How To Use A Food Delivery Gift Card

You can get exactly what you want for breakfast, lunch or dinner when you choose restaurant menu items through an online food delivery service. Whether you received a food delivery gift card or are thinking about giving one as a gift, we're here to let you know how you can redeem a gift card when ordering online or in an app.

3 popular online ordering sites

Uber Eats

Uber Eats is an offshoot of the ride-sharing service, Uber. Browse a wide variety of restaurants that will deliver to you.


DoorDash got its start in 2013. They are a technology company that offers door-to-door delivery of tasty meals from your favorite restaurants.


Available in over 3,200 cities across the U.S., you’re sure to find local and national chain restaurants on Grubhub.

How to order

Step 1:

First, you’ll want to pick a food delivery service. There are plenty of options out there like Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Grubhub. All of these delivery services provide a list of restaurants near you.

Step 2:

Enter your address at the top of the page to find what’s available near you or, create an account to get started. You have the option for delivery or pick up. Then, choose the restaurant or type of food you’re in the mood for. Feel free to browse around as there are popular, new, and local restaurants to choose from. 

Step 3:

Now, it’s time to get down to business. Add menu items like pizza, pasta, sandwiches, or wings. You can also add a side dish, appetizer, drink, or dessert depending on what the restaurant offers.

Step 4:

Once you’ve added all of the items you want, you can proceed to checkout. This is the part where you will be asked to sign in or create an account if you haven’t already done so. It’s easy to do. All you have to do is enter your mobile telephone number or email address and create a strong password. Or, sign in using your Facebook or Goggle credentials depending on the site.

How to use a food delivery gift card

The final step to placing an order on Grubhub, Uber Eats, or DoorDash is the check out page. Get ready to use that food delivery gift card!

While you’re on the checkout page, select the gift card option as your payment method and enter the gift card information. The amount of the gift card will be applied to your order total. If you don’t have enough on your gift card to cover the cost of the order, you will have to enter a credit card for the remaining balance. However, if your order total is less than the gift card amount, make sure you hang onto it so you can use it in the future.

If you chose to pick up your food order, you will need to head to the restaurant within the timeframe provided. If you chose delivery, sit back and relax. You will be notified when your order is on the way.

Food delivery service tips

  1. Check to see if there are any promo codes available. Promo codes can get you free delivery or extra savings off of your order.
  2. Want something different but are afraid to try it? Read customer reviews. Each of the sites listed above offers customer ratings and reviews which can help you decide when choosing a restaurant.
  3. If you frequently order out, see if they have a referral or reward program. You can earn points that you can cash in on your next order.

In short, take the pressure off when you’re not in the mood to cook or are just craving that burger from a few miles away. Order up your favorite foods with an online ordering site. Whether you’re visiting them online or ordering from their app, it’s a flexible and convenient option.