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PSA: Postmates Is Offering Free Delivery In L.A. Through Friday

Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles (Photo courtesy of Postmates)
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Postmates, the extremely popular on-demand platform "that can deliver anything from anywhere," allowing you to pay other people to bring you food while slowly shutting yourself off from the world, is offering free delivery across the city of Los Angeles through Friday.

Unlike the "sharing" economy, this does not appear to be a scam. It is, however, a promotion*, and you can capitalize on it by using the code "LABAE" (because the company's current campaign is #BetterThanYourBoyfriend, according to a Postmates rep).

That "LABAE" code should be good for free delivery from any Postmates merchant in Los Angeles, from now through Friday, September 15 at 11:59 p.m. According to a Postmates rep, "one account CAN use the same code unlimited times through Friday!"

To be clear, that's not free food, just free delivery. And if you do take Postmates up on their free delivery offer, please for the love of all that is holy, still tip your Postmate. Tip them generously, because you just got free delivery. Enjoy!

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*Postmates is publicizing the expansion of their L.A. territory to include Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Porter Ranch, Canoga Park, West Hills, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, and Sylmar, and also hyping their local $9.99 a month unlimited delivery plan.