Subscription services have quite quickly become a part of our everyday lives. Well, it’s not hard to see why when they are created to help us save money, time, and effort in almost every area. They can even help to reduce the clutter around us!
If you are able to count the number of subscription services you have with just one hand, then maybe it’s time to explore a little more and see whether there are new ones that can provide you with some kind of value at a low monthly cost.
Want to save money and time? These subscription services are worth trying out!
1. Style Theory
Buying clothes every month can cost a lot of money. But having something new to wear every day doesn’t have to break the bank.
Select three pieces of designer clothing from Style Theory and have them delivered to your doorstep each time. When you are ready for the next three, just schedule a pickup!
It costs S$99 for the first month and S$129/month thereafter with free dry cleaning. There’s no limit to how many boxes you can have delivered (just three pieces at a time). For the price of one quality dress, you can get unlimited choices and no clutter at the end of the year. Not a bad deal!
If you are interested in renting luxury bags, Style Theory has recently introduced their designer bag subscription service. Join the waitlist here.
2. Acquired Time
As with clothes, why spend a fortune on luxury timepieces when you can rent them? From S$175/month, rent a watch from Acquired Time and exchange it for a new one in the same tier the next month. Take your pick from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and IWC.
Who doesn’t have Netflix nowadays? To maximise it, share the subscription with friends! For S$16.98/month, you and your friends can watch Netflix in ultra HD on four screens at one time. That’s just S$4.25 each if you share with three of your pals.
Enjoy music and podcasts with Spotify Premium for just S$0.99 for the first three months and S$9.90/month thereafter. Want to pay less? Get Spotify Premium for Family. It’s S$14.98 for six accounts. Just make sure that your friends share the same address as you when they sign up.
LiveUp is a membership program that offers you benefits, such as free delivery and rebates from Lazada, RedMart, Netflix, Chope, Grab, Foodpanda, Ofo, Citibank, and SISTIC.
For example, at RedMart, you will enjoy free delivery for orders over S$40, 5% rebate on every delivered order, and 8% rebate when you checkout with a Citi Credit Card, capped at S$30. Also, you will enjoy four months of Netflix for free for the first year of your LiveUp membership.
At the price of S$28.80 for the first year (S$49.90/year thereafter), the benefits are pretty good if you frequent the participating brands. Plus, they have a 60-day free trial!
Working in the CBD can be quite a pain when it comes to lunchtime. Skip the queue and explore new meals with MealPal. They will deliver restaurant meals to you for just S$7.99 per meal. You can even add two hawker meals to your subscription for just S$1 extra each.
7. My Messy Box
Are your kid’s toys piling up to the ceiling? Instead of buying so many toys, consider engaging your child differently.
My Messy Box offers messy-sensory subscription boxes that are delivered to you once a month. Each box contains toys, crafts, and sensory materials that would encourage your child to imagine, experiment, and learn. Prices start from S$38 for a single box purchase.
Yoga, Barre, and Pilates Reformer classes are not just for people who can afford Lululemon. You can gain access to great studios and classes by signing up for a fitness membership and ClassPass is arguably the most affordable and flexible option.
Try it out with their one-week free trial. The pricing begins at S$59/month and depends on how many classes you want to take.
Which card should you use for subscription services?
Many of these services would qualify as online spends, so I’d recommend the DBS Woman’s World Mastercard to get 10X points (4 miles) per dollar spent.
Alternatively, you could use the UOB One Card for these services, since you’d want to be able to consistently meet the minimum monthly spend (S$500, S$1,000 or S$2,000) in order to get your cashback and bonus interest in the One Account. Recurring expenses are a great way to do this without having to monitor your spending regularly.
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