Best Credit Cards for Dining in Singapore

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Best Credit Cards for Dining in Singapore

As you’ll very likely agree, one of the hardest decisions in our very comfortable lives is deciding what’s for dinner. We can tackle any of the challenges the world throws at us, but deciding what to eat? Let’s just hope someone else is up to it.

It’s not for the lack of choices for sure. In fact, it’s probably due to choice paralysis. Singapore houses some of the world’s most eclectic tastes when it comes to dining.

So, when you’ve finally decided what to eat and had your fill, we hope you don’t have to crack your head over how to pay. Food coma seldom helps us make smart decisions.

Read up here first, and get these credit cards that are great for dining cashback, rewards or discounts.

1. HSBC’s Revolution Credit Card

HSBC Revolution - Dining credit card

Looking for a revolutionarily rewarding experience of using your credit card? Well, HSBC’s Revolution Credit Card can be your next one-card-fits-most-categories card. But especially suited for dining, here is what you’re in for:

Pros:

  • 5X Rewards on local dining at cafes, restaurants and food outlets.
  • No minimum spend requirement and no cap on rewards on dining.
  • You can exchange your reward points for air miles with Frequent Flyer Programmes from Singapore Airlines (KrisFlyer miles) and Air Asia (Asia Miles). 5,000 Reward points = 2,000 miles.
  • Rewards can also be redeemed for cash rebate and vouchers.

Cons:

  • Dining within hotels are not eligible to earn rewards.
  • Reward points expire after 3 years.

Thinking of getting this card? Here’s our review: HSBC Revolution Card Review: A Very Useful Miles Card for Millennials

2. OCBC 365 Credit Card

OCBC 365 - Dining credit card

Going a step further from the concept of one-card-fits-most-categories, how about one card that fits all categories? The name aptly describes what this OCBC card has to offer. And when it comes to dining, here’s what you’ll get:

Pros:

  • 6% cashback on local weekend dining.
  • 3% cashback on local weekday dining.
  • 3% cashback on overseas dining.

Cons:

  • Minimum spend of S$600 per month (overall spend) is required to earn up to 6% cashback on dining.
  • Otherwise, you will earn a flat cashback rate of 0.3% on all spends.
  • Cashback has a cap of S$80 per month.

Here’s what we think of this card: OCBC 365 Credit Card Review: High Cashback or Cashback Everyday?

3. Citi Cash Back Card

Citi Cash Back Card - Dining credit card

Here’s another card which doesn’t require you to dig much to realise what’s really on offer. The Citi Cash Back Card offers one of the highest cash back for those who would rather be rewarded in kind – money for money!

Pros:

  • 8% cash back on dining worldwide at cafes, restaurants and bars.
  • 20% cash back on Deliveroo orders (valid until 19 August 2018).
  • 8% cash back on food delivery from Foodpanda.

Cons:

  • Minimum monthly spend of S$888 (overall spend) is required to earn 8% cash back on dining and foodpanda spends as well as the 20% cash back on Deliveroo orders. Otherwise, you will earn a flat cashback rate of 0.25% on all spends.
  • Cashback is capped at S$25 per month for 8% cash back on dining and S$25 per month for 20% cash back on Deliveroo orders respectively.

Love it? Want it? Want to read our review too? Citi Cash Back Card Review: Great Stuff or Just Fluff?

4. American Express Platinum Credit Card

AMEX Plat Card - Dining credit card

Love fine dining but can’t afford it daily? Well, here are some dining perks from the American Express Platinum Card that you simply cannot miss.

Pros:

Platinum dining – Savings up to 50% at more than 60 local restaurants in the following ways:

  • Love Dining @ Hotels – Up to 50% savings on food bills at select 5-star hotels in Singapore. This benefit is valid for an unlimited number of visits.
  • The Far Card Classic Membership – Complimentary membership worth S$425 nett with savings up to 50% at Fairmont Singapore, Swissotel Merchant Court and Swissotel The Stamford Singapore.
  • Love Dining @ Restaurants – Savings up to 50% on select restaurants across Singapore.
  • Michelin Guide Singapore official card partner – You will enjoy exclusive invitations and privileges to Michelin starred guest chef dinners.
  • American Express Selects – Savings up to 50% at restaurants under American Express Selects.
  • American Express Global Dining Program – Enjoy dining offers that can be redeemed at restaurants in Singapore and overseas.

Cons:

  • The annual fee on this credit card is S$321.
  • High minimum annual income requirement of S$50,000 for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents and S$60,000 for foreigners.

Here’s something to chew on: 20 Awesome Salad Places in the CBD Area You Can Try for Lunch

5. Bank of China (BOC) Family Card

BOC Family Card - Dining credit card

A family that stays and eats together, spends a lot together too right? Well, not anymore. Taking your family out for a nice dinner is about to get a lot more frequent and affordable, thanks to the BOC Family Card.

Pros:

  • 10% cash rebate on local dining.
  • 10% cash rebate on overseas dining.

Cons:

  • Cash rebate on local and overseas dining is capped at S$30 per statement cycle.
  • To enjoy the 10% cash rebate, you need to spend a minimum of S$700 per month.
  • Spends less than S$700 receive the base cash rebate of 0.3%.

Food for thought: BOC Family Card Review: Still the Best Cashback Card in Singapore?

6. CIMB Visa Signature Credit Card

CIMB Visa Signature Card - Dining credit card

If food takes you across borders and around the world, then the CIMB Visa Signature Card is perfect for you. Not only does this card charge 0% administrative fee on foreign currency transactions, but it also offers discounts and rebate on dining in Singapore and overseas.

Pros:

  • 10% cash rebate on Wine and Dine including dinner and nightlife expenses in Singapore.
  • Cross-Border CIMB Bank Regional Deals – Dining discounts at partner merchants in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Low minimum spend requirement of S$500 per month (overall spend) is applicable.

Cons:

  • The minimum spend must be met by making at least 8 transactions worth S$30 or more within the same month.
  • Cash rebate is capped at S$60 per month. After meeting this cap, you will only earn 0.2% cash rebate on all spends.

Want to take this credit card for a spin around the world? Here is something to get you started: 6 of the Most Affordable Michelin Meals Around the World

7. UOB YOLO Credit Card

If your idea of a grand adventure is to discover new places to eat, then the UOB YOLO Card is the one for you.

Pros:

  • New UOB Principal cardholders get 12% cash rebate on dining for the first 3 months. This promotional offer is valid only if your application is approved by 30 September 2018.
  • Existing UOB cardholders get 8% rebate on weekend dining in Singapore and overseas. On weekdays, this dining rebate is 3%.

Cons:

  • Cash rebate is capped at S$60 per month.
  • The minimum monthly spend to be eligible for the rebate is S$600. Monthly spends below S$600 will earn a base cash rebate of 0.3%.

8. Maybank Horizon Visa Signature Card

MayBank Horizon - Dining credit card

If food and travel are your two favourite things in the world, then your next meal can fly you to your favourite overseas destination! Yup, dining using this Maybank credit card will earn you miles; miles to save and miles to go!

Pros:

  • 3.2 air miles or 8X TREATS Points per S$1 spent on dining.
  • TREATS Points can be redeemed for dining vouchers.

Cons:

  • Minimum spend of S$300 per month (overall spend) is required to earn 3.2 air miles/8 TREATS Points.
  • A cap of 30,000 TREATS Points per month is applicable.

So, go ahead and use your dining card to get more exciting epicurean adventures, cause ain’t nobody got time to wash the dishes.

Bonus picks:

OCBC Titanium Rewards Card – Pay for your expenses using mobile payments and get 10x OCBC$ (promotion until 4 August 2018)

Citi Rewards Card – Pay for your dining expenses using Apple Pay and get 20x Citi Dollars (promotion until 31 July 2018)

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