when you link your Uber and Marriott accounts.||N/A|
Best card for Uber Eats
The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders receive up to $200 in Uber Cash (for use in the U.S.) each calendar year, distributed as up to $15 monthly credits, plus up to $20 in December. These credits don’t just apply to Uber rides – they apply to Uber Eats orders, as well. This way, you can score a meal delivered from your favorite local spot every month. The card has a $550 annual fee (see rates & fees). Enrollment is required for select benefits.
In February, the American Express Gold Card added a similar Uber Cash benefit of its own. It works the same way, except cardholders get up to $120 in annual Uber Cash, distributed as up to $10 credits per month when the card is added to the Uber app. This is only applicable to U.S. Uber Eats orders and Rides. Enrollment is required for select benefits.
Related reading: How to use Amex Gold’s new $10 monthly Uber credit
In addition to the discount codes, you may be able to save even more on your order with an Eats Pass subscription*. For $9.99 per month, you’ll receive unlimited free delivery and can save up to 5% on all orders over $15 at eligible restaurants (state taxes and fees may apply and do not count toward order minimum). However, with both of the Amex cards mentioned above, you could get a complimentary 12-month subscription when you enroll by Dec. 31, 2021. The pass will auto-bill starting 12 months from initial enrollment in this offer, at the then-current monthly rate.
How do you apply promo codes on food delivery apps?
It’s easy to redeem promo codes with DoorDash, Grubhub and UberEats. Add the items you’d like to order to your cart. Then, on the checkout page, click the “Add Promo Code” button in the payment section and enter your code. If your order is eligible for the discount, you will see the lower price before submitting the order.
How do you get free delivery on DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats orders?
There are several ways to get free delivery on DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats orders. Firstly, all of the companies offer subscriptions for free deliveries from eligible restaurants. DoorDash offers DashPass, Grubhub offers Grubhub+ and Uber Eats offers Eats Pass. Each subscription costs $9.99 per month and gets you free delivery on eligible orders over $12 or $15.
As previously mentioned, you can get a complimentary year of DashPass membership with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or certain cobranded Chase cards. Or, you can get three free months with a World or World Elite Mastercard. You can also get complimentary access to Grubhub+ with Lyft Pink — another Chase Sapphire Reserve perk. Likewise, you may be able to get a complimentary Eats Pass membership with an eligible Amex card.
Some restaurants offer promotions, such as free delivery on your first order. Uber Eats also sometimes offers free or discounted deliveries for non-Eats Pass users.
Do DoorDash, Grubhub or Uber Eats offer student discounts?
Of the major food delivery companies, Grubhub is the only one to offer discounts for students. Grubhub is currently offering verified students $12 off their next order of $15 or more. You need to go through Unidays to get your custom code.
Promo codes are a great way to save on your food delivery and takeout orders. With the right dining credit card or rewards credit card, you might be able to stretch your savings even further. Enrollment is required for select benefits.
Keep in mind that some of these promotions are targeted. If you received an email about a promotion not listed above, please feel free to forward it to us.
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