In a time when more and more transactions are completed online, owning a credit card becomes less of a choice and more of a neccessity. But besides convenience and security, many banks offer you incredible perks and credit card promotions when you sign up.

Credit card promotion

These perks range from the usual rebates to frequent flyer miles and even a free luggage! To help you choose, we have narrowed down the best credit card promotions available here. Check them out below!

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card

The Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card is an amazing card for the luxurious traveller. Other than air mile rewards, complimentary travel insurance, exclusive hotel, airport, yacht and even golf privileges, you can choose from either 35,000 air miles or 15,000 miles and a 28” Samsonite Lite-Shock Spinner (worth $950) as a welcome gift! Sign up here.

28” Samsonite Lite-Shock Spinner credit card promotion free luggage

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Standard Chartered card holders can also earn 15% FLAT cashback from ShopBack every Wednesday on selected merchants including Sephora, Nike, ASOS, Mr Porter and Under Armour.

American Express Platinum Credit Card

American Express platinum credit card

The American Express Platinum Credit Card offers a good deal through and through. Some of the exclusive privileges that new members can receive include a pair of headphones from Bang & Olufsen worth S$379, as well as a 2-days 1-night stay at Dorsett Singapore worth S$506.11. However, the star of the show is undoubtedly the Samsonite Sigma 76cm Expandable Spinner luggage.

Samsonite Sigma 76cm Expandable Spinner credit card free promotion

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Worth S$600, the Samsonite Sigma 76cm Expandable Spinner has a sleek finish that can effectively mask the scruffs and scratches from luggage handling. Free luggage with a credit card sign up? Yes, please!

DBS Black Visa Card

DBS Black Visa Card credit card promotion

Do you shop regularly for groceries at the supermarket? The DBS Black Visa Card offers a 5% grocery shopping rebate for new members. This includes a wide range of supermarkets from NTUC Fairprice (including Finest and Xtra) to more specialised ones such as Jason’s and Meidi-Ya. Even online grocers like RedMart and HonestBee are on the list. For a limited period, customers who sign up for the DBS Black Visa Card and chalk up at least S$500 in spending within the first month from the card approval date can also win a return trip to Krabi, Thailand.

HSBC Visa Platinum Card

HSBC Visa Platinum Card Credit Card Promotion

As part of its sign up perks, new members of the HSBC Visa Platinum Card can choose to receive either S$120 cashback or a HSBC Gold Class Movie Card. The latter allows you to redeem 4 Gold Class movie tickets from Golden Village Cinemas on almost every day of the year, even on weekends (except some, like Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). This will save you an estimated S$18 on your Gold Class movie tickets and an additional 10% off your Gold Class food and beverage purchases.

UOB YOLO Credit Card

UOB YOLO Credit Card

Eat. Drink. Play. Repeat. The UOB YOLO Credit Card is for those who like living the high life. Think free Grab rides every weekend, up to 13% off at booking sites such as Expedia and Agoda, plus up to 8% rebate on dining and entertainment spending. It even offers you the chance to win a pair of VIP passes to Beerfest Asia 2017 worth S$268 and 5% off Beerfest chips at the event, held at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre from 17 August to 20 August, as part of the sign-up perks.

DBS Esso Card

DBS Esso Card Credit Card Promotion

Made for drivers, the DBS Esso Card offers up to S$120 savings in the form of SMILES points if you apply for it before 31 October 2017. Although this sign-up perk comes with a caveat (you have to spend at least S$200 on fuel at Esso per month, for 3 months consecutively starting from the date of card approval), there is no need to worry about hitting the minimum charge as there are different tiers available. For instance, you could receive S$60 savings if you spend S$200 on fuel at Esso per month, for the first month starting from the date of card approval.

American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card

American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card Promotion

The American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card has a stunning welcome offer that you can benefit from the moment you start using it. The very first time you charge to your card, you’ll receive a bonus of 5,000 KrisFlyer miles. Additionally, if you spend above S$15,000 on your credit card on singaporeair.com, you can receive the coveted Double KrisFlyer Miles Accrual Voucher. There is a host of other benefits that range from free access to the airport lounges during your travels.


Used wisely and prudently, credit cards can be a good way for you to make the most bang out of your buck. Sign up benefits and credit card promotions, coupled with the convenience and security of card transactions are just of the benefits that come from credit cards. Hurry before these credit card promotions expire or are snatched up by other customers!

Visa card holders can also earn upsized cashback on select merchants, everyday on ShopBack!

* Information is correct as of 14 July 2017.

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