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DoorDash gift card $100 for $84.99

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Jun 5, 2016
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I got a similar deal for Skip the Dishes and realized the prices are marked up more than 15% for most restaurants (compared to Uber eats or directly). Is this the case for DoorDash too?
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Aug 4, 2006
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Doordash is awful in everyway. Just support restaurants directly and call them.
Jr. Member
Aug 7, 2015
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Calgary, AB
I always order from the restaurant directly, saves them and me money. Doordash tacks on extra fees that they're not transparent about (lumping them all into a single "Taxes and fees" category), also their customer service is terrible and non-responsive - they were unwilling to reimburse for items missing from my order. All this, and as others mentioned, paying an extra 10-15% over what the restaurant charges directly.
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Feb 19, 2008
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Great. 15% off to pay for a 40% premium. Seems reasonable.
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Apr 24, 2003
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Toronto
I wish Costco would bring back the Uber Eats gift cards :*(

I've had such bad experiences with Door Dash. Occasionally they e-mail me a promotional code but it doesn't work when I enter it into the app.

They need to get their act together!
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Apr 9, 2019
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This is a good warm IMO if you order food a lot.
BTW, does anyone happen to know which category it falls in regarding credit cards cash back?
Member
Nov 12, 2017
458 posts
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Saint John, NB
Uber eats might be better for you, but it still sucks for the business.

Source: Family owns a deli. They charge something like 40% of the cost. We can't justify those margins.

People that use food delivery are essentially increasing the price of their own food.

If you want cheaper food, order direct and ask for coupons or specials directly.
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Dec 17, 2007
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Next time you're thinking about ordering DoorDash/Skip/UberEats, hop on the restaurants site directly and check out the price difference. You'd be surprised how much cheaper it is to call the restaurant directly and pick it up yourself!
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Nov 22, 2016
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Toronto
The amount of hidden fees, service fees etc., and tips to the person getting it adds up a lot by the time ur at checkout. I dont really use these apps personally unless thr is a offer like 50% or 75% off something going on. On top of that the prices in app are mostly very expensive than thr website or menu prices when u order directly from restaurant to cover the share these apps take from them~
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Jul 20, 2012
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You guys really like to oversimplify things to make it look like a bad deal. That's not always the case.

Not all restaurants raise prices on DoorDash. Sometimes you might have a promo code to use.
If you have a car or if it's not unreasonably out of your way, you can do pick up to avoid fees.

I've picked up a few of these GCs in the past month and it's been well worth it.
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Oct 26, 2003
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stizarch wrote: Uber eats might be better for you, but it still sucks for the business.

Source: Family owns a deli. They charge something like 40% of the cost. We can't justify those margins.

People that use food delivery are essentially increasing the price of their own food.

If you want cheaper food, order direct and ask for coupons or specials directly.
Think of it as advertising cost... reality is their here to stay and not much anyone can do.

As a consumer I would pay a little more for the same food so I know when it’s coming, and have some assurance I will be compensated for a refund if something goes wrong with the food.
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Dec 17, 2007
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SerenityNow168 wrote: You guys really like to oversimplify things to make it look like a bad deal. That's not always the case.

Not all restaurants raise prices on DoorDash. Sometimes you might have a promo code to use.
If you have a car or if it's not unreasonably out of your way, you can do pick up to avoid fees.

I've picked up a few of these GCs in the past month and it's been well worth it.
This is a good point and something I didn't think of. At the very least buying this gift card makes it somewhat even to just going to the restaurant and picking up yourself, so definitely a decent option
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Jun 3, 2008
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Newmarket
fremmy wrote: I got a similar deal for Skip the Dishes and realized the prices are marked up more than 15% for most restaurants (compared to Uber eats or directly). Is this the case for DoorDash too?
For pickup for me, the price via DoorDash was the same as on the company web site.

I assume this is restaurant dependent as they can set whatever prices they want via DoorDash.
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Mar 8, 2009
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Toronto
fremmy wrote: I got a similar deal for Skip the Dishes and realized the prices are marked up more than 15% for most restaurants (compared to Uber eats or directly). Is this the case for DoorDash too?
Pay $11.50 on skip or $10 + $1.50 service fee on uber eats, your choice.
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Jun 3, 2009
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Montreal
It depends on the situation.

If I go pick up in person, I’d waste 30 min on a round trip plus the gas in my SUV at -10 to -20C.
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Sep 1, 2004
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I am done with these services that rip off our restaurants in the time of needs.

Drive there and pick it up yourself and call ahead and order. Help your local SMB out.

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