So apparently Amazon is offering its Prime members a free one year subscription to the service DoorDash where you can get its $120 annual membership fee for free. That almost sounds too good to be true for an offer huh? Are there any stipulations? You do have to maintain your Prime Account as I suppose it is supposed to prevent people from signing up for a free trial jus to get the offer. This was what they wrote in general:
“Offer ends 06/06/2025. DashPass may not be available throughout all of Canada. DashPass benefits apply only to eligible orders from DashPass merchants that meet the minimum subtotal requirement. Subtotal minimums will be identified on DoorDash for each DashPass merchant. Other fees (including service fee), taxes, and gratuity may apply.
After the initial 12-month free period, you will automatically be charged $9.99/month (plus taxes) on a recurring basis until you cancel. Cancel DashPass anytime. See full DashPass terms & conditions (including how to cancel here). Offer limited to Amazon.ca Prime members in Canada. Offer limited to one per customer and account.
Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. If you violate any of the offer terms, the offer will be invalid. Offer is only available to Prime members who agree to allow Amazon to share their Prime membership status information with DoorDash. Offer will be terminated if your Prime membership is canceled or ends.”
It makes me fascinated on how the company is able to offer this financially. The only thing I can think of is DoorDash is using this as a way to try and acquire a lot of customers who may stay after the one-year period is over. Therefore, this is simply a marketing expense that one would normally spend elsewhere such as TV ads. That’s not a bad way of doing it as this way you are guaranteed to only spend money when you acquire an actual customer and there are odds you’ll make it back through them using the service.
I don’t have an immediate need for it and it does say it ends at 2025. So I wonder if I should just hold out just to stretch it.