Can you get free food deliveries? Paying delivery charges can add up, especially if you order often.
Here is how to save on delivery charges and save for your family.
9 Ways to Get Free Food Delivered to Your Home in 2021
Are you hungry and looking for something tasty delivered right to your door? There are more restaurants and services offering free food deliveries than ever!
If you are looking to save money on your next takeout or delivery order, here are some of the top deals you’ll want to check out.
Take Advantage of Restaurants With Free Delivery
Did you know that many fast food and fine dining restaurants now offer free food deliveries with a minimum purchase? From pizza to donuts, subs to shrimp, there are endless options to explore. Check out your favorite restaurant’s website and social media for more details and to find the best promotional offers. Be sure to sign up for their rewards programs as well to score great freebies that include free entrees, appetizers and more. Most programs offer free items for signing up and again on your birthday.
Free Delivery from Whole Foods for Amazon Prime Members
Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you qualify for free two-hour delivery or one-hour pick up from Whole Foods with a Prime Membership and a minimum $35 dollar purchase. Visit www.amazon.com/wholefoods to place an order. Not an Amazon Prime member? Get a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime here.
In addition to free delivery on orders from Whole Foods, Amazon Prime members can also get free delivery on grocery and other items from Amazon.com. I have been taking advantage of this to order sports drinks and bulk snacks for my kids and have them delivered straight to my door.
Promotions for Delivery Services
Do you love using food delivery services such as DoorDash, Instacart or Grubhub? These services often offer special promotions or free delivery credits for new and loyal customers.
Register and watch their emails for special deals available for customers only. Grubhub offers a free 14 day trial of their Grubhub+ with unlimited free deliveries. Postmates also offers a free trial for their unlimited delivery service.
Free Grocery Delivery With Walmart+
Walmart offers free delivery for Walmart+ members, not only on food and grocery items, but on other items in stock at your local Walmart store. We used this recently when quarantining and it was a great way to get some of the items we needed including toilet paper, paper towels and even craft supplies for the kids delivered right to our door. Sign up for a free 15 day trial of Walmart+ here. Midwest shoppers can also score free grocery delivery with Hy-Vee’s AislesOnline with a paid membership.
Free Food Delivery for Those in Need
Do you need food assistance, but aren’t able to make it to a local food pantry? Many areas are now offering food delivery to those in need. Check with your local food pantries to see if deliveries are available in your area.
If you are in New York City, you can check your eligibility here. Los Angeles can check availability here. Families with children can also visit nokidhungry.org to find out about available programs for families or by texting the word FOOD to 877-877.
Meals on Wheels Available for Seniors or Others Who are Homebound
Are you a senior or unable to leave your home? If so, you may qualify for free food deliveries from Meals on Wheels. In addition to a nutritious meal, you’ll receive a friendly visit and have someone who can check in on you. Meals on Wheels are available in thousands of communities nationwide. To check availability for your area, visit MealsonWheelsAmerica.org.
Try Your Hand at Cooking With Meal Services
Love to cook, but wish you could have everything you need for the recipes delivered right to your door? The good news is that there is a service for that! Meal services such as Blue Apron, PlateJoy and Hello Fresh do the shopping and much of the prep work for you, sending ingredients right to your door. Watch for special promotions that can include your first box free or major savings. If you have friends who use these services, they may be also able to send you a free trial or other discount codes.
Do You Have to Tip Food Delivery Drivers?
While delivery fees may be waived for many services, be sure to always tip your delivery person where applicable. These essential works are helping keep us fed with delicious meals, groceries and other essentials during these trying times, and are always willing to do a contact free delivery if you specify them to do so.
Earn Extra Cash Making Deliveries Yourself
Could you earn some extra cash and have a smartphone and reliable vehicle? If so, you could earn extra income helping others by bringing food right to their doors. Many delivery services such as DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates are regularly looking for new drivers and this can be a profitable way to earn extra income even if you have limited extra time in your schedule. Learn more about the benefits of driving for Instacart vs Postmates and DoorDash versus Instacart. Many drivers are able to earn significant additional income driving on their lunch breaks, weekends or just a few hours in the evening during the week. We also have some other great side hustles to make extra money and a great list of other apps like door dash that pay.
If you’re looking for free food deliveries, there are lots of ways to save money no matter what your family loves to eat. Whether you save on delivery fees on your favorite takeout, receive meal delivery from local food pantries or place orders from your favorite food service, be sure to sign up for updates and emails to make sure you receive the latest offers.
Kim Ritter is a frugal living expert, blogger and mom of two from small-town Iowa. What began as an effort to help her family save a few dollars a month has now transformed into a full-time passion to help other parents money. Visit her online at twokidsandacoupon.com and follow her on Twitter at @2kidsandacoupon for more ways your family can have fun on a budget.