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Fairprice cares, it really does

In Uncategorized on 18/09/2019 at 11:05 am

Either that or maybe PAP now thinks that it has not got 65% of the votes in the bag? (Why PAP aiming for 65% of the popular vote)

Yesterday late morning, I posted NTUC Fairprice: Cock-up or no more discounted lunches?, speculating that maybe Fairprice was trying hard not to give Pioneer Gen members like my mum, the benefit of a 5% rebate. Despite being told in mid August that a Fairprice card would be sent, nothing had yet come.

Well, this early this morning when I opened the mail that came late yesterday evening, there was a Fairprice card. The question remains: Why wasn’t it mailed out before 1 August when NTUC stopped allowing the use of ics to verify its membership cards?

 

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NTUC Fairprice: Cock-up or no more discounted lunches?

In Uncategorized on 17/09/2019 at 11:10 am

(Update at 10.40am on 18 Sept: Card arrived yesterday evening. Someone read the post and sent card ASAP LOL)

Fairprice’s plan to charge for plastic bags (see below) reminded me of a really dumb Fairprice move recently that affects elderly S’porean members who are not union members.

My mum who is in her 90s was told that she could not use her Fairprice co-op membership card (5% discount payable at the end of the yr) because Fairprice can no longer scan her ic because of data protection laws. She was told to get an OCBC NTUC debit card.

Getting that card is not an issue because she has accounts with OCBC. Problem I realised was that that card was only issued to NTUC members which she is not. (Once upon a time, S’poreans could join Fairprice, a co-op, without being NTUC members. My mum was a pioneer member and btw just sighted her ownership certificate while doing housekeeping.)

When I was at a major Fairprice outlet, I went to the info counter to enquire about the matter. After a really painful conversation (Partly because the Pinoy lady was in real pain: I told her to see doctor. She replied that she had just returned from the clinic.), I was given a number to ring.

I called and was told that a special card would be posted to her identifying her to checkout staff as a Fairprice co-op member. It’s been three weeks, still no card, and I threw away the telphone number. As the lady couldn’t answer my query why the card was not sent to her before 1 August (date NTUC stopped scanning ics), I can now only assume the cards are not ready yet. Will they be ready by GE?

Why this when it’s trying real hard to keep S’poreans (especially the oldies) happy with the PAP? Examples:

Merdeka Generation: PAP cares for u, really they do

Groceries: PAP cares for u, really they do

Maybe PAP thinks that it has 65% of the votes in the bag? ( Why PAP aiming for 65% of the popular vote)

Or maybe because Seah Kian Peng took his eye off the ball. He juz got promoted and someone made “an honest mistake” depriving members of a 5% rebate without his knowledge.

For Pioneer G and Merdeka Gen Fairprice members, they can get up to 8% off . But maybe taz the problem. PAP and Fairprice think these people are getting close to free lunches, shumething only meant for millionaire ministers and NTUC tua kees?

Vote wisely.

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From Sept. 16, shoppers should bring their own reusable bag, or be prepared to pay extra for plastic bags at some FairPrice and Cheers outlets. in a month-long trial.

  • FairPrice Xtra at Hougang One
  • FairPrice Finest at Zhongshan Park
  • FairPrice at Tai Seng
  • FairPrice Xpress at 384 Lorong Chuan
  • Cheers at 1 Create Way
  • Cheers at 1 Anchorvale Street
  • Cheers at 611 Aljunied Road

This “No Plastic Bag” trial is part of FairPrice’s Plastic Bag Management Programme launched in 2018, which aims to save 30 million plastic bags annually by 2030.

Along with the announcement of the trial, FairPrice also launched a S$1 million FairPrice Sustainability Fund.

Plastic bags remain available for use at S$0.10 per transaction at the selected Cheers and FairPrice Xpress stores, and at S$0.20 per transaction at the other participating FairPrice stores.

The proceeds will go to the Singapore Children’s Society and the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, FairPrice said in the media release.

There was a better scheme once upon a time:

Guess u don’t bring yr own bag to NTUC to save the planet and money.🤣 I do and “The FairPrice Green Rewards scheme, which was introduced in 2007, offers customers a 10-cent rebate when customers BYOB with a minimum spend of $10.”😜

Ang moh tua kee doesn’t shop at NTUC

I once bot stuff, telling the gal I didn’t want a bag. But as the stuff came to $9.60, she asked if I wanted a bag. I laughed saying “No”.

 

 

 

 

Merdeka Generation: PAP cares for u, really they do

In Political governance, Public Administration on 27/03/2019 at 11:28 am

(Part of an occasional series meant to burst the blood vessels of cybernuts like pork-eating, alcohol drinking “bapak” aka “Jihadist Joe”, and tax-dodging grave-dancer “Oxygen”).

Taxi driver Lim Ee Teh, 66, usually spends between S$10 and S$20 when he visits the polyclinic for his monthly diabetes check-up.

Mr Lim, who is eligible for the newly-announced Merdeka Generation Package, learnt on Sunday (March 24) that he could soon be paying less for this visit. This was after he attended a briefing organised by the Silver Generation Office (SGO) at the ComfortDelGro’s Cabbies’ Carnival.


What’s expensive, what’s cheap in diabetes treatment

If Mr Lim is seeing the polyclinic doctor monthly, his must be terok case. As the consultation fee is $12+, he’s only paying $7 for the blood test and medicine. But the blood test is pretty expensive: $13+ each time. So the numbers don’t add up: unless he’s seeing a nurse, where the consultation fee might be lower.

My friends’ monthly medicine bill for diabetes average between $4-5, they tell me. They see the doctor once every three or four months. They pay $12+ for the consultation, and $13+ for the blood test. Assuming, they see the doctor once every three months, their monthly cost is around $12.

Seeing the doctor and blood tests are the expensive bits.

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Whatever, this is what he (and me) are getting

Under the Merdeka Generation Package, which is eligible to all Singaporeans born between 1950 and 1959, beneficiaries will be entitled to Chas subsidies from November regardless of their household monthly income per person or the annual value of their homes.

Beneficiaries of the package will also receive an annual topup of S$200 into their Medisave account under the Central Provident Fund (CPF) until 2023. They will also receive an extra 25 per cent discount on their bills at polyclinics and specialist outpatient clinics, on top of prevailing subsidies.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/more-medisave-top-ups-merdeka-generations-wishlist

Wow. How not to vote for the PAP? Still prefer BS from Mad Dog, Lim Tean and Meng Seng, Jihadist  Joe aka Pious Joe?

And taz not all, from NTUC Fairprice, there’s this

And for a one-year period from July onwards, customers who belong to the Merdeka Generation will enjoy a 3 per cent discount on all purchases every Wednesday.

Merdeka Generation individuals are those who were born from 1950 to 1959 and obtained citizenship in or before 1996, as well as seniors who were born in or before 1949, became citizens in or before 1996 and did not receive the Pioneer Generation Package.

Mr Ng Chee Meng, the secretary-general of NTUC, said that this was done because of feedback from workers that they needed more help to cope with the cost of living.

“So NTUC, as a social enterprise, we were trying to see how we could help in meaningful ways. Essentially, what we wanted to do was help people cope with the rising costs, in ways we could afford,” he said.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/prices-ntuc-fairprice-house-brands-cut-remain-same-for-15-months

PAP is really trying hard to get 65% of the popular vote: Why PAP aiming for 65% of the popular vote.

Vote wisely. Remember that a GST rise is coming: How to ensure no GST rise.

Vote tactically (I tell how soon) because at worse PAP will still form govt:

But the cybernuts like bapak should not be raising their hopes of their hero Mad Dog forming a coalition govt of spastics. At the very least, the PAP will get only 60% of the popular vote (a 10 point fall) and retain a two-thirds majority and not win back Aljunied. No GRC will fall even to Team TCB.

Another reason why ground is not sweet for the PAP

Groceries: PAP cares for u, really they do

In S'pore Inc on 20/03/2019 at 10:53 am

(Part of an occasional series meant to burst the blood vessels of cybernuts like pork-eating, alcohol drinking “bapak”, and tax-dodging grave-dancer “Oxygen”).

Yuppie, continued “peanut” prices for Fairprice’s baked beans, fried dacre, sardines, instant coffee (Robusta and Arabica: I use the cheapest brand available several times a week to strengthen my daily brew of coffee brewed for at least 24 hrs) and dog biscuits (actually Fairprice’s marie biscuits).

Btw, feel free to skip the following quote if u know what I was talking about and go direct to my comments below:

NTUC FairPrice has slashed the prices of 50 essential items under its house brands by up to 30 per cent, as part of moves to help customers cope with the cost of living.

The prices of these items, as well as 50 others under its house brands FairPrice, FairPrice Gold, Pasar and Home Proud, will also be held steady from Monday (March 18) until June 30 next year.

This means that regardless of inflation, the prices of these 100 items, which include daily essentials such as rice, oil, toiletries, batteries and household cleaners, will stay the same for the next 15 months.

Mr Seah Kian Peng, chief executive officer of FairPrice, said that these 100 items are “representative of what an average Singaporean household would need, and they are popular”.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/prices-ntuc-fairprice-house-brands-cut-remain-same-for-15-months

Elections must be coming to the world’s most expensive city, a ranking now shared with HK and Paris, much to the relief of the PAP.  OK, OK, I know it’s fake news that S’pore, HK and Paris are the world’s most expensive cities: unlike TOC, The Indians Idiots, Meng Seng’s FB page and other cybernut must-reads, I read the fine print.

Seriously, going by the time frame of the price freeze, the elections will be held by June next yr. I’ve always maintained that it’ll be held later this year. In 2018, I wrote Akan datang: GE in late 2019.

As for the dog biscuits, must be minister Shanmugam, dogs’ best friend in parly, that got Fairprice to freeze the price. If the pet dogs support the PAP, the owners will follow must be the reasoning. Every vote matters for the PAP.

Btw Fairprice’s special for French made butter are great value, make it affordable for me to have gourmet butter now and then.

Vote wisely.

Remember that only in S’pore does a govt (PAP of course) and trades union movement-related grocer sells French butter (albeit only now and then) at “cheap” pleb prices. Only slightly more expensive then its house brand ordinary butter.

Three cheers for FairPrice

In Uncategorized on 29/07/2017 at 6:19 am

Because of Oxleygate, I forgot to post this:

The milk powder is available in two ranges, each with three formulations for the different stages of a child’s development.

NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng said the supermarket worked with the authorities following the announcement to review import requirements.

“FairPrice has been in discussions with the authorities on bringing in better-value formula milk from additional sources,” said Mr Seah.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ntuc-fairprice-launches-australian-formula-milk-range-for-under-8948634

Nice to see FairPrice doing what the PAP Old Guard wanted it to do.

But to be fair, it’s been keeping Cold Storage on its toes. I enjoy “Greek” yogurt and for years I had to pay what Cold Storage charged. Then FairPrice decided to go “upmarket” and I enjoyed cheaper “Greek” yogurt.

Coming back to milk powder, bet u the cybernuts from TRELand will say that the product is “fake milk” or “Made in China”.

Tesco replaces Carrefour in S’pore?

In Emerging markets on 14/07/2010 at 6:31 am

The FT reports that Carrefour is planning to pull out of Thailand, M’sia and S’pore.

The pull-out is in its early stages. Carrefour is talking to bankers but has yet to decide how to proceed and, according to one person familiar with the situation, there have been no serious discussions yet with potential buyers …

Tesco, the UK retailer, is regarded as the most likely trade bidder for the Malaysia and Singapore assets, but Dairy Farm, the Singapore-listed retailer and Aeon, the Japanese retail group, could be interested.

Potential private equity bidders include CVC and Navis Capital, the Malaysia-based group. NTUC Fairprice of Singapore, which runs a supermarket chain, is seen as a potential buyer for the Singapore and Malaysia businesses, if they were to be sold separately.

Tesco is also a top contender for Thailand as is France’s Casino group. These two chains are the biggest in the country. Neither would comment.