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8 Deals You Need To Know To Survive AND Thrive Till Next Month’s Paycheck

Singapore’s Best Deals Revealed   


You’ve probably heard the good news by now – the government’s giving out a $200 GST U-Save voucher to eligible Singaporeans as part of Budget 2017! And none of us can say no to free credit in the mail. Ker-ching!

Now that you’ve got an extra ~$200 on hand, it’s time to indulge a little, but you’re not gonna blow your dough without a proper game plan. So we’ve hunted down some of the best lobangs in town – from 70% off Nike apparel to $15/month unlimited gym membership* – and gladly divulge 8 super-saving deals that’ll give you the most bang for your GST voucher buck.

*Terms & conditions apply


1. Get your hair cut and washed by Kimage stylists at $6


Kimage Hairdressing School

You’ve been waiting to give your hair the social media influencer makeover it deserves. And here to make your #hairgoals a reality, is Kimage Hairdressing School, where you can get a haircut and wash by their stylists in-training for just $6 (u.p. $70).

Kimage Hairdressing School

Single shade colouring from $25. Source

Not only will you live out your dreams of being a hair model, Kimage students will rebond or digital perm your hair from $35 onwards. The students may be practicing for their diplomas, but they’re always under the watchful supervision of veteran Kimage stylists, so you won’t leave the salon disappointed! 

Deal: $6 Haircut and Wash at Kimage Hairdressing School 
Where: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-319/320 Marina Square, Marina Square, 039594
When: By appointment (subject to hair suitability) 
Contact No.: 6883 2700


2. Stuff yourself with free-flow dim sum at $16.80++


Bao Today Dim Sum Buffet

Bao Today buffet at Hotel Rendezvous. Source

You might’ve turned down numerous supper invites in 2016, but with your newfound wealth, fill-up on ALL the dim sum you missed out on at Bao Today’s Dim Sum Tapas Buffet, ($16.80++/pax) from 3-5PM on weekdays.  

Bao Today Dim Sum

With top chefs from Hong Kong helming the kitchen, you’ll be loading up on the Phoenix Tail Siew Mai, Steamed Scallop Dumplings and Pan-Fried Champagne Pork, and other signature creations from their variety of 30. 

In addition, you won’t have to order your dim sum in multiples of 3, because they let you order your favourite dim sum dishes by the piece!

Deal: $16.80++ Dim Sum Tapas Buffet at Bao Today
Where:  9 Bras Basah, #01-02 Hotel Rendezvous, Singapore 189559
When: 3-5PM | Mon – Fri ($16.80++) | Sat & Sun ($19.80++)  
Contact No.: 63365258


3. Get up to 70% off Nike, Adidas and New Balance apparel 


BHG Bishan - Nike, Adidas, New Balance Apparel


You’ve been meaning to retire your overused sports shoes and running shorts. But you won’t have to shop at the sports department in the supermarket when BHG Bishan’s Nike, Adidas and New Balance clearance sale is giving you up to 70% off footwear and apparel. Hurry down before 2 Mar 2017 to get your hands on the designs you’ve been eyeing.  

Deal: Up to 70% off Nike, Adidas and New Balance at BHG Bishan 
Where: 9 Bishan Place, #01-05/#02-03/#03-01, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, 579837
When: 10AM – 10.30PM daily | Till 2 Mar 2017


4. Save up to $11/day on GrabTaxi rides from 20 – 24 Feb 2017


Grab Feb 2017 Promo

Skip the evening MRT rush hour or ride out to someplace new for lunch with the colleagues, because the discount code “PM5”, gives you $5 off your GrabTaxi rides from 11AM – 11PM from 20 – 24 Feb 2017. And with redemptions available daily, odds are you’ll be getting a discounted ride minus the hectic public transport commute. 

And guess what, you early birds who are up-and-running in the early morning, can get $6 off your GrabTaxi ride with the code “AM6” when you make a booking from 6AM – 8AM

Deal: Up to $11/day off your GrabTaxi rides
When: Valid from 20 – 24th Feb 2017

*Valid on standard taxi rides only. Not applicable for advance bookings. Standard booking fee and surcharges apply.


5. Unlock unlimited gym access from $15/month


ActiveSG Gym Cheap


You don’t have to pledge lifetime allegiance to any gym, to get this $15/month membership, granting you access to 16 gyms islandwide. Just sign up as an ActiveSG member and choose the “Off Peak” MyActiveGYM™ scheme. The only catch is that you’ve to go at off-peak hours – Mon to Fri from opening till 4PM. There might be fewer hunks/babes around, but at least you won’t have to jostle for the machines. 

Deal: $15 “Off Peak” MyActiveGYM™ Membership
Where: Any of the 16 MyActiveGYM™s islandwide 
When: Mon – Fri | Opening – 4PM


6. Sing karaoke (in groups of 4) for just $1.50/hour


K Karaoke Cheapest Singapore


Your usual karaoke sessions happen while you’re in the shower. But with the extra cash you have on hand, spare your family the bathroom hogging and take to K Star Karaoke at Bukit Timah CC to belt out your favorite hits for $6/hour for 4 pax. That works out to $1.50/hour if you’re splitting with your buds on a budget.

If the CC isn’t in your vicinity, here’s a list of the cheapest karaoke places in Singapore for your reference.

Deal: $1.50 per person for 1 hour karaoke at K Star
Where: 20 Toh Yi Drive, Bukit Timah Community Centre #03-03, Singapore 596569
When: Mon – Fri | 1PM – 7PM ($6/hour for 4 pax)


7. Pamper your nails with $9 classic manicures 


Cheapest Manicure Singapore


The $9 CLASSIC manicures at Lily Nails Salon, complete with hand massage, nail filing and a fresh coat of paint on your fingernails, proves you don’t have to cough out a pretty penny to give your over-bitten nails some much needed TLC. They’re also cheaper than most neighbourhood salons and are a much raved about place to hit up for affordable gelish manicures ($16 and up).

Deal: $9 Classic Manicure at Lily Nails Salon
Where: 3 New Bugis Street #03-125/126/128/135/136 Singapore 188867
When: Mon-Sun | 12PM – 10PM
Contact No.: 6338 4131 / 6338 8870


8. McDonald’s $5 Everyday Extra Value Meals


$5 Extra Value Meals Source

With food prices climbing year on year, it’s not everyday you stumble across meals going for just $5. But McDonald’s isn’t taking you for a ride – all you’ve to do is shimmy up to the counter and order your $5 EVMs with pride.

Going for just $5, get a drink, medium fries and a choice between the longstanding favorites: McChicken®Filet-O-Fish® or McDouble®. McDonald’s has also gone beyond conventional patty proteins like beef, chicken and fish, with their Veggie Crunch Burger. What’s more, if you’re really big on the veggies, switch up your fries to cup corn (no extra charge) or go green with a Garden Side Salad (top up $1.20). 


Max out every dollar


Armed with your $200 gift from the government, you’re now a force to be reckoned with. And with this great power comes great… temptation to blow it all in one place! But now that you’re onto these 8 deals, you’ll find this sum can go a long way, scoring you anything from manicures to all-you-can eat dim sum buffets. You just need to know where the lobangs are at. 


Yes, times have changed. New burgers are debuting on the menu and fast-food indulgences don’t have to be sinful. But one thing still remains constant – meals at McDonald’s will always be a steal. And the best part is that these McDonald deals are here to stay, so just head to any one of the 130 outlets islandwide and get yours today.  

Find out more about McDonald’s Value Meals here

This post was brought to you by McDonald’s.