If you’re a Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Blue cardholder, we’ve got some good news for you! From 15 July 2021 until the end of the year, CHAS Blue cardholders will be able to enjoy a 3 per cent discount across all 149 FairPrice stores, the FairPrice on Wheels mobile truck, and 84 Unity pharmacies islandwide.
NTUC FairPrice announced the initiative on 12 July 2021.
This new initiative adds to FairPrice’s existing range of discount schemes such as the Pioneer Generation (PG), Merdeka Generation (MG), Senior, and regular thematic deals and promotions to provide deeper discounts and better value to everyone.
To enjoy the CHAS Blue discount, shoppers only need to present their government-issued CHAS blue card at cashier counters at all FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Shop stores, FairPrice Finest outlets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice on Wheels truck and all Unity pharmacies. At self-checkout counters, shoppers just have to select the CHAS Blue discount option. It’s that easy!
So Why is Fairprice Coming Up With Such a Scheme?
FairPrice Group CEO Seah Kian Peng said: “The prolonged uncertainties brought about by COVID-19 have affected the lower-income families adversely. FairPrice’s CHAS Blue Discount Scheme will complement our various discount programmes by serving a focused and targeted segment that needs more assistance. This scheme will provide further savings and relief to help with their grocery needs.”
Three Becomes Four!
The CHAS Blue discount joins the three existing discounts offered at FairPrice stores as the fourth. The discount schemes are individually held on different days of the week. For example, Mondays offer a 3 per cent discount under the PG Discount Scheme, while Tuesdays offer a 2 per cent discount under the Senior Discount Scheme. Wednesdays offer both 3 per cent discounts under the PG and MG Discount scheme.
The CHAS Blue Discount Scheme will take place every Thursday.
So What Do Our Leaders Have to Say About This New Scheme?
Minister of State for Social and Family Development and Education Sun Xueling said she was happy to see such schemes available to help lower-income families and senior citizens alike.
“Community initiatives such as this complement our national schemes like the COVID-19 Recovery Grant to support those in need. Everyone can play a part in creating a more caring and inclusive society. I hope more corporates and community organisations can come forward to help Singaporeans in need so that we emerge stronger together from this pandemic,” she said.