The initiative for SG50 helped to curb the living expenses as well as provided lifestyle opportunities for Pioneers and elders to take advantage of this year.
About 600,000 pioneers in Singapore signed up and enjoyed the benefits given out for Singapore’s jubilee year. Saving cost on groceries, dining, transport and lifestyle activities. They were also given a budget to improve their skills and continue learning, from how to handle their personal finance to one of the most daunting hurdles in an elder’s life, technology.
All in all, it’s been a good year for pioneers, who’ve enjoyed discounts at Kopitiam outlets and Fairprice. Their iCards entitled them to 30 percent discounts at participating Kopitiam stalls. They’ll also be given 500 more credits which they’ll be able to use till 29th February next year. It’s been noted that at least $4 million has been saved thanks to the discounts.
Fairprice has also gotten in on the discounts and given elders 3 percent discount on groceries, they’ve gone beyond that measure by extending this same discount till the end of 2016. Having already saved our pioneers $3.6 million.
Quite a great year for our pioneers – perhaps we should have another.