May Deals Roundup: New Cards, New Trading App, New Deals!

May has been a great month for deals! We saw not one, but two new credit cards launched, each with their own sign-up promo. The month also saw a new trading app jumping into the competition, giving away free shares and cash credits. On top of that, other promos have been upsizing their rewards, some to new all-time highs. What a month it is!

New credit cards and trading app!

New products are fun, and even more so when they come with good sign-up rewards. These stuff from HSBC, StanChart, and CGS-CIMB are just that.

The HSBC TravelOne promo essentially lets you buy 20,000 miles by paying the annual fee of S$194.40. A good price if you ask me, since each mile is now going for around 1 cent each. A rarity these days, it lets existing cardholders of the bank qualify for the promo too, while new to HSBC cardholders get to stack both the HSBC Revolution and HSBC TravelOne promos together. Read on for more details.

StanChart Journey replaces the X Card, and offers many of the X Card’s features while throwing in bonus categories to earn more miles on. The sign-up promo looks fantastic with up to 45,000 miles to be earned, and I will analyse the worthiness of this promo really soon so stay subscribed to the Telegram.

Want easy free shares and cash credits? CGS-CIMB’s ProsperUs trading app gives you just that when you open the account and complete a few easy requirements!

Upsized deals

New products may be exciting, but familiar ones can also surprise you with higher-than-usual rewards.

Maybank, for instance, is offering as much as S$200 cash credits when you sign up as a new-to-bank cardholder. This is double of their usual S$100 reward, and you may also opt for getting two suitcases or AirPods instead of the cash credit.

DBS is pulling out all the stops to put DBS yuu card into everyone’s wallets, and with an insane 18% rebate rate as well as an all-time high of S$350 sign-up offer to get, why haven’t you signed up yet? Even existing DBS/POSB cardholders get a generous S$120 sign-up offer!

Instarem Amaze is also having an upsized 1,000 points sign-up offer – that’s 5 times of its usual 200 points offer. If you haven’t given it a look, now is the time to do so as it is still very useful despite a few nerfs here and there.

Existing user promos

Don’t miss also these promos that target existing users with no sign-up necessary if you already have their accounts:

More promos

Don’t miss also Citi Prestige promo, and account-opening promos that have easy requirements for great rewards.

Last updated: 24th May 2024

🔥 Great deal
💳 Sign-up gifts for existing bank customers

CardsRewardsEndingRemarksReward Provider
🔥Citi CardsGet miles or S$300 cashback! Or choose between gadgets or S$350 S$450 eCapitaVouchers

Option for Rewards Upgrade
2nd June 2024Citi or SingSaver
🔥💳Citi PrestigeGet 50,000 miles, even for existing Citi cardholders31st May 2024Works even for existing Citi cardholders. Great deal offsets annual fees; useful features.Citi
🔥Maybank CardsS$200 cashback, suitcases, AirPods, or 10,000 milesOngoingMaybank
DBS CardsDBS yuu: $388 cashback

DBS Vantage: 85,000 bonus miles

DBS Altitude: 43,400 bonus miles 

DBS Takashimaya:
S$150 cashback
31st May 2024Many DBS promos work even for existing DBS cardholders!DBS
CIMB CardsStay subscribed for updatesN/ASingSaver
🔥StanChartGadgets or S$330 cash + bonus S$50 regardless of gift choice2nd June 2024StanChart
🔥💳HSBC CardsS$350 eCapitaVoucher or gadgets

Option for Rewards Upgrade
2nd June 2024Existing HSBC cardholders get some rewards too!HSBC
🔥UOB CardsUp to 31,000 Miles!31st May 2024UOB
Amex CardsAmex True Cashback: S$150!

Amex Platinum Charge: up to 140,000 points
4th June 2024Amex/SingSaver
Multiple promos happening in-app
OngoingWallet app with great promos and extra rewards
No income requirement
Big PayS$5 cashbackOngoingWallet app; no income requirementDirect
iChangeS$5OngoingMulti-currency wallet app
No income requirement
YouTripS$5OngoingMulti-currency wallet app
No income requirement
🔥Instarem Amaze325 points (S$3.25)OngoingMulti-currency wallet app
No income requirement
For quick reference only. Please check respective terms and conditions for full details.

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