Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Kiwis Grab Over $10 Million in Savings

Kiwis Grab Over $10 Million in Savings

Deal-a-day website GrabOne has saved New Zealanders over $10 million since its launch in July.

Since the first offer of $4 tickets to Event Cinemas in Auckland on 7 July, GrabOne has brought Kiwis over 1300 different entertainment, wining & dining, travel and beauty experiences across its 13 regions in New Zealand – saving them up to 90% with each deal.

“In our first week of operation our customers benefited from $225,000 of savings,” says Shane Bradley, GrabOne CEO and founder. “To have reached the $10 million mark in five months is exceptional. Definitely beyond our expectations.”

According to Bradley, GrabOne’s success is simple.

“The GrabOne model ensures that everyone wins,” he says. “Our customers get outstanding deals on experiences and services while local businesses grow their existing clientele. It’s commonly known that it can be a real challenge for businesses to acquire new customers. We’re encouraging Kiwis to get out there and experience local companies at a minimum investment.

“We’re really grateful to everyone who’s supported GrabOne over the past five months – the New Zealand public and businesses alike.”

GrabOne Facts & Figures
• GrabOne was launched on 7 July 2010.
• GrabOne is the only site of its kind to have deals in 13 cities across New Zealand and has just launched GrabOne Brisbane.
• At the time of sending this press release, New Zealanders had bought 364,565 GrabOne coupons to 1050 different businesses, saving them $ $10,090,350.80
• Since launching, GrabOne have employed on average two new staff per week – bringing their initial team of five part-time staff to a crew of 40 (and climbing).
• One of GrabOne’s most popular deals to date was SnowPlanet’s $37 for Day Pass, rentals & drink which sold 7,749 coupons and generated $286,713 in gross sales.
• GrabOne’s fastest selling deal was Event Cinemas at its peak selling two tickets every second!
• GrabOne’s Facebook page grows by an average of 300 new fans a day. At the time of sending this release they had 60,850 fans.
• On 6 December 2010 GrabOne launched GrabOne Bottle – a partnership with Direct Wines bringing New Zealanders daily wine savings on quality hand-selected wines from around the world. Check out today’s deal: Vinify Gisborne Chardonnay 2005 for just $8 a bottle!
• GrabOne customers are often referred to as ‘Grabbies’.
• GrabOne founder Shane Bradley is the man behind Finda and Sella

GrabOne deal highlights include Fullers tickets to Waiheke Island (Auckland), food and drink at Squid Row (Auckland), a day at Agro Adventures (Rotorua), The Bank bar and restaurant (Waikato), Amphora restaurant on The Strand (Tauranga), tickets to Zealandia (Wellington), Splash Planet (Hawkes Bay), Wellington Zoo, Cocopelli (Christchurch), Wilsons Abel Tasman Guided Walks (Nelson), Velvet Burger (Dunedin) and Kawarau Jet (Queenstown).

What is GrabOne?

GrabOne is a deal-a-day website offering New Zealanders the best things to eat, see, do and buy in their city every day. Every day features a fantastic new experience for each region, ranging from entertainment, drinking and dining, health and beauty, and travel experiences at reduced discounts of up to 90%. Each deal is made available to the public for 24 hours.

For more information visit


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


RNZ: Housing Boom Could Get Worse, Economist Warns

Economists are calling on the Reserve Bank to reinstate lending restrictions, warning the housing market is spiralling out of control. More>>


Westpac: Sets Out Plan To Go Cheque-Free

Westpac NZ has announced details of its plan to phase out cheques, after signalling in May that it would be supporting a move to other forms of payment. Cheques will cease to be available as a means of payment after 25 June 2021. Westpac NZ General ... More>>


NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>


Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>


Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Economy: NZ Small Business Recovery Continues In September

Xero, the global small business platform, today released its Small Business Insights (XSBI) for September revealing an uptick in small business jobs and year-on-year revenue growth in New Zealand. Nationwide, the average number of jobs in the small ... More>>


Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>