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Chase recently partnered with DoorDash to offer some cardholders free delivery and reduced fees at participating restaurants. Depending on which Chase card you have and when you sign up, you’ll be eligible for the DoorDash benefits for anywhere from three months to more than one year. For Chase Sapphire Reserve members, this partnership also includes $60 of DoorDash credits in both 2020 and 2021.
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Craving some sushi or tikka masala, but don’t feel like leaving the house?
Your Chase credit card might have the perfect solution.
When you hold certain Chase cards, you’ll get free delivery, reduced fees — and, if you’re a Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardmember, $120 in DoorDash credits.
As this perk’s only around for a limited time, here’s how to take advantage of Chase’s DoorDash benefits ASAP.
If you have any of the following cards, then you’re eligible for a limited-time free DashPass membership:
DashPass, a DoorDash subscription service that normally costs $9.99 per month, grants you $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees on orders of at least $12. (These benefits also apply to orders made with Caviar, a subsidiary of DoorDash.)
In total, DoorDash claims membership will save you an average of $4 or $5 per order.
There is one big caveat, however: Your chosen restaurants must participate in DashPass. To find them, you can look for the blue symbol that marks eligible restaurants or click the “DashPass” filter at the top of the app.
While that can be limiting, the good news is signing up for DashPass is easy — and free, if you have one of the Chase cards above.
All you have to do is add your eligible Chase card as your default payment method within your DoorDash account. You should then see a pop-up alerting you of your DashPass membership.
If the offer doesn’t appear automatically, DoorDash says you should try the following steps: Sign in and out, update the app, double-check your card details, unsubscribe from your existing DashPass membership (if you have one), and call the number on the back of your card.
Once your DashPass membership is active, your benefits will automatically apply whenever you order from a participating restaurant.
While Chase’s DoorDash benefit is fairly straightforward, there are a handful of details you should be aware of:
As you may know, restaurants make very little money from delivery apps. So, while you should certainly take advantage of the benefits that come with your chosen card, consider ordering directly from your local establishments, too. They need your support more than ever — and many even offer free delivery!
Ready to dive into the Chase DoorDash cards and their perks? Here’s a quick look at the cards you can currently apply for, followed by more details.
|Card||Complimentary DashPass Membership||Restaurant Earning||Annual Fee|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||12+ months||3X points/dollar||$550|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card||12+ months||2X points/dollar||$95|
|Chase Freedom Flex℠||3 months||3%–5% cash back||$0|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited®||3 months||1.5% cash back||$0|
|Chase Freedom® Student credit card||3 months||1% cash back||$0|
Not feeling Chase cards? Or shut out by Chase’s 5/24 rule, which typically denies applicants if they’ve opened five new personal cards — from any credit card issuer — in the past 24 months?
While many of the best credit cards for restaurants are good choices, since most code delivery apps as “dining,” here are several cards that offer rewards specifically for food delivery services.
Phew, are you as hungry as I am? Take advantage of Chase’s DoorDash benefits and order your favorite meal today. And consider supporting your local restaurants by ordering directly, too!
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Susan is a freelance writer who specializes in turning complex financial topics into engaging and accessible articles. She's been writing about personal finance for six years, and was previously the senior writer at The Penny Hoarder and a staff writer at Student Loan Hero. Her personal finance writing has also appeared in publications like MarketWatch and Lifehacker.
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