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Deliveroo, Foodpanda & GrabFood Promo Codes in Singapore (2020)

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Remember the 2008 Pixar film Wall-E? The premise of the animation is a future world where human beings became lazy and gross due to an over-dependence on robots and automation. With services like Foodpanda, Deliveroo, and GrabFood becoming practically unavoidable, Singaporeans are fast closing in on such a state.

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If you’re going to use these food delivery apps, at least take the opportunity to save a few bucks with a promo code. Be sure to share this article with your fellow lazy friends and coworkers!

Read also: Best Food Delivery Singapore — Deliveroo vs Foodpanda vs GrabFood

 

Deliveroo promo codes Singapore – up to $7 off with min. spend $12

Credit card User type Promo code Discount
UOB New UOBNEWTOROO $4 off first 3 orders (min. spend $12)
HSBC New HSBCNEW20 50% off first 3 orders (capped at $6, min. spend $12) 
UOB Existing 7OFF[MTH] [first 6 digits of card number]
e.g 7OFFNOV123456
$7 off (min. spend $30)
UOB Existing 5OFF[MTH] [first 6 digits of card number]
e.g. 5OFFNOV123456
$5 off (min. spend $12)
HSBC Existing HSBCFEB20 Enjoy S$5 off with minimum spend of S$25

Here are the current promo codes for Deliveroo Singapore, as of 11 Feb 2020. 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.

Currently, only HSBC and UOB have promo codes for new and existing users, and you can only get maximum $7 off your order (minimum spend applies).

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. 

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”.

There’s a $3 to $5 delivery fee regardless of whether you hit the minimum or not. Ouch. The only way to get (unlimited) free delivery is to subscribe to Deliveroo Plus for $14.90/month.

 

Foodpanda promo codes Singapore – up to $15 off with min. spend $25

Credit card User type Promo code Discount
UOB New UOB5NEW  $5 off first 3 orders (min. spend $15)
DBS New DBSNC $15 off first order (min. spend $25)
Citibank New CITI5NEW $5 off first 3 orders (min. spend $15)
OCBC New OCBCNEW $5 off (min. spend $15)
DBS Existing DBS[MTH]CC  e.g. DBSFEBCC $10 off (min. spend $40)
UOB Existing UOBJAN / UOBFEB  $6 off (min. spend $30) on weekdays
UOB Existing UOBJAN10 / UOBFEB10 $10 off (min. spend $40) on weekends
DBS (debit cards) Existing DBS[MTH]DC e.g. DBSFEBDC  $5 off (min. spend $25)

Foodpanda presently the most competitive food delivery player in Singapore, at least when it comes to promo codes.

The only thing about the Foodpanda promo codes is that they all have a pretty high minimum spending requirement of $15 or above, so it’s more worthwhile to order in a group.

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.

 

GrabFood promo codes Singapore — up to 40% off with min. spend $40 

Unlike Foodpanda and Deliveroo, GrabFood doesn’t really do credit card promo codes where you get $X off if you spend $Y.

Although I can’t find it listed on the official GrabFood site, there seems to be several new-user promo codes circulating.

GrabFood promo code  Discount
8NEW  $8 off for new users
EAT40 40% off (min. spend $40; capped at $20)

Because these were taken from “unofficial” sources, I couldn’t find the expiry dates and any other terms and conditions. So I can’t guarantee they’ll work, but they’re worth a shot nonetheless.

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:

 grabfood seasonal promo

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. 

Valentine’s Day 2020 GrabFood promotions

It’s currently Valentine’s Day week, and there’s an ongoing 2 meals-for-$14 deal on GrabFood. The exact offerings depend on your location, but participating merchants include KFC, Burger King, Maki-San, Long John Silver’s and more (38 in total).

No promo code is required, you’ll see it already discounted on the app. The campaign runs until 19 Feb 2020.

 

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 Woobee Milk Tea (medium).

Delivery platform  Bubble tea price  Delivery fee Total price 
GrabFood $3.30  $2.10 (off-peak)  $5.40
Foodpanda $3.30 + $1.70 difference to minimum  $3.49 $8.49
Deliveroo $3.20 + $5 small order fee $3  $11.20

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.

Foodpanda came in second because I had to top up $1.70 to reach the $5 minimum order. Delivery was also more expensive at $3.49 (flat rate). The total bill came up to $8.49, which is ridiculous to pay for a cup of boba tea.

As expected, Deliveroo was the priciest. Instead of simply making you pay the difference (to the minimum order amount), Deliveroo actually charges a small order fee of $5. Even though the actual bubble tea was $0.10 cheaper than Foodpanda and GrabFood, the total sum ended up twice that of GrabFood.

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.

The delivery fees are quite competitive too, but if you’re ordering during off-peak hours (like I did), you’ll find GrabFood significantly cheaper.

 

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.

OCBC logo
Cashback on Everyday Dining (Including Local, Overseas and Online Food Delivery)
6%
Cashback Cap per month
S$80
Min. Spend per month
S$800

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!)

Citibank logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
Cash Back on Dining, including delivery from FoodPanda & Deliveroo
8%
Cash Back Cap per category, per month
S$25
Min. Spend per month
S$888
MoneySmart Exclusive: Get up to S$300 Cash or Grab Credits! Applies to new to bank customers. Valid till 31 Mar 2020.
UOB logo
Cashback on Dining
Up to 8%
Cash Back Cap
Up to S$80
Min. Spend per month
S$600

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).

DBS logo
Cashback on Online, Visa Contactless
Up to 10%
Cash Back Cap per month
Up to S$80
Min. Spend per month
S$1000
Online Promo: Get double cashback with DBS Live Fresh Card Valid till 30 Jun 2020.
  • Enjoy up to S$180 cashback.

If you prefer miles, there’s the Citi Rewards Card that gives you 10X rewards ($1 = 4 miles) for online shopping.

Citibank logo
MoneySmart Exclusive
on Online Spend*
S$1= 10X Points
on Shopping Spend
S$1= 10X Points
on All Other Spend
S$1 = 1 Point
MoneySmart Exclusive: Get up to S$300 Cash or Grab Credits! Applies to new to bank customers. Valid till 31 Mar 2020.

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.

 

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