How Much Do You Actually Spend With Grab's New Monthly Passes With GrabClub?
 
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How Much Do You Actually Spend With Grab's New Monthly Passes With GrabClub?

Cherie Tan
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GrabClub consists of 4 elements which Grab tries to cater to everyone in Singapore possible (well except those that don’t cab).

As promised in the last quarter of 2018, Grab released additional passes such as short commute pass and flat-fare pass.

Note: Flat-fare passes are currently SOLD OUT.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.

The 4 types of GrabClub passes are:

  1. Short Commute Pass (NEW!)
  2. Flat-Fare Ride Pass (NEW!)
  3. All Access Pass
  4. Food Pass

TL;DR: An Overview of how much GrabClub Passes cost Each Month

 All Access PassShort Commute PassFlat Fare Ride Pass
1. BASIC/ LIGHTS$11.99 /mthS$59 /mthS$49 /mth
2. PREMIUM/ EXTRA/ HEAVYS$19.99 /mthS$109 /mthS$89 /mth
Unique Selling PointSave on using too much GrabSave on short distance Grab ridesSave on long distance Grab rides

Read more on the other passes: GrabClub, Grab’s Subscription Service in Singapore, is it worth it?

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In this article, we will be going through

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  1. Short Commute Pass (NEW!)
  2. Flat-Fare Ride Pass (NEW!)
  3. Seedly Community’s Thoughts
  4. Other Alternatives to GrabClub Passes

Main takeaways before committing to each pass, you should opt for:

 ScenariosWhich Pass to Opt for?
1If your Grab rides costs above S$17 for at least 10 times a month.Flat-Rate Rides
2You take more short tripsShort Commute
3You take more long tripsFlat-Rate Rides
4If you spend at least S$59 a month on Grab, but lesser than S$169Short Commute
5If you Grab 10-20 over times a month with Grab rides fare of at least S$6 but below $10.Short Commute
6If you spend more than S$169 a month on GrabFlat-Rate Rides
7If you don't Grab oftenNone

The possibilities are endless, use the analysis provided below to check if GrabClub Passes are worth the money for you!

I don’t Grab often, I can’t even get a ride using Grab as a Gold member but I would say that by setting aside S$59 a month would give me $100 Grab vouchers is quite enticing.

I don’t think it is transferrable though unless you book rides for your friends! /wink

Things to Note on GrabClub Passes:

  • ERPs are excluded from your pass, therefore it is borne by you.
  • Subscribing to GrabClub passes does not give you points for Grab Rewards.

1. GrabClub Short Commute Passes – Basic/ Premium

Short commute passes allow you to save on short-distance trips preferably less than S$10 per trip which you can nullify with your S$10 ride voucher.

  1. Average Grab ride is from S$6 to S$10, your actual expenses would only be the subscription fee.
  2. Average Grab ride is at S$15, your actual expenses would be S$109 or S$209 depending on which plan you opt for.
 1. BASIC2. EXTRA
Benefits10X S$10 Ride Vouchers20X S$10 Ride Vouchers
Subscription FeeS$59 /mthS$109 /mth

Pros of Short Commute Ride Pass:

  • As the name goes, for short-distance rides
  • Breakeven as long as your average trip costs more than S$6
  • If you don’t Grab often but wish to have that flexibility with reduced damage to the pockets.

Cons of Short Commute Ride Pass:

  • Can’t take long-distance trips without having to fork out cash on your own.
  • If your Grab ride costs more than S$10, your savings would be capped at S$41 or S$91 respectively.

Breaking Down An Example: Your average Grab Ride costs S$10

Assuming your average cost each ride is S$10 on Grab, which is covered by your S$10 voucher.

 1. BASIC2. PREMIUM
Subscription Fee$59$109
Cost of Grab Rides
(10 rides)
$100$200
Cost of Vouchers$100$200
Total Grab Rides Excess$0$0
Actual Expenses
(Grab Rides Excess + Subscription)
S$59
(0+59)
S$109
(0+109)
Total Savings
(Grab Rides - Actual Expenses)
S$41
(100-59)
S$91
(200-109)

Here are the Actual Expenses and your Total Savings with Short Commute pass:

 1. BASIC2. PREMIUM
Avg. Grab Ride CostActual Expenses
(S$)
Total Savings
(S$)
Actual Expenses
(S$)
Total Savings
(S$)
$559-59109-9
$6111
$71131
$82151
$93171
$10594110991
$1169129
$1279149
$1389169
$1499189
$15109209

You will only breakeven if your Grab rides are at least S$6 a ride

From the above analysis, if your Grab fare does not amount to S$6, you will not breakeven your cost.

  • Breakeven point: S$6 per ride on average
  • I understand if you are tempted to Grab to the nearest shopping mall from your place, but if you Grab rides don’t amount to that, don’t waste your money.

Kuek Jinhua – Although the long distance one is sold out, the short commute one is still useful since it gives $10 off, which results in ~20% savings for those with higher fares…”

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2. GrabClub Flat-Fare Ride Passes – Light/ Heavy

 1. LIGHT2. HEAVY
Benefits10X S$12 Flat-Fare rides20X S$12 Flat-Fare rides
Subscription FeeS$49 /mthS$89 /mth

Pros of Flat-Fare Ride Pass:

  • There is a ceiling on your expenses, $169/ $329 a month maximum.
  • If your trip is more than S$17 per ride on average, you save.
  • The more expensive your trips are, the more you save.

Cons of Flat-Fare Ride Pass:

  • High cash outlay, which is also your expense ceiling, versus your short commute pass.

Here are the Actual Expenses and your Total Savings with the Flat-Fare Rides pass:

 1. LIGHT2. HEAVY
Avg. Grab Ride CostActual Expenses
(S$)
Total Savings
(S$)
Actual Expenses
(S$)
Total Savings
(S$)
$12$169 max
(49 + 120)
-41S$329 max
(89 + 240)
-89
$13-39-69
$14-29-49
$15-19-29
$16-9-9
$17111
$181131
$192151
$203171
$214191
$2251111
$2361131
$2471151
$2581171

The more expensive your Grab rides usually are, the more you save by using the flat-fare passes.

Breaking Down An Example: Your average Grab Ride costs S$15

Assuming your average cost each ride is S$15 on Grab, but you only had to pay S$12 for each of your rides.

 1. LIGHT2. HEAVY
Subscription Fee$49$89
Original Grab Fare
(S$15 per ride)
$150$300
Flat-rate Fees
($12 per ride)
$120
(10 vouchers)
$240
(20 vouchers)
Actual Expenses
(Flat-rate fees + Subscription)
$169
(120+49)
$329
(120+89)
Total Savings
(Original Grab Fare - Actual Expenses)
-S$19
(150-169)
S$91
(300-329)

In comparison with the Actual Expenses if holding onto the Short Commute Pass would be S$109 or S$209 respectively.

You will only breakeven if your Grab rides average about $17 per ride

From the above analysis, you will not breakeven your cost even if your average Grab ride costs about S$15.

  • Breakeven point: S$17 per ride on average
  • If you Grab rides don’t amount to that, don’t waste your money.

If you are keen to look at the full breakeven analysis, do refer to it here.

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Here’s what the Community has to say

  • Annaliese Nyah – The plan is good only if you manage to get a cab and not have the drivers cancel on you so much so you don’t get a chance to use the plan.
  • Benjamin Toon – A strategy to lock-in funds to tide against Go-Jek while consumers are still weighing in which is better for them. If they can prevent switching it’s a long game to see who will bleed out.
  • Ming Hui – Seems like good deal during surge periods, when a $10 ride can reach $30. But i read the T&Cs its not available to GrabTaxi.. If need to fetch kids cannot already..

For more details, you can refer to their FAQ here.

Other Alternatives to GrabClub Passes

Too many passes, can’t seem to make up your mind? It’s okay, that’s all of us.

Not sure where Grab is trying to drive the market towards, with so many choices, how could a consumer decide? Just go with a one-off Grab voucher then.

Source: Lazada

If neither of these passes has convinced you to put more money aside in Grab, or you do not wish to have your money locked up, you can look at Lazada or Shopee for Grab vouchers at 13% off its original price!

Don’t forget to use Shopback to get cashback! /wink

Where Do I Get GrabClub?

  • Open your Grab app
  • Under ‘Menu’, there is a ‘GrabClub’ option

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