Free memberships in Singapore
Since young, we’ve been taught that the only D that matters is discounts - which is where memberships come in. To appeal to our inner aunties, companies constantly tout their membership programmes, promising that you’ll unlock a Pandora’s box worth of deals and rewards by signing up.
But like all good things, there’s always a catch - most memberships come with high fees and if you’re cheapo financially-wise, you’d wanna save more by going for those that are completely free. Luckily, there exist memberships that cost nothing while still bringing amazing benefits - here are the best forever-free memberships all Singaporeans should sign up for!
1. J Passport
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If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, sign up for J Passport - your ticket to scoring discounts at over 100 Japanese merchants in Singapore that’ll make you go sugoi.
Past deals include a 1-for-1 Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu Soba at Hokkaido Izakaya and $29 for a dinner buffet & 3-hour Singing Session at Manekineko.
To save you the trouble of scrolling through multiple pages of deals, the app categorises merchants by type like desserts, ramen, and sushi, so you can dive in straight into the food you want.
You might not be familiar with the name Wing Tai but you’ll definitely know the fashion brands under its wing like Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, and G2000. If you’re looking for snazzy new threads, sign up for their wt+ membership and you’ll get:
- 1 point for every $1 spent at any wt+ brand*
- 2 points for every $1 spent on your birthday month
These points can be used to redeem rewards that are constantly changing. Past rewards include 20% off at G2000 and 50% off at Dorothy Perkins.
As a member, you can also enjoy exclusive promotions and discounts like up to 60% off at Topman and $20 off at FOX. Be sure to keep an eye out on their Facebook page for the latest deals.
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Easties will know Badoque as the place to be to get hearty portions of Western nosh in a cosy environment. But just cause you’re getting a lot, doesn’t mean you have to fork out a lot. Simply sign up for their privilege card to enjoy:
- 10% off your total bill
- 30% off during your birthday month
- freebies and exclusive deals
Best of all, it’s valid for a lifetime so you can spend the rest of your life eating great steak at low prices!
Address: 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454
Opening Hours: 12PM to 11PM daily
Telephone: 6446 6928
4. Marina Bay Sands Rewards Lifestyle Card
From luxury stores to extravagant theatres, everything about Marina Bay Sands just screams atas - which is why their Rewards Lifestyle Card is a must-get for us plebs clamouring for a taste of the high life, without leaving a huge dent in our wallets.
5. Yankee Candle
With over 100 diverse fragrances that’ll leave you in bliss, you can never stock up on too many scented candles from Yankee Candle. Sign up for their loyalty programme and you’ll get a 2% rebate on their items.
If these candles are your go-to gift for every occasion, go all out and spend more than $200 within 12 months to receive free gifts, like Votive Candles, Car Jar Ultimate air fresheners, and invitations to exclusive events.
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A must have for every smartphone, Eatigo is the godsent app that gives users discounts of up to 50% whenever they make a reservation at participating restaurants. Choose from over 100 merchants like Sarpino’s, Suki-Ya, and Tiffany Cafe; a surfeit of choices that caters to every palate.
Thankfully, the app categories the restaurants by useful tags like location, food type, and ambience, so users won’t be overwhelmed. And if you’re a regular user, Eatigo will reward you with cool vouchers like $5 off at NTUC, free GV movie vouchers, and 20% off at Swensens.
7. GV Movie Club
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Whether you’re a cinephile or a casual moviegoer, you’d want to sign up for the Golden Village Movie Club membership to reel in amazing discounts like:
- $2.00 off online tickets on Monday
- $6.50 movie ticket on Tuesday
- $1 off the snack combo of the week + 1 free treat
- 1-for-1 movie ticket on your birthday month
GV gives you a greater reason to splash the cash as the top 5 spenders monthly will each get a Gold Class ticket while the next top 15 spenders will receive a pair of movie tickets each!
Members can even score deals outside the cinema* like free chicken wings at 4Fingers and 20% off timepieces at Clout 9.
*For the full list of deals, click here!
8. Changi Rewards Member
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You don’t have to be a jet-setter to reap the benefits of being a Changi Rewards Member. Just sign up for the card and you’ll get points for every purchase at Changi Airport which can go to into redeeming cool stuff like KrisFlyer miles, free entry to S.E.A Aquarium, and Golden Village vouchers.
You can also enjoy GST-free shopping at participating outlets in public areas of the airport, without having to step into the transit lounge!
9. Sephora Beauty Pass
With over 300 brands of high-quality cosmetics like Fenty Beauty, Shu Uemura, and Urban Decay, a trip to Sephora is bound to get your face tingling with anticipation and your wallet close to empty.
Minimise the damage the next time you’re on a shopping spree by signing up for their Beauty Pass programme which gives you points for every purchase made.
The free lowest tier in the programme, Sephora White, will get you:
- 1 point for every $1 spent
- Twice the bonus points on 1 purchase during your birthday month
- $10 birthday month reward (online only)
- $10 off one order with a minimum spend of S$120 (online only)
You can cash out your points for cool rewards like deluxe samples, 10% off discounts, and a Kat Von D beauty set.
10. IKEA FAMILY Membership
While most of us young’uns associate IKEA with their delicious meatballs rather than their range of furniture, doesn’t mean it’s too early to start mentally decorating your future home. Sign up for IKEA FAMILY to enjoy:
- 1 point for every $1 spent at IKEA
- Discounts on IKEA products and food
- Free coffee/tea with every visit
- Invitation to member-only events
For the full list of promotions, click here!
Hassle-free memberships in Singapore that cost you nothing
In an era where prices are constantly increasing, it pays to be budget-conscious - which is why it’s useful to have memberships that let you max out on the perks of being a cheapo. So go on and sign up for these free memberships that give you max rewards - from rebates to freebies and discounts - at zero cost.