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Postmates Party lets you skip the delivery fee on your meals, but there’s a catch

Ain’t no party like a Postmates Party…

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If you’re a Postmates user, you might be interested to know that a new delivery option just got added that will allow you to skip the delivery fee.

Postmates Party” will waive your delivery fee, with a couple of provisos. The new feature lets you group your order with other deliveries from trending restaurants, resulting in a win-win for both you and the poor delivery people, as long as you don’t mind that your food might take a little longer than usual.

The “Party” feature will also only turn up on the Postmates app when there are trending restaurants – restaurants that already have a number of  Postmates customers ordering from them. You’ll only get five minutes to join in on the fun though, to make sure everyone doesn’t have to wait too long for their food. I don’t know about you, but I can barely read the menu in five minutes, let alone figure out what I’m going to order. Maybe it’d work for you though if you have a favorite order that you always pick.

Here’s how you can join in on the (Postmates) party

To join in on a “Party,” tap on the new Party tab inside the Postmates app. That’ll give you a feed of the current trending restaurants, choose one and quickly get your order in within the five-minute deadline.

I can see this working, one of the reasons I don’t really use Postmates is the additional delivery fee on top of all the other charges when ordering out. For most things, I wouldn’t mind waiting that extra few minutes to save on that cost.

According to Postmates, the Party feature will be grouping up in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and Philadelphia, and Long Beach and Orange County, California, with more locations to follow.

I wonder if the delivery drivers can use the carpool lane now…

Wha do you think? Would you use the Postmates Party feature? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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