The Great Singapore Sale is more than halfway through and will end 14 August 2016. For the first time, UnionPay is the Official Card for this year’s sale. This is also the first time the sale has been extended by two weeks to 10 weeks.
If you reside in Singapore, UnionPay Debit and Credit cards are issued by Bank of China, DBS, ICBC and UOB. UnionPay cards are accepted at over 80% of merchants in Singapore and almost all ATMs islandwide. If your UnionPay card is QuickPass enabled, you can simply pay by just tapping your card at contactless payment terminals at some 180,000 POS terminals in Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Singapore. Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to launch QuickPass. Pay with QuickPass at Doutor Coffee, Hockhua and SaladStop! outlets islandwide.
With a few more weeks to enjoy great deals, we’ve picked eight reasons why you should shop with UnionPay this year.
1. Shop & Win
Over S$200,000 worth of prizes to be won in this year’s GSS Daily Rewards Promotion. Five lucky shoppers every single day will walk away with S$100 as a reward for shopping at GSS. That means over the entire GSS period, there will be 365 happy shoppers walking away with S$100 each! Plus, charge your purchases to your UnionPay card and stand to win an additional S$500 as a bonus award.
Simply make a qualifying transaction of any amount in a single receipt from anywhere in Singapore (exclusions apply), and submit your entry atby 11.59pm in Singapore on the transaction day.
SPH is also offering S$320,000 worth of prizes in this year’s SPH Shop & Win draw. Prizes include a Subaru XV, a Nissan Sylphy, UnionPay prepaid cards, shopping sprees at Metro, prizes from Citigems, home appliances from Mitsubishi, home furnishings and other prizes. Just spend S$30 at any of the SPH Shop & Win participating malls or brands to qualify. Charge to your UnionPay card and enjoy double chances of winning.
2. Get Away from the Heat
It is so hot in Singapore these days. That’s why you should get away from the heat and experience real snow in a sub-freezing climate at Snow City, Singapore’s first indoor snow centre. For S$18 instead of the usual S$23 to S$28, you can enjoy a two-hour snow play and also get a limited edition Snow City souvenir worth S$10 to S$17.
Or head down to Sentosa where you enjoy 15% off attractions such as Wings of Time, Singapore Merlion and at selected food & beverage and retail outlets. Take a dip to cool down in between a tan by the beach.
What about pampering yourself and visit a spa. The Fullerton Spa is offering a 15% discount for any treatment 60 minutes or longer. Ikeda Spa is offering a S$50 spa voucher for your next visit when you spend at least S$300 on your UnionPay card. Vine Vera and ONSEN are offering 15% off skin care when you spend a minimum of S$1,000 before 14 August 2016.
3. Shop at Tangs
Tangs is the only department store you need to visit. This GSS, you will receive a S$30 Tangs Gift Card when you spend S$300 in a single receipt with your UnionPay card. Here you should also top up products for your beauty regime. Biotherm is offering a five-piece travel set worth S$88 and Biotherm Life Plankton Essence 15ml with a minimum spend of S$150. They are offering the Life Plankton Essence Hydrating Radiance Set at S$78 instead of the usual S$116. The Aquasource Gel Moisturiser Deep Hydration Set is on sale at S$69 instead of S$111.
4. Time to Take A Staycation
We love staycations. It is our little getaway without having to leave Singapore. This GSS, enjoy up to 25% off best available rate as well as other privileges at Amara Singapore, The South Beach, Oasia Hotel Novena and Downtown, AMOY and Millennium Hotel & Resorts amongst others. Enjoy baths in your room, take a dip in the pool, wine & dine in your hotel or simply just relax. What more can one ask for.
5. Nom Nom Nom
The Singapore Food Festival returns 15 to 31 July 2016 offering diverse tastes and amazing talent of Singapore’s culinary past and future. We all love our food, and wine and dine is definitely one of our national pass times.
Tippling Club, Open Stoves by Timber+, ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2016: Picnic Garden and TWG Tea Stations will offer creations that breathe new life into tradition. Or enjoy healthy Singapore-inspired dishes created exclusively for SFF 2016 from heritage restaurants during Singapore Restaurant Month.
Or visit participating F&B outlets that offer UnionPay privileges such as Quayside Seafood Restaurant, Peach Blossoms, AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Hotel, La Brasserie, Jade or Town Restaurant.
6. Feeling Thirsty
You can also enjoy up to 40% off selected wine and spirit labels from 1855 The Bottle Shop at I12 Katong, Republic Plaza, 8 Sixth Avenue, Suntec City, The Star Vista, TripleOne Somerset, United Square. Or head down to Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and enjoy happy hour from 12pm to 2am on Saturdays and Sundays. The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore offers 20% off food and beverage while Atrium Bar 317 at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium offers 1-for-1 on all house pour spirits, wines, beers, juices and mixers all day.
7. UnionPay Duty-Free Shopping Privileges in Changi Airport
DFS and The Shilla Duty-Free are offering up to 5% in discounts and vouchers as well as lucky dips to win additional shopping vouchers when you pay with your UnionPay card. Till 31 July 2016, you can get S$20 voucher and a gift with minimum spend of S$450 with UnionPay.
This is part of UnionPay International’s Global Airport Campaign which extends duty-free shopping privileges for cardmembers in Barcelona, Cape Town, Osaka, Los Angeles, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Toronto. In Asia Pacific, you can also enjoy UnionPay privileges in Bangkok, Bali, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei or Kuala Lumpur amongst others. 120 duty-free shops at 80 airports in 28 countries and regions are participating in the third edition of the annual campaign.
8. Shop till you Drop
UnionPay is offeringincluding big brands such as Bally, Etro, Swarovski, Coach, Raymond Weil, Lee Hwa Jewellery, Red Army Watches, Emperor Optics, Topshop/Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Karen Millen, Warehouse, i.t., Folli Follie, Chow Tai Fook, DeFRED Jewellers, OSIM International, Bath & Body Works, Kate Spade New York, Victoria’s Secret, Tumi, Michael Kors, Best Denki and Sony Store .
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