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Ordering in just got more rewarding for certain Chase customers.
Starting Jan. 7, 2020, and for a limited time, eligible cardholders can receive complimentary memberships to DoorDash's subscription delivery service, DashPass, which advertises free deliveries on qualifying orders from certain restaurants. A DashPass subscription typically costs $9.99 a month.
How it works
DoorDash members can activate the DashPass offer by adding an eligible Chase credit card as the default method of payment in the DoorDash app. Several Chase cards qualify, although the length of the deal differs depending on the card and the date of activation. (Offers must be activated by Dec. 31, 2021.)
Four other cards will have access to complimentary DashPass for the first three months after activation, followed by a 50% discount off the current rate for nine months after that.
Once the offer is activated, orders placed with DashPass-eligible restaurants (indicated by a blue checkmark in the app) totaling $12 or more will qualify for the DashPass benefits of a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees. DoorDash's website notes that "fees vary for each restaurant on the DoorDash platform" and are calculated as a percentage of the order subtotal. The company also notes that additional fees may apply "for orders below a minimum subtotal and for orders when demand is especially high."
Is this a good deal?
If you consistently use DoorDash several times a week, it certainly could save you money — an average of $4 to $5 per order, according to DoorDash, although delivery fees can vary widely.
Holders of the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card might find this promotion particularly appealing, as both the Sapphire cards earn elevated rewards on dining purchases (3 points per dollar and 2 points per dollar, respectively).
But keep the following in mind:
The DashPass service isn't available in every market. You'll want to check your DoorDash app first.
Delivery is free via DashPass, but "service fees" are separate.
These are limited-time promotions, so it'll be up to you to keep track of when they end and/or cancel your membership.