23 Dec - 5 min read
Whether we care to admit it or not, there are certain times in a year that require us to spend more money than we’d like. It could be for annual celebrations like birthdays, one-off events like weddings, or for festive seasons like preparing Chinese New Year money packets or getting our loved ones Christmas gifts.
It’s important to plan ahead and have a budget allocated for these expenditures so we don’t disrupt our cash flow. Having smart spending habits like sticking to a budget, using vouchers, and collecting any cashback or savings, help us make the most out of our money.
At times like these, having the convenience to shop from the tip of our fingers is remarkable because it grants us the opportunity to consider our choices in our own sweet time without even leaving home. Not to mention, it saves petrol, time, toll charges, and parking fees.
Do your Christmas shopping on Malaysia’s popular super app Grab if you want to save money or earn rewards for all of your festive purchases. Using GrabPay for your shopping allows you to save money thanks to the numerous GrabPay promos that are now available. Not only that, but every time you shop, you’ll earn GrabRewards, which you can later use to offset future purchases.
In fact, if you’re still on your search for last-minute Christmas gifts, Grab is offering up to RM30 OFF your online purchases across numerous merchants with the code 30GRABPAYDEALS. This way, you’ll save yourself the trouble of finding the right gift and going out to purchase it, and instead, enjoy savings, the convenience of online shopping, and collecting GrabRewards!
Finding the perfect gift can be daunting especially when shopping for a long list of loved ones. While some make clear gift requests, others tend to be harder to decipher. Not just that, sometimes it’s the expectations we set for ourselves and wanting that particular gift to be a symbol of our appreciation for them. If you need some gift ideas for your loved ones, check out what you can get through the Grab app:
For the men (or women!) who love gaming consoles and getting lost in alternate realities, perhaps the Nintendo Switch™ – OLED Model White set from Gamer’s Hideout would make a great gift. This new edition of the Switch offers enhanced audio, even better contrast and more vivid colours on its 7-inch OLED screen, perfect for those who appreciate stunning visuals.
If showing up in style is more like them, consider the Nike Air Force 1 from JD Sports. After all, the Nike Air Force 1 has withstood the test of time and its various colourways would suit varying tastes.
L’Occitane’s Cheerful Cherries Box features a generous offering of three miniatures and their best-selling full-sized bath and shower gel, making an ideal gift for those who love body care. All packaged up in festive colours, give the gift of cheerful, floral Cherry Blossoms to those who love treating their olfactory receptors.
For the women who love bold-coloured lips, MAC Cosmetics has a holiday-exclusive lip trio kit in limited-edition shades that you can get as a present. Whether you choose Neutral or Red, the kit includes MAC’s famous Matte formula, known for its high colour payoff, and ultra-creamy Amplified formula, offering a smooth glide, bold colour payoff, full coverage, and a semi-lustrous finish.
The trio comes with a matching hypnotic optical-illusion box ready to be gifted this Christmas.
Let’s not forget the little ones this holiday season and celebrate them with Hermito’s Luxury Baby Gift Set in Blue or Pink for those between 6 to 9 months. This premium gift comprises 100% hand-picked premium cotton clothes, soft, skin-friendly textures, and can be personalised with name embroidery.
Once you’ve decided on the gift you’d like to purchase, choose between two convenient payment methods.
To complete the purchase immediately, users can utilise their e-wallet balance through GrabPay and reap the benefits of GrabRewards. Alternatively, you could also use PayLater by Grab.
For PayLater, users can choose to pay in Instalments or Postpaid. With the former, you’ll get to spread the cost of your purchase across 4 interest-free monthly instalments. With the latter, you can consolidate your spending into a single bill and settle the payment by month’s end. This includes rides, food, deliveries, and everything offered on the Grab app.
PayLater offers a simple payment process with no interest, upfront costs, or fees as long as you pay on time. When used responsibly, it can help manage your cash flow and become a convenient payment method for purchases.
Whether you choose PayLater or GrabPay, there are security features in place that will enable users to perform real-time digital transactions on the platform securely. This includes a two-factor authentication (2FA) with Grab PIN and biometrics which Grab highly recommends for all users. The security enhancements are in place to provide assurance to Grab users regardless of which payment method they prefer.
Christmas is only a few days away so if you have yet to complete your shopping, just head to the Grab app, click Shopping and start finding the right gift! Merchants like Gamer’s Hideout, Kiehl’s, L’Occitane, and MAC Cosmetics are currently offering rebates and discounts through GrabPay and PayLater. Enjoy the variety of merchants and products to shop from, the convenience of shopping via mobile, having your items delivered, flexible payment options, and most of all, the savings from your shopping experience!
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