Over time with inflation, meals get more expensive and each day is a reminder for us to be mindful of our spendings, yet there are times when you just feel like giving yourself a treat. Pampering yourself should not come at a high cost and we agree with that!
In our city where the F&B businesses have strong competition is where we as consumers stand to gain. Almost all the restaurants in Singapore are collaborating with various credit card companies, mobile applications and coming up with their own promotions to give customers the best deals in town.
While we sure aren’t complaining, it can be hard to keep up with all the different discount schemes that are popping up every day. Here is a simple guide to 7 Dining Memberships in Singapore that we live by.
One single app/book, more than 1,275 offers. Covering across food, travel and lifestyle, The Entertainer has partnerships with over 325 merchants in Singapore alone for you to choose from. This user-friendly app allows 1-for-1 access to dinners in restaurants, cafes and fast-food takeouts. Who does not like ‘buy-1-get-1-free’ deals?!
Foodies may be pleased to know that participating F&B merchants include big names and upcoming favourites such as Ben and Jerry’s, Spizza, Arbite, Fat Cow, Pool Grill at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, and Bedrock Bar & Grill.
The Entertainer comes in two forms – a mobile app and a book. You are expected to save around S$89,000 upon full utilisation, with new offers added regularly throughout the year. Each merchant offers three vouchers which may be the same or vary slightly so you get discounts at your favourite place three times!
Going for S$85, the mobile app can be purchased on the website or via the app store. There is no complicated procedure nor hidden terms and conditions.
All you have to do is to create a code for yourself, punch in your code to redeem a deal, then have the merchant input theirs and that’s it. Your second item will be waived off.
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$85
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: 1,275 offers that range from restaurants, beauty salons, activities such as fitness classes and discounts at worldwide hotels and resorts – with total savings up to S$89,000.
Similar to a lifestyle membership card, Grabz is a mobile app that grants you access to a wide selection of brand names, restaurants, lifestyle and the nightlife that you have always wanted to be a part of.
From numerous birthday specials, complimentary club entries, amazing bottle promotions, free massages to one-for-one main courses, you get more bang for your buck and can save up to a total of S$800 a month!
For S$19.90 a month, users are entitled to unlimited perks and rewards over 550 ongoing promotions in Singapore. Catering to your interest, Grabz allows you to scroll through wonderful deals based on your preferences. Popular eateries that are widely known in Singapore include Maki-San, Fat Boys and The Tiramisu Hero.
Getting the Grabz mobile app also saves you lots of trouble. No upfront payment is required, there is no need to print out the vouchers, and the redemption is fuss-free and simple! Their promotions are organised into different categories such as birthday specials, clubs, dining and lifestyle.
A six-months premium membership is going for S$99.90 and you are able to redeem exclusive deals that are available to them only. All premium members are also entitled to a complimentary bottle of Penfolds Red Wine at Winebos (valid only for dine-in, min spend of S$35) and two free 45-minute massages at Beyond Beauty, as well as freebies at many F&B places worth over S$300.
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$19.90 per month
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Over 550 promotions covering club entries, birthday specials, one-for-one meals and lifestyle perks such as free massages and movies.
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is always a great place to be at whether is it for staycations, attractions or a meal (or many meals). With a range of over 50 dining options, you are sure to find one that your tastebuds approve.
We recently covered 6 Incredible Dining Options in Resorts World Sentosa For Every Occasion with Feng Shui Inn, Fratelli Pizzeria, Ocean Restaurant and more. Apart from the high-end joints, there are also Halal cuisines, light bites at Cedele Bakery Cafe and an interactive ‘make your own pancakes’ place called Slappy Pancakes.
With that, you should really sign up as an RWS Invites member at S$150, because you get to enjoy up to 20% rebate on your meals at the F&B establishments within the resort! Of course, being an RWS Invites member also means you get to enjoy other benefits such as complimentary parking, priority bookings, member previews and more.
The RWS Silver Membership offers a Welcome Package worth up to S$225 and you can choose tickets to Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Dolphin Island, or personalised spa service at ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa – and not forgetting dining vouchers worth S$200 for your dining pleasure at the celebrity chef restaurants.
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$150
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Up to 20% rebate on meals at F&B establishments within RWS. Additional benefits include a Welcome Package worth up to S$225, parking privileges, rebates all across the resort and invitations to many exciting events happening in the resort.
#4 LOVE DINING
Previously known as Palate Dining Privileges, Love Dining represents five main participating hotels – Raffles Hotel Singapore, the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The St. Regis Singapore, as well as the W Singapore Sentosa Cove – and a comprehensive list of restaurants.
Dining alone will save you 15% off the total bill but Love Dining shows you how food tastes better when shared with more people.
Enjoy more discounts when you dine in a group, where you get at least 20% off in a group of four to nine, and up to 50% promotion if you are dining in a pair. This means that you do not need heavy pockets to go on dates anymore! Note that only selected food categories is valid for the 50% discount (meant for two diners) and do not include beverages.
Look into their long list of partners and you will find gourmet restaurants, lifestyle cafes, places to go to for a quick bite and fine wine bars. Satisfy your Chinese cravings at the wide range of TungLok group restaurants, sip tea at TWG Tea at Ion Orchard, eat Mont Blanc at Angelina, and end your meals with gorgeous cakes at Marmalade Pantry.
American Express cardholders of The Centurion® Card, The American Express® Platinum Card, The American Express® Reserve Credit Card and The American Express® Platinum Credit Card get to enjoy these exclusive deals!
HOW MUCH IT IS: Membership is only available for above mentioned cardholders.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Up to 50% savings when dining at participating restaurants at Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The St. Regis Singapore, W Singapore Sentosa and The Line at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, as well as many other restaurants.
#5 THE FAR CARD
Look no further if you are intending to sign up for a membership that specialises in giving you the best dining privileges. Members of The Far Card get special rates for unlimited visits to hotels such as Fairmont Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka and Swissôtel Nai Lert Park.
Yes, unlimited visits!
Featuring leisure hotel stays, exquisite restaurants and beauty and wellness services, the Classic Far Card gives you dining benefits and special discounts and your share of the bill is complimentary when dining with one paying adult.
Imagine getting 30% off food for a Sky View Sunday Brunch so you get to indulge in the freshest seafood, juicy roasts served up from carving stations, and relaxing to live entertainment with the likes of a magic show and grooving to the band at the same time.
Ladies, look up! You now get to enjoy three complimentary drinks on Precious Ladies Night Out at New Asia Bar every Wednesday. We hope an extra perk for The Far Card members such as an additional 20% off the total bill will have you dancing the night away in joy with resident DJ Doze!
You can get the Classic Far card at S$425 and top up S$73 for the premium Gourmet Far Card.
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$425 (Classic Card) & S$498 (Gourmet Far Card)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Special rates for unlimited visits to Fairmont Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka and Swissôtel Nai Lert Park. Additional benefits include promotions at fancy restaurants and wellness services.
Restaurants at Grand Hyatt Singapore usually receives an outstanding ovation and dining there on a regular basis is actually affordable if you are a Club member at the Hyatt. As a Club member, you get 50% off on dining.
It is indeed 50% off the bill when you have your afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS, and the same 50% reduction goes for pizzas at Pete’s Place, StraitsKitchen’s local delights, a BBQ buffet in Oasis, and a fine lunch at mezza9.
An annual membership as Club member goes beyond that. Get further discount on promotional menus and lower room rates at participating hotels located not just in Singapore, but worldwide.
The promotion does not limit you to a certain number of visits to dining places at any of the five signature restaurants hosted by the hotel – which is perfect for those who dine out or entertain guests frequently because you will eventually save a substantial amount of money in the long run.
Single diners enjoy a 15% discount, while dining as a pair will entitle you to a whopping 50% off the bill, and 25% off if you dine in a group of four.
Extra benefits you can expect to receive at Grand Hyatt hotel are a 30% discount for laundry services, 10% off home-made items and cakes at mezza9 and attend social events at 10% off special events organised by the hotel. All these can be yours for just S$298 nett per annum for the basic membership.
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$298 per annum
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: 50% off meals at participating restaurants in Grand Hyatt Singapore. Additional benefits include discount off room rates worldwide.
If you are a fan of Chinese cuisines, this is one membership you have to sign up for. Get exclusive privileges and discounts at many of the participating restaurants such as the Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant, Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant, Imperial Treasure Seafood Restaurant and the various Imperial Treasure restaurants that specialise in Chinese, Teochew and Cantonese delicacies.
This is a cardless loyalty programme that allows you to collect i-dollars when you spend at any participating restaurant. With every S$10 spent, you earn i$1. Accumulate i$50 to receive S$50 cash e-voucher which you can use on your next visit!
For S$88, you can enjoy a one-year Silver membership as an Imperial Treasure Club member and you will receive two S$50 cash e-voucher immediately. In other words, you will be getting back more than what you paid for. Also, you get complimentary Corkage e-voucher for four bottles and S$100 Birthday e-voucher every year.
Spend S$10,888 and above within membership year and you will be upgraded to a Gold membership which will waiver your annual membership fee, unlimited corkage e-voucher and complimentary treats such as their well known Peking Duck, seasonal food items and a bottle of Champagne and Bordeaux Wine.
The Diamond membership is the most premium of all. When you spend S$28,888 and above within membership year, you get all the benefits from the Silver and Gold memberships and more. Aside from a complimentary Suckling Pig, you will get two sets of the seasonal food items!
HOW MUCH IT IS: S$88 (Silver Membership)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Enjoy dining rewards, privileges and rebates at any participating Imperial Treasure restaurant and two S$50 cash e-voucher upon sign up. In addition, you will receive complimentary corkage for 4 bottles and S$100 birthday e-voucher.