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When your stomach starts rumbling or your cravings kick in, it’s hard to say no to a good meal — especially one from your favorite local restaurant. However, you don’t always have the time to dine in or even to drive over and order to-go. That’s where Postmates comes in.
Postmates is one of the fastest-growing apps in the on-demand landscape. The platform differentiates itself from other delivery apps, like Uber Eats and Grubhub, because it doesn’t limit users to food delivery from restaurants. They also deliver groceries, as well as alcohol in select markets like Orange County and Long Beach.
With Postmates promo codes, you can access convenient food delivery in any U.S. state without worrying about the hefty delivery fees. Whether you’re a new customer or a current member, Postmates coupon codes — as well as other opportunities to save — can help you get big discounts on your next order.
Follow this complete guide to find working codes and learn how you can avoid paying full price on all of your future orders.
- Click our signup link
- Enter promo code GETFOOD at checkout
- This promotion is for new users only and is good for 7 days
- Purchase must be a minimum of $15 to be eligible for promotion
- Postmates Promo Code for New Users
- How to Claim Your Postmates Promo Code
- Postmates Promo Code for Existing Users
- More Ways to Save on Postmates
- Frequently Asked Questions
Postmates Promo Codes for New Users
On-demand food delivery apps have a lot of competition these days. There are tons of delivery services available to consumers, which is why many provide great discounts to new customers in hopes that they will become loyal app users. Postmates is no exception.
As a way to acquire new users, Postmates is giving users who haven’t downloaded their app or placed an order a $10-$100 free credit that’s good towards delivery. The exact amount varies based on your location.
Here are the best discount codes, ordered by total value:
|Postmates Promo Code||Promotion Amount|
|GETFOOD||Receive $100 in delivery fee credits, good for seven days from the date of application.|
|KRUL3||Receive $100 in delivery fee credits, good for seven days from the date of application.|
|FOOD4U||Receive $100 in delivery fee credits, good for seven days from the date of application.|
|FORBES5||Get $5 off your first five orders. Each order total must be $15 or more before the promo code is applied.|
|BI5OFF||Get $5 off your first five orders. Each order total must be $15 or more before the promo code is applied.|
|COUPON||Get $10 off your first order.|
Using a Postmates promo code is by far the easiest way to save money as a new customer, but it’s also an overall killer deal that will get you started with low risk to your wallet or bank account.
How to Apply a Postmates Promo Code
Once you’ve created your Postmates account by following the simple sign-up prompts on the Postmates app for Android or iPhone, or on postmates.com/signup, you’re all set to apply your first promo code.
- Open the Postmates app.
- Tap your profile icon in the top left corner of the screen.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Promos and Credits.”
- Tap on the “Enter Promo Code” section.
- Enter “GETFOOD” in the box.
- Put together your order and review your order details to ensure the delivery fee has been taken off your first order. The promo code saved to your profile should automatically be applied.
- Place the order and enjoy your discount.
Your discount or credit will automatically appear under “Promos” or “Credits” in the same section of the app if applied successfully, and your savings will be activated on any eligible order. Otherwise, you’ll get a pop-up that informs you of what went wrong.
Make sure the discount has been applied to your order total before tapping “Review Order” and checking out.
When I entered a code into my account and went through the order process, this is what my screen looked like:
If you’ve already started your first order and don’t want to turn back, you can also apply your Postmates promo code as part of your checkout process. Once you’ve added all desired items to your cart and tapped “View Order” at the bottom of your menu page, scroll down and tap “Enter Promo Code” to type in your code.
If you cancel your order for any reason, the credit remains active on your account and will be applied automatically to your next order. If you run into any other issues while trying to redeem a code, contact Postmates’ customer service department for help.
Postmates Promo Code for Existing Users
Once you’ve used up your first-time user discount, you fall into the category of “existing user” which menans you’ll no longer be able to use Postmates promo codes for new users. Instead, you’ll need to use an alternate method to get money off Postmates deliveries in the future.
There are a few different ways you can earn credit even after you’ve claimed your first deal:
1. Get Notified
One of the easiest ways to get discounts is to stay subscribed to email promotions and turn on push notifications from the app. While Postmates promo codes for existing users aren’t as easily found on general coupon sites, the company is actually quite generous with promotions if you keep an eye out. Depending on your location and order frequency, you may find yourself receiving weekly offers that are valid for about seven days or less.
These coupon codes can be applied using the same process for new user discount codes. As long as you received an offer directly from Postmates, you should be eligible for the savings.
2. Find Restaurant-Provided Discounts
While Postmates doesn’t always have promo codes for existing users, you may be able to find discounts offered directly by the restaurants you want to order from. To find these discounts, scroll down on your homepage until you find a “Daily Deals” section.
Here, you’ll be able to swipe through restaurants offering discounts in your area. The deal will automatically be applied to your order total if your Postmates order is eligible.
Do keep in mind that daily deals are not available in every Postmates city.
3. Postmates Referral Program
Referrals are a big part of Postmates’ customer acquisition plan, so naturally, they’re willing to give you free delivery credits when you successfully invite friends or family members to the platform. Currently, you can get $100 in delivery fee credit when your friend signs up with your referral code and places their first order. Your friend will receive $100 in delivery credits, too.
To grab your Postmates referral code, tap the present icon on the upper right hand side of your app. You should then see your referral code, which you can copy and share on your own or text to friends through the mobile app.
By default, every existing Postmates user has a referral code unique to their account. To find it, tap on the profile icon in the upper left corner of your app. Then, scroll down to select “Invite Friends, Get $100 Off” (again, this dollar amount may change depending on the current promotion). In this section, you’ll find your personalized Postmates promo code that you can share.
There are a variety of ways to share your code straight from the app, including text message, email, or social media. Or, you can get creative and put your code on coupon sites or promote it on your blog.
Even better, you can share your referral code as many times as you would like. This is a pretty big deal, as many other services will cap your earnings or credit once you refer a certain number of users. If you refer a large number of users, you can save yourself a substantial amount on delivery fees.
4. Join Postmates Unlimited
Aside from the promo codes listed above, there’s also another ongoing promotion that can get you free Postmates delivery credit on every eligible order, plus more ways to get money off Postmates fees.
Postmates Unlimited, formerly known as Postmates Plus Unlimited, is a subscription program that gets members unlimited free delivery on orders over $10. As a member, you even eliminate all small cart fees (usually $1.99 for orders under $12) and Blitz pricing (which increases prices during times of high demand).
A Postmates Unlimited membership costs $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per year for annual subscriptions. In exchange for the subscription fee, Postmates Unlimited members receive some fantastic benefits, including:
- No delivery charge on all orders over $15.
- No surge pricing ever (surge pricing occurs during peak business hours, causing delivery fees to increase).
- Alcohol and groceries delivered in under 30 minutes for free, no matter the order size.
- More exclusive membership offers, including some based on location.
If you’re unsure if it’s worth it for you, you can get a seven-day free trial by tapping your profile picture icon, tapping “Get Unlimited Free Delivery,” and selecting “Try Free.” You can cancel before the end of the trial period without getting charged, if you decide it’s not worth the cost.
You can try Postmates Unlimited for free by tapping “Try it Free” on this page.
5. Coupons Found Online
Last on our list of Postmates promo codes for existing users are random codes found online. You can find potential codes on sites like RetailMeNot, Coupons.com, Amazon (weirdly enough), and other social media channels.
While some of these might occasionally work, most don’t work (especially not for existing users) and the website is just trying to earn your click. Don’t fall for the trap. You’ll just end up wasting time.
The only resource in this category that we can confidently recommend is Reddit. If you visit the r/postmates subreddit, you can often find working promo codes and coupons to save on your Postmates orders. Check out the image below to get an idea of the deals available through this resource.
More Ways to Save on Postmates
If you want to save without seeking discounts or committing to subscriptions, there are ways to save just by using Postmates’ built-in features wisely. Here are two options you always have to cut your food delivery expenses without a Postmates promo code:
1. Choose Pickup
If you just want the convenience of ordering from your app and avoiding lines, you can save big on Postmates fees by ordering pick-up instead of delivery. When you do so, your app will notify you as soon as your food is ready, so you can relax at home until it’s time to drive to the restaurant.
To order pick-up, simply tap on the “Pickup” tab at the top of the Postmates app and order from one of the restaurants that you see when scrolling down.
2. Join a Postmates Party
Free delivery is a year-round option when you order with a Postmates Party.
A Party is much like an UberPool for food. When you order from a restaurant from the “Party” tab of your app, you’re ordering from the same restaurant as other locals in your area in real-time. Your driver then picks all orders up and makes multiple stops en route to you, naturally lowering your costs.
In order to get free delivery from a Postmates Party, you do have to have a minimum order of $15 and order within five minutes. After the five-minute time span is up, available restaurants will refresh and new options will be available.
Frequently Asked Questions
From your first Postmates promo code to your hundredth referral bonus, the food delivery service offers many chances for its customers to save year-round. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you learn about your savings options:
Can I get free delivery credits for referring drivers to Postmates?
Unfortunately, the Postmates referral program is limited to customer referrals. Users are currently unable to earn delivery credits by referring new drivers to the platform.
Can I get free delivery by becoming a Postmates driver?
While Postmates Fleet members could once earn Postmates Plus Unlimited memberships — and therefore, deliveries on orders over $20 — by completing 25 deliveries per month, this is no longer a perk that the company offers. However, if you’re interested in joining the Fleet, don’t let this fact discourage you. Postmates couriers can still earn access to PerkSpot, which offers exclusive savings with third-party retailers, after 10 deliveries per month. Fleet members can also unlock access to resources that help with health care, job placement, taxes, education, and more.
Is it possible to get free Postmates?
Once in a while, the food delivery company will partner with local retailers, such as 7-Eleven, to offer Postmates promo codes that completely cover the cost of a specific item. However, in most cases, delivery fees, service fees, and small cart fees still apply. It’s rare to see a high-value Postmates offer that completely covers the cost — including taxes and fees — of any order.
Save Money on Your Next Meal
Using a Postmates promo code is a great way to start saving as a first-time user. Once you’re done dipping your feet in the water and want to continue ordering from the app, you have plenty more opportunities to save on the food you love. Get started with your lifetime of Postmates savings by signing up and applying your first-time user discount code today.
If you’re interested in saving even more on food delivery, there’s no reason to limit yourself to one app. Read our guide to Uber Eats promo codes and learn how you can start doubling up on discounts.
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.