Postmates + Amex Offers: Get Food Delivered To You At A Discount

I’ve written in the past about Postmates, which is basically my favorite way to get food (at least in those instances where pushing the flight attendant call button isn’t an option). For those of you not familiar with Postmates, it’s an awesome food delivery service that lets you order food from just about any restaurant. Some restaurants are integrated into the app which makes ordering really easy, while others require you to manually enter your order.

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I use Postmates all the time, as it’s a great alternative to getting room service at a hotel, since it gives you access to better food and is typically cheaper.

Well, at the moment there’s a targeted Amex Offer for Postmates, which is a great opportunity to save on your next Postmates order. Specifically, you can get a $10 statement credit by using your enrolled card to make a single Postmates purchase of $30 or more through January 9, 2017.

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Like most Amex Offers, this one is targeted, though it seems to be very widely targeted. In my case, every single one of my Amex cards was eligible for this offer. To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for.

If you don’t yet have a Postmates account you can even receive a $10 discount on your first order by using promotion code PX6QX. Simply enter it after you download the app on your “Account” page, under the “Enter Promo Code” section.

Postmates charges a (typically small) delivery fee plus you can tip the driver through the app, though when you combine $10 off your first delivery fee through Postmates with $10 off through Amex Offers, you may just save money by ordering your next meal through Postmates rather than getting it yourself.

In my case I know I’ll be able to max out this offer. If you’ve used Postmates before, I’m sure you’ll see the value in this promotion. If you’ve never used Postmates before, this is a great reason to try it for the first time.

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Lastly, keep in mind that unfortunately purchases made through Postmates don’t count as dining spend anymore, as I recently discovered.

Do you plan on using this great Postmates Amex Offer?

Comments

  1. Tip the driver based on the original price. 20% is really what needs to happen. Realize it’s part of the cost. These guys work so hard for usually $15 average an hour.

  2. @ATX: What really needs to happen is you, and people like you, need to quit dictating others how to tip. Your kind of behavior has fucked the entire system of tipping. Instead of advocating employers to pay a fair wage, you guilt-trip the innocent customer.

    Also, what’s wrong with $15/hour for non-intellectual work?

  3. As someone who waited tables throughout high school and college, I’m grateful for the system of tipping. It allowed me to learn how to hustle, something a fixed wage job never would have.

    On the other hand, many of today’s waiter and bartenders are absolutely entitled. Whether it’s $15 per hour or 25% (yes, apparently that’s the new goal!), they feel they deserve big bucks just for showing up. If I get shitty service, I give a shitty tip.

    But I’m getting off-topic. I saw this AMEX Offer in my inbox yesterday and remember thinking how useless it seemed. Even room service is usually way too lazy for me; I can’t imagine needing food delivered unless I’m bedridden.

  4. The system of tipping in US is very discriminatory. $15/hour for non-intellectual work and you show sympathy by showering with 20% tips.

    A PhD student gets a stipend of ~$10/hour if you calculate based on 40 hours/week. Typically, you have to work 60-80 hours/week to get anywhere. After working hard through PhD at less than minimum wage, a post-doctorate on NIH salary earns ~$20/hour if you calculate based on 40 hours/week. Again, they work 60-80hours/week. Their hard work lead to the scientific and technical advancements that make your life comfortable. Why don’t we tip them?

    Just a food for thought.

  5. @ Bill @ Robert Schrader — Like anything, I think the value/healthiness depends how you use it. I rarely have meals delivered, but for someone that travels super-frequently, having Postmates as an option for basic grocery delivery is awesome. It’s tougher to keep fresh food stocked when you’re gone for a week, back for four days, etc., so I’ll often place an order for delivery from Trader Joe’s or something when I land, and by the time I Uber home there’s a Postmate with a bag of produce and milk for coffee.

    Still a huge timesaver, and well worth the fee for me normally, so this promo is pretty useful.

  6. No one forced anyone to go to school. If you want to do well, quit school, grab a pussy, and become the president. And don’t pay any taxes, because that’s what people love in our role models.

    You deserve what you get if you waste your life in the love of your country.

    Heil trump!

  7. I never tip unless they have done something exceptional to deserve it. It’s not up to me to ensure they get a fair wage. If they don’t like it they should work harder to gain the skills required to get a real job

  8. Very well said, @Jason. I don’t think tips are supposed to feel entitled to, but they are in the US. For shitty service you are still obligated to pay 15%. That really doesn’t leave much room to actually reward and encourage good services. As for the outcomes of the system, I don’t find the service in the US in general better than that in non-tipping cultures like Thailand or Japan or China. The best service I’ve had in the US is those that charge fixed amount of tips (20% – 25% gratuity included in price in nice restaurant, for example).

    @Waylo Many PhD students get tuition waiver and that needs to be factored that in. However, I do agree that $15 is not really that low for a delivery guy compared to many other jobs that require significantly more training and preparation.

  9. lol why should anyone expect a tip? because your job is not paying you the minimum wage? I dont see how thats the customer’s problem. It is supposed to be the employer’s problem. If they make no tips and they average $2-5/hour, then the employer has to make up the difference inorder to get them to the required minimum wage level, otherwise they can be sued.

    This whole tipping culture is so ridiculous in the US. Whats next? We tip doctors in residency because they $10-12 an hour? Or tip the sonic or whataburger person for bringing us food to the table we sat down at?

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