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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today sent out an Apple Pay email to customers, highlighting a Postmates deal. If you use Apple Pay to sign up for the Postmates Unlimited service, you can get free delivery through the end of the year on all orders over $20 without paying the $9.99 per month fee.

Postmates Unlimited is a subscription service that allows customers to get free delivery from any merchant in their city on orders over $20, essentially doing away with delivery fees. The Postmates Unlimited service costs $9.99 per month, though, and it does not do away with other service fees or the need to tip.


If you're a frequent Postmates customer, it's potentially worth the $9.99 per month because delivery fees can add up, especially from merchants that are not located nearby.

Customers will need to sign up for the deal by November 23 to get free shipments for the rest of 2017. Postmates previously offered a similar Unlimited trial, but the company says it has been extended for all customers using Apple Pay.
Special announcement: Just in time for the holidays, we've extended the Unlimited trial for customers using Apple Pay. Sign up before Nov 23rd and your subscription will be free for all of 2017. That means all orders over $20 have no delivery fee.
This appears to be one of the first Apple Pay emails Apple has sent out to customers. Apple also highlights several locations that accept Apple Pay, including Trader Joe's, Pizza Hut, and Crate & Barrel, along with the Jet, Etsy, and Macy's apps.

Article Link: Apple Pay Promo Provides Free Postmates Unlimited Subscription Through End of 2017


macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2007
Haha postmates is so close to death now. They are putting out some decent promos + multiple email accounts + gift credit cards = consumer wins! They have horrible dup account detection.


macrumors 68040
Jul 10, 2012
A promo for a service you don’t use is not worth anything.

Apple should concentrate on getting stores like Costco and Kroger on board, this would truly be useful.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 6, 2014
Burbank, CA
Yeah postmates has not been worth it for a long time for me. The nickel and diming with fees along with the terrible "Better than your boyfriend" ad campaign made me close my account. Id rather spend the $15 to get a pizza delivered than have to pay $22 to get a combo at McDonalds.
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macrumors 68030
Jun 26, 2007
San Diego, CA
A promo for a service you don’t use is not worth anything.

Apple should concentrate on getting stores like Costco and Kroger on board, this would truly be useful.

I think the trend is moving towards more and more online/app ordering and checkout. Amazon Go, for instance, doesn't even require you to stop at a checkstand to pay for your groceries.

Considering that, I'm not sure Apple encouraging NFC adoption is going to do nearly as much as encouraging website/app adoption. It would be nice if websites I frequently order from supported the Secure Element on my new 2017 MBP; so far that's basically just the Apple Store.


May 9, 2015
Does anyone have a link to the Apple Pay email? Is it a unique link or generic? Didn’t get an email and don’t see any way to sign up except through there...
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