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Did You Know About These Supermarket Discounts For Seniors to Offset Grocery Expenses?

by | Jan 8, 2024 | Lifestyle & Wellness, Lifestyle habits

Inflation has incurred a drastic increase in Singapore’s cost of living, this leaves seniors to grapple with the rise of their grocery and food expenses. There are food and grocery stores that offer our senior citizens a discount to hopefully help reduce the stress of coping with their lifestyle. Here are 6 stores that offer senior citizens discounts in Singapore!

1. NTUC Fairprice

Known to be one of the largest supermarket chains in Singapore, NTUC has several schemes to support senior citizens to purchase their necessities while keeping up with the rising cost of living.

Pioneer Generation Cardholders

NTUC is offering a 3% discount on Mondays for Pioneer Generation cardholders. Seniors who were born on or before 31 December 1949, and became a Singapore citizen on or before 31 December 1986 are eligible to sign up. Seniors can plan their groceries and head down to their nearby NTUC to enjoy this discount! All they have to do is to  show Pioneer Generation card when paying at the counter.

Senior Citizens

 Every Tuesday, NTUC is offering a 2% discount for all Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above. All the senior shoppers need to be present at the counter when checking out to show their NRIC and successfully obtain the discount!

Pioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholders

On Wednesdays, Pioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholders get to enjoy a 3% discount on their total amount spent at NTUC. Seniors who are Pioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholders must be present to show Pioneer or Merdeka Generation card to enjoy the discount.

CHAS Blue cardholders

On Thursdays, CHAS Blue cardholders can enjoy 3% off their total bill upon checkout.


2. Giant Supermarket

Giant’s Senior Citizen Discount has been changed from 5-days weekdays to 1-day Tuesdays only, with an increased discount of 4%. Eligible for all Singapore Citizen and PR aged 60 years old and above. Please present your ID for verification upon payment.

Exclusion list for discount are applied for: Tobacco and cigarettes, newspaper and magazines, infant milk powder, phone cards, Dairy Farm Gift Vouchers, lottery and purchases from concessionaires. Furthermore, this discount is not applicable for online purchases.


3. Prime Supermarket

A household name in Singapore’s retail scene, Prime Supermarket boasts a network of over 50 stores thoughtfully situated across the island, catering to a diverse range of communities. Senior citizens aged 60 and above have a reason to smile on Tuesdays to Thursdays. By presenting their NRIC during payment, they unlock a 3% discount on their total purchase.


4. Sheng Siong Supermarket

A strong presence in Singapore’s retail landscape, Sheng Siong Supermarket has established itself as a trustworthy provider of daily necessities. Senior Citizens above 60 get to enjoy 4% discount on every Tuesday and Wednesday for the entire 2024! Simply flash your NRIC as proof of your identity at the cashier upon payment and enjoy the 4% special discount every Tuesday and Wednesday within the spending limit of $200 per receipt for eligible customers. 


5. Cold Storage

Renowned for its quality and variety, Cold Storage is known for their quality and variety in Singapore’s supermarket scene. Senior shoppers aged 60 and above can save more on Wednesdays. By presenting their NRIC upon payment, they gain access to a 3% discount on their overall purchase. 


As we’ve looked at some of the ways seniors can save on groceries, we aim to see more incentives like this in Singapore. Let us extend our heartfelt gratitude to the seniors who have contributed to creating a better Singapore for us today. Thus, it is only fitting for us to give back to them through benefits and incentives. While this would help seniors financially, it also makes them feel valued in our society.

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