DoorDash Offers 10% Gas Discount for Drivers
Over the last few weeks, prices at the pump have increased all across the world. That has affected ride-share apps such as Uber and Lyft and delivery companies such as DoorDash. We saw Uber and Lyft add a fuel surcharge to their prices. While DoorDash is offering a discount on gas for its drivers instead.
DoorDash announced on Tuesday a Gas Rewards program aimed at offsetting the elevated gas prices, while helping Dashers preserve their earning potential. All Dashers can save 10% on gas at any U.S. station. That means that you can save 43 cents per gallon based on the current national average for regular gas of $4.30. Dashers who qualify for both rewards could receive anywhere between $1.65 and $2.00 per gallon.
- All U.S. Dashers Are Eligible for 10% Cash Back on Gas. Through DasherDirect, a prepaid business Visa debit card designed for Dashers, Dashers will soon be able to get 10% cash back on gas purchases – at any U.S. station – every time they use their card, even when they aren’t dashing. DasherDirect is open to all U.S. Dashers, with no credit check required to apply, and Dashers can start using a virtual card at digital checkout screens as soon as they’re approved.*
- Weekly Gas Bonus for Those Who Dash Most. Each week, Dashers who accept and complete orders totaling 100 miles in a motor vehicle will earn an extra $5 – and those extra earnings will increase the more they deliver. For 175 miles, for instance, Dashers will earn an extra $10, and for 225 miles, they will earn another $15. These incremental rewards can add extra earnings between $1.27 and $1.69 per gallon for those who qualify, on top of normal DoorDash pay, promotions, and tips.
The cash back reward program will begin March 17, and relief will stay in place “at least through April,” the company said. It could be worth looking at bonuses for making a DoorDash delivery (Swagbucks currently offers $65, but we’ve seen better in the past), as you can then take advantage of this discount on gas as well. Also check out the best credit cards for gas purchases, if you are not, and don’t plan to become a Dasher.