If you regularly order food on delivery apps, you’ve already noticed that delivery fees and service fees start to add up.
Did you know that most delivery apps offer a membership that eliminates delivery fees? DoorDash has DashPass, Uber Eats has Uber One, Gruhub has Grubhub+, and Postmates has Postmates Unlimited.
Read on to learn about each delivery subscription, how much they cost, and which offers the best deals.
- DoorDash Dash Pass
- Uber Eats – Uber One
- Grubhub+ Membership
- Postmates Unlimited
- Which Subscription is the Best?
DashPass vs Uber One vs GrubHub+
|Savings Offered||Order Minimum||Price|
|DoorDash DashPass||$0 delivery fee and reduced service fees||$12||$9.99/month, first month free|
|Uber Eats - Uber One||$0 delivery fee + up to 10% off||$15||$9.99/month, first month free|
|Grubhub+||$0 delivery fee $10/month pickup credit||$12||$9.99/month, first month free|
|Postmates Unlimited||$0 delivery fee and 5% off restaurant orders||$15||$9.99/month, first month free|
DashPass — The DoorDash membership
DashPass on DoorDash is a $9.99 per month membership that offers $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees on restaurant orders over $12.
DoorDash claims that the average savings for DashPass members is $5 per order. DashPass benefits also apply to Caviar orders.
DashPass members also get other special offers, like limited-time additional savings on orders or access to member-exclusive menu items.
Restaurants eligible for DashPass discounts have a DashPass logo. If your DashPass benefits didn’t apply to an order, you might not have reached the $12 minimum, or the restaurant is not eligible for DashPass savings.
DashPass free trial
You can get one month of DashPass for free if you have never tried DashPass before. Just remember that you will be automatically enrolled in the paid subscription following your first free month.
Chase cardholders can get free access to DashPass, and other benefits
Chase Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire, Freedom, and Slate cards all offer extra Dash Pass benefits.
For example, Chase Slate cardholders get the first 3 months of DashPass free, then 50% off DashPass for 9 months.
Read more benefits at DashPass for Chase cardmembers.
How to cancel DashPass
In the DoorDash app, go to Account, then tap Manage DashPass. Select Cancel Membership and then follow steps to confirm your cancellation.
Uber One — The Uber membership
The Uber One membership with Uber offers $0 delivery fees and up to 10% off all restaurant orders over $15 and grocery orders over $30.
Uber One costs $9.99 per month. All users can get a free one-month trial if you have never signed up for Uber One before.
To sign up for Uber One or claim your free trial, tap Account > Uber One.
And when you are browsing the app, look for a gold Uber One icon when to confirm that the restaurant is eligible for Uber One deals.
Uber One also has benefits for Uber rides, like 6% in Uber Cash on eligible rides.
How to cancel Uber One
In the Uber Eats app, tap on Account > Uber One. Scroll to Auto-Renew and turn it to Off. Confirm your cancellation.
Grubhub+ — The Grubhub Membership
Grubhub+ is a subscription that offers free delivery on orders of $12 or more. Grubhub+ members may also get exclusive offers such as additional savings or free items.
Grubhub+ costs $9.99 per month. A free trial is typically available to new users.
Eligible restaurants have a Grubhub+ badge, and you can filter for Grubhub when you search for restaurants.
Grubhub+ is free for members of Lyft Pink, which costs $9.99 per month. If you’re not a Lyft user, the better subscription is Grubhub+ because it’s only $9.99 per month.
Some universities offer Grubhub+ Student Membership, which gives you the benefits of Grubhub+ for free. To see if your campus is eligible, open the Grubhub app, go to Account, then select Campus dining and search for your campus.
Grubhub+ is also included for free with Amazon Prime Student.
How to Cancel Grubhub+
To cancel Grubhub+ in the app, go to “Account,” then find the “Grubhub+ membership” section. Select “Cancel membership” and confirm your selection.
For $9.99 per month, the Postmates Unlimited membership offers $0 delivery fee +5% off restaurant orders over $15 and grocery orders over $30. The first month is free.
Uber now owns Postmates, and Postmates Unlimited benefits apply to both Postmates and Uber Eats orders.
If you have both Postmates Unlimited and Uber One, Uber will cancel your Uber One membership and retain your Postmates Unlimited membership. See here for more info.
Unlimited members also get exclusive perks, like occasional special deals and giveaways. You also get 10% off your first 3 eligible Uber rides each month.
Look for a gold ticket icon underneath a merchant’s name to see if the order will be eligible for Postmates Unlimited.
How to cancel Postmates Unlimited
To cancel Unlimited, open the Postmates app and tap “Account,” then “Unlimited.” Scroll to “Auto-renew” and turn it to “Off.” Confirm your selection.
Are delivery memberships worth it?
Delivery fees on all the apps are typically $2–$5. Each delivery subscription is around $9.99 per month, so the membership typically pays for itself after around 3 deliveries.
If you consistently order delivery 3 or more times a month, a subscription is likely worth it.
DashPass reduces the service fee and the Uber One/Postmates Unlimited offer a 5% discount, so even one large order can make those memberships worth it.
Which delivery membership is the best?
The delivery subscriptions offered by DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates are all fairly similar. Is there anything that makes one stand out from the crowd?
All of them cost around $9.99 per month, and most of them offer free delivery and other minor perks that amount to a small discount.
One advantage of DashPass is that it has a $12 minimum to get free delivery and reduced service fees, while Uber Eats and Postmates have a $15 minimum.
Grubhub+ also has a $12 minimum, but it does not reduce service fees.
The credit card you use may help you decide which subscription is the best for you. If you’re a Chase cardholder, DoorDash offers anywhere from 3 to 12 months of DashPass for free.
The list of available restaurants is not the same for each app, so ultimately the best subscription for you may be with the app that has all of your favorite restaurants.
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