Grab Power Up Challenge January 2022

New year new me? Not for Grab’s Power Up Challenge. The challenge does not seem modified from the way it was the past few months, and given that it’s a pretty good deal, many may not mind that it’s still sticking around as is. It’s a way to get up to additional rebate (up to 5%) in the form of Grab points on top of the base earn points you get (up to 1.2%) and the cashback you get for topping up your Grab (up to 1.7% cashback).

If you’re already familiar with how the Challenge works, this isn’t for you. For newcomers to the game of card rewards, however, you should familiarise yourself with this as Grab shows no signs of stopping this monthly promo, and it’s probably going to be a staple for the rest of the year.

Reward tiers

Changes: no discernible change

Top-up AmountNumber of TransactionsSpend AmountRewardSpots
$1005$1002,500 points12,000
$30010$2505,000 points7,000
$60015$5007,500 points3,000
$80015$75010,000 points1,500
$1,10020$1,00012,000 points1,500
$1,60020$1,50015,000 points1,500
$2,10025$2,00020,000 points4,500

Tap here on your phone to opt in your Challenge.

There is once again no change from the previous months. Do let me know if you have any info that is not reflected or different from the above table.

Earn rates

Changes: no discernible change

Spend AmountRewardRebate AmountRebate Percent
$1002,500 points$55%
$2505,000 points$104%
$5007,500 points$153%
$75010,000 points$202.67%
$1,00012,000 points$242.4%
$1,50015,000 points$302%
$2,00020,000 points$402%

These are on top of your base Grab earn rate, which range from between 3 to 6 points per dollar spent (0.6 to 1.2% rebate). Grab points can be boosted with things like SP GreenUP and waiting for sales.

You also get 1.5% or 1.7% cashback when you top up with certain cards (see below). 

This means your total earn rate can be as high as 7.9% (5% Power Up rebate + 1.2% base rebate + 1.7% top-up cashback).

See exclusions and full terms and conditions at Grab’s website.

Compared to spending on other cards

Since November, DBS has been running a rather similarly named spend promo called Power Up Your Savings, and that one gives an added 8% cashback on top of the usual card rewards. That is surely better than Grab’s offerings, though the spend amount may not be as suitable. Check your PayLah app for more details.

You can also get upwards of 6 to 8% cashback on other cards, so Grab’s offer may not be as enticing depending on your spending habits.

Cards to top up Grab

Get 1.7% with the UOB Absolute Cashback card, and 1.5% with the Amex True Cashback Card.

Amex
True Cashback

New to Amex

Receive*:

  • Apple Airpods (3nd Generation) (worth S$269); or
  • S$160 cash via PayNow

Plus:

  • 3% cashback on first $5,000 of spend

Existing Amex customers (Promo 1)

$30 via PayNow*

*min spend of S$500 required within 30 days of card approval

Until 31st January 2022

UOB
Absolute Cashback

New to UOB cards

Get S$150 cashback if you are among the first 100 new-to-UOB cardmembers to make a min. spend of S$1,500 within 30 days of card approval. Valid till 28 Feb 2022. T&Cs apply

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