foodpanda launched in Singapore and blessed hungry, busy and lazy folks with food deliveries round the clock. Then, pandamart and foodpanda shops were introduced, and we could settle grocery runs, pantry restocks, and even get home essentials without even stepping out of the house. Besides getting meals and groceries delivered to your doorstep, there are some foodpanda hacks which can get you additional perks.
Spreading their panda prowess beyond deliveries and venturing into dine-in and takeaway territory, you can now use foodpanda to get exclusive deals at restaurants. This means 1-for-1 promos at a slew of popular eateries, plus the VIP treatment of queue-skipping and exclusive discounts when you order pick-up. Here’s the full scoop:
1. Enjoy exclusive dine-in offers like 1-for-1 deals and up to 30% off
Let’s be honest, the period of dining restrictions was no less than excruciating for Singaporeans who love eating out. Now that the ban is lifted for fully-vaxxed individuals, celebrate by making use of foodpanda’s new dine-in feature.
There are over 300 restaurant partners on board already, and there’ll be tons more added over time. Expect attractive dine-in offers like 1-for-1 promos, and discounts of up to 30% off the entire menu.
We’re talking popular eateries like Holey Moley Golf Club, Red House Seafood, A-One Claypot House, Peach Garden, and The Landing Point plus Gin Parlour at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The dining deals will come in handy especially when you’re on the fence about eating somewhere slightly fancier. Such exclusive promos and savings spell three words: Treat. Yo’. Self.
To unlock this foodpanda hack, you’ll first need to become a pandapro user. The monthly subscription – priced at an affordable $7.99/month or $5.99/month if you opt for an annual plan – will pay for itself given the number of money-saving perks it entails.
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Select the “Dine-in” tab on the foodpanda home screen, and browse through the pandapro-exclusive offers. After you’ve redeemed the dine-in deal you’re interested in, scan a QR code when you’re at the restaurant to verify it and boom – the discounts will automatically be reflected upon payment.
2. Save money with unlimited free deliveries from select restaurants
Signing up for the pandapro monthly subscription plan also entitles you to unlimited free deliveries from select restaurants. All you have to do is fill your cart till it hits a minimum of $15, and you’ll get to enjoy zero delivery fees for as many orders as your heart desires.
Choose from eateries such as Makisan, SaladStop!, Jacks Place, Windowsill Pies, and hundreds more. This unlimited free delivery perk is perfect for those working from home who are too time-strapped to cook or go out to dabao.
You can rest easy that you’re not spending a bomb on the convenience of food deliveries, as you’re essentially paying for just the food that you’ve ordered. Having it ferried straight to your doorstep is a nifty plus!
The unlimited free deliveries also extend to drink stalls such as Gong Cha, Bober Express and Milksha. BBT fans can now rejoice as they get their favourite drinks sent to their home or office, at no additional cost.
3. Get monthly grocery vouchers to offset your pandamart orders
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Grocery bills can add up and create quite a hefty dent on your monthly expenditure. That’s why any discounts would be much appreciated, and pandapro subscriptions grant you two 10% off vouchers every single month.
These discount vouchers are applicable for pandamart purchases $15 and above. If you haven’t tried pandamart already, it’s essentially a 24/7 portal to all your grocery needs. No more jostling with crowds of shoppers, wasting precious time standing in line, and lugging mammoth bags of food and household items from the crowded supermarket back home.
Take the fuss out of house party prep with food and alcohol deliveries
Leave it to pandamart to bring you all sorts of fresh produce, pantry staples and ready-to-eat foods, as well as household essentials, beauty products and toiletries. For those hosting get-togethers at home, you can order party must-haves like snacks and alcohol, plus ice cream and bags of ice without having to race home before it melts.
They also have a ready supply of baby products, pharmacy staples and pet supplies – so you can quickly get emergency items even in the wee hours of the night.
4. Skip peak hour queues and unlock exclusive takeaway discounts
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Heading out to dabao food can be quite the chore, especially if you need to deal with peak hour crowds and waiting around while dozens of orders before yours are getting cooked. foodpanda has a pick-up function where you can order from the restaurant ahead of time, go about your business while it gets prepared, and zip in and out to collect your order when it’s ready.
What’s more, you’ll also get access to exclusive discounts when you order pick-up through foodpanda, as opposed to ordering from the eateries directly. This is applicable for all foodpanda users, and not just those on the pandapro monthly subscription. However, pandapro users can get unlimited 5% additional discounts on their pick-up orders.
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Keep your eyes peeled for exclusive promos from restaurants, offering price slashes of up to a whopping 50% off if you opt for pick-up instead of delivery. There are also regular promo periods from foodpanda where you can get a fixed percentage discount off selected restaurants, for a limited time.
5. Use the group order function to collate orders and save on delivery
As more of us transition back into office life, ordering in for lunch has become commonplace once more. Collating all the orders can be a pain in the neck though, especially when it comes to super complicated orders, or having to juggle verbal instructions and a flurry of messages from many different colleagues.
The group order function is a stroke of genius, inviting the creator of an order to send a private link to anyone joining in the food delivery fun, be it individually or in a group chat for even quicker access.
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Each recipient of the link can then browse the restaurant’s offerings on their own phone or desktop, keying in their order and waiting for the creator to hit submit once everyone’s done.
Besides letting a big group of people save money on delivery fees by splitting the total, this makes mass ordering a breeze. No more passing your phone around to every person involved and letting them navigate your phone unattended – god forbid they accidentally open your gallery!
Make the most of your foodpanda app with foodpanda hacks
Those who love food and convenience (a.k.a. everyone) are probably already super appreciative of the foodpanda app. To make the most of your account and also rake in some major savings though, these foodpanda hacks are the way to go.
The pandapro monthly subscription is recommended for those who want to save money on not just food deliveries, but grocery expenses, takeaway orders and dine-in bills as well.
$7.99/month is a modest amount to pay considering the scope and amount of discounts you are getting. You can also pay $6.99/month if you buy a 6-month subscription, and $5.99/month if you commit to a 12-month subscription.
Besides unlimited free delivery at selected restaurants, monthly pandamart vouchers, and exclusive promos for dine-in and takeaway orders, pandapro users also have access to an unlimited 20% discount on food delivery from selected restaurants.
Here are some promo codes for new users in case you need an added incentive to hop onto the foodpanda bandwagon. Pand-wagon, if you will.
- New foodpanda delivery users: Use “FIRST50” for 50% off up to $12 on first delivery order + additional $12 cashback, min. spend $15. Valid indefinitely.
- New foodpanda pick-up users: User “TAPINTOPU” for 30% off first three pick-up orders, min. spend $10 for first order. Valid till 30th September 2021.
- New pandamart users: Use “TAPINTOMART” for flat $12 off on first pandamart order + additional $16 cashback, min. spend $20. Valid till 30th September 2021.
Consider getting a pandapro subscription now if you love food, convenience, and lots of savings.