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When & Where To Get The Cheapest Beer In Singapore During CNY

Kendra Tan

Kendra Tan

Last updated 17 January, 2023

 

Don’t pay more than S$30+ for a carton of 24 cans of beer this Chinese New Year. 

Chinese New Year (CNY) is around the corner, and if you’ve been to a supermarket the past weekend, you would’ve probably jostled with the throngs of shoppers rushing to grab their CNY essentials before it happens on 22 January 2023. 

Grocery shopping on the last weekend before the eve of CNY every year is kinda like my family’s tradition — so we’ve sorta become experts on the best CNY sales, especially when it comes to beer. 

And let’s face it, no CNY family gathering is really complete without getting drunk sharing a couple of beers while catching up with relatives you meet once a year. 


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When is beer the cheapest in Singapore during CNY 

According to our experience, the weekend before the eve of the New Year warrants the cheapest beer. 

The cheapest beers in the supermarket are usually three brands — Tiger (best deal), Carlsberg (second best) and Heineken (third best). 


Where to buy the cheapest beer in Singapore during CNY

Tiger Beer

Source: Singapore Atrium Sale

One of the best prices we have found on Tiger Beer was S$33 per carton (24 cans) at Prime Supermarket at Century Square in 2022. 

Source: Singapore Atrium Sale 

This year, in 2023, the best price we found on a 24-can carton of Tiger Beer was S$37.50 at NTUC FairPrice. Inflation, maybe? 

 

Carlsberg 

Source: Singapore Atrium Sale 

The cheapest carton of Carlsberg we found went for S$19.75 for 12 cans at Sheng Siong Clementi West on 14 January 2023, making it only S$1.65 per can. 

 

Heineken

 

Source: Singapore Atrium Sale 

Heineken is overall a more expensive brand of beer, and the best price we found was S$41.95 for 20 cans at NTUC FairPrice. 


When the price is the same across all supermarkets, make use of your credit cards for more discounts 

Sheng Siong

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NTUC FairPrice

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Don’t just compare prices are supermarkets — check online sites and Price Kaki

Shopee

Prices can be a bit more expensive on Shopee, but after deducting all the vouchers, Shopee coins and coupons, your beer might just ultimately be cheaper than buying from the supermarket. 

At the same time, use a credit card such as HSBC Revolution or Citi Rewards to get 4mpd on online shopping.

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Price Kaki 

If you haven’t heard of Price Kaki, you’re not auntie/uncle enough. 

It’s the first mobile application in Singapore that allows you to compare and contribute in-store prices of groceries, household items, and hawker food through a single platform.

Use Price Kaki to compare prices of the items you would like to buy and the cheapest place to get them. It’s great because you don’t have to physically visit supermarkets to suss out the cheapest beer! 



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Avid promo code hunter and haggler. Kendra doesn’t like paying full price for anything. She’s the best person to bring along if you’re travelling on a budget. Have an interesting story to tell? E-mail her at kendra.tan@singsaver.com.sg

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