What To Look Out For When Getting Groceries On Online Platforms
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What To Look Out For When Getting Groceries On Online Platforms

Ah, the internet will soon be the death of us. In the near future, we will be too lazy to even budge to get water. We are talking about getting groceries online. How many of us have adopted that into our lifestyle?

Too Long; Didn’t Read (TL;DR)

  • Lowest minimum spent for free delivery: RedMart (with LiveUp membership) at S$40, and honestbee at S$50.
  • Lowest delivery charge: RedMart at S$3.99.
  • Always look at their current promotion or deals! (You might get some steals)

Just a Quick Summary

What To Look Out For When Getting Groceries On Online Platforms


FairPrice On

FairPrice being the most affordable has always been my go-to to get my groceries in stores. There are a huge variety of deals available – they even have deals for 7th month.

At their clearance sale, prices are slashed for products that are near expiry, overstocked, or are at the end of their season.

Out of all the online platforms, only NTUC allows collection in-stores (Click and Collect) for just S$3.

This feature will definitely save my life if I am ever pressed for time. Knowing for a certain that I am able to pop by any NTUC to grab my purchase.

Features breakdown:

 FairPrice On
Delivery FeeS$7
Free DeliveryS$59
(min. spent)
Click and CollectS$3
Free Collection in-storesS$29
(min. spent)
Delivery Times8am to 10pm
Same Day DeliveryDepends.
By booking your 2-hour delivery slot before checkout
Website

Rewards Structure: plus! by Link Points

  • Earn link points on your purchases;
  • Or rebates with NTUC plus! / plus! Visa cards.

Cold Storage Online

Source: Cold Storage

Apart from the freshest food available, Cold Storage offers organic produce in their weekly sales. Sometimes, you just want to spoil yourself with some homemade avocado toast.

 Cold Storage
Delivery FeeS$7
Free DeliveryS$59
(min. spent)
Delivery Times9 am to 10pm
Same Day DeliveryBefore 10am.
Delivered between 3-6pm and 6-10pm.
Website

All For You

All For You by Sheng Siong

“Sheng Siong, All For You~”

You sang it in that tune, didn’t you? The products that are on promotion on All For You are generally cheaper than other platforms.

 All For You by Sheng Siong
Delivery FeeS$6
Free DeliveryS$100
(min. spent)
Delivery Times9am onwards
Same Day DeliveryBefore 4pm.
Website

Giant Online

Giant’s ‘Dare to Compare‘ is an initiative to prove to you that they offer the lowest prices if you manage to prove otherwise, they will double the difference! Pretty daring.

Giant Online allows for bulk purchases if you are planning to stock up for a zombie apocalypse from food and drinks to household essentials.

 Giant Online
Delivery FeeS$7
Free DeliveryS$59
(min. spent)
Delivery Times9am to 10pm
Same Day DeliveryFor orders placed before 11am.
Website

honestbee

honestbee is not like other online grocery platforms, they have shopper bee that shops for you from various merchants.

honestbee charges a ‘Concierge fee’ for their trained shoppers that shop on your behalf in addition to delivery fees. Concierge fee differs from different store to store.

 honestbee
Delivery FeeS$4.99 (Delivery)
S$3.99 (Concierge*)
Free DeliveryS$50 (min. spent)
Delivery Times9am to 10pm
Same Day DeliveryWith the next 1 hour.
Website

Rewards Structure: Coins

  • For every dollar spent on honestbee you get to earn 1 coin
  • Redeem rewards from many different merchants
    (i.e. browhaus, Stashaway, Policypal and more). 
  • Here is how their rewards structure is like: 
Order up to (S$)Base MultiplierTotal Coins
20x120 coins
70x2140 coins
150x3450 coins
300x41,200 coins
350x51,750 coins

redmart

RedMart

 RedMart
Delivery FeeS$3.99
Min. Spent for Free DeliveryLiveUp members: S$40
Non-members: S$100
Min. Spent for Free Collection in-stores-
Delivery Times7am - 10pm
Same Day DeliveryDepends.
By booking your 2-hour delivery slot before checkout
Website
  • Additional Features: LiveUp membership
    (Get many more benefits from partners like Netflix, Lazada, Grab and more)

Tips for More Savings

  • Always check the credit card that you are using if it is giving you the best rebates/miles for your buck.
  • Look for coupon codes or rebates site like Shopback online

Looking for one or two small tips could help you save a dollar or two which makes a huge difference in your personal finance journey. Trust me on that!

If you have more questions, we have an open community for you to get your questions answered and to hear from different perspectives. Check out our blog for more unbiased opinions on your personal finance journey.

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I’ll see you in the next one, and until then, may the Personal Finance force be with you!

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