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These are the best deals to nab for the first quarter of the year

From resort staycay to reunion buffet dinner, these are the best discounts in January, February and March that you'll definitely not want to miss out on
 

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If there is one thing all Singaporeans love, it is a good discount. We’ve searched high and low for the best offers so you’d get only the best value in everything you do. Although year-end sales were massive, the start of a new year welcomes new promos and offerings you can’t miss. Three cheers to shopping and saving at the same time.

 

January

1. 30 per cent off 3D2N stay at D’Resort @ Downtown East

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Need a staycation to wind down and relax after all that crazy festive merry-making? Grab your kids and enjoy some quiet-time away from everyone at Downtown East’s D’Resort, which is offering 30 per cent off when you book a minimum of two nights. Applicable for stays from Jan 1 to March 31, with the exclusion of Chinese New Year (Feb 5 and 6) and blackout dates.

Duration: Now till Jan 15. Hotel stay duration must be before March 31.

Promotion code: DR2019

 

2. Save $100 per adult at Club Med’s Snow Sales Season

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Club Med is known for their luxury all-inclusive holiday experiences available around the world. To celebrate the snow holidays, Club Med is extending an added $100 off per adult (on top of up to 30 per cent savings) for travels between Nov 2019 and April 2020. The caveat: You’ve to be quick as the booking has to be made by Jan 31, 2018. In addition, you have to choose from the four Asian snow resorts and there is a minimum stay period — four nights for Beidahu or Yabuli in China, or five nights in Tomamu and Sahoro in Japan.

Duration: Now to Jan 31

Promotion code: CMSNOW at checkout

 

3. Save up to $20 off your grocery bill at RedMart x DBS

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Shopping for your essentials just got more fun. Exclusive to DBS or POSB cardmembers, get up to $20 off your next grocery bill when you pay with your DBS or POSB card and quote the special promo code.

Duration: Now till Jan 31

Promotion code: 20DBS ($20 off $100 for new customers, limited to one redemption), DBS10 ($10 off $120 for existing customers, up to three redemption) and RMDBS50 ($5 off $50 as part of DBS’ 50th anniversary, limited to one redemption)

 

4. 50 per cent off second mains at The Lokal

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Looking for a place to indulge in a good meal with your friends or partner? Head over to Australian restaurant The Lokal during your lunch breaks or dinner dates, where they will be offering 50 per cent off every second main purchased. Tuck into hearty dishes such as Chicken Parmigiana (available during lunch) or Slipper Lobster Linguine (available during dinner). Promotion is limited to a maximum of six diners per reservation, and is only valid from Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays, eve of public holiday and special in-house events).

Duration: Now till Jan 31

Promotion code: Nil

 

5. 10 per cent off hotel bookings with Expedia using OCBC

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Making plans for an early vacation? Don’t pay the full price for accommodation. You can enjoy 10 per cent off hotel bookings (with a minimum of two nights stay) when you make your reservation with Expedia. Payment must be made with an OCBC debit or credit card in order to enjoy the savings.

Duration: Now till Jan 31. Travel duration must be before April 30.

Promotion code: OCBC10HOL

 

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6. 10 per cent off Reunion Buffet Dinner at York Hotel’s White Rose Café

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Reunion dinners are known to be pricey. But at White Rose Café at York Hotel (21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516), DBS/POSB, UOB and HSBC cardholders can enjoy 10 per cent off (usual price $62++ for one adult and $30++ for one child) their Reunion Buffet Dinner. Not only that, you will also receive a complimentary parking coupon for the eve of Chinese New Year. Full payment has to be done by Jan 21.

Duration: Now till Jan 21.

Promotion code: Nil

 

7. Food and drinks deals at 25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar

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For those looking to unwind after a long day at work, here’s another bar to add to your list — 25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar. Monday blues are eased with extended happy hours from 11 am to 11pm. Ring in Tuesdays with 1-for-1 milkshakes all day, and boys get a new hangout on Wednesdays with their 1-for-1 spirits deal from 7pm to 11pm. P.S: We hear that their acclaimed Number Five burger — a monumental towering beef burger with pastrami, Swiss cheese and onion rings — is now available for a limited time only.

Duration: Ongoing

Promotion code: NIL

 

February

8. Deposit money with CIMB Bank and get a can of New Moon Abalone

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There’s this belief that depositing or saving money into your bank account on the day of Li Chun (Feb 4) will give you extra wealth and prosperity in the coming year. To sweeten the deal, CIMB Bank Singapore is extending an offer to their new and existing customers — be the first 188 people to deposit $1,288 into their CIMB FastSaver Account on Feb 4 (whether via FAST transfer or in branch) and you will get a can of New Moon Abalone. This action will also put you in the running to win the grand prize of an all expenses paid trip around the world, which includes a pair of business class tickets, five star accommodation and a $10,000 travel allowance. T&Cs apply.

Duration: Feb 4

Promotion code: NIL

 

9. Shopping deals at multi-label department store, NomadX

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Brands within Singapore’s first physical-digital retail space NomadX — situated within Plaza Singapura — are offering shopping deals to make the festive shopping sweeter. Not only has teapasar curated a special bundle for Chinese New Year, shoppers can get 10 per cent off minimum $88 spend at their store from Feb 1 to 8. Beauty lovers can stock up on Franco-Korean skincare label Jowaé as they are extending 20 per cent off regular priced items. Fashion lovers are not left out either: British high street label Miss Selfridge is extending sure-win vouchers with a minimum $88 spend and local clothing brand evenodd has 28 per cent off, both from now till Feb 4.  Last-minute shoppers can grab what they need until 4pm on Feb 4. NomadX will be closed on the first two days of CNY (Feb 5/6). Check out their Instagram for updates.

Duration: Now till Feb 10

Promotion code: NIL

 

10. $8 off minimum $120 spend at Klook

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For many, the Chinese New Year public holidays are a reason to squeeze in a short, relaxing getaway. If you’re considering travelling during this time, Hong Kong-based travel destination booking platform Klook is making it super attractive, by offering $8 off a minimum spend of $120 with the code GONGXI. Use the discount on any of Klook’s activities, excluding the Klook Christmas Gift Card, JR Pass, Universal Studios Japan Admission Tickets and Express Passes. Terms and conditions apply.

Duration: Now till Feb 19

Promotion code: GONGXI, with minimum $120 spend

 

11. 10 per cent discount at Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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If your little ones love animals and nature, bring them to the parks of Wildlife Reserves Singapore this February, where you’ll get to enjoy a 10 per cent discount when you sign up as a new member under their Individual and Family Friends of Wildlife membership programme. This privilege will entitle you unlimited access to their parks (i.e. Night Safari, River Safari, Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park) for a year, so you’re never short of entertainment options for the kids.

Duration: Feb 5 till Feb 19

Promotion code: Nil

 

12. 15 per cent off selected ice-cream and character cakes at Cold Stone Creamery for MasterCard card holders

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From the creators of nasi lemak-inspired ice-cream, American ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery has created a limited edition flavour, titled 5 Treasures, to celebrate the Chinese New Year period. The sweet, floral flavour includes goji and hawthorn berries, osmanthus flowers, honey and walnuts. In addition, Cold Stone has also released 12 limited-edition zodiac-designed cakes using characters from the movie Despicable Me. MasterCard holders enjoy a 15 per cent discount off these two products, so there’s no better time than now to get your hands on these sweet treats. You can find more information or purchase online on their website.

Duration: Now till Feb 28

Promotion code: NIL

 

13. 10 per cent off at Love Bonito for Citibank card holders

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Shopping for a new work outfit? Head to Love Bonito, where you’d be able to save while snagging some of their stylish work wear. Exclusive to Citibank card holders, you’ll be able to enjoy a 10 per cent discount, whether you are a new or existing customer. Cheers to more clothes for the new year! 

Duration: Now till Feb 28

Promotion code: CITI10NEWXXXXXX (for new customers, 10 per cent off with no minimum spending) and CITI10LBXXXXXX (for existing customers, 10 per cent off with a minimum spending of $85), where the XXXXXX refers to the first six digits of your Citi card number.

 

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14. 40 per cent off second chemical service at Jean Yip

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Thinking of a new hairdo? Head to Jean Yip for some pampering, where you get to enjoy 40 per cent off their chemical services, which includes hair colouring, highlighting, rebonding and perming, if you’re a DBS card holder. Redemption is valid for one-time only, and it is only applicable for basic hair colours.

Duration: Feb 25 till Feb 28

Promotion code: Nil

 

March

15. 15 per cent off tickets to Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Super Celebration

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Parents, listen up. For Maybank cardholders and Singtel customers, bring your kids and catch Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Super Celebration at a 15 per cent discount when you purchase a seat at Cat 1 and Cat 2 (original ticket prices are $65 and $45 respectively). Your toddlers will definitely enjoy a spectacular performance with iconic Disney characters, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, as well as Moana and Frozen’s Anna and Elsa live on ice.

Duration: Now till March 10

Promotion code: Nil

 

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