Nearly everyone has walked into their kitchens and said, “I don’t feel like cooking or eating leftovers. I want burgers, pizza, or a lobster dinner instead.”
But here’s one problem…
As much as you crave a hot lunch or dinner from your favorite restaurant, you have little money.
What are you going to do now?
Instead of sighing and consuming tired leftovers, you can learn how to get free food on DoorDash.
You’re probably thinking, “Seriously, I can get free takeout without paying anything?”
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DoorDash is a food delivery service that has been in operation since 2013.
It has over 25 million consumers, and most of them are Americans.
Also, DoorDash dominates nearly half of the food delivery industry in the country.
Some years ago, I used to work for DoorDash back when they had remote order placing positions.
I would place phone and web restaurant orders on behalf of customers from the comfort of my home.
Unfortunately, the position was outsourced.
It was good while it lasted.
(Okay, going back to how to snag free DoorDash grub.)
Below are methods to use so you don’t have to break the bank to get a free DoorDash-delivered meal.
What will I learn?
Free DoorDash Food Hacks
Use these “hacks” to satisfy your takeout craving without spending any money.
1. Sign up for DoorDash email marketing campaigns
As annoying as getting bombarded with emails is, sometimes they’re useful, especially when receiving great food deals.
All DoorDash accounts include an option for customers to sign up for email marketing campaigns.
Once you opt into its emails, monitor your inbox for special promotions, particularly during food holidays like Pie Day or Spaghetti Day.
During these food holidays, DoorDash and its partner restaurants team up to provide customers coupons for free food that corresponds with said holiday.
2. Purchase a DashPass
Though buying a DashPass somewhat defeats the purpose of getting free food, it’s worth it in the long run.
It costs approximately $10 per month (or $96 per year).
However, you get a 30-day free trial if you haven’t used DashPass before.
In addition, if you happen to own an eligible Chase credit card, your DashPass subscription is free for a whole year!
Some of the perks you receive with DashPass include free delivery/reduced service fees for select orders, member-only exclusive offers, and five-percent credit back on DoorDash Pickup orders.
3. Make use of DoorDash’s Referral Program
Some things are more fun with friends, and telling your loved ones about DoorDash creates a win-win; they get to try out a new service, and you get free food.
Here’s how the process works:
- Log into your DoorDash account to locate your referral code.
- -Jot it down and share it with a relative or friend in person, via email, or through your social media account.
- They create their account using your referral code.
- Then, they place an order that meets DoorDash’s minimum threshold.
- A DoorDash credit arrives in your account within a day and applies to your next order.
Feel free to inquire about DoorDash’s affiliate program to earn extra cash AND get free food.
4. Ask your favorite restaurant(s) about its apps
Some restaurants have special partnerships with DoorDash that enable them to offer deals for their customers like coupons or rewards programs via apps.
Next time you go out for a meal at your favorite eatery, ask an employee or manager about any DoorDash partnerships they might have.
5. Get a DoorDash gift card
DoorDash sells gift cards on its website. (You can also buy them from popular retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.)
You could also wait for someone to give one to you for your birthday or other special occasions.
But why buy a gift card or wait for another person to give you one when you can get one yourself without spending a penny?
By joining survey sites!
Survey sites like Swagbucks, PrizeRebel, and Survey Junkie pay you in gift cards for taking surveys and completing other tasks.
6. Request a loved one to place an order on your behalf
DoorDash offers what’s called gift deliveries.
Gift deliveries allow customers to order goods and then have them delivered to another address.
This is a good option if you’re short on cash and your friend or a family member has a DoorDash account (and doesn’t mind ordering for you, of course).
Your loved one can even give DoorDash your number in case you have any questions concerning your delivery.
7. Find DoorDash promo codes
To locate promo codes for DoorDash orders, type “doordash promo code” into Google or another search engine, then scroll down and click on any website you like to retrieve it.
You can also find promo codes within its app, and DoorDash sometimes sends them via email.
8. Be on the lookout for giveaways on social media
Follow Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media platform to watch for special promotions.
Every now and then, influencers and businesses offer cool giveaways like free stuff or DoorDash coupons you can use toward your favorite restaurant or grocery store.
9. Sign up for an account if you haven’t already
Not a DoorDash user yet?
By signing up for a new account, you don’t have to pay a delivery fee on your first order.
Plus, DoorDash offers special new user discounts of up to a certain percent off your first order.
You can also get new member promo codes by using the method outlined in No. 7.
There are days (or nights) when you don’t feel like cooking or noshing on leftovers, and that’s perfectly okay.
Nonetheless, you don’t want to spend tons of dollars on meal and delivery fees.
It’s great that you can save yourself money — and headache — on DoorDash orders by utilizing the above techniques.
Now that you know how to get free food on DoorDash, don’t just sit there wallowing in hunger.
Order from your favorite restaurant, sit back, and wait for your meal to arrive at your doorstep.