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

DBS LiveFresh

Promo code: SC388
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New Cardholders

  1. Apply and use promo code SC388 by 30th June 2024
  2. Charge a minimum of S$800 within the first 60 days from card approval date
  3. Get S$388 cashback!

Terms and conditions

Get 6% cashback on shopping and transport spend with minimum S$800 spend each month.

Citi Cash Back

Please note there are different promos so select carefully:

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Citi Promo:

  • Citi PremierMiles: 30,000 miles
  • Citi Prestige: 125,000 points and more
  • Citi Rewards: 40,000 points
  • Citi Cash Back: S$300 cashback
  • Citi SMRT: S$300 cashback
  • Tap here to see Citi promos

Last day to apply: 30th April 2024

SingSaver Promo:

First 500 eligible applications from 9AM 9th April 2024, choose:

  • PS5 Slim (Disc Edition, retailing for S$799)
  • Dyson Airwrap(retailing for S$859)
  • S$500 in eCapitaVouchers!

501st eligible applications onwards, choose:

  • Apple iPad 9th Gen 10.2 Wifi 64GB (worth S$508.30)
  • Dyson Supersonic (worth S$699)
  • Dyson V8 Slim Fluffy (worth S$509)
  • S$400 eCapitaVoucher
  • S$300 cash via PayNow

Last day to apply: 30th April 2024
⚠️ Fill out SingSaver Rewards Redemption Form after application. No form = no reward
Terms and conditions apply

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

CIMB World Mastercard


New to bank


  • S$280 cash via PayNow

Upon activating and spending min. S$988 within 60 days following card approval.

Terms and conditions (save a copy for your future reference)

Apply latest by end of 30th April 2024

Sign-up Process

  1. Apply with the link
  2. Important: find SingSaver email and fill in redemption form after application; no form no reward
  3. Promo code field can be left blank
  4. Fulfil requirements as stated in terms and conditions

Credit card terms and conditions
Banking account terms and conditions
Priority banking terms and conditions

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

Choose this if you want a fuss-free card without much conditions.


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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