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Complete Supermarket Promotions for Senior Citizens Guide (2022) + Discounts for Non-seniors Too!

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14 July 2022 Update: Upsized Giant Senior Citizen Discount

From today (14 June 2022) – Friday (1 July 2022), senior citizens aged 60 and above will be able to enjoy 5% storewide at Giant outlets islandwide on weekdays

This is an increase from the current 3% discount. which lasts until 31 December 2022.


Ageing, like many things in life, has its positives and negatives.

In my opinion, you can choose to focus on the negatives and lead a miserable life.

Or celebrate the positives and enjoy your life more.

Source: Giphy

If you happen to be a senior citizen in Singapore, one such positive you get to enjoy is a discount when you head to supermarkets to buy your groceries and essentials.

Want to know more?

Here is all you need to know about these discount schemes!

Do note that information is accurate as of 14 June 2022. These promotions are valid till further notice unless otherwise stated. The supermarkets also reserve the right to alter the terms and conditions of these promotions without prior notice.


TL;DR: Supermarket Promotions for Senior Citizens (2022): Sheng Siong, Giant, FairPrice NTUC, Cold Storage, Giant, Prime Supermarket Weekly Promotion

Day of The WeekCold StorageGiantNTUCPrime SupermarketSheng Siong
Monday5% OFF storewide till 1 July 2022
Usual 3%*

(SC & PR aged ≥60)
3% OFF storewide
(Pioneer Generation)
3% OFF storewide
(SC & PR aged ≥60)
Tuesday2% OFF storewide
(SC & PR aged ≥60)
3% OFF storewide
(Merdeka Generation + max spend of $200 per receipt)

AND

3% OFF storewide
(SC & PR aged ≥60 + max spend of $200 per receipt)

Both promos are valid till 31 Dec 2022
Wednesday3% OFF storewide
(SC & PR aged ≥60)
3% OFF storewide
(Pioneer & Merdeka Generation)
Thursday3% OFF storewide
(CHAS Blue cardholders)
Friday5% Discount Fridays on 100 daily essential items (No restrictions)

From 4 Mar - 31 Dec 2022
3% OFF storewide
(SC & PR aged ≥60)
Saturday
Sunday

*After 1 July 2022, seniors will still enjoy 3% off storewide when they shop in-store at Giant every Monday to Friday until the end of 2022.

Also, here is a handy infographic you can save and share with your friends and family!

Supermarket Singapore Promotions Galore: NTUC (And Other Brands) Senior Discount

Also, here is a handy infographic you can save and share with your friends and family:


(Dairy Farm) Cold Storage Promotion: Cold Storage Senior Citizen Discount — 3% Off on Wednesday

First up, we have Cold Storage which has about 40 outlets located all across Singapore.

Cold Storage Senior Discount

For this Dairy Farm supermarket, the magic day for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) aged 60 and above to get their groceries is Wednesday.

Every Wednesday, seniors will enjoy 3% off storewide when they shop in-store at Cold Storage.

Just remember to bring along your identification [(e.g. National Registration Identity Card (NRIC)] the next time you visit any Cold Storage outlets.

Also, don’t forget to bring your PAssion Card to get TapForMore points.

According to the folks over at the People’s Association (PA), here is how much the TapForMore points are worth:

  • PAssion Card Members will earn TapForMore points on every purchase
    • No minimum spending is required
    • $1 spent = 1 point
  • Points earned can be instantly redeemed to offset purchases at any of the participating stores (except airport stores) as long as there are sufficient points based on 1,500 points for $10 or partial redemption based on 150 points for $1.

But, here are the terms and conditions you need to take note of.

Terms and Conditions: Senior Citizen Age

  • Eligible for all SCs and PRs aged 60 years old and above
  • Please present your identification when making payment
  • Exclusion list applied for:
    • Tobacco and cigarettes
    • Infant milk powder
    • Phone cards
    • Dairy Farm gift vouchers
    • Lottery and purchases from concessionaires.
  • *The 3% discount will not be applicable on top of the 10% off house brands & corporate brands for UOB Delight Cardmembers
  • Not applicable for Cold Storage Online.

(Dairy Farm) Giant Promotion: Giant Senior Citizen Discount — 5% Off on Monday – Friday

Next up, we have Giant, another Dairy Farm supermarket chain with over 62 stores located across the island.

Upsized Giant Senior Citizen Discount From 14 June – 1 July 2022

From today (14 June 2022) to Friday (1 July 2022), senior citizens aged 60 and above will be able to enjoy 5% storewide at Giant outlets islandwide on weekdays, up from the current 3% discount.

But note that after 1 July 2022, seniors will still enjoy 3% off storewide when they shop in-store at Giant every Monday to Friday until the end of 2022.

Just remember to bring along your identification (e.g. NRIC) the next time you visit any Giant outlets.

Also, don’t forget to bring your PAssion Card to get extra perks as well!

  • PAssion Card Members will earn TapForMore points on every purchase
    • No minimum spending is required
    • $1 spent = 1 point
  • Points earned can be instantly redeemed to offset purchases at any of the participating stores (except airport stores) as long as there are sufficient points based on 1,500 points for $10 or partial redemption based on 150 points for $1.

But, here are the terms and conditions you need to take note of.

Terms and Conditions

  • Eligible for all SCs and PRs aged 60 years old and above
  • Please present ID for verification upon payment
  • Exclusion list applied for:
    • Tobacco and cigarettes
    • Newspapers and magazines
    • Infant milk powder
    • Phone cards
    • Dairy Farm Gift Vouchers
    • Lottery
    • Purchases from concessionaires.
  • Not applicable for Giant online.

NTUC Senior Discount: Up to 5% Off on Monday – Fridays for Merdeka Generation, Pioneer Generation and More

If there are no Giant outlets near your house, you can always head over to FairPrice for the many discounts available from Mondays to Thursdays.

Which Day Is Senior Day at NTUC?

DiscountDetailsOutlets
Monday – 3% Pioneer Discount SchemePioneer Generation cardholder must be present to show Pioneer Generation card

Capped at $200 purchase
-All FairPrice supermarkets
-FairPrice Shop stores -FairPrice Finest outlets
-FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets
&
Unity pharmacies
Tuesday – 2% Seniors Discount Scheme
SC & PRs aged 60 years and above

Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above must be present to show NRIC

Capped at $200 purchase
Wednesday – 3% Pioneer & Merdeka Discount SchemePioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholder must be present to show Pioneer or Merdeka Generation card

Capped at $200 purchase
Thursday – 3% for CHAS Blue cardholderOnly at FairPrice & Unity stores, and must present card upon check out to enjoy
Friday – 5% ‘Stretch Your Dollar’ Discount Scheme5% off a basket of 100 key essential items across all FairPrice stores and FairPrice Online from 4 Mar – 31 Dec 2022-All FairPrice supermarkets
-FairPrice Shop stores
-FairPrice Finest outlets
-FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets

But in light of the COVID-19 restrictions, NTUC has announced that family members can help their Pioneer Generation seniors buy groceries and essentials on their behalf and still enjoy the 3% Pioneer Generation discount on Mondays and Wednesdays. But this arrangement is only valid till the end of this month (30 June 2022).

Family members will just need to present their family members’ Pioneer Generation cards to enjoy the discount.

One more thing.

FairPrice Strech Your Dollar

From this Friday (4 March 2022) to the end of the year (31 December 2022), NTUC FairPrice will be introducing a 5% discount every Friday for a basket of 100 key essential items across all FairPrice stores and FairPrice Online for the ‘Stretch Your Dollar’ campaign.

The key essential items comprise daily household staples like rice, oil, eggs, milk, vegetables, meat, laundry and paper products.

Note that there are no restrictions on this promotion. Everyone, regardless of their age, can benefit.

NTUC Plus! Promotion

Also, I would like to add that NTUC Plus! and Plus! Members will receive 1 LinkPoint with every $2 spend, with no minimum spend.

NTUC has stated that:

NTUC FairPrice Members as well as Pioneer Generation, Senior Citizens and Merdeka Generation who are NTUC Plus! & Plus! Members are eligible to earn LinkPoints on top of their respective rebates and discounts.

But do note that the rebate is subject to a declaration at FairPrice’s Annual General Meeting and is paid out annually for a maximum spend of $6,000.

If you are wondering if the NTUC Union Membership Programme is worth it, do check out our analysis.

But before you head down, here are the terms and conditions you need to take note of.

Terms and Conditions

  • Plus! card or FairPrice app must be presented to be eligible for LinkPoints
  • LinkPoints issuance is applicable only to Plus! members
  • LinkPoints are not applicable to cigarettes, statutory items (4D, Singapore Sweep, TOTO and gift cards/gift vouchers) and infant milk powder (0-12 months)
  • NTUC FairPrice and NTUC Link reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions at their sole discretion.

Prime Supermarket Promotions: Prime Supermarket Senior Citizen Discount — 3% Off on Monday & Friday

Alternatively, seniors can head to the 26 Prime Supermarket outlets located around Singapore.

Prime Supermarket Senior Discount

Prime Supermarket is offering seniors a 3% cent discount on their purchases at Prime Supermarket outlets every Monday and Friday.

Do note that the Senior Citizens discount is available storewide unless stated otherwise.

There is also no minimum spend required.

But you will not earn any FRESH points on top of the senior citizen’s discount, although you can redeem your Prime$.

Prime also states that you have to be physically present in-store during the purchase to enjoy the discount.

Also, here are the terms and conditions you need to take note of.

Terms and Conditions

  • Senior citizens’ discount is eligible for all SCs and PR aged 60 years old and above
  • The discount cannot be used to purchase any:
  • Prime members will not be awarded FRESH points for purchases made with the senior citizens’ discount
  • The Senior citizen discount is applicable solely for purchases made in the outlets
  • Kindly present identification (e.g. NRIC) before payment. Customers who fail to do so are not entitled to the discount.

Sheng Siong Promotion: Sheng Siong Senior Citizen Discount — 3% Off on Tuesday & Wednesday

Last but not least, we have Sheng Siong Group Ltd’s (SGX: OV8), a home-grown supermarket chain with 63 outlets in Singapore.

Which Day Is Senior Discount at Sheng Siong?

DiscountDetailsValid Till
3% Discount For Senior Citizens on Monday & TuesdayApplicable to Singapore Citizen & PR senior citizens aged 60 and above

Shoppers will need to present your NRIC as proof of identity

Spending limit of $200 per receipt for eligible customers
31 Dec 2022
3% Discount For Merdeka Generation on Monday & TuesdayFor Singaporean Citizens born in 1950-1959 and are part of the Merdeka Generation

Senior shoppers must be present to show their Merdeka Generation card

Also, here are the terms and conditions you need to take note of.

Terms and Conditions

  • Discounts will be given within the store.
  • Discount excludes
    • Infant milk powder
    • Tobacco
    • Alcohol products
    • Parking coupons
    • Phone cards
    • Medical products and devices (includes ART test kits)
    • Lottery products
    • Sheng Siong shopping vouchers.
  • The Merdeka Generation discount is only available only for Singapore Citizens. Whereas the senior citizen discount is available for Singapore Citizens and PRs.
  • Sheng Siong reserves the right to alter the terms and conditions of this promotion without prior notice.

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