Milk your credit card this GSS
Sale on sale on sale. The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is finally here. This is not a fire drill: Now is the best time to shop for all the things that you’ve been needing and wanting at discounted prices. But, here’s the secret: Everyone knows how to buy — it takes real skill to shop the best deals. The GSS may call for some major retail therapy, but it’s our job to remind you: With Great Sales come great responsibility. If you must spend money, at least be smart enough to know where you can save. To help you out, here are our picks of the top eight GSS deals, plus an arsenal of tips you’ll need to get the most bang for every buck.
The Paper Bunny: Up to 75% off
Hands up if you’re a stationery addict, or if you have a post-it abuse problem. We may be living in the digital age, but some of us are old school and sentimental like that. Even if you aren’t into stationery, you must know someone who appreciates a good old notebook for a gift (which you might find for under S$10). Sale ends 4 July, 2018.
Tip: UOB cardholders, if you can’t find anything that you fancy that’s on sale, fret not. Use promo code “TPBxUOB” to get 10% off online purchases. Valid till 1 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more at ShopUOB.
Lazada: Surprise Discounts Every Week
Bargain hunters, are you looking to snag some deals at great prices? This GSS, Lazada is offering weekly surprise boxes. Isn’t that exciting? Ends 31 July 2018.
Lazada Credit Card Promotions:
- Standard Chartered cardholders, get S$25 off with minimum spend of S$250. Use promo code “SCBEST”. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
- Citibank cardholders, get S$10 off with minimum spend of S$100. Use promo code “LAZGSSNOW”. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
- Maybank cardholders, get 18% off site-wide (capped at S$10). Use promo code “MB2018”. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
- HSBC cardholders, get 15% off site-wide (capped at S$10). Use promo code “EXPRESSHSBC”. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
- DBS cardholders, get 18% off site-wide (capped at S$6). Use promo code “TBCDBS15”. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
- OCBC cardholders, get 18% off site-wide (capped at S$8) for new shoppers. No promo code required. Valid till 30 June 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
Robinsons: Up to 70% off and 5% rebate for OCBC Robinsons Group card
Some of us still prefer to shop offline — you know, at brick-and-mortar stores. Like Carrie Bradshaw, shopping is our cardio. Robinsons is a great one-stop shop because it has everything from mass-market labels to high-end brands and homegrown names like Scene Shang.
Topshop: Up to 50% off
Shop to your heart’s content at Topshop. Use this opportunity to stock up on workwear staples, switch out a few pieces of your capsule wardrobe, or to even get your party dress well in advance for Christmas/New Year’s — if the price is right. Check in-store for more details.
Tip: Charge your spending to a HSBC card and stand to win a pair of Cathay Pacific tickets to Bangkok worth S$820. From now to 31 July 2018, every S$100 entitles you to one chance. Terms and conditions apply.
HipVan: Up to S$120 off storewide
How do you reward yourself after a long day at work? For us, there’s no better way than curling up at home with a book or the latest Netflix crime series. All we need is a good couch or lounge chair. What about you? Are you looking for that missing piece in your living room, or have a new home to furnish? Now’s the best time with all the savings you could snag at HipVan. Ends 30 June 2018.
Tip: Maybank card holders, charge upwards of S$3,000 to redeem complimentary gifts from a Nespresso Gift Set to a 2D1N stay at Resorts World Sentosa. Applicable from now to 31 July 2018. More details here.
Tandoor: 25% off food bill
Sugar, spice and everything nice — that’s how we like to envision the perfect North Indian meal. As Singapore’s most awarded Indian restaurant, Tandoor is where you’ll find legit Indian food, beyond just curry and prata. Present this deal from the GSS site to enjoy the offer. Valid till 12 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
Tip: Feeling the FOMO because maybe you’ll be overseas and might miss this deal? OCBC and HSBC cardholders have nothing to worry about — there are post-GSS deals here you could get in on.
- OCBC cardholders, get 20% off the food bill. Valid till 28 February 2019. Terms and conditions apply.
- HSBC cardholders, get 15% off a la carte bill. Valid till 31 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply.
Sephora: Up to 70% off
Best news ever— and it’s no fake news. It’s time to stock up on everything from your favourite Kat von D eyeliner to your SkinInc serums. Go.
Tip: Charge a minimum of S$150 to a Standard Chartered card in a single eligible transaction and stand to win some extra cashback with “Spin The Wheel”. Valid till 15 July 2018, terms and conditions apply.
Porcelain Face Spa: Savings of up to 60%
Self care is important. When was the last time you got you some me-time and pampering? If you’re still thinking about it, it’s been too long. Why don’t you start with a facial? Porcelain’s range of treatments promise to give your skin a much-needed rejuvenation. We hear their neck and shoulder massage is to die for. More information here.
Tip: CIMB cardholders, every S$20 spent on your card entitles you a chance to win a cash rebate of S$500 monthly. Qualifying spend period till 31 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply. More details here.
By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.