Grubhub Promo Codes: How to Use Them and Where to Find Them

We’re living in an age of convenience unlike any other in human history. We can now buy almost anything imaginable online and have it delivered in a matter of hours. For many products and services, that time is even less, with takeout from local restaurants or a ride in a private car available in just a few minutes after tapping a couple buttons on our smartphones.

The area of food delivery is especially vast when it comes to the choice of services. We’ve covered options including Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, and Uber Eats. In this post, we want to look at another service: Grubhub. Specifically, we’ll take a look at the different Grubhub promo codes that are available, helping you save money on your next order from the service.

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What Is Grubhub?

Grubhub is a food delivery service that was founded in 2004 by Matthew Maloney and Michael Evans, two software developers who were looking for an alternative to paper menus. In 2013  the company merged with food delivery pioneer Seamless, and today they work together with over 80,000 restaurant partners to provide food delivery in over 1,600 cities across the U.S. and U.K.

Today, the Grubhub mobile app allows you to place orders from local restaurants. All you have to do is download the app, put in your payment information, and place your order. All payment is handled through the app, including tips for drivers. This results in a payment and order experience that’s easier and more convenient than ordering over the phone.

Where Is Grubhub Available?

As one of the largest food delivery services currently in operation, there’s a good chance Grubhub is available to you if you live in a medium or large city or metropolitan area. From Chicago to New York to Atlanta, Grubhub delivers more places than their competitors. To see if Grubhub is available in your city, consult the full list of places where they deliver.

How Much Does Grubhub Cost?

Just as there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s rarely such a thing as free food delivery. That being said, Grubhub doesn’t charge its customers a delivery or service fee. The only fees you pay are those that the restaurant chooses to charge.

These fees would be the same if you ordered delivery over the phone, so there’s no financial reason not to use Grubhub to place the same order. You’ll be able to see how much your delivery costs before you place the order when you browse information about the restaurant in the Grubhub app.

What Kind of Food Does Grubhub Deliver?

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Grubhub’s restaurant offerings are as diverse as the selection of restaurants available near you. Whether you’re craving Chinese, Italian, Thai, Mexican, or just a slice of pizza, you’ll find it (and so much more) for delivery in Grubhub. You can also sort your food options by price, dietary preference, customer rating, and delivery time.

What Promo Codes Does Grubhub Offer?

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We know you want to get the best value possible on the food you order, which is why we’re excited to let you know that Grubhub offers a variety of promo codes to help you save on your order.

Why would they do this? What does Grubhub stand to gain from giving away food for free? Promo codes help raise awareness of their company and attract new users. The biggest barrier to entry for people when trying a new service is the fear of uncertainty. When Grubhub offers you a promo code, they’re vouching for the value that their service provides.

And beyond that, promo codes can also help with customer loyalty. Grubhub’s Refer a Friend promo (which we discuss below) not only helps spread the word to new customers, but it offers existing customers an incentive to stick around. If you know you can get free food when you refer a friend, you have yet another reason to choose Grubhub when you place your next order.

With that being said, there are two general categories of Grubhub promo codes that you should know about:

  1. Refer a Friend
  2. Special Grubhub Offers

Let’s look at each of these in more detail:

1. Refer a Friend

The easiest way to get discounts on your Grubhub order is through referral codes. You can take advantage of these in two ways.

If you’ve never used Grubhub, then you can use someone else’s referral code to get $7 off your first order of $15 or more. This could be a person you know that already uses Grubhub, but it could also be a company’s. For instance, you could use our code GRAF10PPMWGW862, or sign up using this link.

Once you’ve gotten this discount from someone else, you can start giving your referral code to new customers to continue earning credit. You’ll get $7 for every friend you refer who places an order. There’s no limit to how many friends you can refer, so don’t be afraid to get creative with the code. Post it on your social media, email it to friends, and tell people about it next time you’re hanging out and someone wants to order food.

Plus, if you love Grubhub, then using your promo code helps ensure that the company’s service will continue. It’s always sad to see your favorite app disappear, so by referring other people to Grubhub, you’re doing your part in keeping the company in business.

2. Special Grubhub Offers

In addition to the credit you can earn with referral codes, Grubhub also runs special offers from time to time. There’s no way to predict these promotions, as they’re available for a limited time and vary depending on your city.

When Grubhub launches in a new market, for example, they tend to offer discounts to help them gain traction. This is similar to what Uber or Lyft does when they launch in a new market: they ensure a supply of both customers and drivers through strategic promotions.

In addition to new market specials, Grubhub has also offered discounts or even free delivery for following them on social media or signing up for their email list. The best way to stay updated on these promotions is to follow Grubhub on social media or check the official Grubhub.com Promotions page.

How to Redeem Grubhub Promo Codes

Once you’ve found a Grubhub coupon code, how do you use it get your discount? All you have to do is follow these steps:

First, open the Grubhub app, decide what you want to eat, and add it to your bag. Then, go to checkout:

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When you arrive at Checkout, redeem your Grubhub promo code by tapping “Enter promo.”

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Enter your promo code in the field and tap “Apply.”

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Grubhub will deduct the value of your promo code from your total order.

Note that you can only use one promo code per order. Also, referral codes from friends only apply to first time orders. You can use other special promotions at any time (unless the promotion specifically states that it’s for new users).

Get Your Grub On

We hope this post has helped you understand the great food and great savings available through Grubhub promo codes. If you’re curious about how you can make money delivering food for Grubhub, check out our Grubhub driver guide.