Promo codes (and other tips) to make your Grab rides more affordable (updated Sep 2018)

Promo codes (and other tips) to make your Grab rides more affordable (updated Sep 2018)

We aren't pulling your leg - Grab promo codes do exist. You just have to dig hard enough to unearth these elusive discounts for your Grab rides.

Save this link, because we will be updating it regularly with new promo codes and ways to reduce the overall spend on your ride.

Get more savings with the right credit cards

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Using a credit card is all about future spending. And savings too. Because if you are going to spend quite a bit on Uber or Grab rides, that same amount can help you accumulate either rebates or air miles, depending on which you prefer.

So if you're in the market to find the perfect card for your Grab rides, Bear has that neatly sorted out for you in our comprehensive credit card comparison.

Standard Chartered Unlimited Cashback Credit Card

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  • Enjoy up to 15% cashback (capped at $30 a month) on all your Grab rides with a minimum total eligible retail spend of $900 in a month, including Grab App transactions

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Standard Chartered credit cards

Standard Chartered users are in for a treat. And by that, we mean ANY user who has a Standard Chartered credit card. You get up to 15% cashback (up to $30 per month) if you charge your Grab rides to a Standard Chartered card.

Some caveats to know - you need to have a minimum spend of $900 to qualify for this promo.

Citi Cash Back Card

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  • 8% cashback for your Grab rides capped at $25 per month

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Citi Cash Back Card

Another card that gives you that extra rebate is the Citi Cash Back Card. By spending at least $888 in a month, you get an 8% cashback for your Grab rides capped at $25 per month.

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Score by FairPrice and Grab promo

Score by FairPrice and Grab

If you pay a monthly fee for your telco bills and Netflix monthly subscription, wouldn't it make sense to do so for your Grab rides? That's where Score by FairPrice and Grab comes in.

Ah, before you jump in glee, this is more of a Lazada LiveUp situation, where you get additional benefits for a membership. But the benefits do make sense if you look at it from the Grab perspective:

  • Upon completing 4 non-discounted Grab rides, you get 20% discount on rides, capped at $4 per ride, up to 30 rides per month
     
  • 50% off all Grab rides, capped at $6, up to 5 redemptions on the third Monday of every calendar month

Cost and savings example

Let's say you spend $20 per ride from your house to the office. Assuming you're so hardworking that you go to work every single day, that's 20 days, making it a total of 40 rides. $800 is quite a substantial amount.

Let's not forget about the $29.99 annual subscription for Score, which will amount to $2.50 per month.

With Score, based on the above example, you get the following discounts:

  • 50% off rides on the third Monday, which is capped at $6. With two rides, that's $12.
     
  • 20% off rides for the remainder. Factoring in the first four full priced rides and the abovementioned 50% discount, you get the full 30 rides that has a 20% discount, which amounts to $120 of savings.

That amounts to $132 of savings per month, reducing your monthly Grab cost from $802.50 to $670.50.

Still way cheaper than driving a car.

Note that Score's annual subscription is currently a promo rate, which reverts to $49.90 when you subscribe from the second year onwards.

Grab promo with Lazada LiveUp

Lazada LiveUp

Lazada's LiveUp membership provides more than free delivery for your purchases from the online retailer. The free delivery also applies to delivery from foodpanda and Redmart, plus up to four months of free Netflix.

Then, there's also the Grab discount. By linking your Lazada LiveUp and Grab accounts, you will get $10 off for every 10 Grab rides, regardless of the Grab fare.

You can claim this $10 for up to six times till the end of the year. That's $60 off, for a LiveUp membership cost of $29.90 per year.

Again, just like Score, the LiveUp membership is also at a promo rate, after which it'll be $49.90 per year. But considering how much you'll save from the free delivery and Grab discounts, it's definitely worth it.

Bonus: cab promo codes

Riding-hailing apps, though convenient, come with a huge caveat - surge pricing. Given that surge pricing can hit almost 3x more than normal, no user in their right mind would pay for that. Well, except for those who are really desperate.

But really, don't stick to a Grab ride if it's going to cost you $50 to get home from Orchard to Tampines. That's just throwing money down the drain.

The best option at this point is to either join the taxi queue for a metered fare or use the ComfortDelGro app to call for a metered cab.

Yes, metered cab. Believe or not, there are now more promo codes available on te ComfortDelGro app.

Get $3 off your ride with DAY3 code

Get $3 off with promo code DAY3 when you book via the ComfortDelGro app.

  • Valid from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
     
  • Limited to 800 redemptions every hour
     
  • 1 redemption per mobile number daily

Get $2 off your ride with MC2 code

ComfortDelGro promo

Since we're aiming to be a cashless society, it makes sense to pay with your MasterCard credit card. In this case, you're getting $2 off when you enter the promo code MC2 in the ComfortDelGro app.

Do note that this is limited to one mobile number per day and is capped at 1,500 redemptions per day.

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