Credit Card Promotions for Chinese New Year Snacks in 2017

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Singaporeans can save a lot of money on bak kwa, pineapple tarts, and other Chinese New Year snacks with these credit card promotions.

Updated 17 Jan 2017

You know what we love about this time of the year? Free license to stuff our faces with pineapple tarts, love letters, kueh lapis, bak kwa and other delicious Chinese New Year goodies. Don’t judge us, it’s for research!

We bravely put our New Year resolutions in peril so we can find the best credit card deals for you. So, before you go shopping for your favourite kueh (which are becoming more expensive as Chinese New Year approaches), look through our list to see where your credit card can help you save money for an even more prosperous Year of the Rooster.

Conrad Centennial Singapore

Pamper yourself with a selection of fine cakes, cookies and pastries from Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Golden Peony restaurant.

This one is especially for lovers of Kueh Lapis – there are 3 varieties to choose from; original, orange and pineapple.

Top up your dessert counter with sweet and tangy options in the form of Almond Cookies and Pineapple Tarts.

The Goodies We Like

  • Kueh Lapis (Original/Orange and Pineapple – 1 kg) – from S$60
  • Pineapple Tarts – S$38
  • Almond Cookies – S$28
  • Koi Nian Gao (each) – S$38

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 15% off with HSBC, UOB or Citibank credit cards
  • Offer valid till 27 Jan 2017

If you have a credit card from HSBC, UOB or Citibank, you can receive 15% off your festive goodies order – just use the code CNY15 during checkout. Surely there’s nothing like savings to make your CNY snacking even sweeter.

Things You Should Know

You’ll need to allow 3 working days for your orders. Also, Golden Peony will only be having their CNY Takeaways until 27 Jan only, so you last order will have to be made by 24 Jan at the latest.

Amara Sanctuary Sentosa Singapore

If your family is big on cakes and cookies, you’ll be pleased with Amara Sanctuary Sentosa Singapore’s festive takeaway menu this year.

From butter cake to kueh lapis to cornflake and chocolate chunk cookies – and of course, pineapple tarts – you’ll find home-style baked favourites to enjoy together with your guests.

The Goodies We Like

  • Pineapple Tarts (300gm) – S$28
  • Kueh Lapis (1kg) – S$60

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 10% off with UOB and Maybank Credit Cards

Pay with UOB or Maybank credit cards and get 10% off your CNY goodies. If you have the UOB PRVI Miles card, you can earn 1.4 miles per S$1 spent, which means you’ll be earning your next vacation as you eat pineapple tarts. We can’t think of a better reason to indulge.

Things You Should Know

The festive menu is available until 11 Feb. You’ll need to give the hotel a lead time of 1 working day for your orders. Delivery is available at S$50 per trip, free for orders above S$450.

Grand Shanghai

Have a hankering for Shanghainese CNY goodies? Grand Shanghai restaurant has got you covered.

The restaurant has created 2 types of Shanghai-style Nian Gao – Walnut and Split Green Bean – for this Chinese New Year, along with Red Date Cake, and Glutinous Rice with Mixed Fruit.

There’re also Pineapple Tarts on the menu, making it easy for you to do all your shopping at one go.

The Goodies We Like

  • Walnut Nian Gao – S$28
  • Split Green Bean Nian Gao – S$28
  • Red Date Cake – S$23
  • Glutinous Rice with Mixed Fruit – S$28
  • Pineapple Tarts (18 pcs) – S$20

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 20% off with Citibank credit cards
  • Offer valid till 11 Feb 2017

Citibank cardholders can enjoy an exclusive discount of 20% on CNY Festive Takeaway Menu items.

If you have the Citi Cash Back Visa Card, you can earn 8% rebate on dining, petrol and groceries, so you can earn cashback twice if you put your festive order on this card – 8% rebate for your order, and 8% rebate on petrol when you drive over to pick up your goodies.

Things You Should Know

Although Grand Shanghai indicated they are able to fulfil orders with a 1-day lead time, we recommend putting in your order early to avoid disappointment. The festive menu is offered until 11 Feb 2017.

Carlton City Hotel

Carlton City Hotel is back with their signature BIG Premium Pineapple Tarts. Renowned for their perfect balance of sweet, tangy and buttery – all in one luscious bite.

If you’re looking for a crunchier bite on your snack plate, you won’t go wrong with the Caramelised Walnuts. Give them a gentle warming in the toaster oven for the ultimate nutty indulgence.  

The Goodies We Like

  • Signature Premium Pineapple Tarts (8 pcs) – S$28
  • Pineapple Tarts (1 jar) – S$38
  • Caramelised Walnuts (200 g) – S$35

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 15% off with UOB or Citibank credit cards

If you have a credit card from UOB or Citibank, whip it out to enjoy 15% off your CNY goodies orders.

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Get even more bang for your buck with the Citi PremierMiles Visa Card, which lets you earn 1.2 miles per S$1 spent locally. You’ll also earn up to 42,000 bonus miles if you’re a new applicant, so now’s the time to take the plunge.

Things You Should Know

Carlton City needs a lead time of 5 working days for your festive orders. The last day for orders will be 6 Feb, as the festive menu will be withdrawn after 11 Feb 2017.

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Photo source: Shop @ Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

When a kitchen goes the distance to create 2 different types of pineapple tarts, you know they mean business.

This year, you can buy Mandarin Orchard hotel’s Signature Golden Ingots, which are going for sale alongside their plain-name cousin. Gee, we hope the generic ones at least get a nice box.

If you love crispy, eggshell-thin egg rolls as much as we do, you’ll want to pick up a box of Love Letters from the hotel. While you’re at it, bring home some Nian Gao for a sticky, sweet and satisfying year of the Rooster.   

The Goodies We Like

  • Signature Golden Ingots Pineapple Tarts (8 pcs) – $39
  • Pineapple Tarts (420 g) – $29
  • Crispy Egg Roll ‘Love Letters’ (approx 100 pcs) – $29
  • Koi Fish Nian Gao (per pair) – $49
  • 4 Treasure Mini Nian Gao (4 pcs) – $39

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 15% off with Maybank credit cards (until 16 Jan)
  • 10% off with Maybank credit cards (17 Jan to 11 Feb)

Foot the bill for your festive CNY goodies on any Maybank credit card – such as the Maybank Visa Infinite Card – to enjoy exclusive discounts. If you make your orders before 16 Jan, you’ll get 15% savings. Afterwards, you can still enjoy 10% off your bill from 17 Jan to 11 Feb.

Things You Should Know

You’ll need to give 3 business days lead time for your orders to be fulfilled. The CNY special menu will be valid till 11 Feb, so that means any last orders will have to be made by 8 Feb.

If you prefer to have your goodies delivered, there’s an S$80 fee per location. Order S$1,000 worth of items (possibly with the help of the entire village) and you’ll get free delivery!

St Regis Singapore

Chow down on a selection of (surprisingly affordable) treats from none other than Yan Ting, the Cantonese restaurant responsible for putting St Regis Singapore on the radar of dim sum aficionados.

We’re just as happy as you are at the seemingly innocuous prices, but given Yan Ting’s prestigious reputation as a kitchen, we bet 1 bottle (or 5) will hardly last the afternoon.  

The Goodies We Like

  • Double Happiness Nian Gao (1 pair) – S$60.80
  • Abundant Fortune Nian Gao – S$33.80
  • Deep-fried Candied Walnuts – S$28.80
  • Deep-fried Candied Walnuts – S$28.80
  • Homemade Pineapple Tarts – S$28.80

More items here.

Credit Card Promotion

  • 20% off with Citibank credit cards
  • 15% off with Standard Chartered and Maybank credit cards

Good ole credit cards, always jumping in with discounts and promotions to help us save money.

If you’re a Citibank cardmember, use your Citi PremierMiles Visa Card for 20% savings on your order. Don’t forget the air miles earned – 1.2 miles for every S$1.

Standard Chartered and Maybank credit cards will also net you some 15% in savings on your CNY goodies, all the better to help you save money during this indulgent season.

Things You Should Know

Artistry takes time, so do allow Yan Ting 3 working days to fulfill your CNY order. The last day the restaurant will be accepting orders will be 8 Feb, as the festive menu will be withdrawn on 11 Feb.

Delivery is available at S$50 per trip. If your order happens to involve 50 gift hampers or more, you’ll qualify for free delivery.

Don’t own a credit card? Use SingSaver.com.sg to compare rewards credit cards and earn points as you spend this Chinese New Year.

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Alevin ChanBy Alevin Chan
A Certified Financial Planner with a curiosity about what makes people tick, Alevin’s mission is to help readers understand the psychology of money. He’s also on an ongoing quest to optimise happiness and enjoyment in his life.