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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 regularly round up the best discounts available.
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!
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DoorDash promo codes
|Sign up using this link||$5 off your first three orders (up to $15 value, new users only)||N/A|
|SLICEFIVE||Get any slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory for $5||10/1/20|
|CHEESECAKE10||$10 off your order of $40 or more from The Cheesecake Factory||10/2/20|
|GRANDLUX10||$10 off your order of $40 or more from Grand Lux Cafe||10/2/20|
|POPEYES20||Free Chicken Sandwich Combo with Popeyes order for $12 or more (DashPass members only)||10/4/20|
|No code necessary||20% off your first order of $15 or more from Wegmans (up to $5 value)||10/5/20|
|MCD5||$5 off your next order of $20 or more from McDonald’s (valid only in select cities of NY, NJ and CT)||10/18/20|
|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|
|No code necessary||$3 off your next order of $10 or more for requesting a new restaurant (targeted users only)||Limited time offer|
|W350OFFT5||50% off your next order (up to $10 value; targeted users only).||9/17/20|
|PICK30SEPT30C||30% off your next pickup order||9/27/20|
|DDSAVE50X2||50% off your next two orders (up to $25 value)||9/27/20|
|DDSAVE75||75% off your next two orders (up to $25 value)||9/27/20|
|CHACHINGX2||20% off your next order (up to $10 value)||9/30/20|
|CAVWELCOME10||$10 off your next order||9/30/20|
Best credit card for DoorDash
In addition to the discount codes listed above, you can save even more on your DoorDash orders by using the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Cardholders get up to $60 in DoorDash credit in both 2020 and again 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 orders over $12, saving an average of $4 to $5 per order, according to DoorDash.
Related reading: How to use the Sapphire Reserve DoorDash credit
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 $5 off their next order of $12 or more (excludes New York City)||N/A|
|IANNDIOR||$5 off your next delivery order of $15 or more||10/1/20|
|SURFACES||$5 off your next delivery order of $15 or more||10/2/20|
|SMORG2020||$5 off your first Smorgasburg order of $15 or more (Los Angeles only)||11/1/20|
|MAGICBAG5||$5 off your next two orders of $15 or more (only valid in select markets)||Limited time offer|
|SEPTPICKUP||$5 off your next order of $10 or more||9/7/20|
|LAFREEMEAL15||$15 off your next orders and free delivery (only valid in Los Angeles)||9/16/20|
|LAPICKUP7||$7 off your next pickup order of $15 or more (only valid in Los Angeles)||9/16/20|
|LA20OFF||20% off your next order on the Grubhub app (only valid in Los Angeles)||9/16/20|
|TPGTALKS||$5 off your next order of $15 or more||9/27/20|
Best credit card for Grubhub
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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.
Related reading: How to register for the Amex Gold dining credit
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 potentially 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.
Related reading: The best credit cards for dining
Uber Eats promo codes
|EATS-TANYAS51||$7 off your first order (new users only)||N/A|
|BIGEATS30||30% off your next order of $50 or more||10/2/20|
|BIGEATS50||50% off your next order of $50 or more||10/2/20|
|CHECKOUTEATS||$20 off your next order||10/5/20|
|TASTYEATS50||50% off your next order (up to $25 value)||10/5/20|
|EATS-UBER20FOR3||$20 off your first three orders (new users only)||12/28/20|
|MORNING5||$5 off your next pickup order of $10 or more||9/19/20|
|HELLOAGAIN||75% off your next order (up to $25 value)||9/20/20|
|DELICIOUS50||50% off your next order (up to $25 value)||9/24/20|
|FALLEATS||30% off your next two orders (up to $15 value)||9/30/20|
Best credit card for Uber Eats
The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders receive up to $200 in Uber credits each 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.
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.
Related reading: 3 ways to use your Amex Platinum Uber credit while stuck at home
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.
Related: A complete list of online grocery delivery promo codes
How do you get free delivery on orders?
There are several ways to get free delivery on DoorDash, Grubhub and UberEats 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.
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.
Related reading: 10 programs that reward you for dining out
Do DoorDash, Grubhub or UberEats 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 20% off their next order of $10 or more (excludes New York City). 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.
Keep in mind that some of these promotions are targeted. If you received an email about a promotion not listed above, feel free to forward it to [email protected]
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