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$50 DoorDash savings right now; stack with card benefits for more

Aug. 15, 2022
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If you’re hungry or in need of a last-minute gift for a loved one, you might want to log in to DoorDash right now.

As part of the delivery service’s ongoing Summer of DashPass promotion, you can log some pretty serious savings — and we’re not just talking about a quick takeout meal.

There are many elevated savings opportunities right now for what you might consider to be typical DoorDash purchases: a free milkshake on orders of $20 or more at Baskin-Robbins through Aug. 17, or $5 off on orders of $30 or more from Walgreens.

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What really caught our eye, though, are the opportunities to save $50 on shipping orders from some pretty notable food vendors, as well as on flower shipments.

Generally, the promotion, which is running through Aug. 24 with a number of these companies, includes $50 off orders for DashPass members when they spend $69.99 or more.

Some TPG staffers have had luck stacking these savings with DoorDash credits they’ve earned from certain Chase credit cards (more on that in a moment).

Two of the offers include $50 off orders of $69.99 or more at Barbecue at Home or Chicago Steak Company. Both companies will package their product and ship it to you at no additional shipping cost thanks to your DashPass membership.

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Take Barbecue at Home, for instance. The company delivers a whole range of premium barbecue and side dishes for you to cook at home. Ordinarily, a two-pound order of the company’s pork belly would cost $85.98 once factoring in fees and estimated tax.

(Screenshot from DoorDash)

Once you add the $50-off benefit — either by clicking on it or typing in the promo code (SUMMER in this case, but check for the specific vendor) — the price goes down significantly.

(Screenshot from DoorDash)

Final total after applying the discount: $35.98.

(Screenshot from DoorDash)

I could also save $50 on a shipment of sunflowers from BloomsyBox (something I should actually consider since it’s my wife’s birthday this week).

(Screenshot from DoorDash)

For any DoorDash user with a sweet tooth: A signature eight-pack of some pretty high-end cookies from Levain Bakery can cost just $25 instead of $75.

(Screenshot from DoorDash)

You can maximize your savings with the right credit card. Keep in mind that both the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve come with a complimentary DashPass membership; this saves you $9.99 for the membership. It also earns you $0 deliveries and other discounts.

Additionally, Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders get monthly $5 DoorDash in-app credits through December 2024. So, cardholders could reach $55 in savings on the purchase (not counting the complimentary DashPass membership) if they tap into their monthly credits for this purchase.

Bottom line

DoorDash’s Summer of DashPass promotion, which began in late July, runs through Aug. 24. You have another nine days to take advantage of some significant savings opportunities. If you’ve been considering one of the cards that give you DashPass for free, this could be an opportune time to sign up, too.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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  • Annual Fee

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases