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Here’s Why Your Grab Rides Are About To Get a Whole Lot Sweeter

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Mark Cheng

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Just a few years back, the idea of an on-demand ride-hailing transport provider such as Grab seemed like a novel idea. But today, booking a car or taxi through the Grab app has become a big part of our everyday lives. It’s also made life way more convenient than having to suffer the waiting time of trying to flag down a cab to no avail.

To sweeten the deal, Grab even goes the extra mile to make riding with them feel more shiok – as a regular Grab user who grabs at least twice weekly, you’d be hard-pressed to find a week without some form of attractive promotion.

 

And it’s about to get even better…

You might have realised you get reward points for every Grab ride you take. Before we get to what reward points can get you (which is the exciting part) in a bit, did you know you could hyper-charge your points accrual? See, the more points you get, the more rewards you can redeem.

And it’s not just ride discounts that you can benefit from, you can also get shopping, dining and entertainment promotions with their GrabRewards programme. But more on that later. Firstly, here’s how it works:
grab rewards points

This is the basic accrual rate for earning points, and here’s how you can speed things up:grab rewards points

 

Ok, that’s great. I’ve got tons of points. What can I use them on?

The GrabRewards programme is split into different tiers to reward frequent riders. The more you ride, the more points you get allowing you to move to a higher tier. Moving up the tiers means that you spend less points to redeem rewards, as you will see in the table below.

Here’s a summary of the membership tiers that allow you to redeem different benefits under the GrabRewards programme:grab rewards points
Note: Points to qualify are for every 6 months

 

As you can see in the table above, the GrabRewards programme doesn’t just allow you to redeem Ride Rewards but also allows you to enjoy benefits from their Partners rewards selection as well.

The flagship partners for Grab’s Partners rewards programme are KFC, Deliveroo and Spotify. Imagine being able to get a free Spotify Premium subscription for a whole month, or $10 off a Deliveroo order. Feeling hungry? You can get discounts off your purchase from KFC online.

Redemption is a simple process! Choose which promotion or discount you would like to redeem. Once you do, you will receive a unique code on the Grab app. Then, all you have to do is apply the code when making a purchase on the respective partner’s site.

Here’re some other rewards you can redeem on the GrabRewards programme:

Partners Rewards
Zalora 20% off purchases
Cotton On $5 off with no min. spend at all Cotton On outlets (including Typo and Rubi)
Häagen-Dazs Get 1 scoop of your choice of ice cream with an additional froyo scoop
Althea 12% off with a min. purchase of $50, up to a max of $10. Free shipping on orders above $29
Sasa $10 off and free Pink Rewards
ZEN Rooms 30% off first booking

Also, in case you didn’t know, you can earn points in other countries as well (Grab is available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar), and redeem your points for discounts at local merchants in each respective country.

What do you need to do? Check out the GrabRewards catalogue in your app right now for the best deals available. The more you ride with Grab, the more points you earn and the more rewards you will be able to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Start riding to redeem a world of rewards now!

This article is brought to you in collaboration with Grab.

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Mark Cheng

I rant and rave a lot, but when I'm not busy doing that, I'm managing the content for MoneySmart. I love Singapore, but I also believe in helping it to improve bit by bit, and that's where MoneySmart comes in. Have some thoughts? Drop me an email at mark@moneysmart.sg.