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Save on Delivery: Get Your Uber Eats Promo Code for $5 Off

Last updated: July 12, 2019
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When you’re starving, you reach for delivery — it’s only natural. But the delivery fees can really add up. With Uber Eats promo codes, you can give your grumbling stomach what it wants without spending a fortune or lifting more than a finger.

The Uber Eats app is dedicated to helping you get food from your favorite local restaurants, no matter where you are in the area. And joining in on the convenience comes with no risk. With no subscription fees and discounts available for every new customer, you’ll have delicious food at your door in no time.

In this article, we’ll explain what Uber Eats is, help you get $5 off your order, and show you more ways to save on top restaurants in your area.

What Is Uber Eats?

Uber Eats promo code: the Uber Eats home page

Uber Eats is a food delivery service and ordering platform that connects users to their favorite restaurants through Uber’s network of delivery drivers — all with one convenient app.

Founded in 2014 by Uber Technologies Inc., the company behind global rideshare giant Uber, Uber Eats quickly found footing in the online food delivery market. Today, it controls a quarter of all spending in the industry and has 38 million users in the United States alone.

The company’s success allows it to offer couriers a flexible earning opportunity they can depend on. For food lovers everywhere, Uber Eats also has incredible promo codes to make the convenience absolutely worth the price.

Uber Eats Promo Codes for Your First Order

Uber Eats promo code: A woman orders on her phone

If you know an Uber Eats user, your Uber Eats promo code is just a small request away. Uber Eats offers a generous referral program that gives every user a promo code, which they can share an unlimited number of times. When you use a friend or a family member’s promotional code, you’ll both receive a $5 discount on your next orders.

While this offer won’t get you a free meal, it’s a sizable discount that can easily cover your delivery fee, and potentially cover your service and small cart fees too.

Want a promo code to get food to your door right now? First-time users can save with ours: eats-xnw47.

Using Your Uber Eats Promo Code

Redeeming you promo code is a simple process on the Uber Eats app. Once you’re on the platform, simply:

  1. Tap the profile icon on the lower right hand corner.
  2. Select “Promotions.”
  3. Tap “Add promo” in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Type in your promo code in the space provided.
  5. Tap “Add promo” once again on the bottom of your screen.

If you’re already building your order and realize you forgot to input your promo code, don’t feel the need to turn around. You’ll get another option to input your promo code before checking out.

Other Ways to Save on Uber Eats

The majority of Uber Eats coupon codes are offered to new users, but that doesn’t mean your opportunities to save are maxed out after your first Uber Eats order. Customers will sometimes receive promo codes for free delivery or even free food, and you’ll always be able to save using the following methods.

Refer Your Friends

Uber Eats promo code: your code on the Uber app

As we mentioned before, referrers and new users benefit equally when a promo code is used. Once you’ve ordered your first meal, you’re on the other side of the coin. Each time a new customer successfully redeems their $5 discount with your promo code, you’ll receive $5 too.

To find your Uber Eats code:

  1. Open your Uber Eats app.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the lower right hand corner.
  3. Select the green bar that says “Get $5 off your order,” and you’ll see your discount code.
  4. Copy your discount code to share on social media, via text, or anywhere else.

Select Pickup or Dine-In

Uber Eats isn’t just a food delivery service. If you’re willing to drive to your restaurant of choice to grab your meal or dine in, you can cut back on the delivery fees, which can add up over time.

To use the Uber Eats order-ahead feature, simply select the “Pickup” or “Dine-In” tab instead of the “Delivery” tab on your home screen. Scroll through your options, and place your order. You’ll get a time estimate and notification when your meal is almost complete. While you won’t get food to your door, you’ll still get the convenience of skipping ahead in line and getting your food the moment you enter the restaurant.

Share a Courier

Uber Eats promo code: $0 delivery fee options on Uber Eats

Free delivery is actually available every single day on the Uber Eats app. Uber Eats provides an option for customers to share a courier with nearby orders through a feature similar to Postmates Party, which allows you to do the same for orders that are at least $10.

Finding restaurants with free delivery is easy on the app. The moment you open up the platform, a “$0 Delivery Fee” section will appear at the top of the home page with a handful of trending eateries. Not seeing an option you like? The options refresh every five minutes, so if you aren’t starving or in a rush, wait a few minutes and see where your fellow customers are ordering from. Then as long as you order within the provided five-minute window — Uber will give you a countdown — your discount will be automatically applied.

Since all orders are placed at once and your fellow customers will always be in close proximity to you, don’t worry about your food getting cold before it delivers. Your wait time won’t exceed what your app estimates. Free delivery is simply Uber’s incentive for customers to order from one place, so they can send one courier to complete multiple deliveries in a single trip. It’s like a cost-cutting UberPool for food.

Use Uber Rewards

Uber Rewards is one of the newest options the company has created for customers to earn. Once you opt into the program, which is completely free to join, you’ll start receiving one point per dollar spent on Uber Eats or UberPool, two points on UberX, and three points on Uber Black. Every 500 points you earn will automatically give you $5 in Uber Cash, which can be used on any Uber or Uber Eats purchase.

As you earn more points, you’ll start unlocking tiers with different money-saving benefits. For example, if you reach the highest tier (Diamond), you’ll receive three free deliveries every six months — in addition to premium support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Uber Eats promo code: a chicken burrito

With your promo code in hand, you’re ready to start saving big on your first Uber Eats meal and beyond. Here are some common questions to help you better understand your options with the app:

1. Where is Uber Eats available?

Uber Eats connects users to local restaurants in more than 400 cities and 13 countries across the globe. In the United States, these include major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C., as well as many others.

Outside of the United States, Uber Eats is offered in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Brazil, India, and more.

2. How can I contact Uber Eats if I need support?

When you need support from an Uber Eats team member, you can actually contact the company straight through your Uber Eats app. All you need to do is tap your profile icon and select “Help.” On the Help tab, you’ll have the option to report an issue based on a specific order or to ask about other topics, like your account and payment options.

The Uber Eats support team is also responsive through Twitter, email, and phone calls. Or you can use the Uber Eats help page if you believe you can find solutions more efficiently yourself. You can learn more about how to contact Uber Eats through our guide.

3. Can I use my $5 promo on Uber services?

Though Uber and Uber Eats are owned by the same overarching company, you won’t be able to use your $5 promotion on an Uber ride. The purpose of the promotion is to attract new customers to the Uber Eats platform.

However, as noted earlier, if you earn Uber Cash through the Uber Rewards program or purchase Uber Cash through the Uber app, you can use this cash across Uber platforms.

4. I received an Uber Eats gift card. How do I use it?

You can treat your Uber Eats gift card number exactly like a promo code. Before submitting your order, enter your gift card into the available Promo section, and you should see your gift card balance applied to the cost of your meal.

Save on a Lifetime of Food Delivery

Getting a $5 discount the first time you order food through the Uber Eats app may be sweet, but it’s the lifetime of discounts that will surely have you hooked. We hope this guide has helped you figure out Uber Eats promo codes and get to know your options for saving on meals.

Interested in making money instead of saving it? Check out this guide to learn how you can become an Uber Eats courier for extra cash on the side or for your next full-time gig.

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