DoorDash DashPass: Does It Save You Money Or Is It Better To Skip?

For starters, DoorDash is available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, and Germany, making it easy to continue taking advantage of your DashPass subscription even if you’re traveling. DashPass also offers more commitment flexibility by offering both an annual subscription and a month-to-month subscription that allows customers to cancel their subscriptions more easily without any additional fees. With that being said, the annual plan offers a better overall deal at $8 a month (or 19.9% less than the month-to-month plan).


Perhaps the best part of the DashPass is its specific fee structure. DoorDash discounts all DashPass subscribers to a flat 5.0% service fee on orders. Considering that most DoorDash orders have anywhere from a 13-15% service charge applied, these subscriber savings can rack up quickly. Plus, when you combine these savings with your free delivery benefits (which can range from $1.99 for businesses close to your delivery address to upwards of $9 for businesses further away) you could easily be saving more than the monthly cost of your subscription on just one order. 

It’s also worth mentioning that Chase customers receive free or reduced-price DashPass subscriptions. Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, and J.P. Morgan Reserve card members all receive free DashPass subscriptions and monthly credits as part of their card perks, while a host of other Chase cards and Chase co-branded cards can receive free months (ranging from three to 12) of DashPass. As of 2021, select Mastercard’s also provide free three-month DashPass subscriptions.