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8 CNY Essentials You Can Get Delivered To Your House So You Don’t Have To Deal With People Mountain People Sea

CNY essentials delivery in Singapore

Chinese New Year is always a stressful time for my family. As the main household that hosts visiting relatives, we’re tasked to ensure a place that’s spick and span, and decorated for the festivities. For a family of procrastinators, this usually means a mad rush days before CNY. We’d be jostling with the crowds at Chinatown to grab snacks, couplets and whatever else our hands can get on.

But this year will be different. From same-day bak kwa deliveries to discounts on new clothes, here are eight CNY essentials you can get delivered via Grab to your house.

1. Bak kwa and CNY goodies at up to 35% off

There are few things more disappointing than picking up an empty container marred by the greasy fingerprints of those who got to the goodies first. As host, it can be embarrassing when your snacks run out sooner than expected.

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All it takes is making an order on the day itself to refill your snack jars with goodies like bak kwa, pineapple tarts and crispy prawn rolls from Fragrance on GrabMart. If your guests are staying longer than expected, Fragrance has frozen meals (from $8.33) like salted kampong chicken and pork ribs with black bean sauce they can deliver to you too.

2. Beer at up to 28% off

There are some relatives you only meet once a year, which means rounds of awkward hellos and a repeat of questions like “are you still studying?” and “got BTO already anot?” To get everyone reacquainted quickly, social lubricants – a.k.a. alcohol – might be the answer.

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With Drinkies, your fave beers are at 28% off when you order on GrabMart. There’s a selection of international brews like Kirin and Edelweiss available. Otherwise, just because it’s the year of the tiger, grab a case of Tiger Beer. For the new year, Drinkies is giving away a free grocery bag when you purchase two 10-can packs of Tiger Beer or Tiger Crystal.

3. Reunion dinner set meals from $83.50

Planning out a multi-course reunion dinner is no easy feat, especially when you take into account the time that goes into the grocery shopping and prep work. If dinner is at your place this year, set meals from the likes of Putien might be a more fuss-free option instead.

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Putien Pot of Goodies
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The feasts start from $83.50 for two pax, and include a CNY must-have – yu sheng with abalone slices, alongside traditional Chinese dishes like fish maw soup and longevity noodles. You can even add a Pot of Goodies to the Fortune Set that will serve four. At 32% off, the decadent meal is now at $254.70 (U.P. $377.82) on GrabFood.

4. Shabu shabu sets for hotpot

Another option for reunion dinners? Hotpot. The tried and true classic is easy to set up, requiring minimal effort to get ready – just a soup base, and a selection of meats and vegetables are needed. These are all essentials you can get delivered from Don Don Donki via GrabMart.

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They’ve got one-pax hotpot sets($9.80), which includes mushrooms, sweet corn and other veggies, plus shabu shabu cuts of pork, beef and chicken (from $5.90). It’s no hotpot without a soup base, but Don Don Donki has you covered with their rich and satisfying soy milk and chicken broths (from $6.50).

5. 1-for-1 bird’s nest and up to 10% off abalone gift sets

If you’ve been dating your one and only for a couple of years, you’ll know that CNY is your chance to impress bae’s relatives. We know you’ll bring the customary oranges, but dropping by with a bird’s nest or abalone gift set will really leave a positive mark.

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Plus, you’ll be saving big bucks too when you order from Watsons on GrabMart. Kinohimitsu’s Fruity Camellia Bird’s Nest is going at 1-for-1 ($49.90 for one) so both in-laws can get their own packs. Or if they’d like something that’s easier to prepare, Eu Yan Sang’s Bird’s Nest Collagen Beverage is now 20% off at $39.90 (U.P. $49.90). You can even secure your spot as their future child-in-law with a New Moon Abalone Set with Bird’s Nest. This one is 10% off at $70.20 (U.P. $78).

6. Up to 22% discount with minimum spend of $80 on clothing

Nailing that CNY Day 1 #OOTD shot for IG with these photography tips is almost as important as the other aspects of the holiday. Whether you’re into a more traditional silhouette like cheongsams or into matching ‘fits with the rest of the fam, Zalora has a wide range of brands and sizes for you to update your closet with.

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You can even get 22% in savings and 5% cashback when checking out with GrabPay or PayLater. Hit the minimum spend of $80 with new clothes for all 15 days of CNY to claim this promo.

7. $8 off press-on nails with minimum spend of $50

Pair your new outfits with press-on nails from Dashing Diva to match. For those with nary a minute to step out of the house for a mani-pedi, these easy-to-use kits will give your nails a polished look in just a couple of steps.

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The press-ons come in multiple sizes for fingers and toes, and in solid colours and designs to suit your mood. If you can’t decide on a pattern, grab them all anyway, as there’s $8 off with a minimum spend of $50 when you use GrabPay or PayLater at checkout.

8. $20 cashback with minimum spend of $150 on CNY decor

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Outfit? Check. Nails? Check. You may be CNY-ready but your home could use sprucing up too. Deck your walls with CNY decor like couplets and lanterns delivered straight to you from Qoo10. If you use GrabPay or PayLater, you can get $20 cashback with a minimum spend of $150 on the platform.

Get your CNY essentials delivered with Grab on demand

In Chinese culture, CNY doesn’t just serve as the arrival of spring. The holiday is also a time for family members and friends to reunite over good food and drinks.

So when there are more pressing things like bonding with cousins you haven’t seen since last year, leaving the hassle of party planning to a single app like Grab frees up so much time to do just that. Best part is, you don’t even need to leave the house to get your CNY essentials.

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If you still think Grab is just for transport, switch on your app and try these promos to get started on deliveries:

  • GrabMart: Use <HUAT28> to get 28% off on deliveries
  • GrabFood: Get up to 38% off on selected CNY meals

Plus, you can earn up to 2% in GrabRewards points when you make your purchases with GrabPay or PayLater. You might even be one of eight winners to get their hands on 888,888 GrabRewards points. Just use GrabPay and PayLater on online transactions of at least $8 to qualify for the lucky draw.

As for those who’re keeping visitations to a minimum, there’s no reason to be left out of the festivities. You can send GrabGifts, like transport and food vouchers to loved ones in Singapore or even overseas. This year, Grab even has a cute AR tiger that will deliver these gifts.

Send two gifts and you’ll receive 888 GrabRewards points, and if you send three, you’ll get a $10 GrabFood voucher credited to your account.

With the convenience of using one platform for all your festive needs, getting CNY ready can be a less stressful affair, without having to deal with people mountain people sea.

Find out more about Grab delivery here

This post was brought to you by Grab.
Cover image adapted from: @eduardocoutorj; Eatbook