Grab Removes RM20 And RM25 Grab Ride And GrabFood Vouchers

by Jacie Tan

e-wallet

Grab Removes RM20 And RM25 Grab Ride And GrabFood Vouchers

While going through the changes in GrabRewards on 1 October, we noticed an interesting change: the number of Grab ride and GrabFood vouchers available have been reduced. Specifically, the high-value RM25 and RM20 vouchers have been removed, so you can no longer redeem these for your Grab rides and GrabFood orders.

Here is a refresher of how much each Grab ride and GrabFood voucher was worth before changes to the catalogue were made on 1 October. (redemption rates correct as of August 2019)

Grab VoucherPoints to redeem Value (higher is better)
RM5 Grab ride voucher
590 0.85 sen per point
RM10 Grab ride voucher
1,150 0.87 sen per point
RM15 Grab ride voucher
1,690 0.89 sen per point
RM20 Grab ride voucher  2,370 0.84 sen per point
RM25 Grab ride voucher2,810 0.89 sen per point
RM5 GrabFood voucher590 0.85 sen per point
RM10 GrabFood voucher
1,150 0.87 sen per point
RM15 GrabFood voucher1,690 0.89 sen per point
RM20 GrabFood voucher
2,370 0.84 sen per point

While the RM20 voucher was not the best value voucher to redeem, this and the RM25 voucher are particularly useful when you need to make a more expensive transaction – like taking a longer Grab ride to the airport, or buying group meals to save a chunk of money each time.

 

Now, there are only three types of Grab ride and GrabFood vouchers: RM5 (600 points), RM10 (1,200 points), and RM15 (1,800 points). These vouchers all have the same streamlined redemption value of 0.83 sen per point. On the bright side, you no longer have to crack your head figuring out which is the most high-value voucher to use, but the downside is that you can't redeem anything more than RM15 for a Grab ride or GrabFood order.

Of course, this is not the only change implemented by Grab since 1 October. Most notable of course is the removal of the generous 20x rewards points rate for in-store GrabPay transactions, which resulted in a severe drop in GrabPay’s rates of return. We’ve covered the new GrabPay rewards system and whether or not it’s still worth using here, so check that out if you’re unsure about using GrabPay since the changes were rolled out.