Good afternoon everyone. Earlier today, I wrote How to Enroll in American Express Gold Card Benefits ($120 Dining Credit & $100 Airline Fee Credit). In that post, I said that I used the $10 monthly Dining Credit for Grubhub. Grubhub is a food delivery service that will deliver food to you (for a fee) or you can pick up your food (without a fee). I decided to sign up for Grubhub and use my American Express Gold Card (my referral link) to get the $10 Dining Credit. Grubhub recently joined Ebates / Rakuten, but only in their app. As you can see, when I search Ebates / Rakuten on my PC for Grubhub, nothing shows up…
But when I use the Ebates / Rakuten app, I can see Grubhub. If you are not an Ebates / Rakuten member, you can create a free Rakuten account here (my referral link). After you join Rakuten, download the app (iOS or Android) and go to the Grubhub page. If you are a new Grubhub user (like I was), you can earn $10 cash back on your first order. If you are a repeat Grubhub user, you only get 1% cash back.
On the Rakuten app, I clicked the Shop Now button and then the Got It button. Since I didn’t have the Grubhub app previously installed, I installed the Grubhub app.
After creating a Grubhub account, I clicked the My Grubhub tab on the bottom and then clicked on the Payment link. I then added my American Express Gold Card to my Grubhub account.
I then searched for nearby restaurants and created an order that was more than $10. Tip: I was using Grubhub at 8am on Sunday and not many restaurants were open, so I only saw a few restaurant options. Later in the day, I searched the Grubhub app again and there were many more restaurants showing on the Grubhub app. Lesson: open the Grubhub app around lunch time and dinner time to get a wide variety of restaurant options.
I reviewed my order and placed my order. A few seconds later, I got a notification that my Grubhub/Seamless transaction went through.
I also received an email from Grubhub that said my order was scheduled.
A few minutes later, I got another email from Grubhub that said my order was confirmed and ready for pickup between 12pm and 12:10pm.
A few hours later, I received $10 cash back for my first Grubhub order.
Around the time of my first Grubhub order, I got an email for $12 off my first ever $15 order. I am not sure if my previous order of $13.03 will void the below offer, but I will give it a try and see what happens.
I plan on setting up calendar reminders for the 1st and 15th of every month to remind me to use the $10 Dining Credit on my American Express Gold Card (my referral link). Since there are several restaurants on Grubhub and there are no fees to pick up the food, I plan to place 1 Grubhub order every month to use the $10 Dining Credit. If you have any questions about Grubhub or the American Express Gold Card, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!