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New Amazon Prime perk: Free year of Grubhub+ for no delivery fees on food orders over $12

July 06, 2022
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Amazon Prime and Grubhub users, take note: U.S. Prime members can now try Grubhub+ for free for one year. This includes access to unlimited $0 delivery fees on eligible food orders over $12 at the hundreds of thousands of restaurants available on the food delivery platform.

You must be a current Amazon Prime user to take advantage of this promo, so be sure to sign up for Prime if you are not already enrolled. Prime membership costs $139 per year, following a 30-day free trial, or $14.99 per month.

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How to enroll

To activate this deal, sign in to your Prime account and click on "Activate free Grubhub+."

(Screenshot from amazon.com)

From there, sign in to your Grubhub or Seamless account. If you don't have one, you can create your account as shown below.

(Screenshot from grubhub.com)

Next, you must agree to connect your accounts and share your Prime membership status with Grubhub before activating your Grubhub+ account.

(Screenshot from grubhub.com)

Read more: How I maximize the dining credit on the Amex Gold card

Terms and conditions

This offer is limited to Prime members based in the U.S., one per customer and Prime account, applicable for unlimited $0 delivery fees on all orders over $12, before tax, tip and other fees.

Additionally, members receive access to other perks, including free food and other discounts on orders.

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Prime Student members who have already redeemed the Grubhub+ Student offer will continue to receive this until Dec. 31, after which they're eligible to redeem the Grubhub+ Prime offer for an additional year.

College students can get a free six-month trial of Prime, followed by a discounted rate of $7.49 per month for a monthly membership or $69 per year for an annual membership.

Existing Grubhub+ subscribers can connect their accounts during the setup process.

Grubhub Campus, Corporate and other existing partnership members are not eligible for this offer.

Grubhub+ users can also round up their orders to the nearest dollar to donate to more than 20 charitable organizations, which Grubhub will match through its Donate the Change program. For example, Grubhub will round up an order totaling $9.50 to $10, donating that extra 50 cents to charity.

Note that your trial Grubhub+ membership will automatically renew for $9.99 a month after the initial 12-month free period until canceled, so be sure to make note of the trial end date if you want to cancel.

Users can cancel their Grubhub+ membership at any time by contacting Grubhub customer support or visiting the Grubhub+ membership section in your Grubhub account settings.

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

Best credit card to use when ordering from Grubhub

When activating this deal, be sure to use a credit card that rewards your Grubhub purchases.

The American Express® Gold Card is best for Grubhub users because it includes an annual dining statement credit each calendar year of up to $120. The credit is distributed monthly via $10 statement credits when purchasing from participating dining partners, including Grubhub.

Users can enroll online for the dining credit or call the number on the back of their card.

Amex Gold credit card holders get 4 points per dollar on restaurant purchases, including Grubhub orders.

Plus, there are regular Amex Offers for Grubhub, allowing cardholders to earn extra points or save more on their orders, including through Grubhub’s “Perks” program, which you can stack with the $10 dining credit.

Enrollment is required for select benefits.

Bottom line

If you're interested in this promotion but have never tried Grubhub, you can get $10 off your first order of $15 or more by using promo code POINTSGUY online.

This offer is valid for all Amazon Prime users based in the U.S., for unlimited $0 delivery fees for all Grubhub orders over $12.

Lyft Pink members can also get a free Grubhub+ membership. For $19.99 per month, Lyft Pink riders receive 15% off savings on all rides, priority airport pickups and more.

Ahead of Amazon's biggest two-day sale of the year next week, be sure to read TPG's guide on the best way to score Prime Day deals.

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Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site

Rewards

3 - 4X points
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.

Intro offer

60,000 bonus points
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Annual Fee

$250

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent/Good
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.

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site
Terms & restrictions apply. See rates & fees
Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • 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.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees