Tips to Stretch Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers | Save more!
[Updated 30April 2021: Updated the expiry date of SRV.]
I am going to share with you on how to stretch your dollar and save more as you redeem the S$100 digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (“SRV”). Number 1 tip is to use the SRV SOON. Clock is ticking. Avoid the last minute rush with everyone else. You have until 31 December 2021 to use these vouchers.
1. Compare Prices
You can redeem SRV via 5 authorised booking platforms: Changi Recommends, GlobalTix, Klook, Traveloka and Trip.com. Sometimes, you can also redeem on the websites of the attractions and hotels (“Websites”).
The prices and packages might differ across the different platforms. So compare and book the one best suited for your budget and needs. Personally, I am used to Klook and hence will do a quick comparison between Klook and the Websites.
BUT! If you are financially comfortable, go ahead and redeem your vouchers on GlobalTix, a home-grown travel start-up, and #SupportLocal. Afterall, SRV is meant to boost domestic tourism, aka domestic economy.
For guided instructions on how to use the SRV, refer to this page: www.visitsingapore.com/singaporediscovers/vouchers
2. Earn Cashback
Use my invite link: app.shopback.com/BOgjdShvKeb and both of us will get S$5 when you spend S$20. Another S$5 earned! ;)
If you have Standard Chartered card, use it from Friday to Sunday to get an extra 10% cashback on Shopback! This promotion is until 27 June 2021.
Regardless, you get to enjoy 1% upsized cashback on hotels purchased using SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
We recommended Shopback to a few people we know, and they ignored us, only to tell us later that they should have signed up for this earlier! The savings over time roll up to a substantial amount. So hesitate no more!
3. Enjoy Promotions
Enjoy the ongoing promotions on the booking platforms. For Trip.com, look out for flash deals.
For Klook, you get a S$50 voucher when you book a staycation. This voucher can only be used for your next hotel booking. Hence, we booked one night with SRV, and use this voucher for our second night.
Keep a lookout for credit card promotions too!
If you are going to sentosa, you might want to consider spending your SRV on Sentosa Fun Pass. 1 Token of the fun pass is at S$1. Now with S$100 SRV, you get 130 tokens. That’s about 23% discount! And technically you pay less with tokens than in dollars when you book the attractions in Sentosa. So double savings. ;)
4. Use SRV for subsidised child rates
Each Singapore Citizen who is a family member to minor(s) (i.e. parents, grandparents, other relatives and legal guardians) is eligible to purchase up to six child/youth tickets with a subsidy of $10 for each ticket.
I didn’t know about this. I almost wanted to max out my SRV for the staycation before my hubby stopped me. Using up my SRV meant we would have no more credits to buy tickets for our children. That would mean missing out on the subsidised rates.
One good deal is Nestopia. The ticket price is S$10, and after subsidy, the ticket is free of charge! We don’t even need to use our SRV. Another one is Art Science Museum, we did not pay the S$20 child ticket to the Star Wars exhibition. But this time, we redeemed S$10 SRV for the balance after subsidy.
Plan and maximise the subsidies! ;)
Do you have other tips on how to get more out of SRV? Leave a comment below.
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