When Grab launched the GrabUnlimited monthly subscription, I was a bit miffed. Aiya! Why must I pay a subscription to enjoy discounts?
In the past, I used to enjoy the monthly 50% HOTDEALS promo (minimum spend of RM25.00 with discount capped at RM12.50) where I get to use the code 6 times (it used to be 8 prior to that).
So I studied the terms & conditions before signing up. Truth be told, I hate reading T&C and agreements. God knows how many share sale/shareholders' agreements I have had to read during my time and all that legalese give me a headache!
After much contemplation, I signed up. After all, the first month introductory subscription is RM0.99 (RM7.90 thereafter) and I can cancel anytime I want.
It is important to read the fine print. See? This promotion is not available between 11am - 1pm and 6pm-8pm. Ciss! Kena time restricted pulak. However, you can still enjoy a discount of 38% promo all day long. In addition (for 50%) you are restricted to 4 redemptions only per account.
For the 50% off, the minimum spend is RM20.00 and you get RM8.50 discount plus free delivery fee of up to RM3.00 (total RM11.50).
When I attempted to make an order within the restricted time zone (just to test the system), I get this when I press the offer button :
So what is the quantum of savings between the 38% and 50%?
This order I used 38% off (minimum spend RM25).
Total discount RM10.50.
While this order I used 50% off (minimum spend RM20).
Difference of RM1.00 (RM11.50 - RM10.50).
The old 50% Hotdeals discount was RM12.50.
Maximum discount under old 50% Hotdeals = RM12.50, new 50% Hotdeals = RM11.50 and 38% Hotdeals = RM10.50. Differential of RM1.00 at each level, and now they tell you that part of the discount (RM3.00) is applied against delivery fee. Aiyah, just marketing ploy lah.
So in conclusion, if you are a Grab user and you choose not to subscribe for GrabUnlimited, then you don't get to enjoy any of those discounts. And if you subscribe, it is worthwhile if you order food frequently. This is one way Grab is trying to shore up more revenue I suppose. I read recently that their share prices dropped due to decline in earnings.
In summary, what you get with the subscription is as follows (must pay using Grabpay) :
70 Food Vouchers
- 50% off Grabfood Hot Deals (4 vouchers)
- 38% off Grabfood Hot Deals (6 vouchers)
- Free delivery (up to RM3.00) with minimum spend of RM20 (50 vouchers)
- 15% Self Pick Up (up to RM12.00) no minimum spend (10 vouchers)
10 Grab Mart Vouchers
- Free delivery (up to RM3.00) with minimum spend of RM40 (10 vouchers)
1 Ride Voucher
- RM5 off Grab Ride from any Malaysian airport (1 voucher)
So even if I just order one food delivery, my savings of RM10.50 or RM11.50 already covers the RM7.90 subscription. And if I order more (which judging from my mood these days), I benefit more.
Heck I even set up a spreadsheet to track my usage so I can plan my orders properly hah..hah..hah...