Seniors saved $4.1 million at NTUC outlets, thanks to Pioneer package

Shoppers at NTUC FairPrice Xtra at Serangoon NEX mall.
Shoppers at NTUC FairPrice Xtra at Serangoon NEX mall. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Pioneers saved $4.1 million at NTUC outlets in a 15-month programme that ended in December last year, NTUC Social Enterprises announced on Tuesday (Jan 26).

NTUC's Pioneers OK! package, launched in October 2014, offers seniors special Monday discounts of 3 per cent at NTUC FairPrice, 6.5 per cent at Unity pharmacies and 12 per cent at NTUC Foodfare.

NTUC Social Enterprises said these Pioneer Monday discounts will continue to be offered at these places this year.

Pioneers will also continue to get preferential treatment at the stores and food courts, such as priority queues and priority seats.

NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing said: "We are happy that our many pioneers were able to enjoy the savings and benefits through the collective efforts of our NTUC Social Enterprises.

"We hope they felt our appreciation and know that they remain important members of our community."

Mr Chan added: "Through Pioneers OK!, we want to thank our pioneer generation who built Singapore up to what it is today."

About 8,000 pioneers also benefited from a six-month roving truck programme. A truck visited 26 heartland locations such as Bukit Batok and Punggol and offered pioneers free health checks and back massages, as well as discounts on health supplements.