10 membership cards that every shopaholic should know about

Because every dollar counts

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Every dollar counts, and you'll be saving plenty with these memberships perks at the best fashion, beauty and everything-under-one-roof retail giants in Singapore.


1. Shopping malls around Singapore

CapitaStar cardless rewards programme:

- Shop at any of the 15 CapitaLand Malls, including ION Orchard and Raffles City, and retain your receipts to earn Star$ (minimum $20 a receipt, 5 Star$ for every $1 spent) and redeem vouchers at any customer service counters of the participating malls.

How to apply:

- Self-service kiosks at participating CapitaLand malls (see list here)
- The CapitaStar website
- The CapitaStar mobile app (available in App Store and Google Play

2. Metro Departmental Store

Metro Card:

- Enjoy 10 per cent discount all year round and exclusive previews and promotions.
- Spend $5,000 in 12 months to become an Elite cardholder and enjoy more deals like complimentary delivery service, free parking at Paragon Mall and The Centrepoint, priority queue access and a complimentary umbrella on rainy days.

How to apply:

- Spend $300 within three months to qualify. Shoppers can apply for the card at any outlet.

3. Robinsons

OCBC Robinsons Group Visa card:

- Receive a 25 per cent Robinsons bonus discount letter when you spend at least $500 at Robinsons and/or Marks & Spencer.
- Earn up to 10 per cent cash rebates at Robinsons and/or Marks & Spencer, and 5 per cent at Zara, Royal Sporting House, Ted Baker, Golf House and more.
- Complimentary parking at malls where Robinsons and/or Marks & Spencer stores are located.

How to apply:

- Any OCBC outlet
- The Robinsons website

4. OG Department Store

OG Member Privilege Card:

- Enjoy a 10 per cent rebate on non-discounted merchandise.
- Redeem merchandise with accumulated points together with a small cash top-up.
- Access to exclusive promotions and invitations to special sales previews.

How to apply:

- Shoppers can join only during the OG Anniversary Sale with a minimum same-day purchase of $75.


5. Sephora

Sephora Beauty Pass:

- Get a $10 birthday month reward to spend online at
- Receive exclusive promotions and earn points to redeem rewards (1 point for every $1 spent).
– One complimentary Benefit Brow service (in-store only).

How to apply:

- Any Sephora outlet (with any purchase)
- The Sephora website (with any purchase)

6. Takashimaya Department Store

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DBS Takashimaya cards and Cash Smart card:

- Receive up to 6 per cent rebates in vouchers.
- Complimentary $6 carpark privileges with minimum $250 spent for credit cards and additional 10 per cent off during selected sales events.
- Receive first-hand information and exclusive invites to sales previews and special events.

How to apply:

- The Takashimaya website



Tangs membership:

- Once $80 is spent in a single receipt, enjoy a 6 per cent rebate on every $10 spent at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Tangs VivoCity, and Island Cafe (in Tang Plaza).
- Invitation to 12 per cent rebate days and exclusive events.
- birthday treats, complimentary basic alterations and free local delivery with a minimum spend of $200 at Tangs at Tang Plaza and Tangs VivoCity and $100 at

How to apply:

- The Tangs website


8. Watsons

Watsons membership:

- Accumulate points to redeem future purchases.
- Receive invitations to exclusive sales and promotions.

How to apply:

- Lifetime membership costs $5
- Any Watsons outlet
- The Watsons website


9. Fashion brands

wt+ multi-label rewards programme:

- Accumulate points to redeem future purchases at Wing Tai Retail brands, including Topshop, Karen Millen and BCBGMAXAZRIA.
- Spend $300 at any wt+ brand within 12 months to be upgraded to a gold membership, and enjoy 10 per cent off all regular-priced merchandise.

How to apply:

- The wt+ website


10. Etude House

Etude House membership:

- Enjoy up to 30 per cent discount during sales.
- Accumulate points to redeem free full-sized products.
- Enjoy birthday perks such as make-up classes and nail grooming workshops.

How to apply:

- Become a Pink member (first tier) with any purchase at Etude House. Subsequent tiers can be achieved by spending up to $80 or $500 within a calendar year.

This article was first published on The Straits Times (May 2017)