If you’re looking to use DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery app, it’s easy to find a promo code for new users that will give you a discount on your first order. Now that DoorDash is in most large cities in the US, there’s a good chance that you can get a big discount to try this app for the first time.
Orders and payments are made inside the DoorDash app, and DoorDash has full menus listed in their app so you can browse menus and complete your order all within the app. You can enter a promo code when you’re checking out.
One big thing to know about the DoorDash promo code system is that there are very few codes available for existing users. If you’ve already used DoorDash, it will be hard to find a code online that works for existing users. In that case, you can use the refer-a-friend feature to get more free credits.
DoorDash promo codes give discounts on the delivery fee or the total cost
There are two main types of DoorDash discounts that you can get with a promo code or with other in-app promotions: A discount on the delivery fee, or a discount on the total order. Getting a discount on the delivery fee is especially appealing because it almost makes DoorDash a free service.
- Discount on the DoorDash delivery fee. Sometimes available through promo codes, sometimes available through temporary regional promotions
- Discount on the total bill. The more common type of promo code. Most DoorDash promo codes offer a discount of $x off on your total bill.
In the end, a discount is a discount, and all that matters is that a promo code works and the discount gets applied to your order. But it’s good to know what types of deals DoorDash offers so you know how to sort through them all when you search online.
How to use a DoorDash promo code
Unlike promo codes for Uber and Lyft, there’s no way to apply a DoorDash promo code directly into the Account area of the app. Instead, you have to initiate an order and apply the promotion during checkout.
- Begin your order: Select a restaurant or store, then select menu items
- Tap “View Cart” when your order is ready
- Tap ‘Promo code’ on the checkout page
- Enter your promo code. ‘rsd17‘ is good for $3 off orders of $15 or more
Are there DoorDash promo codes for existing users?
Nearly all DoorDash promo codes are only for new customers who have never used the app to place an order. DoorDash promo codes for existing users are hard to find and rarely work. Typically promo codes for existing users are location-based and temporary, so if you do find one there’s a good chance that it will be expired or won’t work for your area.
DoorDash promo codes for existing users are so rare that you’re better off getting free credits in the ways I describe below.
How to get DoorDash credits and discounts when you’re an existing user
There are two main ways to get free credits and discounts when you’re an existing DoorDash user: Through local promotions that DoorDash occasionally runs, and by using the in-app sharing feature to refer your friends to DoorDash.
Local DoorDash promotions: Occasionally, DoorDash runs promotions for all users that offer free deliveries, or discounts on your order. Keep an eye out for these promotions inside the app, in ads online, or in emails DoorDash sends to users. For example, recently I noticed a promotion inside the app offering three free deliveries for using Apple Pay.
But if DoorDash isn’t currently running a promotion, you’ll have to wait until the next one if you want more free credits. That’s why the refer-a-friend feature is your best bet if you’re looking for more reliable free credits.
Refer a friend to get free credits: Like most apps, DoorDash has a referral program that pays you app credits for referring new users to the app. Got to Account > Refer friends to send your referral link. When someone signs up with your link and completes an order, you’ll get an app credit. The credit for now is $7 but DoorDash changes it from time to time.
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