The more coffee I drink, the more I realize that coffee shops are doing whatever it takes to make the customer experience more convenient.
And as someone who values convenience (and coffee), I'm not complaining!
This fact became even more obvious after my birthday. Friends and family members are fully aware of my coffee addiction, so I was given several Dunkin Donuts gift cards to celebrate the occasion.
Thanks to the Dunkin Donuts app, adding those gift cards to my account was a breeze.
In this guide, I’ll cover the exact steps for adding a Dunkin Donuts gift card via the app, as well as the benefits of using gift cards vs other payment options.
Easy Steps For Adding A Gift Card To The Dunkin’ App
Any smartphone user can easily add Dunkin gift cards to the company’s mobile app. I personally use an iPhone, but using an Android phone is just as straightforward.
I first downloaded the app to start racking up free perks and reward points, but I quickly realized that it offers much more.
In addition to adding gift cards and other payment methods, the app allows you to find locations for Dunkin Donuts stores, browse the menu, order online, and even send gifts.
For now, let’s focus on adding and managing a Dunkin Donuts gift card. Here are the instructions on what to do in 4 simple steps:
1. Download The Dunkin Donuts App
If you don’t already have the Dunkin Donuts app on your phone, now is the time to download it.
Make sure to download the official app based on whether you’re an iPhone user or an Android user. If you search “Dunkin Donuts” in the App Store or Google Play, you’ll see it right away.
No matter your device, the app is a free download, and it shouldn’t take too long to appear on your phone’s home screen.
2. Create A Dunkin Account
Once the app is downloaded, you need to get registered online with a new Dunkin account. To do this, click “Join Now” and input your details.
You can either sign up using your email, which will prompt you to add your name and create a password. Or, you can do what I did and sign up using your Apple (or Android) account.
From here, you can customize your DD Perks account by selecting your preferred Dunkin Donuts location and inputting payment methods, including a virtual gift card.
3. Add Your Dunkin Donuts Gift Card
Whether you're adding a physical Dunkin Donut gift card or an e-gift card, all you need is access to the app and add gift card number.
Start by logging in to your DD Perks account if you're not already.
Then, tap the "Menu" button that's located at the top-left corner of the app. Select "Manage Payments" and click the "Add DD Card" button.
Finally, just add a gift card by inputting the card number, which will be located on the back of the card.
Once it’s added, your Dunkin gift card balance will be updated, and you can start using the app to pay.
4. Order On The Dunkin App!
When you’re ready to use your gift card, just head to the Dunkin app. You can order ahead of time online - just be sure to order from the right DD location.
Add items from the DD app menu before checking out in the app, and then head to the store to pick up your favorite Dunkin' iced coffee and donuts.
If you prefer to order at the store, it’s a quick and easy process. Order in the drive-thru or at the counter, and then open the app and hand the digital card to the Dunkin barista to scan.
Once the payment goes through, it will automatically update with the remaining balance.
Is It Necessary To Add DD Gift Cards To The App?
While it's not entirely necessary to add your Dunkin gift cards to the Dunkin app, it's highly recommended that you do, and the perfect way to ensure you don't lose it.
By adding your DD card to the app, you’ll get perks - aka DD Perks - that you wouldn’t get if you make purchases directly at the store.
If you ask me, the DD Perks program is one of the best rewards systems out there.
You'll be automatically enrolled as a DD Perks member once you create your account, and for every $1 you spend (even when using a gift card), you'll receive five points.
Hit 200 points, and you're eligible for free coffee.
Can You Combine Gift Cards On The Dunkin App?
Aside from the free perks, having the ability to combine DD cards online is another benefit of using the Dunkin app.
Remember those birthday gift cards I told you about? I received 3 cards, but I was able to combine the totals for one easy-to-use balance on my account.
If you want to combine multiple gift cards or add a gift card to your current balance, just follow these steps:
5 Surprising Benefits Of Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Cards
Using a mobile app to order coffee and make payments comes with a lot of surprising benefits.
Now, I never pay for my Dunkin Donuts with regular cash or card - I simply open the app when it comes time to pay, and here’s why:
1. Fast Transactions
Rather than shuffle around in my purse for extra cash or skim through my wallet for the right card, I can now make seamless, speedy transactions every time I visit Dunkin.
I'm in and out in just a few minutes with a huge smile on my face while I indulge in my favorite Dunkin' caramel drink.
App payments, whether you use a DD gift card or an added credit card, streamline everything in a way that’s beneficial to both customers and Dunkin employees.
Because paying via the app with a gift card is so convenient, I rarely ever use a credit card or cash to pay for my usual Dunkin' Donuts frozen drink.
Even if I haven’t been given a Dunkin Donuts gift card, I’ve gotten into the habit of reloading past gift cards for fast, easy, convenient payments.
When you use the Dunkin Donuts app to pay, it’s not up to you to keep track of points.
Your account will automatically redeem points with each purchase, which means more free coffee and donuts! This allows you to rack up enough points to cash in for your favorite Dunkin' Donuts hot drinks.
4. Enhanced Security
Every company has the same policy; they’re not responsible for a lost or stolen gift card. So if you lose a physical gift card, you’re out of luck.
By adding your Dunkin Donuts gift card to the app, you never have to worry about this.
The gift card funds will be saved and stored, and Dunkin will even offer a replacement gift card if you notice any unauthorized use.
5. Easy Gifting
Dunkin gift cards are appropriate for many different occasions.
Whether you’re telling someone “Happy Birthday” or just feeling friendly, it’s super easy to send a DD gift card to friends and family, all through the app.
Related Dunkin Gift Card In-App Questions
How do you send a Dunkin Donuts gift card to someone?
You can buy Dunkin gift cards via the app by selecting the “Send a Gift” option in the DD app menu. This will send the gift card directly to the recipient, either via text or email.
Can I use a Dunkin’ gift card for delivery?
You can only use a Dunkin gift card for delivery if you’re ordering directly through the Dunkin app or website. If you’re placing an order through Uber Eats, DoorDash, or another food delivery service, you’ll have to pay another way.
Are Dunkin Donuts gift cards reloadable?
Yes, Dunkin Donuts gift cards are reloadable, and the Dunkin app makes adding money to any DD card easy.
You can even set up an Auto-Reload each month, which will automatically reload your card with a fixed amount.
Can a Dunkin gift card be used at the drive-thru?
Yes, a Dunkin gift card can be used at the drive-thru, even if that card has been uploaded to the Dunkin app. When you're ready to pay, simply open the app and the gift card QR code to be scanned.
Well, there you have it - the complete guide on how to add a gift card to the Dunkin app!
When you add a gift card to your new account, it's a convenient way to make fast, easy transactions.
Plus, it protects you from lost or stolen cards and is a great way to start enjoying the DD perks program.