Grab Subscriptions Review: Is the New Grab RideSavers Pack Worth It?
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Grab Subscriptions Review: Is the New Grab RideSavers Pack Worth It?

Kenneth Fong
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If you’ve been paying attention to your Grab app recently.

You would’ve noticed that there are 2 new Grab Subscriptions Pack available.

The Grab RideSavers Pack which supposedly helps you save 16% off your rides and more.

And the Grab Foodie Pack which allows you to enjoy up to $125 in savings on food and more.

Is this all just a marketing gimmick?

Or do they really do what they’re supposed to do?

Patrick Star Scratching His Head and Saying Uhh
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

Let’s find out which is worth it.


TL;DR: Grab RideSavers Pack vs. Grab Foodie Pack, Which Is Worth It?

Seedly Grab Subscriptions Grab Foodie Pack RideSavers Pack

Assuming you only focus on the most important part of each Grab Subscriptions Packs…

Grab RideSavers Pack: Not Really Worth It

Whether you pay $20.99 for 5 x $5 off Grab Transport vouchers.

Or $41.98 for 10 x $5 off Grab Transport vouchers.

You effectively enjoy $0.80 discount off each ride.

Grab Foodie Pack: Worth It

You pay $7.99 for 30 x $4 off GrabFood delivery vouchers.

You effectively enjoy $3.73 discount off each food delivery.


Is the Grab RideSavers Pack Worth It?

Grab RideSavers Pack
Source: Grab

Since we’re officially in Phase 2, Grab is probably expecting people to travel more.

Either to head to their favourite cafe or to go to the gym for the first time in months.

With the Grab RideSavers Pack, you’ll enjoy 16% savings on rides and more.

The thing to take note here is, it’s “rides and more” NOT just rides.

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Let me explain why.

There are two types of RideSavers Packs.

You either get the 5 x $5 off Grab Transport vouchers ($20.99) or the 10 x $5 off Grab Transport vouchers ($41.98).

And they both come with a free GrabMart and GrabExpress voucher.

Grab RideSavers PackPriceWhat Do I Get?
5-Ride Pack$20.995 x $5 Grab Transport vouchers
($25 worth of rides)
1 x $5 GrabMart voucher (min spend $18)
1 x 15% off GrabExpress delivery voucher (capped at $3)
10-Ride Pack$41.9810 x $5 Grab Transport vouchers
($50 worth of rides)
1 x $5 GrabMart voucher (min spend $18)
1 x 15% off GrabExpress delivery voucher (capped at $3)

Regardless of which RideSavers Pack you choose if you’re only interested in getting a discount off your rides.

You’re only getting $0.80 discount off each ride when you use the $5 vouchers.

FYI: Grab transport vouchers cannot be stacked, clubbed, or combined for use in a single transaction

And frankly, that’s not very impressive.

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Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

There’s also a little problem with the validity.

These Grab transport vouchers are only valid for 6 weeks from the date of purchase.

So unless you’re actively going places for the next 6 weeks.

(Which I highly recommend you do NOT, even though we’re officially in Phase 2…)

You might find that you’ll be in a rush to find a way to use them all.

Also, it’s pretty much an open secret that you can purchase Grab vouchers on Shopee or Lazada at a discount.

ln various denominations and… any time you want.

Plus you might even be able to use a Shopee promo code or Lazada promo code to get a better deal…

Better still if you can match it with the right credit card for online shopping.

Best Credit card for online shopping. Miles and cashback

#justsaying

Is the Grab Foodie Pack Worth It?

Grab Foodie Pack
Source: @lynhew | Behance

While we might be in Phase 2, there’s a chance that most of us will still be ordering food delivery.

Either for the weekends when we’re home.

Or when we’re working from home.

But most probably because EVERYONE is out.

So you might as well just order food delivery.

Or starve to death while waiting in line because the restaurant can now only seat 5 people at a time due to safe distancing measures.

SpongeBob Waiting
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

With the Grab Foodie Pack, you’ll enjoy up to $125 in savings on food and more.

Grab Foodie PackPriceWhat Do I Get?
Foodie Pack$7.9930 x $4 off GrabFood delivery voucher (min spend $18)
1 x 20% off GrabMart voucher (min spend $18, capped at $7)
1 x 20% off GrabExpress delivery voucher (capped at $4)

Assuming you’re only interested in how much you’d save on your food delivery…

And you somehow manage to keep your food delivery to the minimum order of $18 each time.

You’re effectively getting a $3.73 discount off each GrabFood delivery when you use the $4 vouchers.

Mr Krabs Money Eyes
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

IMO, that’s waaaay better.

Oh, and by the way, these GrabFood vouchers are valid for 1 month from the date of purchase.

But hey, we’re definitely going to eat more than we take a ride anywhere now, amiright?


So… Where Do I Find Grab Subscriptions?

In order to purchase either the Grab RideSavers Pack or the Grab Foodie Pack.

You’ll first need to find Grab Subscriptions in your app.

And one of the problems of being a super-app means that sometimes, stuff gets buried.

Here’s where to find Grab Subscriptions:

  • Open your Grab app
  • Tap on ‘Offers’
  • Tap on ‘Subscriptions’
  • Scroll down to see the voucher packs
Grab Subscription Screenshot
Source: Grab app

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