If you've signed up to be a Dasher for DoorDash, you might be wondering what this red credit card you received with orientation is. In this article, we fill you in on what a DoorDash Red Card is and how to use it, along with other helpful hints about your new Red Card!

What is the DoorDash Red Card? (Dasher Red Card)

In this article, we fill you in on what a DoorDash Red Card is and how to use it, along with other helpful hints about your new Red Card!
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A DoorDash Red Card, also known as a Dasher Red card, is a credit card provided by DoorDash used to pay for specific orders. Dashers won’t use the Red Card for all orders; only the app prompts you to use the Red Card.

DoorDash suggests taking the DoorDash Red Card along for all orders; that way, when you are out and active, you can pick up a wider variety of orders to deliver. 

When Will I Recieve My DoorDash Red Card?

Every Dasher will receive a DoorDash Red Card.

 There are two opportunities to receive your card. 

These opportunities are:

  • Orientation
  • When you receive your activation kit.

When you sign up for DoorDash, after you pass your background check, you will be required to choose either an in-person orientation or to receive an activation kit by mail.

Both of these orientation options will provide you with a DoorDash Red Card.

How Do I Activate My DoorDash Red Card?

Your DoorDash Red Card can be activated in the DoorDash app on both iOS and Android.

For iOS, click on “Account,” and there will be a link that reads, “Did DoorDash give you a payment card?”. Click that link and enter the last four digits of your card number and the delight number when prompted.

For Android, open the “Menu” and go down to Red Card from the dropdown menu. From here, you can enter your delight number and the last four digits of your card number.

What Can I Use My DoorDash Red Card For?

The DoorDash Red Card can only be used to pay for orders received from the DoorDash app. 

When an order becomes available for pickup that requires the DoorDash Red Card, the prompt will read either “Pay with Red Card” or “Place Order”.

The Red Card will only work at the right restaurant, at the right time, for the right payment amount. The card will be declined if you try to use it elsewhere or to pay for a more expensive order. 

A few other tips when using your Door Dash Red Card are:

  • Never leave a tip with the Red Card
  • Always choose “credit” when paying with the Red Card. The Red Card will not have a pin number, so it can’t be used as debit.
  • It isn’t necessary to keep receipts, and you should never give the customer your RedCard receipt. 
  • If your Red Card is lost or stolen, contact DoorDash.
  • The RedCard is only for paying for orders. Your earning will never be deposited on the Red Card.

Final Thoughts

The DoorDash Red Card is a credit card provided by DoorDash to make picking up and paying for DoorDash orders easier than ever.

The Red Card is easily activated, will automatically have the correct amount on it to pay for your orders, and will come with both an in-person orientation or when you receive an activation kit. 

Happy Dashing!

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