Are you a big Dunkin’ fan? I think I do, I probably need to order Dunkins 2-3 times a week, especially Thursday I need it. But I don’t want to order food at the Dunkin’ offline store because I want to speed up the pickup and reduce the waiting time. So I prefer to order Dunkin’ coffee online.
But sometimes I don’t want to go out and order Dunkin’ coffee, especially since I’m tired of writing articles at home, I’ll consider using a food delivery app, but the price is much higher than ordering Dunkin’ in-store. Is there a way to order cheaper online?
Let’s find out more.
How to Order Ahead on the Dunkin’ App？
- Download the app and log in to your account
- Click “Order” or “Guest Order” on the main screen
If you are a DD Benefit member, you will see “Orders”; if you are not a DD Benefit member, you will see “Guest Orders”.
- Select the pickup location and time
- After selecting Pinpoint, select Drive-Thru. You can choose the pickup time.
- Add items and settle the order
- Pick up your meal from a drive-thru
The above steps are Dunkin’s official online meal pick-up guide. It’s very easy, right? So how do you order Dunkin’ cheaper in a food delivery app? Know that restaurants are generally more expensive on food delivery apps than in stores.
Take the price of a regular iced latte for example, (but the minimum price may vary between different products and different apps.) Dunkin’ stores cost $3.59, Uber Eats $5.69, and DoorDash $6.23.
This is because food delivery apps need to charge additional order fees, and merchants charge higher prices than stores to protect their profits. Add in a food delivery order plus delivery fees, service fees, and other costs, and the entire order can cost more than buying Dunkin’ Coffee.
But I’m too lazy to go out and order. Is there a way to buy Dunkin’ cheaper?
Of course, there is! Read on.
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Use a valid promo code
Save web pages to bookmarks
Coupon codes are the most direct way to save money, and it’s pretty easy to find valid coupon codes on Google. For example, this site will regularly update Grubhub’s promo code – $5 off $15. You can save web pages in bookmarks for easy viewing.
E-coupons offered by Coupons can be loaded directly into the respective app for discounts. And it’s very easy to find, you just need to enter the corresponding food delivery app and it will jump to the coupon page.
Follow social media
If you particularly like a food delivery app, you can follow it on social media to get notified of promotions. Generally speaking, Facebook is a social platform that is particularly suitable for posting discount codes. You can focus on Facebook.
Pay attention to the mailbox
Check your registered account email regularly (perhaps more for an advertisement), but you can find specific coupon codes there. Especially if you haven’t used the app for a long time, you may get a special discount code with a large denomination.
Stock up on gift cards
I would choose to buy gift cards that are discounted because they are all available at 10%-15% off. Gift cards do not expire, but stockpiling too much is not recommended. Once you lose a gift card, you’ve lost your cash and there’s no way to get it back (the same goes for e-gift cards).
The best thing to do is to stock up on gift cards for 3 months. For example, if you spend about $50 a month on food orders, a $150 gift card would be appropriate.
Here are 3 ways to buy cheap gift cards:
1.Buying gift cards in stores
Stores run gift card promotions from time to time, so you’ll need to pay special attention to the stores you’re used to buying from to be the first to know about them, and there are a lot of gift card promotions from October to December.
It’s hard for me to tell you exactly when a store will have a sale, but you can subscribe to the site by clicking on the little bell in the lower right corner to receive information.
Click here to check recently promotional gift cards
2. Gift Card Website
If you don’t want to wait for a store discount to get a gift card, consider going directly to the gift card site to buy the gift card that’s on sale. Raise is a good choice.
Raise offers a $15 sign-up bonus for new users and 30% off your first order, but the two offers don’t stack, so you can use them on two separate orders. You can quickly select the highest discounted gift card merchant by filtering by “highest discount”.
If a gift card is out of stock, it is recommended that you set up an email arrival notification so that you can purchase the discounted gift card as quickly as possible once it becomes available.
Related reading: Where can sell my extra gift cards?
3. Fluz Gift Card App
When users shop in-store or online, enter the total amount into Fluz to purchase the corresponding amount of Gift Card and checkout, and get a certain percentage of cashback.
Fluz runs gift card promotions from time to time, and you can also stock up on cards during the sale to get the best deals. It’s one of the methods I use the most, not only to get promotional gift cards but also to get rebates.
Related reading: What Gift Cards Are Worth Buying? Fluz Answerd
Use Topcashback To Save More
Different food delivery apps have different rebate ratios in different rebate software, you can use the rebate comparator to compare. But the most common thing I will use after screening is to use topcashback for cash back.
Topcashback will provide 2%-5% cashback on orders, I think you should use topcashback well. After all, it only takes 1 minute to get free cash back.
Related reaing : what is new member sign up bonus?
What is the cheapest way to order food?
Before that, let’s compare the different fees of popular food delivery apps. You need to know what types of fees are charged by food delivery apps
Small Order Fee
15% of the subtotal, up to $4.50
(Free Shipping, 5% off orders over $15)
$2 (orders under $10)
5.25% of the subtotal
(Free shipping and an extra $30 with your subscription)
$2 (orders under $10)
11% of the subtotal
(Free shipping and service fees on orders over $12)
$2.5 (orders under $10)
Assuming that you all subscribe to the food delivery application at the same time, based on the same food price, you can get the cheapest food delivery application for different amounts by simple calculation;
- When your purchase order is $10-12: Use Grubhub
- When your purchase order is $12-50: Use Grubhub/DoorDash
- When you buy orders over $50: Uber Eat
But in fact, the price of food is not the same on different apps, often the price of Uber Eat is higher than that of Grubhub and Door Dash. If you don’t want to bother, just choose one food delivery app to use.
How much can I save?
The way to save money is to use promo codes, gift cards, and rebates. Is it troublesome? I don’t think so. Each step only takes about 5 minutes and you can do it ahead of time, as long as you understand how to do each step smoothly.
The above has provided multiple methods for each step, you just need to choose the one that works best for you and you can easily save money.
- Coupon codes can save 10%-15%
- Gift cards can save 10-15%
- Rebate can save 2%-5%
The total saving is capped at 30%, excluding the new user sign-up bonus, which is a more common saving cap. Of course, there are more extreme savings, but they are too complicated and cumbersome.
I don’t want to use such a cumbersome method. Because I just want to have fun with my Dunkin’ coffee. Every time I buy Dunkin’ Coffee at a 30% discount, I am very satisfied. If you have better ideas, please share them with me in the comments!
I’ve been content to buy Dunkin’ Coffee at a 30% discount every time. If you guys have better ideas you can share them with me in the comments section!
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