Grubhub has launched a new feature in their app called Perks, offering free food and discounts at select restaurants near you. There’s no cost to take advantage of Perks and it’ll stack nicely with the $10 Amex Gold dining benefit.
- Get free food and discounts at select restaurants with Perks when using the Grubhub app.
I complained the other day about how Hotels.com was punishing customers that used their website rather than their app to redeem their Welcome Rewards free nights.
Grubhub has decided to take the opposite approach and is using a carrot to lure its users from their website to their app by launching Perks. Perks offers free food and discounts at select restaurants near you; there’s no membership fee to join Perks, so you should see it in the menu bar at the bottom of the app when you’re logged in.
The restaurants you see will depend on your location. For example, when logging in to the app my address was still set as Corpus Christi, Texas from when we visited last November. Here are some of the discounts being offered at that location:
Changing my location to where we currently are in Roanoke, Virginia listed some similar but fewer options:
My wife and I both have the Amex Gold card and nowadays always use the $10 monthly dining benefit on Grubhub, using the pickup option to save on delivery fees. Our order values are usually around the $10 mark, so taking advantage of Perks looks like it can get us 50-70% more value each month.
I always book through the Grubhub website rather than the app in order to get 250 IHG Rewards Club points, so the incentive Grubhub Perks offers to book through the app will likely change that for me as I value $5-$7 in free food at far more than 250 points.
Hopefully Grubhub continues adding Perks partners so that we’ll all have even more restaurants to choose from.