DashPass members now get free delivery through Caviar — here’s how to activate your membership

Oct 17, 2020

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With the two food delivery companies now officially one, DoorDash is working hard to migrate Caviar’s backend systems into its own. You may have noticed that the two apps now look almost identical and your login information can now be used on both platforms.

The latest development: DashPass members can now maximize their free delivery perks on both DoorDash and Caviar orders. While Caviar offered DashPass members free delivery for a limited time earlier this year, this benefit is now here to stay.

Best of all, you might already have access to a free DashPass membership and you don’t even know it.

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How to get free delivery on Caviar

Effective immediately, DashPass benefits now work on Caviar, too. This means that you can get free delivery and reduced service fees across thousands of participating restaurants on both DoorDash and Caviar.

All you need to do is to sign in to the Caviar app using your DoorDash username and password. Then, place an order of $12 or more from any restaurant with a blue DashPass checkmark next to it. You should see the discount automatically reflected on the checkout on the checkout page — no promo code is necessary.

Related: Food delivery promo codes to help you save money on your next meal

(Photo by Caviar)

Activating your free DashPass membership

Earlier this year, Chase added DashPass membership as a perk to a number of its cards, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Chase Freedom Unlimited® and the Chase Freedom Flex. Both Sapphire-branded cards offer complimentary DashPass for at least one year, while the Freedom cards above will get you a complimentary three months and then a 50% discount for at least one year.

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To register, simply add your eligible card to the DoorDash or Caviar app. You’ll then be prompted to activate your free DashPass membership. Note that you must use your eligible card to pay for your orders in order to use the benefits.

In addition to the DashPass membership, the Chase Sapphire Reserve gives cardholders up to $60 in DoorDash credit in both 2020 and again in 2021. You’ll automatically receive a statement credit whenever you make an eligible purchase, up to the $60 cap. However, you’ll want to remember that the statement credit is only redeemable on DoorDash and not Caviar.

Related: Lyft adds free Grubhub food delivery to Lyft Pink membership

Bottom line

While this will primarily benefit people who live in large cities, it’s nice to see that DoorDash is expanding DashPass benefits.

For those unacquainted with Caviar, the food ordering service is essentially the same as DoorDash but features more independent and local restaurant selections in 28 major cities across the U.S. It stands out by offering many “only on Caviar” exclusive restaurants and unique food categories like, “Women-Powered” and “Healthy Enough” (the latter is vetted by nutritionists).

Liz Hund contributed to this post.

Featured photo by Oscar Wong/Getty Images.

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