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In a previous post, we covered every food delivery service we could find online. But because we always want you to be able to get the best deal, we couldn’t stop there.
So now we’re narrowing down the list to the five largest and most widely available on-demand meal delivery services.
Most of these food delivery services are available in major cities like New York City, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Denver, and more.
Today we’re sharing promo codes for:
Keep reading for the details and make sure you take advantage of these discount codes so you can get the best possible deal the next time that you order food.
Uber Eats Promo Codes
The most common Uber Eats promo codes will give you free delivery on your first order. As long as you haven’t ordered from Uber Eats before, you can try out the service without having to pay the dreaded delivery charge.
How to Enter an Uber Eats Promo Code
To enter your discount code open the mobile app, go to the menu, and select “Payments.” Select “add Uber Eats promo code,” type in your code, and hit “apply.”
Using an older version of the mobile app? Follow the same steps as above but click on “promotions” instead of “payments.”
Other Ways to Get Uber Eats Discounts
Don’t worry – once you’ve used your free delivery code on your first order, you can continue to enjoy discounts on future meals (and maybe even get some free food).
Like most of the other delivery services on this list, you can earn discounts by using an existing user coupon code to refer other users to the service. Click here to find out how!
The amount you can earn per referral varies from city to city, so how much you can earn depends on where you live.
To stay on top of all the latest promotions and deals, follow UberEats on Twitter. From time to time they’ll post special discount codes and deals that can be used on certain days or in certain cities.
Postmates Promo Codes
Postmates offers some incredible promo codes, including ones for free delivery and $100 in free credit! As with Uber Eats, as long as you haven’t used the service before, you can take advantage of these awesome deals.
For $9.99/month, you can also subscribe as a member. Members pay $0 delivery on orders over $20, and they never have to pay surge pricing.
The membership is well worth it if you order from Postmates on a regular basis.
Thinking about becoming a Postmates driver? Learn how to sign up to deliver for Postmates and collect a cash sign-on bonus up to $200!
How to Enter a Postmates Promo Code
Using a Postmates promo code is easy – open up the mobile app and tap the profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
Click on the cog, click the “Add code” button in the top right, and enter your code in the box. Place your order, and your discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
Other Ways to Get Postmates Discounts
Aside from first-time user discount codes and free delivery coupon codes, you can also earn free credits on future orders by referring new users to try the service.
To take advantage of the referral program, look at your profile in the mobile app and click where it says “Invite friends.” You’ll see a referral code that you can share through the app, through email, or on social media.
The more people you refer, the more free credits you can stack up!
If you’re a frequent Postmates user follow them on Twitter. It’s common for delivery services to post special promo codes on social media. Through social sites you can find codes that can be used in certain cities, for specific restaurants, or in certain stores.
Keep up with their social sites to stay abreast of all new deals and discounts!
GrubHub Promo Codes
It’s easy to find a promo code for a new GrubHub user as long as you have a referral link from a friend. You can get one from a buddy that uses the service or use ours to save $7 off your first order of $15 or more.
GrubHub also runs special deals and offers with specific restaurants. Keep an eye out for coupon codes for your favorite restaurants on their site. You can also sign up for their newsletter, and they’ll email you when they have a new deal.
How to Enter a GrubHub Promo Code
Redeeming a GrubHub promo code is easy. Just add your items to your cart and click “Check out.” You’ll see a button that says “Add a promo code” located below where it asks you if you want to “Add a tip.”
Click on the promo code field, type in your code, and you’re done! Your discount will automatically be taken off your order.
Other Ways to Get GrubHub Discounts
Don’t want to wait for GrubHub to run a new deal or promotion? Don’t worry – there are different ways to earn discounts and get additional promo codes to save on your next order.
By referring friends and getting them to try the service, you can earn money that you can apply to your orders. Just share your referral code, and you’ll make money every time someone new signs up for the service using your code.
To start referring friends, click here to add your email and send your code to friends. At this time, GrubHub is offering $12 for every person you get to place a $15 order with their service. Just keep in mind, with this offer you can only refer a maximum of 20 friends.
And remember – check the official promotions page on the GrubHub website, so you never miss a deal! Follow them on Twitter and other social sites and you’ll be one of the first to know about any special promotions and discounts available in your town.
DoorDash Promo Codes
Ready to claim your DoorDash coupon code? If you’re a new user, we’ve got one for you to use right now. With the most popular code, you can save $5 off your first order.
If you’re a DoorDash driver, you can earn more money just by signing up with a promo code. You can get a referral code from any existing DoorDash driver.
And by using that code, you can enjoy a hefty sign-on bonus. In some cities, the sign-on bonus is as high as $750!
How to Enter a DoorDash Promo Code
To use a DoorDash promo code, you’ll need to create an account. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Under your account, choose the food items that you want to order and head to checkout. On the checkout page, you’ll see a field below the driver’s tip field – enter your code in the box and hit “Apply.”
Other Ways to Get DoorDash Discounts
If you’re an existing customer, the only way to take advantage of a promo code is to be given one from DoorDash. Keep an eye out for different ways to earn free credits.
Sometimes you can find one on the app or through a unique DoorDash giveaway in your city or town.
Referring new customers to try DoorDash is the easiest way to earn credits as an existing customer.
DoorDash will give you credits for bringing new customers to the service, and you can use those credits to purchase promo codes for use on future orders.
If you deliver for DoorDash, inviting friends to do the same is one of the easiest ways to make more cash. And you can do it right from within the app!
Click on SMS invites to send a text with your referral link or click on the envelope to send an email invite instead. Anyone that receives your invite can follow that link to sign up to be a driver, earn their own sign-on bonus, and put more money in your pocket as well.
Frequent DoorDash customers should also follow the company on social media. Check their Twitter page and you’ll always be among the first to know about special promos and deals.
Caviar Promo Codes
Compared to Uber Eats and GrubHub, Caviar is more of a high-end delivery service, but they offer promo codes, too! By signing up for the app and using our promo code, you can take $10 off your first order of $50 or more.
How to Enter a Caviar Promo Code
To enter a Caviar promo code, add some items to your cart and proceed to checkout. Beneath your order total, you’ll see the question “have a promo code?”
Just tap on that, type your code into the field, and click “Apply.” Your discount will be applied to your current order.
Other Ways to Get Caviar Discounts
Keep an eye out for local restaurants that advertise the Caviar service. In some cases, you’ll find promo codes that you can use to enjoy a waived delivery fee or save a few dollars on your order total.
You can also earn discounts by referring other people to the app. As an existing customer, all you have to do is send your referral link to friends and family.
When someone signs up for the app using your link you can earn $20 off your next food order.
To find your referral code, click on “account settings” and tap “refer friends.” You can locate your code in that section or look at the top of your order confirmation from your first order – it will appear there as well.
And don’t forget to follow Caviar on Twitter! Food delivery services sometimes post special codes and promotions that you can only find on their social media pages. Keeping up to date with social media posts is a surefire way to ensure that you never miss a deal.
Want Another Way to Find Discount Codes? Check Reddit
Spend a few minutes on Reddit and you’re sure to find a promo code or discount for just about every service and product you can think of. You’ll find referral codes for customers, referral codes for drivers, and special promo codes for use in certain cities.
Just head to reddit.com and search for something like “Uber Eats Promo code.”
Keep in mind, finding a code on Reddit has its perks and downfalls.
The bad part is that you’ll rarely see expiration codes or other exclusions listed. So you run the risk of wasting time by trying a code that no longer works or isn’t good for what you’re ordering.
However, on the upside, you’ll often find comments and feedback from other customers who have already used (or tried to use) the code before. Before you choose a code from Reddit, scan through the feed to see what other users have to say about the deal.
It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering from McDonald’s or a five-star meal from a fine dining restaurant. Everyone loves to save, and promo codes make it easy to do so.
Our suggestion for how to save the most money? Try every service on this list at least once. It’s easy to enjoy discounts as a new user, so it’s a good idea to try each delivery service with a new user code before you pick the one you like the best.
Once you’ve picked your favorite one, refer friends and family. Email your link to your coworkers. Blast your link or code on social media to refer new users and earn even more discounts on future food orders.
Share your referral code with other people who want to drive or deliver and both you and your friend can earn a decent bonus. Last but not least, follow your favorite companies on Twitter and other social media sites so that you never miss a deal or a discount.
Download the apps, create accounts on each site, and start ordering up whatever you’re hungry. Food delivery services are giving you access to great food in their neighborhood while helping you save along the way.
Just remember – don’t forget to add your promo code before you finish checking out!
Brett Helling is the owner of Ridester.com. He has been a rideshare driver since early 2012, having completed hundreds of trips for companies including Uber, Lyft, and Postmates. In 2014 he acquired Ridester.com to share his experiences with other drivers. His insights are regularly quoted by publications such as Forbes, Vice, CNBC, and more. He is currently working on a book about working in the Gig Economy, expanding his skill set beyond the rideshare niche. Read more about Brett here.