IFood, one of the most popular food delivery services today, allows you to include a discount coupon when ordering. Vouchers can offer several types of advantages, such as free delivery or reduced meal prices, always being a good alternative to save money. However, regardless of the offer, the codes are only valid for online payments, those listed in the "Pay for the app" section.
The delivery app distributes promotional vouchers in a variety of ways – via social media, email and within the app itself. In this guide, the TechTudo teaches four ways to find discount codes for ordering on iFood. The steps were performed on a Moto G5S Plus phone running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the procedure is the same for other versions of Android, as well as for the iPhone (iOS).
See how to find and register discount coupon on iFood Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
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The most efficient way to find discount codes on iFood through websites and coupon apps. Cuponomia, CupoNation, Pelando and Mliuz are some platforms that have offers for food delivery.
The main tip to take advantage of the promotions will be quick. This is because coupons have a limit on the number of users – that is, if you arrive too late, the code will already be invalid. Access services in the early hours of the day and, if possible, set specific alerts for iFood within apps.
Cumpom websites and apps offer discount codes for iFood Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
When there is a discount coupon applicable for the user, iFood sends push notifications informing about the offer. An extra trick in this regard is to include an order in the cart, but not to complete the purchase immediately; after a while, the app usually offers a free delivery coupon to motivate the customer to complete the purchase.
Discount coupons on iFood informed by the app itself Foto: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
To ensure that the app will send out promotions and coupons, go to Settings and select "Manage notifications". Check if the "General notices" and "What's New" keys are enabled and, if not, activate them.
Activation of notifications of offers and discount coupons on iFood Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
IFood also sends emails with offers and discount codes. Usually messages arrive in the inbox, but it is always valid to check other sections, such as the spam box, updates and promotions. Read carefully the conditions of use of the coupon and, especially, the date that it expires.
IFood emails with discount voucher Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Like notifications, correspondences are personalized according to the account profile. If you live in So Paulo, the service will not send a valid coupon to Rio de Janeiro, for example.
IFood has a Facebook page, Twitter profile and YouTube channel. It is valid to follow the three social networks to ensure that you are not losing any vouchers. However, the app for ordering food is more active on Facebook, where promotions are effectively disseminated.
When it comes to following a profile, make sure it is the official iFood channel, looking for the corresponding validation seal from the social network. There are a number of pages and accounts with the same name that, at best, will not serve to get real coupons – and, at worst, they can link scams to fake offers.
iFood releases discount coupons through social networks, especially Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
It is interesting to note that, even on Facebook, the platform is not so present to release discount coupons. It is much easier to get promotional code on specialized sites and for notifications than on an official post on the networks. However, the page publishes several promotions that do not require a coupon, so it is worth enjoying to save money when ordering food.
Step 1. After choosing your dish at the restaurant, tap the "View bag" button. Just below the order amount there is the field "Discount Coupon". Touch "Add".
Discount coupon button on iFood bag Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire
Step 2. Tap "Apply", just below the question "Do you have a coupon code?". Enter the voucher code and press the "Add" button. It will be included if it obeys the rules of use (if valid, location and date, etc. apply).
Registration of discount coupon code on the iFood app Photo: Reproduo / Raquel Freire