We can’t live without food delivery services like Foodpanda, Deliveroo, and GrabFood these days, especially when we’re too busy working from home or are just too lazy to cook.
Although it does get on nerves when you’re queuing for bubble tea and you see the food delivery rider also waiting there to deliver like 10 cups to whoever ordered for their family to get free delivery.
Besides, with promo codes and offers, why not take advantage of them?
Food delivery promo codes in Singapore (September 2020)
Take the opportunity to save a few bucks with a promo code with the credit cards you own (UOB, Citibank, DBS, HSBC). Be sure to share this article with your fellow lazy friends and coworkers!
Foodpanda promo codes Singapore
Foodpanda is presently the most competitive food delivery player in Singapore, at least when it comes to promo codes.
Foodpanda credit card promo codes
|Foodpanda promo code||Users||What you get||Validity|
|CITINEW||New users||$8 off first 2 orders with minimum spend of $15||30 Sep 2020|
|CITISHOPS9||New users||9% off with minimum spend of $25 at foodpanda shops and pandamart (capped at $5; for first 1,000 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|DBS8NEW||New users||$8 off first 2 orders with minimum spend of $15||31 Dec 2020|
|UOBSEP||New users||$6 off with minimum spend of $30 (for first 3,500 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|UOB5NEW||New users||$5 off first 3 orders with minimum spend of $15||31 Dec 2020|
|CITISEP||Existing users||$6 off with minimum spend of $30 (limited redemptions daily)||30 Sep 2020|
|CITISEP99||Existing users||$9.90 off with minimum spend of $45 ( for first 3,000 redemptions, for restaurants only)||30 Sep 2020|
|DBSSEP||Existing users||$5 off with minimum spend of $25 (2x use, first 5,000 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|HSBC5OFF||Existing users||$5 off with minimum spend of $25||30 Sep 2020|
|OCBC4||Existing users||$4 off with a minimum spend of $5 (first 7,000 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|UOBSEP99||Existing users||$9.90 off with minimum spend of $45 (from 9-18 Sep, only for first 100 redemptions daily)||30 Sep 2020|
|UOBSHOPS9||Existing users||$6 off pandamart or foodpanda shops order with minimum spend of $30 (first 1,000 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|UOBSEP||Existing users||$6 off with minimum spend of $30||30 Sep 2020|
Foodpanda pandamart and shops promo codes
|SAVE50||New users||50% off first foodpanda order with minimum spend of $10 (capped at $8)||31 Oct 2020|
|MART50||New users||50% off first Pandamart order with minimum spend of $15 (capped at $8)||30 Sep 2020|
|SHOPS50||New users||50% off first foodpanda shops order with minimum spend of $15 (capped at $8)||30 Sep 2020|
|–||Existing users||18% off for pick up orders||30 Sep 2020|
|TASTY5||Existing users||$5 off 3 orders at selected merchants, minimum order of $10. *Refer below for list of merchants.||9 Sep 2020|
|FLASHBBT||Existing users||30% off bubble tea orders with minimum order of $10 (capped at $5; first 2,000 redemptions per day)||8 to 10, 15 to17 Sep 2020|
|FLASHFC||Existing users||25% off fried chicken with minimum order of $12 (capped at $5; first 2,000 redemptions per day)||22 to 24, 29 to 30 Sep, 1 Oct|
|TGSFD||Existing users||Free delivery on Tiger Sugar orders with minimum order of $10 (first 6,000 redemptions)||1 to 14 Sep 2020|
|CATHAYMALLS||Existing users||$5 off order from foodpanda restaurants or shops in The Cathay or Cineleisure with minimum spend of $15||15 Sep 2020|
|REAL9||Existing users||9% off grocery orders from pandamart and Foodpanda shops with minimum order of $15 (capped at $9; 10 redemptions per customer)||7 to 27 Sep 2020|
*TASTY5 code can be used at the following merchants: 4Fingers, Arnold’s Fried Chicken, Boost Juice Bars, Breadtalk, Burger King, Each A Cup, i.tea, Jinjja Chicken, Koi Thé, Long John Silver’s, Makisan, MOS Burger & Cafe, Old Street Bak Kut Teh, Pastamania, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Starbucks, Texas Chicken, The Soup Spoon, The Soup Spoon (Union), Fish&Co, Ayam Penyet President, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, Guzman Y Gomez, WokHey, Pezzo, CRAVE, LiHo
Foodpanda is getting more generous with their promo codes and it seems like they want to promote their shops and pandamart which are pretty useful when you want to order something quickly.
The minimum spending to qualify for a discount is something that can be easily hit — for instance, you can order two portions for dinner and keep one for lunch the next day.
If you’re not a particularly loyal customer, it’s definitely worth it to do a bit of price comparison for the more popular restaurants that are on two or more delivery platforms.
If you want to save on your meal, Foodpanda also has a free delivery filter. Note that free delivery is usually only available if you hit a minimum order e.g. $12 or $15.
Alternatively, Foodpanda supposedly released their Panda Pro subscription plans. They’re actually very affordable — the plans start at $3.99 for 5 free deliveries per month.
Deliveroo promo codes Singapore
|Deliveroo promo code||New or existing||Discount||Validity|
|CITINEW||New users||$4 off first 3 orders with minimum spend of $25||31 Dec 2020|
|UOBNEW||New users||$4 off first 3 orders with minimum spend of $25||30 Sep 2020|
|HSBCNEW||New users||$4 off first 3 orders with minimum spend of $25||31 Dec 2020|
|Get code||New users||$4 off first 3 orders with a minimum spend of $20 on OCBC Visa card||30 June 2021|
|CITI6SEP||Existing users||$6 off with minimum spend of $30||30 Sep 2020|
|CITI12SEP||Existing users||$12 off with minimum spend of $50||30 Sep 2020|
|UOB4OFFSEP||Existing users||$4 off with minimum spend of $20 (first 3,500 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|UOB6OFFSEP||Existing users||$6 off with min. spend of $30 (first 10,000 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|HSBCSEP20||Existing users||$5 off with minimum spend of $25||30 Sep 2020|
|SCB7OFF||Existing users||$7 off with minimum spend of $35 (first 8,500 redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
UOB and Citibank are consistent with the promo codes for Deliveroo Singapore. There used to be way more, but Deliveroo has apparently gotten enough traction to cut down on the promo codes and yet still get orders.
Other than Citibank and UOB, HSBC and Stanchart credit cardholders also can get some discount, provided if all the offers haven’t been redeemed yet, as there are only limited redemptions.
Deliveroo has a bit of a reputation as an atas food delivery service, but I think they’re not that bad. If you don’t want to spend too much, you can use the filters to suss out hawker fare, fast food, bubble tea, and the more affordable restaurants.
Also, if you order food delivery often enough, you can consider signing up for Deliveroo Plus at $14.90/month. It gives you unlimited free deliveries, which could come in handy.
Delivery fees are usually between $3 to $5. That means you only need to make 3 to 5 orders so that it’s worthwhile. Do note, however, that you may need to consolidate a few orders to hit the Deliveroo minimum order of $12, or else you’ll be charged the difference as a “small order fee”.
GrabFood promo codes Singapore
Compared to Foodpanda and Deliveroo, GrabFood’s credit card tie-ups are quite disappointing. Besides, most codes are only limited redemptions and by the time you want to use use the code, the offer has been mostly redeemed.
Currently, only Citibank and HSBC cardholders have perks.
|GrabFood promo code||New or existing||Discount||Validity|
|NDP2020||Existing users||15% off on takeaway orders||7 Sep 2020|
|GROCERIES||Existing users||Free delivery on groceries with minimum spend of $20 (3x use; capped at $6)||9 Sep 2020|
|GMOFF6||Existing users||Free delivery on GrabMart orders with minimum $70 spend (3x use, capped at $6)||20 Sep 2020|
|FREEDEL||Existing users||Free delivery with minimum spend of $80 (3x use; capped at $10)||30 Sep 2020|
|MOONCAKE||Existing users||Free delivery off mooncake orders from selected GrabMart partners with minimum spend of $68||30 Sep 2020|
|FEM5Off||Existing users||$5 off min. spend $15 for selected outlets in Far East Malls||30 Sep 2020|
|CITI6||Existing users||$6 off GrabFood order, minimum spend of $30 with Citi cards (limited redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|CITI12||Existing users||$12 off GrabFood order, minimum spend of $50 with Citi cards (limited redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|CITI5||Existing users||$5 off GrabMart order, minimum spend of $30 (limited redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|CITI10||Existing users||$10 off GrabMart order, minimum spend of $50 (limited redemptions)||30 Sep 2020|
|HSBCFOOD||Existing users||$5 off min. spend $15 (limited redemptions available)||4 Dec 2020|
|HSBC3OFFFOOD||Existing users||$3 off min. spend $20 (limited redemptions available)||31 Dec 2020|
Grab has recently been promoting their GrabMart offerings, giving Foodpanda some competition in the same-day delivery of groceries. But Grab’s delivery charges are still some of the highest around, so ordering from pandamart is still more wallet-friendly.
Additionally, GrabFood frequently has in-app promotions and campaigns (usually seasonal, like for Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, yada yada). The promotion mechanics are also quite varied. I’ve seen direct discounts, bundled set meals and free delivery promos.
Here are some examples:
Most of these discounts require quite a high minimum spend and/or are bundles for 2 or more people. That makes it a little inconvenient, but if you can fulfil the criteria, the discounts are not bad. Plus, GrabFood’s off-peak delivery fees start from as low as $2+, which is one of the lowest in town.
Conclusion: Which food delivery service is the cheapest?
Lots of restaurants are on all 3 food delivery platforms, so at this point, it’s no longer a matter of choice.
To compare the prices, I did an experiment ordering bubble tea on all 3 platforms. For this, my poison of choice was the Woobbee Milk Tea (medium).
|Delivery platform||Bubble tea price||Delivery fee||Total price|
|Foodpanda||$3.30 + $1.70 difference to minimum||$3.49||$8.49|
|Deliveroo||$3.30 + $5 small order fee||$3||$11.30|
|GrabFood||$3.30 + $6.70 small order fee||$3.80||$13.80|
The last time I tried this (in Feb 2020), it was the cheapest on GrabFood, because there was no minimum order, and it happened to be off-peak so I scored a low delivery fee ($2.10).
However, it seems that due to the current circuit breaker situation, it’s ALWAYS peak hour. Also, certain restaurants started implementing a small order fee… And boy did that add up. Long story short — when I replicated this experiment (in Apr 2020), GrabFood became the most expensive option.
For Foodpanda, there was no change in prices (from Feb to Apr). I had to top up $1.70 to reach the $5 minimum order and pay delivery fees of $3.49 (flat rate). The total bill came up to $8.49, which is I thought was ridiculous to pay for a cup of boba tea… but is now the cheapest option.
Deliveroo didn’t change their prices either. Although the delivery fee of $3 was the cheapest, there was a small order fee of $5 that jacked the prices up.
Of course, this example is biased in that I tried to order $3 bubble tea. If you meet the minimum order for them all, you’ll find that the menu prices are all comparable and all you’re really comparing are delivery fees.
Bonus: Which credit card should you charge your order to?
If you frequently order in food, it’s worthwhile to check out which credit cards can give you some rebates or miles for your meal.
You’d think that food deliveries would automatically be included under the “dining” category… but currently, only the OCBC365 card explicitly states so. With it, you can get 6% rebate on all dining expenses, including your GrabFood, Deliveroo and Foodpanda orders.
The other popular dining cards like Citi Cashback and UOB YOLO don’t mention food deliveries, but if you want you can risk it and hope the banks recognise it as “dining”. (If you do, please tell us how it goes in the comments below!)
But not all hope is lost. The thing about ordering food online is that it can fall under the “online spending” category too. If you’re into cashback, you can consider the DBS Live Fresh Card (5% online spend).
If you prefer miles, there’s the Citi Rewards Card that gives you 10X rewards ($1 = 4 miles) for online shopping.
It’s wise to note that T&Cs are always subject to change, so do read up and/or call the bank before you sign up.
What promo codes do you use for food delivery? Spill the tea in the comments section.