8 DoorDash promotions to save money on food delivery


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With stay-at-home-orders still in place, many of you are probably ordering takeout more often than the norm. Although there are many food delivery services, such as Seamless, UberEats, GrubHub and more, DoorDash is currently offering the most ways to save money — and they are quite significant. With the DoorDash service, you order food at participating restaurants through the DoorDash app and the driver will leave the food for you on your front stoop without you having to sign for your order. Some restaurants even allow you to pick up your order, if you prefer, and still order through DoorDash. By taking advantage of the many DoorDash promotions, you can support a local business, while saving money along the way.

Ways to save money with DoorDash promotions

Here are eight different ways to save with DoorDash. But before you begin, if you are a new DoorDash customer, you can get $15 in DoorDash credits — $5 off per order for your first three order.

20% off all orders with SoFi

SoFi money account is giving all card holders 20% cash back through June 30. This is a huge benefit of the card as there is no cap to the amount of money you can save. In addition, card holders will receive the same 20% cash back on streaming services as well, such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO, etc.

If you do not yet have a SoFi money account, you can still get in on the savings, plus receive a $75 bonus by making two $500 direct deposits into your account. You can read more about SoFi Money here, but ultimately, it is a cash management account with absolutely no fees — ATM fees are even reimbursed — and there is no hard pull so it will not touch your credit report.

This is by far my favorite of the DoorDash promotions, although there is a cap: $100 cash back for new members and $40 cash back for existing members.

Use your Chase Sapphire Reserve $60 credit

New and existing Chase Sapphire Reserve card members receive up to $120 in DoorDash credits. This is a relatively new perk that was added to the card earlier this year which allows you to receive $60 in credits in 2020 and $60 in credits in 2021.

To take advantage of this credit, just use your Chase Sapphire Reserve card to pay for your order and you’ll see a credit on your statement almost immediately.

Earn 5x points with Chase Sapphire and Freedom

As long as you use a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited credit card, you’ll earn 5x points on your DoorDash order. I personally value Chase Ultimate Reward points at 2 cents per point, so you can consider this to be a 10% return on your order.

This promotion is for purchases through May 31, 2020, up to $500 in combined purchases between DoorDash and another takeout service Tock. This means you can earn up to 2,500 bonus points, which I value at about $50.

With this DoorDash promotion, new customers will receive 3,000 Wyndham Reward points.
With this DoorDash promotion, new customers will receive 3,000 Wyndham Reward points.

Earn 3,000 Wyndham Rewards points

Wyndham Rewards is offering 3,000 bonus points after your first DoorDash order. The way this is written, it seems like only those who have yet to place a DoorDash order are eligible for the bonus points. The 3,000 point offer is capped at one bonus per account, but for every order thereafter (for new and existing members), you’ll receive a 500 bonus. To be eligible for this offer, you must order through the Wyndham site directly. This promotion is valid through May 4, 2020.

20% off DoorDash gift card

Amazon came out with a very generous promotion recently where you’ll receive 20% off your order, up to $250, by applying just 1 Membership Reward points to your account. Unfortunately, this is a targeted offer, but if you have yet to use it, you can purchase a $250 DoorDash gift card for just $200. You can check your account to see if you are eligible and you have until April 30, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

Take advantage of this DoorDash promotion and save $50 on a DoorDash gift card.

5x points on all DoorDash gift cards

In addition to the 20% discount you can receive on your Amazon purchase with your American Express credit card, you can also earn 5x Membership Reward points. This is an Amex Offer, so only Membership Reward earning credit cards are eligible and you’ll need to check your account to see if you are eligible.

If you have not yet taken advantage of this promotion, Amazon sells DoorDash gift card. This means you can purchase $400 in gift cards and earn an extra 2,000 bonus points (the maximum amount you can earn with the offer). This promotion goes through July 22, 2020.

Purchase DoorDash gift cards and receive 5x points.
Receive 5x points, up to your first $400 spent on Amazon purchases.

$20 statement credit on a $100 gift card

A new Amex Offer came out last week where you can receive a $20 statement credit on a $100 or more purchase at Zola. Although this is a wedding registry site, they sell many gift cards, including DoorDash gift cards. That means you can purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $20 statement credit on your American Express credit card. Just make sure to check your American Express account in advance to activate the offer first. (This is a targeted offer). You can learn more about this promotion here.

There is also the chance that you might be able to get an extra $50 for free to Zola by creating a wedding registry by signing up through a referral link. The one caveat is that to earn the extra $50 in credit, the registry has to have a sale of at least $50 or more. My assumption is purchasing a $100 gift card would trigger this, but I am still figuring out their referral program. (Stay tuned).

Purchase a $100 DoorDash gift card and receive a $20 statement credit.
Purchase a $100 DoorDash gift card and receive a $20 statement credit.

Free DashPass membership

Many Chase credit cards are offering complimentary DashPass membership, which means you’ll receive free delivery at participating restaurants on orders of $12 or more.

  • Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve: Receive complimentary membership through Dec. 31, 2021. Or, if you do not sign up until 2021, you’ll receive a full year long membership.
  • Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited: Receive three months of complimentary DashPass membership. If you want to keep your membership going after those three months, you’ll pay just half price — membership typically costs $9.99/month.

Overall

If you have been ordering out, check to see if your restaurant is available through DoorDash. My favorite DoorDash promotion out of the bunch is the SoFi money offer — it offers significant savings and everyone is eligible as long as you have the card. It is also extremely simple and does not require a roundabout method to purchase gift cards.

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JRG
3 months ago

Reference that Zola thing – both of my orders were cancelled for “billing issues,” not further identified. As for Door Dash in general, you may save money, but some of these services are charging the business up to 30%. Maybe better to order the food and go pick it up yourself.

https://www.wired.com/story/delivery-apps-offer-restaurants-lifeline-cost/

Matt
3 months ago

The SoFi has a $100 cap for new members. $100 in cash back or $500 in doordash spend.

Matt
3 months ago
Reply to  dealswelike

Thanks for the great website! I often Google first to see the restaurant’s menu direct prices vs DoorDash, since there is often a 15% markup. The SoFi credit works with DoorDash Canada too, and there is 0% fx fees with SoFi’s debit card.

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