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A Grubhub Discount Code for New and Returning Users

A Grubhub Discount Code for New and Returning Users

Last updated: January 8, 2020
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One of the most popular apps for ordering pickup and delivery from local restaurants is Grubhub. The app is available in most American cities and allows you to get connected with your favorite restaurants, order food with your credit card, then get connected with a delivery person who brings the food directly to your door.

If you are new to the app and want to try it, there is a promo code available for new diners. Aside from that discount code, there are constantly changing Grubhub deals offering great savings on food and delivery. In this article we’ll share ways you can save on food ordering, share some recent Grubhub offers, and show you how can use your own promo code to share with friends and earn money toward future orders.

A Brief Guide to Grubhub

Grubhub is an app that acts as a platform to get you food delivery from your favorite restaurants. It accepts orders online, coordinates with a restaurant to make sure the food is being prepared, provides logistics support to a driver who will then pick up your food, then acts as an online merchant which charges you and gets the money to the restaurant, whether it’s the local Thai place or Taco Bell.

Users can order food via the Grubhub app, available on Apple and Android, or on The app lets you save your favorite restaurants, remembers dishes you ordered and allows you to repeat orders easily, and encourages you to try new spots in your area.

Restaurants are sorted by price, delivery time, specials (more on that shortly), user reviews, and cuisine type, so if you’re looking for Chinese food that doesn’t cost too much that has great reviews and can be at your door in under 40 minutes, the app will be able to find that for you right away.

The company is based in Chicago, and merged with Seamless several years ago. Both apps, Seamless and Grubhub, are identical and offer all the same restaurants and services. This article will focus on Grubhub, though, and the special deals you can get when using the app.

What Is a Working Promo Code for Grubhub?

Grubhub is constantly adding new promotions and coupon codes. These change based on factors like the time of year, what local restaurants are featuring, and new promotions. They do specialized deals for things like March Madness, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the Fourth of July.

One consistent discount they offer is $15 off your first order for new users. While the code may change, that is a consistent offering you can get when getting the app for the first time.

For new customers using the app for the first time, the best discount code to use when signing up, as of 2020, is “HOTCHOCOLATE15”, (or follow this link) which will allow you to take off $15 from your first order.

If “HOTCHOCOLATE15” doesn’t work, you can always visit the Grubhub promotions page, which has an updated listing of promos and coupon codes available, and on top of that, it’s searchable by region.

Are There Promo Codes for Existing Users?

The company is constantly offering new Grubhub coupons and special offers for individual restaurants. These are changing all the time. Some of the specials will give you free delivery, some will give you money off orders provided you spend a certain amount. Some offer both.

These deals are made in conjunction with restaurants, and are part of marketing reaches by the company and individual establishments to get more users in the habit of ordering from them. Sometimes these are local and hyper-focused, other times the promos are available at chains nationwide.

For example, as of 2020, Del Taco is offering a deal for all Grubhub users to get $10 off orders of $15 or more when you use the code DELTACO10 when checking out.

Sometimes Grubhub will give app users a push alert letting them know about local deals, but not always.

One way you can see the latest coupon code available near you is to go to the Grubhub website and visit the promotions page.

There, if you click “Find Deals,” it will search in your area and list restaurants, allowing you to filter by ones that have Grubhub coupon codes available, or are offering free delivery.

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If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can simply uncheck those boxes and just search for any food available at that time.

Some of these coupon codes will be listed when you check out, some will just be 2-for-1 specials and others of that ilk. Either way, the app does let you search and find deals no matter where you are or when you are ordering.

The other way to find out local deals is to open the app, then at the bottom click on My Grubhub.

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Once there, at the bottom of the page you’ll see a section that is called Your Deals. There you will be able to scroll sideways through a list and see all the latest deals being offered on local restaurants you may want to try. Some offer $5 off an order of $10 or more, others will offer a flat 35 percent off your order, and sometimes even more.

It looks like this:

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Either way, by website or by your app, you can always quickly check out the best promo codes and coupon offerings for restaurants in your area.

How Do I Share My Promo Codes With Friends?

Another way to save using Grubhub is to turn your friends on to the app. They are currently offering a deal where you get $12 for every new person you refer to the app, once they make their first order. You’ll also save your friend $12 in the process.

To sign up to get your personalized referral code, you will need to sign up at the Grubhub website. Follow this link and enter your email in the address bar, then tap “Start Sharing.”

From there it will open up a page that lets you enter friends’ emails addresses to send them referrals. You can import your contacts, and there’s also a handy link at the bottom with your personalized referral link.

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Once you have your referral link, you can text it to friends, write it on a note card and mail it to them, put it in a message in a bottle, whatever your heart desires.

If you are in the giving spirit, you can also give Grubhub gift cards. These digital gift cards allow you to gift a certain amount of money that can be spent on delivery. It’s a pretty thoughtful gift for that person in your life who loves the couch and loves ordering in.

To give a gift card, first go to the app, then at the bottom of the page, click on My Grubhub.

From there you’ll be taken to a page with some restaurants you might want to try, as well as “Your deals” mentioned above. While there, go in the top right hand corner, and you’ll see a gear icon. Tap that.

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There you’ll see a menu with a host of options, including Gift Cards. Tap that.

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From there you can choose a gift card amount to give to a friend, or review any gift cards that you may have been given. Just select the amount, send to your friend’s email, and it will deduct the amount from the card you usually use with Grubhub.

A Discount on Your First Purchase

Grubhub is a nice app for getting food delivered to your door. You can save on your first app order with a promo code, and continue saving with the “Your Deals” section of the app or by searching for food on their website and using the filters to select the best coupons and deals available in your area.

You can also give your friends gift cards, earn money by referring them, and save them money in the process. Grubhub is all about sharing and offering good deals.

And remember, you can get $15 off first order by using the promo code “HOTCHOCOLATE15”. Happy dining.

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