How to Claim Free Grubhub Delivery for a Year with Amazon Prime

Amazon's acquisition of 2% of Just Eat Takeaway is good news for Amazon Prime subscribers—free food delivery from Grubhub is just a few clicks away.

Tina Chang
Updated 11 July 2022
How to Claim Free Grubhub Delivery for a Year with Amazon Prime
Sections on this page
  1. Activate Your Free Grubhub+ Account
  2. What Grubhub+ Includes
  3. Is Grubhub+ Worth It?
  4. What Amazon Prime Includes
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

Amazon recently bought a 2% stake of Just Eat Takeaway, the parent company of food delivery company Grubhub. Although this usually wouldn't mean much to most of us, it does mean something for Amazon Prime members. Amazon is giving Prime subscribers a year of Grubhub+ for free ($120 value)—all you need to do is activate it. 

Activate Your Free Grubhub+ Account

To be eligible for your free Grubhub+ membership, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you aren't yet, you can sign up for Prime membership for $14.99/month or $139/year. 

  1. Visit the free Grubhub+ page on Amazon.
  2. Either click Join Prime or Activate free Grubhub+ to sign in to your existing Amazon Prime account. 
  3. Follow the instructions to activate your Grubhub+ account.

If you have an existing Grubhub account, sign in to your account. The free Grubhub+ membership will be added to your Grubhub account. 

If you don't have an existing Grubhub account, you will need to create one. 

It's as simple as that! Note that your Grubhub+ membership will automatically renew after one year, and your saved payment method will be charged $9.99/month. You can cancel your Grubhub+ membership at any time. 

Don't Forget to Cancel Grubhub+ Next Year!

Your Grubhub+ membership will automatically renew at $9.99/month after your free year is up. If you don't want to pay for it, you'll need to remember to cancel it before it renews. Set a reminder in your calendar before it's set to renew, so you don't forget. 

What Grubhub+ Includes

One of the main selling points of Grubhub+ is free unlimited delivery. If you get food delivered regularly, it's definitely worthwhile having, as a single delivery can cost anywhere from $0.99 - $10 (although it usually averages less than $5 per delivery). However, that's not the only perk of the premium membership. 

Perks of Grubhub+ include:

  • Membership is free with an Amazon Prime subscription
  • No delivery fees (unlimited free delivery)
  • Exclusive perks and discounts

Free delivery only applies to orders over $12 (not including taxes, tips, and fees).

Is Grubhub+ Worth It?

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, Grubhub+ is absolutely worth it because it's free! However, after your free year of membership is up, paying for a Grubhub+ subscription is only worth it if you order food delivery regularly.

For example, if you usually pay $2.99 for delivery per order, it would only be worth it if you order at least four times a month. 

If you don't usually order food delivery, continuing your Grubhub+ membership once your free year is up will probably be a waste of money. Also, don't start ordering food delivery for the sake of it. Food delivery, whether from Grubhub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, or other food delivery services, usually costs more than picking the food up yourself. 

Sometimes, restaurants increase their prices specifically for these delivery services, and you'll also notice a service fee, delivery fee, and optional tip added. 

What Amazon Prime Includes

If you're new to Amazon Prime, the subscription service is well worth it for more than just the Grubhub+ perk. With an Amazon Prime subscription ($14.99/month), you'll enjoy:

  • Free same-day, one-day, and two-day delivery on eligible items. 
  • Ultra-fast grocery delivery (2-hour delivery for eligible orders), including from Whole Foods. 
  • Free two-day shipping on Amazon Pharmacy prescriptions (and discounts). 
  • Prime video access to stream thousands of movies and TV shows on multiple devices. 
  • Free unlimited photo cloud storage and 5GB of video storage. 
  • Prime-exclusive deals on various items. 
  • Early access to lightning deals. 
  • "Try before you buy" options on eligible clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. 
  • 20% discount on various items at Amazon Fresh. 

There are also several other discounts, perks, and benefits that an Amazon Prime membership offers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the 1 year of free Grubhub+ start?

Your free year begins once you activate your Grubhub+ account via Amazon. You can cancel your Grubhub+ account at any time. 

Can I sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to claim my free Grubhub+ membership?

Yes, you can claim your free Grubhub+ subscription with a free trial of Amazon Prime. However, if you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription, you'll lose your free Grubhub+ membership also.

What if I don't have a payment method saved in my Grubhub+ account?

If you don't have a saved payment method in your Grubhub+ account, you will not be charged for your membership once your free year is up, and your Grubhub+ membership will be canceled. 

What if I forget to cancel my Grubhub+ account before my free year is up?

If you don't cancel your Grubhub+ subscription before the end of your free year, you saved payment method within your Grubhub account will be automatically charged $9.99/month. You can cancel your membership at any time. 

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