Earlier in September last year, the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) trialed a price comparison app for supermarkets and hawker centres so shoppers can easily suss out the cheapest deals.
Called Price Kaki, the app lets users search and compare the prices of grocery items and hawker centre dishes. With the location filter, users can also find out where’s the cheapest chicken rice among Toa Payoh hawker centres, for instance.
Following this launch, CASE launched yesterday (Jan 13) another comparison portal called Fuel Kaki.
It is a website that lets motorists compare prices for different types of petrol grades across retailers such as Caltex, Esso, Shell, SPC and Sinopec.
Besides comparing prices, motorists can also look out for promotions such as rebates and cashbacks, as well as the estimated price after factoring in these discounts.
Fuel Kaki is also supported by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), which noted that promotion schemes offered by petrol retailers “are not easily comparable” because of differing terms and conditions.
With this new website, the consumer watchdog hopes that Singapore consumers can easily compare fuel prices to enjoy “substantial savings.”
“Fuel makes up a significant portion of a motorist’s monthly expenses. With so many different credit card discounts and promotions, it can be challenging for motorists to make effective comparison,” said Melvin Yong, vice president of CASE in a media statement.
“Fuel Kaki aims to provide motorists with timely information on pump prices and promotions for easy comparison, thus helping motorists to stretch their dollar when they refuel.”
According to CASE, ExxonMobile Asia Pacific will be supplying the relevant information to the website.
For other retailers, CASE will update the website with their prices and promotions “in a timely manner”.
Featured Image Credit: bunyarit via Shutterstock