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Grab Guides: 5 Common Chinese New Year Problems – Solved!

You’ve got places to go and people to meet this Chinese New Year. Don’t let these holiday woes kill your festive vibe

1. You don’t have a car this Chinese New Year

Hailing a cab during the holidays can be more tedious than making pineapple tarts from scratch. If you haven’t yet, chope a ride using Grab’s advanced booking function. We accept bookings up to seven days ahead for our GrabTaxi, GrabHitch and GrabCar Premium services. Fastest fingers first!

2. You’re tight on cash

It feels like half your bonus went into ang baos for your nieces and nephews – oops. Trim your transport costs by carpooling during your CNY house visits. GrabShare rides for instance, are up to 30 per cent cheaper than a regular GrabCar. There’s also our social carpooling service GrabHitch which matches you with regular Joes headed in the same direction. Tip: Unlike GrabShare, GrabHitch lets you book in advance.

3. You’re travelling with an XXL family

Have too many aunts and uncles whose names you can remember? Get a minivan for your clan. Try GrabCoach, our upsized option which takes between 11 to 13 riders – shiok! GrabCoach rides cost $65 regardless of the distance, so stretch your dollar and pick this for longer journeys.  

Tip: Use the following promo code* and get $15 off when you make an advanced booking for GrabCoach.

*Promotion ends January 31, 2017. Only for advanced bookings. Limited redemptions available.

4. You want to pamper fussy relatives

You’ve given your in-laws the usual CNY goodies, but want to kick it up a notch. Book them a stylish ride this holidays – and give them major bragging rights among relatives. Our Grabcar Premium models offer seriously swish wheels for special people and special occasions (think Audis and BMWs). Plus, your folks will get more room to stretch out.

5. You forgot to pack an ang bao for someone

Yikes. Keep calm and… gift them a free Grab ride. Use our app to refer a new user and they’ll get $8 off their first ride. Psst – you’ll get the discount too once they use it. How’s that for sharing good fortune?