Consumers with Chase credit cards now have free subscriptions to DoorDash’s DashPass service, which gives members $0 delivery fees and reduced service charges on orders of $12 or more. This partnership is being touted as the first of its kind due to the sheer scale, as JPMorgan Chase has $2.74 trillion assets and is the largest bank in the country.
Without getting into the fine print, a joint DoorDash-Chase release said the free DashPass subscriptions are for Chase’s Sapphire Reserve and Preferred cardholders. Carriers of the less swanky Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited and Slate cards get the DashPass free for three months, and then half off the monthly $9.99 fee for the next nine months. The annual perk is valued at more than $100.
Catherine Hogan, president of Chase Branded Cards, said the company has seen consumer spending on food delivery “more than double” in the last year, with the majority of those Chase members ordering delivery at least once per month.
To activate the free DashPass membership, Chase customers will need to add an eligible credit card as the default payment in the DoorDash app. Cardmembers will need to activate by December 31, 2021, to get the deal.
“We are excited to partner nationwide with Chase and add our subscription service DashPass to their renowned list of credit card benefits, while growing our industry-leading subscriber base,” said Keith Yandell, DoorDash’s chief business & legal officer.
DoorDash first launched DashPass in August 2018, and it’s become the largest subscription service in the third-party delivery world with more than 1.5 million active subscribers taking advantage of no-fee deliveries. The company claims those members save an average of $4 to $5 per order.
It’s not hard to see how this trend of bundling perks from various companies will unfold in the future. We’re all either on team blue or red, a Hulu-ite or Netflix-er, Montague or Capulet. Choose wisely, cardholder.