Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Real Love Works for Elderly Couples - WW

Mr and Mrs Ho celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on 23rd March '09!

Marriage Central turns a mundane activity like shopping for groceries into fun couple races for senior citizens at Tampines Mall NTUC FairPrice Supermarket this evening.

NTUC FairPrice is the leading supermarket retailer in Singapore with a network of over 225 stores island-wide. On Tuesdays, there is a 2 per cent Senior Citizen discount.

What will the couple buy with a S$10 voucher?

The couples were given 10 minutes to shop with a S$10 voucher. This participant chose milk powder for his wife while she bought low-fat 3-in-1 coffee for her hubby. awww.... so sweet to see them caring for each other.

Mr and Mrs Yeo looking for things purple

Mr and Mrs Yeo have been married since 1965. Their eldest granddaughter just got married! They had to shop for as many purple things as they could with S$10. They picked snacks for their grandchildren. Such doting grandparents!

The couple with the most number of purple items won vouchers worth S$30. All participants received goody bags.

Couples won supermarket vouchers and had fun!

Tomorrow evening - Ang Mo Kio Hub NTUC Fairprice. Good luck to all couples!

24 March 2009, Tue
Venue: Tampines Mall, NTUC FairPrice Supermarket
Time: 6 – 8pm
Address: 4, Tampines Central 5, #B1-12, Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510




52 comments:

  1. A delightful post! Happy anniversary to them!

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  2. Sandy,
    It's amazing to hear that all the elderly couples have been married to each other for at least > 30 years!

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  3. Monica,
    There will be another chance. :)

    Good luck!

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  4. If that had been in England, the couples would have started fighting each other!

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  5. Ian,
    That competitive!?

    We had to persuade and beg the shoppers to join in the contest, even though they know they will win cash vouchers.

    The participants are very shy and low profile people. They participated for the fun of it.

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  6. That looks like a lot of fun. Kind of spices up the ordinary trip to the market.

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  7. I suppose it is in everyday, simple things that can also help strengthen marital love.

    Are you coming for tomorrow's evening couple races at Ang Mo Kio Hub?

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  8. these days, age is just a number.

    congrats to the couples!

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  9. Ohh I love grocery shopping- my favorite part of being a homemaker.

    That's a nice activity, I'm sure they had a great time.

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  10. Such a lovely event for the elderly couples!

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  11. 45 years! Wow. That looks like so much fun. What a wacky way to celebrate.

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  12. Oh, I love this! They are looking at the Cadbury chocolates!

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  13. That was a fine thing you did, taking pictures of them. They were so happy in the final picture. You made their day.

    Happy WW

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  14. Oh how fun! I would have liked to participate in the fun at the shop!

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  15. I think it will be helpful to have education for the mass public to constantly remind married couples to find opportunities in their everyday lives to nurture marital relationship.

    This is indeed a meaningful event to provide chances for couples to bond during what seem a mundane activity.

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  16. aww! what a fun contest. the outcome of the contest shows the reason why the couples are still together. they share unselfish love!

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  17. Ok I'm starting to feel elderly, as we are going on 30 years now. S$20 doesn't sound like alot at first but when you think about the present economy anything helps. I hope it goes further there then here. I just had a visit from a couple who came from Singapore this weekend. They told me it's an island, and both a city and country, small enough so that just about every one knows every one else. Cozy huh :)

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  18. aw, such a sweet competition! i love the part about picking out stuff for each other. shows how thoroughly they know each other, inside out! :D

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  19. That sounds like fun (and it's great for the budget too!)

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  20. Dropping off a quick hello and hug for ECL!! :):):)

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  21. I like these activities, they're always occasions for a blog post xD

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  22. I love what their purchases say about them as a couple, and about their love for family.

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  23. Again something they should do here too ! There is only one thing it is easier to pull a donkey into a shop than my dear Mr. Gattino ! We never do our shopping together !

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  24. I've seen similar events here in the states, but never been involved in one. Good luck to them all and you might want to keep both eyes wide open if you're on hand for the next one ECL. They could run right over you!

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  25. I love all the attention you are bringing to this, our young people need to have examples. It has been a treat to follow you on FaceBook as well!

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  26. Looks like a fun thing to do for elderly couples! : )

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  27. In today's world, it's very unlikely that married couples actually grow old together. ECL, thanks for sharing this delightful piece of miracle. :-) Angie

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  28. that's a very nice thing to do. i bet it was a success.

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  29. Those are lovely pictures from the east, make me go on my next vacations there :-)

    greetings from the west side of earth!

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  30. That's really fun! Love the triumphant couples photo at the end.

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  31. I think it wonderful to see people married all those years. I have two Aunt and Uncle who just made it 60 years I got over 20 years now.

    Most place gives a senior here a 10% discount one day week and those senior with low income can get food stamps that help them with food.

    Coffee is on.

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  32. Happy Anniversary to the couple.

    That's a wonderful activity. I could tell the participants had fun.

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  33. Once in a blue moon, supermarts here do reward writers with the best "one-liner" for their brands, to a 3-minute-all-u-can-grab shopping. The amount comes to a little above the 100 euro's.

    The wishlist of most men r crates of beer. How typical I thought ! They only think abt drinking themselves into oblivion, given the chance.

    Women r more pragmatic. Fresh meat n processed meats r expensive - so must grab as much as possible ! Expensive products that one usually avoid buying is next on the list. Then comes the multi-pack coffee (heavy drinkers here in NL) n detergents.

    If I was given this opportunity, I would stock up on Asian products bec they r sold as luxury imports. I had to pay thru the nose for the simplest item which one wouldnt think twice when buying them in SG *sigh* I just bought a liter of kikkoman soya sauce (only brand available) for € 5,29 *faints*

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  34. Dora,
    S$10 isn't a lot of money.

    If I'm participating in this race, I would buy flour, butter, milk, sugar and eggs to bake my hubby, his favourite scones. :)

    For pragmatic reasons, I would buy rice and bread. Cannot depend on love to keep the stomach full, right? :D

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  35. Buzzing J,
    NTUC Fairprice Supermarket is a co-operative. The prices of groceries sold here are usually cheaper than other supermarkets

    Because of this, prices of daily necessities in Singapore are kept competitive to curb profiteering.

    Besides the 2% discount for senior citizens, shoppers get a further 5% discount for 500 housebrand items. They can save up to 25 per cent on 100 items that have been labelled with yellow tags.

    If they are members, they get a rebate at the end of the year.

    It stabilises the prices of essential consumer products and has gone on to become the people's supermarket. :)

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  36. Dutchie,
    Hey, I like the idea of rewarding writers to a 3-minute-all-u-can-grab shopping! :)

    I don't know about other Singapore men, my hubby doesn't drink alcoholic drinks, so he would probably buy daily necessities with gift vouchers.

    I'm also a pragmatic person. Would prefer to buy essential consumer items for the whole family before thinking of unnecessary items. Gosh, so Aunty! hehe...

    Poor girl. *pat pat*

    Over here, the huge variety of Asian products are easily available and so cheap. Wish I could send you something that you really crave. :)

    That Kikkoman sauce is so expensive in NL!!!

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  37. Yes happy anniversary to them .I also believe that dreams can come true. Have a great weekend ECL.

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  38. I never knew Tues the elderly gets a 2% discount at NTUCs. It is a regular promo? *takes out my disguise kit* :P

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  39. I liked your post, ECL. I've been waiting to get some news on how this went and seeing the pics as well as your description has made my day : )

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