How many times have you ordered food online only to be hit with a delivery fee that bumps up your total a bit more than you may have hoped? With many of us staying at home right now, delivery services might just become our new best friend — and this Uber Eats deal seems to have come at the perfect time. You can cut costs on getting your fave foods from local restaurants because that delivery fee is getting waived.

Yes, you read that right. You can literally enjoy some of your favorite foods on your couch from local restaurants minus the delivery fee starting March 16 with Uber Eats.

To support your local restaurants and skip the delivery fee, keep an eye out for the eat local banner in the app. Selecting the banner will open up a line-up of all restaurants that fall under the deal. If the promotion is applicable to your order, the fee will automatically be waived.

Uber has also added an option for contactless delivery to help you feel safe, giving you the option to have your meal left at the door rather than handed directly to you. Just write leave at door in the delivery notes section.

As always, once your bites have been packed at the restaurants, they are loaded into a bag and not directly touched or handled again.

Alongside this deal, Uber has taken some extra steps surrounding preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.

Drivers that work with the delivery service will receive financial support in the event they're exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 and have to take sick days. The company is also working to provide drivers with sanitization materials.

Medical professionals, healthcare workers, and first responders on the line of duty in the U.S. and Canada right now will even see 300,000 free meals donated to them.

"We know that the work of medical and crisis response teams can be tireless and the hours long," said Uber in a press release, "which is why we want to help, even in a small way."

Oh heck yes! Grab your fuzziest socks, coziest PJ shorts, and roomiest sweater, then sink into your couch for that night in you’ve been meaning to enjoy for months while eating food from your fave local eatery — because social isolation doesn’t have to mean deliciousness deprivation.

Uber Eats Waived Local Delivery Fees

Original Price: Varied depending on location.

Sale Price: Free for local restaurants right now.

Why You Need It: Social distancing is an awesome way to support your community's health during an outbreak, but it doesn't mean that you can't treat yourself to some delicious restaurant food from time to time. Stay in and eat up with free delivery from your favorite local restaurants.

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