August Card Deals: Highest-ever Sign-up Gifts For Citi, StanChart, DBS (updated)

Imagine telling someone this time last year that in August 2021, we’d not be able to dine out or hang out in more than groups of two. Wild.

Here are some great card deals for August while we twiddle our thumbs and wait for things to get better.


  • DBS’s highest-ever $300 offer is back
  • Citi now offers a $599 Dyson Supersonic HairDryer
  • StanChart’s highest-ever $300 offer is ending 4th August 2021 Ended!
  • CIMB is now offering $130; a tad higher than last month’s promo

2021 has been great for credit card offers at least. DBS and StanChart are offering the highest-ever gifts of $300 cash for you to get your first card with them. Citi is aggressive as usual with $350 of cash gift, and now even offering a $599 sign-up gift: a Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer.

For applications that start by asking you for your email, make sure you note down the application number and fill up the form found in your email after application to ensure you get your sign-up gift. For DBS applications, make sure to use the promo code found below during the sign-up process.

Sign-up gifts typically take a few months to be disbursed, but a little wait is surely fine for gifts as attractive as these.

Do also read through the terms and conditions while signing up.

Some card recommendations from each bank

You can head over to for more choice, but here are what I’d recommend as your first card from each bank:

  • DBS LiveFresh is a decent card for cashback. Somewhat inferior to OCBC FRANK and UOB EVOL, but that sign-up bonus…
  • Use the Citi Cash Back to buy $800 to $1,000 of supermarket vouchers within a single month and get 8%, then take your time to spend those vouchers over a few months… alternatively you may want to consider the Citi SMRT card
  • StanChart Unlimited Cashback card and CIMB World MasterCard both give unlimited 1.5% cashback


  • 5% cashback

New to bank
Click Apply to see the bank’s latest promo.

Citi Cash Back

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New to bank*
First 15 from 12PM each day:

  • Dyson Airwrap™ (worth S$799)

16th onwards, choose:

  1. Dyson Corrale (worth S$699) or
  2. Xbox S (worth S$459) or
  3. Samsonite + FWD Annual Travel Insurance (worth S$920) or
  4. S$350 cash via PayNow

Existing customers
$30 via PayNow, no min spend required

Until 26th June 2022
*Minimum spend of S$500 within 30 days of card approval. Terms and conditions apply

Sign-up Process

  1. Apply with the link
  2. Important: find SingSaver email and fill in redemption form after application
  3. Fulfil spend requirements (if applicable) after getting your card

Terms and conditions

Get 8% cashback on groceries and petrol, as well as 6% on dining! Read the review here

CIMB World Mastercard


New to bank
Receive AirPods Gen 3 (Worth S$269) or S$250 cash via PayNow upon activating and spending min. S$988 within 60 days following card approval.

Until 30th June 2022

Sign-up Process

  1. Apply with the link
  2. Important: find SingSaver email and fill in redemption form after application
  3. Fulfil spend requirements (if applicable) after getting your card

Terms and conditions

Unlimited 2% cashback with minimum $1,000 monthly spend on wine & dine, online food delivery, movies, taxis, and luxury goods. No annual fees for life.


New to Amex

Receive up to 150,000 STAR$® (worth S$150 eCapitaVouchers) when you make a min. spend of S$1,500 within the first 3 months of card approval. T&Cs apply.

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