Credit Card Promotions for the Chinese New Year


    The Chinese New Year is right around the corner. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous Lunar year. It might be on your New Year list to spend more time with your beloved ones and less money this year, to save a few dollars here and there. Banks in Singapore have come up with various offers for credit card users.

    Credit cards that offer promotions this Chinese New Year are given below:

    HSBC Credit Card Promotions

    HSBC promises a cash rebate of up to 15% to ring in the New Year.


    ·      When you spend at least S$4,088 you get a cashback of up to 15%

    ·      When you spend at least S$2,088 you get a cashback of up to 10%

    The eligible purchases to gain this cash back are:

      • Grocery
      • Dining
      • Foreign currency spent overseas
    • Terms
      • The cash back will be available only if you are among the first 1,000 people to redeem it.
      • The cash back is limited at S$168 for a minimum spend of S$4,088 and S$80 for a minimum spend of S$2,088.
    • Redemption
      • Charge your purchases through HSBC credit cards and when you have spent the qualifying spend, you need to send the following format via SMS to 74722:
      • Reward codecredit card number
      • The reward code for the minimum spend of S$4,088 is Rebate15.
      • The reward code for the minimum spend of S$2,088 is Rebate10.
      • If eligible, you will receive the cashback by 15 April 2018.
    • Validity
      • This promotion is valid till 28 February 2018.

    Maybank Credit Card Promotions


    • When you spend through the Mileslife app for dining and lifestyle activities, you have the chance of earning 2 times the miles.
    • Terms
      • You must link your Maybank card to your app.
      • This promotion cannot be clubbed with any other offer.
    • Redemption
      • Miles would be credited to your Frequent Flyer Programme account within 5 days.
      • In a single transaction, only the highest number of miles will apply.
    • Validity
      • This promotion is valid till 31 March 2018.
      • This promotion is valid on all Maybank cards.

    Legoland Malaysia

    • You could gain up to 30% off at Legoland Malaysia Resort when you use Maybank cards for booking tickets for Theme Park + Water Park Combo Ticket as well as Theme Park Ticket.
    • You could gain up to 10% discount on the bill at Bricks Restaurant at Legoland Hotel Malaysia.
    • Terms
      • The discount is not valid if had already purchased the tickets or hold a pass or are part of an education trip offer.
    • Validity
      • Online booking closes on 28 March 2018.
      • Onsite booking till 31 March 2018 is eligible for this offer.
      • The discount on dining is valid till 31 March 2018 only for dine-ins.
      • Valid on all Maybank credit cards.

    OCBC Credit Card Promotions


    • When you purchase fuel worth S$40, you get a S$5 off on New Moon abalone products.
    • When you purchase 2 abalone cans/sets with the card, you get S$5 off on the can.
    • This offer expires on 28 February 2018.


    • For reservations you make at the Fairmont Singapore, Szechuan Court, you will get 20% discount on the Chinese set menu.
    • The discount will not be applicable on the taxes.
    • This is valid for dine-in only till 2 March 2018.
    • For Chinese New Year Dine-in Set menus, there is a discount of 5% on the bill, excluding taxes, at the Soup Restaurant outlets till 2 March 2018.


    • You can get a discount of S$38 when you spend at least S$280 at Robinsons with your OCBC credit card.
    • This is not valid if you purchase perfumes, cosmetics, electrical and bed shop.
    • This discount is valid till 28 February 2018.


    • You could gain a discount of up to 10% on both Business and Economy Class on Emirates.
    • For Flex and Flex Plus fares, the discount is 10% and 5% off on Saver fares.
    • The bookings are open till 31 December 2018 to travel by 31 March 2019.
    • You simply must use this promo code ‘SGOCBC1’ when you book tickets with an OCBC credit card.

    News About Chinese New Year Promotions

    • CIMB Offers Abalone Can Gifts on Account Top Up for Chinese New Year

      The CPF Board has announced a seminar on tertiary education. The talk will cover the available financing options, information on the local polytechnics or universities, and education loans. The seminar will take place on 1 March 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The on-the-spot registration for this session will be on the same day from 6:45 p.m. onwards.

      The seminar will be held at Lifelong Learning Institute on 11 Eunos Road 8, next to Paya Lebar MRT. The closing date for the online registration is 28 February 2018. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. The registration fee is waived for CPF members.

      The education system in Singapore is controlled by the Ministry of Education (MOE), which manages the development of schools and universities with government funding. The seminar will shed light on the best institutions offering tertiary education. The discussion will also include options on education loans you can choose or ways to pay your tuition fees without borrowing money from a bank.

      Alternatively, you can pay for your child’s education fee under the CPF Education Scheme. This scheme lets you use your savings from your Ordinary Account (OA) to finance a tertiary education in the country. You can use up to 40% of your accumulated OA savings or your remaining OA balance.

      09th February 2018

    • HSBC Announces Chinese New Year Operating Hours

      With Lunar New Year holidays beginning soon, HSBC has decided to close its branch offices early on 15 February 2018. They have also changed the cut-off time for cheque collection for the same date. All other self-service facilities will remain unaffected.

      31st January 2018

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