29th July 2021 - 4 min read
The GrabRewards Pointsback and Grab Power Up campaigns are both back again for July 2021, although this time with slightly diminished benefits compared to previous months. That said, the GrabRewards Pointsback campaign will still let you earn up to 40% pointsback on eligible redemptions when you tap into it between 30-31 July 2021.
Meanwhile, the Grab Power Up deal – which takes place on 31 July 2021 only – will let you earn up to 6,000 GrabRewards Points by spending a minimum of RM180 through GrabPay or Grab PayLater.
Period: 30 July 2021 (10am) – 31 July 2021 (11.59pm)
Depending on your membership tier (Platinum, Gold, Silver, and regular member), you will be able to earn between 10% to 40% pointsback when you redeem rewards for Grab services, selected partners, and GrabPay e-wallet transactions. For the month of July, here are the rewards that are eligible for pointsback:
Regrettably, the selection of rewards that can be redeemed this month seems to have shrunk considerably from the previous month, particularly with regard to the Partner Rewards. The usual GrabExpress offer under the Grab services rewards, too, is conspicuously missing.
That said, Grab did retain the GrabPay Wallet rewards category, which allows you to redeem some discount off GrabPay online transactions – among other incentives. This offer indirectly provides some flexibility in how you can use your reward, as compared to other offers that are limited only to Grab services or selected partners.
As always, the pointsback offer will be provided on a first-come first-served basis, and will cease once the total redemption cap has been reached. Note as well that this time, each user is limited to only two redemptions per reward, as compared to the previous month where you are allowed up to 10 redemptions, depending on the type of rewards.
Despite the smaller pool of benefits, though, the GrabRewards Pointsback campaign is still capable of providing quite a bit of savings! Just to give you an idea of how much, the typical redemption rate for a Platinum member is logged at 800 GrabRewards Points for RM5; this means each GrabRewards Point is worth 0.625 sen (with an effective return rate of 1.875%). Under this campaign, however, the value of each Point could increase to a maximum of 1.04 sen, giving you a far more generous rate of 3.125% instead. You can find out more about the calculations in our detailed analysis here.
Period: 31 July 2021
During this one day, Grab users who spend RM180 and above online via GrabPay and PayLater by Grab will be entitled to earn 10x and 30x GrabRewards Points, respectively. The earnings for both categories are capped at 6,000 Points each, and you are allowed to tap into each benefit as per the following conditions:
|Payment method||Number of redemptions allowed per user||Total redemption cap|
|PayLater by Grab||2x||1,500 redemptions|
Major participating brands that you can spend with include Al-Ikhsan Sports, WowShop, PrestoMall, Book X-cess Online, and Signature Market.
Unfortunately, the Grab Power Up offer this month is also slightly devalued compared to the previous months. Specifically, users were able to earn a little more at 15x and 30x GrabRewards Points when they spent with GrabPay and PayLater back in May and June 2021.
That said, Grab appears to have compensated this with a new prepaid top-up offer, in which you can earn 30x GrabRewards Points (capped at 3,000 Points) when you spend a minimum of RM30 on mobile prepaid reloads via the Grab app. You are allowed two redemptions for this offer – limited to only the first 8,000 redemptions.
As is the case with the GrabRewards Pointsback campaign, all Grab Power Up redemptions will also be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. The Points will be credited to you instantly upon completion of eligible transactions, but do be aware that they will not contribute to any GrabRewards tier upgrades.
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