Posted 3 days ago

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Tucked away in every remote mountain, lake or beach town is a quaint, cozy general store. The place where you drop by on vacation to pick up the day’s necessities. So just in time for this long weekend of leisure, we’re bringing the general store to you.

It’s the Postmates General Store: a one-stop-shop for everyday essentials and weekend provisions, delivered on-demand. And delivery is FREE thru Monday at midnight.

From advil to toothpaste and candy to condoms, we’ve got it all. Order ping pong balls for that last minute beer pong game, or sunscreen and magazines to bring to the beach. Simply open the app 24/7 and place your order from the General Store.

Have a great weekend! That’s all folks.

Posted 1 week ago

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To say that Chris Zuccaro is a humble guy would be the understatement of the century. He’s one of those people who casually tells you about some of the things he’s done throughout his life, and you immediately feel boring and unaccomplished. But you can’t blame him or feel bitter, because he’s such a nice, thoughtful guy.

What’s so special about Chris, you ask? The short answer is he’s done a lot of cool stuff; the long answer follows. A classical guitarist who also plays the piano, Chris has been a budding musician since the age of 5. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he went on to NYU to study music at Tisch School of the Arts. Upon graduation, he opened up a music school, and happily taught guitar while practicing martial arts on the side. But we’re not talking basic self defense; Chris is a trained Muay Thai fighter, so he’s traveled the world competing in this highly specialized form of kickboxing, which is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. Muay Thai requires a great deal of physical and mental strength, but Chris, always eager for a challenge, enjoys this level of competition.

So it also shouldn’t shock you that Chris has run multiple marathons and even completed an ironman triathlon. It was during this time that he realized how much he loved being on his bike, and the freedom that riding all over the city afforded him. In fact, Chris will tell you he’s probably taken the subway 3 times in the past 5 years. But long before he became a Postmate, Chris made a very different career move.

Three years into his music school venture, a friend convinced Chris to enter the world of Finance. Why not, thought Chris - who rarely said no to a challenge - and he spent the next 15 years as a trader on Wall Street. Always the budding student, he simultaneously earned a masters in finance by taking classes as night (but still working full-time, of course). Chris was quite successful in the field, ultimately managing a trading desk, but in the end, he knew finance wasn’t his real passion.

So it was back to NYU again for Chris - this time with his eyes on a PhD. He’s currently finishing up a dual PhD in Middle East Anthropology & History. It’s always been a dream of Chris’ to pursue an academic career in History, so now he’s making it a reality. He’ll tell you it’s the most challenging of his pursuits so far, but don’t be fooled - he’s still doing 10 other things at once. When he’s not working on his dissertation or teaching Muay Thai, Chris rides for Postmates. He loves being outside on his fixie, plus he can work any hours he wants. For a student, this flexibility is unmatched. A Postmate since March, Chris has completed over 400 deliveries across Manhattan and Brooklyn.

What keeps you motivated as a Postmate, we asked him. “Postmates is really no different than any other job I’ve had,” he said. “Whether I’m running a trading desk, or riding for Postmates, I take every job just as seriously….It’s all about goals - right now, the job is all about making customers super happy. Ideally I’ll get to 1000 deliveries and every single customer would experience the same great service.”

Seriously, we didn’t pay him to say that. Ladies and Gentlemen, Chris Zuccaro. Just plain awesome. One more thing, Chris. Do you sleep? “Not really,” he shrugged.

photo credit: Dominic Perri

Posted 1 week ago

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Waited till the last minute to buy your tickets to DC’s premier hip hop and electronic music festival? You’re in luck. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Trillectro to offer 20% off festival passes!

Just enter code PSTMTE at checkout, and the discount will be automatically applied. If you were on the fence about the festival, we’re giving you one more reason to go (in addition to Big Sean headlining, of course). Plus, stop by the Postmates tent and meet some of the team.

Enjoy the weekend!

Posted 1 week ago

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Hot town, summer in the city, we’re dropping delivery fees - ain’t it pretty? That’s right, this summer we’re delivering from the best spots in town for a flat $4.99 fee!

So order in from restaurants like Little Star Pizza (SF), Momofuku Noodle Bar (NYC), Sugarfish (LA) or Greenleaf (Seattle), because delivery now costs less than a 6-pack of PRB, a $5 footlong or taking an Uber three blocks.

Just select the Summer Specials list in the app, place your order and the $4.99 delivery will be applied automatically at checkout. Summer just got a whole lot cheaper. Enjoy!

Find the full list of Summer Special restaurants by city:
San Francisco
New York City
Washington, DC
Los Angeles
Seattle
Austin
Boston
East Bay
Chicago
South Bay

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Postmates is teaming up with Seattle’s beloved Paseo to bring you their fan favorite Caribbean Roast Sandwiches On-Demand, for FREE.

Starting today at 12pm, get this classic Cuban sando delivered straight to your doorstep. Just find the Free Paseo On-Demand store, add your free caribbean roast sandwich* (limit 1 per customer), checkout & await delivery in minutes!

$5 delivery fee applies. Will sell out quickly, so get ‘em while they last.

*sandwich contains pork shoulder, cilantro, jalapeños, lettuce, caramelized onions & aioli; no substitutions

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, burgers included. And this weekend Postmates is delivering the biggest (and fastest) burgers in town. That’s right, it’s Whataburger on-demand, now thru Sunday at 2am.

We’re making their All-Time Favorite Meals* a flat $2. Get Austin’s made-to-order burgers for a third of the price. Simply open the app, find the Whataburger On-Demand store, add your choice of burger, fries & drink (limit 1 per customer) and checkout.

Don’t forget, Whataburger is open 24/7 - just like us. $5 delivery applies. Enjoy!

*choose from Whataburger Patty Melt, A1 Thick & Hearty Burger, Monterey Melt, Chop House Cheddar Burger, Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich or Green Chile Double Burger

Posted 2 weeks ago

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at the beloved Petsi Pies to deliver FREE Mini Pies On-Demand in Boston, Friday at 1pm and again at 3pm. These homemade sweets will sell out quickly, so don’t be late!

How to snag some dessert:
1. Open the app and find the Free Pie On-Demand store
2. Add your free mixed berry mini pie (limit 1 per customer)
3. Checkout and get fresh baked goods delivered in under an hour

You cover the $5 delivery, we’ll pay for the pie. Have a sweet weekend!

Posted 2 weeks ago

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at the beloved Berco’s Popcorn to bring you all the fixings to host the perfect movie night at home. That’s right, Postmates is delivering FREE gourmet popcorn on-demand, today and tomorrow starting at 2pm.

Simply open the app, select the Free Berco’s Popcorn On-Demand store, add your free popcorn* & red licorice and checkout. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Normal delivery fee applies.

*popcorn mix comes with cheese & caramel popcorn; licorice from Amy’s Candy Bar; no substitutions please

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Postmates is bringing you Diddy On-Demand. No, not the rapper. Even better. Postmates has teamed up with the legendary bakers at Diddy Riese to bring you free cookies on-demand, today thru Saturday.

That’s right, starting at 2pm each day, open the app, select the Free Diddy Riese On-Demand store, add your Free Diddy Dozen* & checkout. Trust us, these homemade sweets are not to be missed.

You pay delivery, we’ll cover the delicious part.

*4 chocolate chip, 4 candy & 4 oatmeal raisin cookies; no substitutions; limit 1 order per customer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Doughnut fans, read on. We’re bringing Krispy Kreme to you.

How to snag a pack:
1. Open the app and find the Krispy Kreme On-Demand store
2. Add your $5 original glazed doughnut 6-pack (1 per customer)
3. Checkout & get these beloved sweets delivered in minutes

San Francisco: Thursday & Friday at 10am till we sell out (which will happen fast)

South Bay: Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 11pm each day

Reminder: doughnut packs are $5, delivery is FREE. Enjoy!