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Mastercard adds DoorDash and HelloFresh perks

The new benefits are part of a trend of rewarding routine spending over big sign-up bonuses

Summary

Mastercard has announced new benefits for its World and World Elite cardholders, such as DoorDash credits and HelloFresh rebates. These deals are designed to reward routine spending rather than a big bang like a 100,000-point sign-up bonus.

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If you have a World or World Elite Mastercard, you’re now eligible for up to $10 in monthly DoorDash credits and a 5% rebate on each HelloFresh purchase. These are the latest examples of card networks and issuers focusing on everyday value, particularly COVID-friendly categories such as food delivery and meal kits.

All DashPass members automatically get $5 off each of their first two DoorDash orders per month when they pay with a World or World Elite Mastercard (through Sept. 30, 2022). This is in addition to any credit card rewards they earn via the purchases.

Several World Elite Mastercards are already among the best cards for dining, including the Citi Prestige® Card* (5X points per dollar), the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card* (4% cash back) and the Chase Freedom FlexSM (3% cash back). This sweetens the pot even further.

DashPass normally costs $9.99 a month but World and World Elite cardholders new to DashPass can get a three-month membership for free. Advantages include free deliveries and reduced service fees on orders over $12.

The 5% HelloFresh rebate is applied to future orders, and World and World Elite Mastercard customers are also eligible for special discounts the first few times they purchase HelloFresh meal kits.

But wait, there’s more

There are several other World and World Elite Mastercard benefits (check your card to see what the logo says – you might actually have one of these cards and not realize it). Additional World Mastercard examples include the JetBlue Card, Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard, Frontier Airlines World Mastercard and the Spirit Airlines World Mastercard.

Besides the ones I mentioned earlier, some other cards that carry the World Elite Mastercard designation are the Citi Premier® Card and the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card.

One of my favorite extras is a free ShopRunner membership, which is valued at $79 per year. It entitles shoppers to free, two-day shipping and free returns from more than 100 popular retailers.

Cellphone insurance is another good one: It covers up to $600 per claim if you have a World Mastercard and up to $800 per claim for World Elite cardholders (both are capped at $1,000 annually, with a $50 deductible per claim). You need to pay your monthly phone bill with the eligible card in order to qualify.

For every $20 they spend with Fandango on movie tickets or digital movie rentals, World and World Elite cardholders receive a $5 Fandango reward they can put toward a future purchase – that’s a solid 25% return.

And cardholders also receive a $5 credit for every three Lyft rides they complete within a calendar month. The credit, which you can get only once per month, is automatically applied to the next ride. This was actually devalued recently – it used to be $5 after three rides and another $10 after an additional two rides. Still, it’s something.

Do the math to see if you’re better off with a different card that offers bonus points or miles on ride-shares, even if it doesn’t qualify for the World or World Elite Mastercard discount.

Bottom line

I have always been a big fan of earning cash back on purchases I would have made anyway. These World and World Elite Mastercard promotions certainly fit the bill, especially since you can combine them with other money-saving tips (such as credit card rewards and online shopping portals) for added impact.

Mastercard and the card issuer profit the more you use your card, and since they’re throwing freebies your way, it’s great for you, too. These categories offer plenty to choose from during the pandemic and beyond.

Have a question about credit cards? Email me at ted.rossman@creditcards.com and I’d be happy to help.

*All information about the Citi Prestige Card and the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card has been collected independently by CreditCards.com. The issuer did not provide the content, nor is it responsible for its accuracy.

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