, Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News

Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month

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  • If you order from GrubHub or Seamless frequently, you should consider their $10 monthly delivery subscription. 
  • Through GrubHub+ and Seamless+ (both owned by GrubHub), you get free delivery and exclusive perks. 
  • I signed up for Seamless+ since I use Seamless regularly and saved $20 on delivery fees during my free 2-week trial.
  • I’ve kept the membership for more than a year because I order enough food delivery to make it worth the cost.

Author’s note: GrubHub also owns Seamless and the two services are virtually identical. All sign-up links below direct to GrubHub+, but you can find Seamless+ sign-up information in the app or desktop site

The beautiful, wonderful invention of food delivery has saved many a lazy night for me and countless others, but like most luxuries in life, food delivery comes with a cost.

After delivery fees, tips, and other service fees, it’s not uncommon for your final bill to be double take-worthy. It may even be expensive enough to turn you off the delivery order completely. I’ve sadly abandoned countless orders for this reason. 

That’s why some food delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless have introduced affordable monthly subscriptions. With GrubHub+ and Seamless+, you pay $9.99 a month and they’ll waive delivery fees for many (but not all) restaurants on their platforms.

Whether you’ve never used Grubhub and Seamless or you’re a seasoned pro with a long list of restaurants you frequently order from, the savings potential could easily be worth the $10 monthly fee.

Last year, I signed up for Seamless+ myself to see how it works and how much I would really save on food delivery fees. After my free trial, I’ve remained a member because of how convenient and affordable it is. 

Below, learn how to sign up and see what it’s like to use Grubhub+ and Seamless+. 

How to sign up for free food delivery on Grubhub+ and Seamless+

How GrubHub+ and Seamless+ work

Once you’ve signed up, look for the “Refine” button on the app or desktop site. Since I use Seamless, all the following screenshots will contain references to Seamless+. The processes and features are exactly the same on GrubHub. 

Make sure to look for a golden yellow badge to filter by eligible restaurants. Free delivery will only apply to restaurants with this badge. 

, Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News , Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News

To use GrubHub+ or Seamless+, look for the yellow badge that indicates whether a restaurant is eligible for free delivery.
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I found that many restaurants in New York and back at home in southern California are part of the program, and I had no trouble finding places to order from for dinner. In fact, there were almost too many choices as I scrolled through the options. Other than making sure my chosen restaurant had Seamless+ benefits, I didn’t have to do any extra work while ordering from the app and I was able to take full advantage of the Seamless+ program.

, Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News

I try to cut costs where I can, so I almost never order from restaurants that have delivery fees. Though I’d save $2 to $6 per order (it adds up!), I’d also miss out on some popular and delicious food as a result. I was excited to finally order from the places that I previously wrote off because of expensive delivery fees. 

, Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News , Is Grubhub+ or Seamless+ worth it? Yes, if you order more than 2-3 times per month, The Nzuchi Times News

Just a portion of the large, comforting order I placed from a local BBQ spot in Brooklyn. Its delivery fee is usually $3.49 but with Seamless+, it was waived.
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GrubHub+ and Seamless+ benefits

When I first signed up for Seamless+, the company was offering $10 is cashback rewards for every $100 you spend. Unfortunately, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ no longer offer this perk. Still, there are several benefits to the $9.99 a month membership fee:

Are GrubHub+ and Seamless+ worth it? 

Yes, absolutely. 

On average, I probably order from Seamless four times a month, but because of the pandemic, I’ve relied on delivery more often than usual. The GrubHub+ and Seamless+ subscriptions are great to take advantage of when you can’t or don’t want to go out to eat. 

Here’s how the numbers broke down in my two weeks of using Seamless+: 

After the free two-week trial, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ cost $9.99 a month. The math is easy to crunch: if you spend more than $10 on food delivery fees every month, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ are worth signing up for. 

Should you get GrubHub+ or Seamless+? 

If you order food delivery more than two times a month, yes, you should consider GrubHub+ or Seamless+.

Look at your previous orders and see if you’ve spent more than $10 a month on delivery fees. If so, you should sign up for GrubHub+ or Seamless+. Even if you decide it’s ultimately not for you, you can cancel your subscription easily at any time. 

However, there are some considerations. 

Not all restaurants are eligible. If your favorite restaurants aren’t part of the program, GrubHub+ and Seamless+ may not be worth signing up for because you’ll have to pay extra delivery fees anyways. 

Not all restaurants are on GrubHub or Seamless. While you can find hundreds of thousands of restaurants on these platforms, some spots may only be available on another service ( Postmates , UberEats, etc.) or use their own delivery systems to fulfill orders.

Personally, I’ve continued my Seamless+ subscription for more than a year because I love ordering from local restaurants around me and hate spending extra money on delivery. The Seamless and GrubHub apps are also easy to use and make food delivery very convenient.

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