Coupons and in-store discounts are sometimes available on Instacart. The coupons you see on Instacart are manufacturer’s coupons. They’re automatically applied to the qualifying items in your cart.

If your shopper replaces your original item with one that doesn’t qualify, you won’t receive the discount.

Promotion codes

You can add promotion codes to your account in the Instacart app or on the website.

In the app—

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner 
  2. Tap Credits, promos, and gift cards
  3. Tap Redeem
  4. Enter the code and tap Redeem

On the website—

  1. At the top left, click the 3 horizontal lines
  2. Click Add Promo or Gift Card
  3. Enter the code and click Add to account

Click or tap Add promo code at checkout to add the promotion code to your order.

Get a promotion code from one of our retailer partners? Apply the code on their Powered by Instacart site.

Available credits and active promotions show under the Credits, promos, and gift cards section of your account. The promotion amount automatically applies to your next order during checkout. Any remainder goes back to your account for future orders.

If you received a promotion code from your friends or family, it only works on your account if you meet the requirements of the promotion and are not transferrable. These requirements are at the bottom of the email the original recipient received.

We can’t apply promotions or credits toward fees, taxes, tips, or alcohol items, due to applicable laws and regulations.

Promotions without a code

Some promotions don’t require a code. You can add these promotions to your account by clicking the button or link in the email, push notification, in-app banner, or text message you receive. Once activated, the promotion amount automatically applies to your next order(s) at checkout. They can’t be used in combination with another promotion or credit. Any remaining credit goes back to your account for future orders. 

These promotions can’t be shared. If you share the promotion, or try to use it on another account, the promotion won’t apply. They are only available for the account associated with the original recipient’s email address.

Multiple promotions on your account

Only free-delivery promotions and select promotion codes combine with additional promotions. 

If you’re not attempting to apply these promotions to your order, you can only use 1 promotion per order. You can’t combine select promotions and/or credits. If you have multiple promotions on your account, the promotion with the earliest expiration date automatically applies at checkout. To apply a different promotion, you’ll need to place another order.  

Any Instacart credits on your account apply to your order based on the earliest expiration date. 

Promotions and EBT items

Once the subtotal of your order meets the order minimum, your promotion only applies to the non-EBT items in your order. If the value of your non-EBT items is less than the promotional amount, the remaining promotional amount goes to your account as credit. 

For example, you have $40 of EBT items, $10 of non-EBT items, and a promotion for $20 off your order of $35 or more. Because your order subtotal of $50 meets the $35 order minimum, the promotion applies to the $10 of non-EBT items. Then, the remaining $10 returns to your account as a credit.

For more information on purchasing EBT items, go to Checking out with your EBT card.