5 Ways To Save Money This Holiday

5 Ways To Save Money This Holiday

Getting ready for the holiday? Here are 5 tips to help you save your precious money this holiday season!

1. Shop Early

The best way to save money this holiday is to do your holiday shopping as early as possible. As the holiday draws near, most stores will start to increase their prices, something up to 30%. This is what we call Holiday Surcharge. By doing your holiday shopping as early as possible, you can avoid all these surcharges.

Eg, A log cake from Prima Deli cost $24.90 during normal period. During Christmas peroid, the price increased to $49.90. A 100% increase!

2. Shop Online

While brick and mortar stores allows your to see and feel the products first hand, they are usually more expensive as well. Online channels such as Amazon and Taobao usually carries the same item at a much cheaper price. While most of these online channels provide a free shipping option, they usually take sometime to reach you as well, so plan your shopping list early.

Eg, Buying a Nerf Rival toy as a Christmas gift, local Toy R Us sells one at $200 SGD, Amazon sell one at $115 SGD, with free 21 days shipping.

3. Watch Out For Key Sales Date

What if you are late to the party and the surge pricing are already in place. Worry not, there is still ways that you can get your shopping done at a slightly reduced price. Look out for key holiday sales date. Most stores usually let go of their excess products at a reduced price those dates. Just don’t be late as they sell out really fast.

Eg, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

4. Alternate Travel Locations

The year-end holiday is one of the most popular vacation period. Airfares are usually really expensive during the period. But not all vacation spots require you to fly, some of them are within driving distance. Places like KL, Malacca, Penang are some of the most popular travel location in the region and you can easily reach them just by driving. So save your airfare and start driving!

Eg, KL, Legoland, Malacca, Penang, Phuket(yes, you can drive all the way to Thailand)

5. Rent Your Car On Drive.SG

If you plan on driving to your travel location but you don’t have a car. Renting one will be your best solution. However, same as all other services and products, there will be surcharges to car rental during these peak period. So, why not rent a car without surcharges on Drive.SG? From now to 30 Nov, you can enjoy $0 surcharge when you rent a car on Drive.SG. Book your vehicle now using the link below and maximize your savings this holiday!

Eg, Renting a Toyota Altis for the holiday long weekend

Usual: $320 + $100 (surcharge) = $420

Promotion: $320 + $0 (surcharge) = $320!

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Top 3 Car Rental Tricks For This Holiday

Top 3 Car Rental Tricks For This Holiday

Planning to rent a car this holiday? Here are 3 car rental tricks for the holiday

1. Book Your Vehicle Early

During peak periods, car rental prices will increase due to additional surcharge. The surcharge amount is usually an additional 35% on top your rental fees. To avoid these charges, you should always try to book your vehicle early.

2. Compare Rental Prices

There are so many car rental companies in Singapore. As such, prices for similar car models tend to differ between companies. It can be a daunting task if you were to manually call each company to get the best deal. This is where Drive.SG can help. Drive.SG allows you to easily compare prices for the same car on a single page so that you can get the best deals easily.

3. Keep An Eye Out For Promotion

As we are approaching the year end, car rental companies have begun promoting their Christmas and New Year packages. At Drive.SG, we help you keep a lookout by working with our rental partners to get the best prices. On top of that, Drive.SG is offering additional discounts for early bird rentals. Be sure to visit our Year-end Promotion Page and be notified for any discounts / offers.


Drive.SG will be having a special year-end promotion this holiday season. Book your vehicle on Drive.SG before 30 Nov 2017 and enjoy $0 rental surcharge. In addition, if you book your vehicle before 19 Nov 2017, you get an extra $5 off your daily rental fee ( minimum of $300 rental fee applies ).

So head over to our Year-end Promotion Page and book your year-end ride now to enjoy all the savings!

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4 Places To Turn On Your Scream This Halloween

4 Places To Turn On Your Scream This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and the whole city is filled with Halloween activities. To help you choose which one to go to, we have list down some of the best Halloween party in town. Check them out.

1) Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights is back again at Resort World Sentosa with more haunted houses to scare the life out of you! Equipped with 5 haunted houses of different theme, 2 scare zones and a zombie laser tag! This a must go for all everyone who wants to enjoy a truly horrifying experience!

2) Horror Haunt: School of Horrors

Enter the spine-chilling horror house at Cathay Cineleisure this weekend. Uncover the mystery behind Yi Hu, a girl who died mysteriously in her school toilet. Enter school-themed rooms that are littered with clues and solve this mystery. Be the first 75 survivors per day to escape and you will be rewarded with 1 of The Cathay’s Cathay Cineplexes movie voucher.

4) Museum of Horrors

The Museum of Horrors is back for its seventh run, this time featuring the story of a girl and her thirst for revenge! Introduce yourself to the haunted house, and prepare yourself for what is to come as your explore the house filled with graves, toys and screams! Your only chance to escape via the basement. Make it count and do it quick!

4) Halloween In The Snow 2017

Tired of all of horror-theme parties this halloween? Then you should visit Snow City's family friendly event, Halloween In The Snow! You can say hi to their roving Halloween characters and join them for balloon sculpting and snow tubing session or go on a "Trick or Treat" adventure with a family of Snowman!


Most of these events take place late into the night. So, to help you have a stress-free evening where you don't have to worry about missing the last bus or train, we are having a special weekend promotion where you can enjoy $20 off your weekend car rental!

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The Festival Of Light

The Festival Of Light

The Festival Of Light

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. The origin of Diwali story is different based upon where they are from

In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.

Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.

And in western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.

Regardless of the interpretations, one common thread rings true—the festival marks the victory of good over evil.

Millions of Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali with gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals. People lit their house with festive light to symbolizes the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.

Diwali is celebrated over a number of days. On the first day of Diwali, people consider it auspicious to spring clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils. On the second day, people decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand. The third day is the main day of the festival when families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities. The fourth day is the first day of the new year when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season. Finally on the last day of Diwali, brothers visit their married sisters who welcome them with love and a lavish meal.

In Singapore, it's not hard to notice a Hindu home during Diwali. Each doorway boasts a beautiful, vividly-coloured picture created out of flour, rice or flower petals. At Little India during Diwali, the streets are transformed into a fantasyland of colourful arches and stunning lights.

You can also head over to the Diwali Festival Village. This bazaar bustles with stallholders who peddle everything from festive knick-knacks to seasonal snacks

This Diwali, why not rent a car and enjoy the festival to its fullest? We have a large variety of different types of vehicle available to  rental. You can definitely find a car that is perfect got you!

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Car Rental 101 (Car Model)

Car Rental 101 (Car Model)

 

Sometime it can be hard to differentiate the types of cars and what they can be use for. We have prepared a guide to help have a better idea of how to differentiate the different types of cars and help you to find your perfect car.

1) Sedan

Sedan is the most common passenger car. Usually featuring a large truck and able to sit up to 5 people. A sedan is the most popular vehicle among car renters.

Subaru Impreza
$64/Weekday
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Toyota Altis
$64/Weekday
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2) Hatchback

The main difference between a hatchback and a sedan is the cargo space and the cargo access. A sedan has a trunk and window in the rear where the hood of the trunk is hinged below the window. A hatchback also has cargo space and a rear window, but the trunk lid hinges above the rear window. By folding down the rear seats, the cargo space is nearly tripled of a sedan. This makes it popular vehicle among families or individuals who would like to carry a lot of gears into the vehicle.

Honda Fit
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Mazda 2
$64/Weekday
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3) Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

MPV  or more commonly known as the family car, is taller than a Sedan and is more spacious with more legroom for passengers. While the smaller MPV has enough seats for 5 people, the larger MPVs can sit up to 7. So if you are planning an outing with your all your friends or family members, you can't go wrong with a MPV.

Honda Stream
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$107/Weekday
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4) Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV)

SUV are large types of cars, which looks likes a mini truck compared to the van-like MPV. SUVs are commonly fitted with four doors, high ground clearance, bigger tyres, higher power with high load carrying ability and large legroom. If you are going to be driving on rough textured roads or having a heavy load, a SUV is the car for you.

Toyota Rush
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Nissan Dualis
$128/Weekday
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5) Luxury

Luxury car is usually the most stylish and comfortable vehicle out on the road. Sporting higher quality equipments and better performance, if you are looking for a comfortable and stylist fast drive, a luxury car will be the best for you.

Honda Accord
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Toyota Camry 2.4
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Now that you know how to differentiate the different types of cars. You can now choose the perfect car for yourself. To help you to make a decision, we are having a promotion now. Choose and rent a car from alarge selection of vehicle for just $50 a day.

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