The food delivery industry is booming. More people are ordering food for delivery than ever before, and it’s easy to see why.
It’s a great way to get food delivered straight to your door, without having to leave your house. And you get to skip the crowds and traffic of going out in public—and maybe also the wait at the restaurant, if you’re in a hurry.
But did you know that there are actually some tricks you can use when ordering food for delivery that will help you save money? It’s true! We’ve put together some tips below so that you can start saving money on your next order.
Cheap Food For Delivery
here are a whole lot of reasons you might be thinking about ordering food (and alcohol) delivery more often than usual.
By Dustin Nelson
Updated on 5/26/2022 at 10:02 PM
Image courtesy of Bonchon
Editor’s Note: Information listed here may be subject to change depending on the developing situation with COVID-19’s Omicron variant. Please check for the latest updates available or contact each establishment directly for more info.
There are a whole lot of reasons you might be thinking about ordering food (and alcohol) delivery more often than usual.
If that’s how you’re getting through the week, then here’s a bit of great news. Lots of chains and delivery services are offering free, reduced-price delivery, and other delivery deals right now. We’ve collected those offers into a single space, which will be updated regularly, so you can keep an eye on what your best options are. That said, we’d encourage you to be extra kind to anyone delivering food, tip generously, and support your favorite local businesses. Additionally, when ordering, consider ordering directly from the restaurant rather than using a delivery service whenever possible. (Especially when you’re ordering from a local restaurant.) Delivery services charge a fee to restaurants and, during a tough time, not having to pay those fees can make a big difference for your local restaurant.
Here’s our running list of the best delivery deals you’ll find right now.
Where to get free food delivery
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
The deal: Order delivery through Uber Eats and you’ll get a $0 delivery fee. (Though, there may still be an order fee involved.) If you decide to not get it through Uber Eats, the ubiquitous coffee chain is offering a free drink to anyone signing up for the Rewards Program for the first time.
The deal: On March 28, the bean-slinging chain announced that it will expand its free delivery option through Grubhub. You can get free delivery on any delivery order of at least $12 if it’s your first order.
The deal: The code “DELTACONOW” will get you free delivery with no minimum order through Postmates.
The deal: Get free delivery when you order through the Boston Market website or the chain’s mobile app.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal: Get free delivery when you order online through the Dickey’s site or mobile app when you select the “Doorstep Drop Off” option.
When: Through September
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
The deal: It’s free delivery! Woo hoo!
Buca di Beppo
The deal: Get free delivery through its delivery partners in Grubhub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
The deal: Place your order through the sandwich shop’s website to get free delivery.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
The deal: If you order at least four pints of ice cream, you get free delivery as long as you buy directly from the Jeni’s website. Orders through Postmates will not get the same deal.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal: Place an order directly through the Rubio’s app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on an order of at least $20.
The deal: Get a $0 delivery fee through DoorDash right now.
The deal: Get free delivery through Postmates if you hit the order minimum of $15.
The deal: The late-night cookie shop is now offering free local delivery and has reduced the shipping cost on its Sugar Rush boxes. Each Sugar Rush sale will result in a $1 donation to the American Red Cross.
Other Food Delivery Deals
The deal: Get $5 off a DoorDash order of at least $20, as long as that order includes a salad.
When: Through June 12
The deal: New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code “GET20.” Though, you’re going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times.
The deal: Toss in one of Jamba’s Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order through the app.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO” and order at least one entrée. And boy, oh, boy do kids love Texas-style barbecue.
When: Every Sunday
Local Delivery Deals
XENiA – Culver City, California
The deal: Get free delivery around Father’s Day with the code “FATHERS.”
When: June 13-20
XENiA – Culver City, California
The deal: Get free delivery around Memorial Day with the code “MEMORIAL.”
When: Through May 31
free delivery food
Ordering food for delivery is always a joy. It takes under a minute, you don’t have to leave your house, and the restaurants often cook better than you do. Whatever your reason may be for getting dinner delivered, we are here for it.
And to sweeten the deal even further, tons of chains and restaurants offer consistent deals to get you free delivery. These bargains often change, so as deals roll in or expire, we’ll keep this list up to date so you always know which one of your fave places to order from. A few tips: Whenever ordering, try to order directly from the restaurant, especially local spots or small businesses. And also double check with the nearest restaurant that these offers are still valid and available in your area.
Spend $20 or more on the Popeye’s app, and get your food delivered for free.
Order through the Boston Market through the app or website, and get free delivery.
Use the code DELTACONOW when ordering through Postmates, and you’ll get free delivery.
Order McDonald’s through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order. Keep an eye on their delivery page on the website for additional deals.
Order Chick-fil-A through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Order for $5 or more placed for delivery Thursday through Sunday, or order Burger King through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Order Shake Shack through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Order Papa Johns through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Join the Panera Rewards program, and on top of all the amazing deals (free sweet treats and savings), you’ll get a month of free delivery after 30 days as a rewards member.
Order Panda Express through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Order through the Subway app or website, and get it delivered for free.
Order Wendy’s through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.
Order Taco Bell through DoorDash, and delivery is free for your first order.