DBS PayLah! hacks


Maybe you’re saving up for major financial milestones such as a house or car, or you just want to prevent the number in your bank account from depleting any more than it needs to. Either way, we’re always on the hunt for some money-saving tips and tricks that’ll hopefully lighten some of our financial load.

Most Singaporeans think of DBS PayLah! as a trusty contactless payment method or a way to transfer money to friends after a meal, but we’ve uncovered 4 PayLah! hacks to show you how to make the most of the app. These tips will help you save money and redeem rewards in your daily life, from IRL dining and retail to online shopping and food delivery.


1. Earn up to 20% cashback by linking FavePay & ShopBack


Many of us have probably seen the familiar pink Fave icon when shopping and paying for F&B, but few are privy to the fact that you can combine PayLah! with FavePay to settle dining bills and retail purchases. 

Doing so will allow you to stack your rewards and earn up to 20% cashback. The process is simple:

  • Click “Scan” when you’re on the PayLah! app homepage
  • Select “Fave”, then scan the respective merchant’s FavePay QR
  • Key in the amount you need to pay, and checkout

DBS PayLah Hacks Fave Cashback

Linking your Fave account to PayLah! also ensures that your Fave cashback doesn’t get lost in the cyber abyss. To check your cashback earnings directly on the PayLah! app, click on the FavePay icon on the homepage and voilà – all credited to your account and ready to be used to offset future purchases.

DBS PayLah Hacks - Shopback Cashback

On the topic of linking accounts, there are also cashback rewards from ShopBack to take advantage of. Similarly, select “ShopBack Go” on the PayLah! homepage, key in your ShopBack details, and you’ll be well on your way to collecting even more cashback. 

While the cashback amount varies across merchants, there is generally no minimum spending needed and no maximum on the cashback amount earned, unless otherwise stated. 


2. Save up to $3 on Golden Village movie tickets, including Gold Class


Golden Village Cinema Snacks Drink

With plenty of blockbuster movies set to be released in 2022, you’ll want to save your bank account from the costs of movie ticket purchases to come. 

Those planning to splurge on Golden Village Gold Class movie tickets for a special occasion can consider going for a movie date during the first half of the week, as you’ll be able to redeem $3 off your tickets with PayLah!. 

DBS PayLah App Homepage

Simply select the Golden Village (GV) icon on the PayLah! homepage and it’ll redirect you to the GV website for booking. Choose any film that’s screening on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from now till 30 June 2022 and you’ll qualify for the $3 discount.

No worries if your schedule is full during the start of the week. You can also enjoy $2.50 off* any standard, Gemini, Deluxe Plus or Duo Deluxe tickets on Wednesdays and Thursdays so no FOMO there. Similar to the $3 promo, bookings have to be made via the PayLah! app. 

Part of the movie experience is snacking on popcorn and washing it down with drinks. Besides purchasing discounted tickets, you can also redeem a $7.90 combo with any ticket purchase (except Gold Class) to get 1 regular Coca-Cola soft drink and 1 regular popcorn. Share it with your movie buddy or have it all for yourself, no one’s judging.

*Limited to the first 5,000 tickets each month, and a maximum of 4 tickets per transaction. 


3. Shave $5 off Shopee purchases


Shopee - Using Phone In Bed

It’s hard to ignore the urge to fill up your Shopee cart, especially when bagging bargains is as simple as a few clicks. From lifestyle necessities like tissue paper and phone cables to skincare staples and affordable apparel, the list goes on while your bill grows on.

The next time you need to scratch your shopping itch, mark your calendar for Thursday to score $5 off your total bill. Simply add your PayLah! details to the Shopee app and make your purchase using PayLah! as your payment mode. This way, you’ll feel less guilty when checking out. 

This promo applies to the first 180 customers who cart out after 12pm, and will take place every Thursday from now till 29 December 2022. You’ll have plenty of time to use the discount, and can even schedule small weekly retail therapy sessions to look forward to. 


4. Enjoy free delivery on foodpanda


Subway Wanton Mee

There’s nothing we like more than food and promotions combined. And when it comes with the convenience of not leaving the house, well, that’s just the cherry on top. 

Get the best of all worlds when you order your grub through foodpanda. When you check out with PayLah!, there’ll be free delivery* on all orders from now till 31 August 2022. You’ll no longer have to deal with pricey delivery fees, especially during peak hours. 

When checking out, remember to enter the respective promo code of the month – <PL22XXX>, where XXX are the first 3 letters of the month. For example, the code for May will be <PL22MAY>. You’ll also have to clock in a minimum of $30 per order, so it’s a good opportunity to gather your friends and family for a feast. 

*Limited to the first 2,000 redemptions each month. 


Save more & get rewarded with these DBS PayLah! hacks


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There are multiple ways to save money besides tightening your budget and restricting your spending. If you haven’t already, consider downloading the app and registering for DBS PayLah!, where deals and discounts are aplenty to help you save as you spend. 

DBS PayLah Hacks Promos

The app allows for convenient everyday transactions where just a few clicks are needed, no need to fumble around for cash and loose change. It also has shortcuts to other apps besides those aforementioned, like Chope, ComfortDelGro and CapitaStar so you can easily access their booking and point redemption services without switching between apps. 

The newly launched DBS PayLah! Rewards Campaign allows users to earn points and subsequently redeem discounts or offset purchases from a large pool of partnering merchants. 

If you’re not already convinced, here are some other nifty things you can do with PayLah!:

On top of that, DBS frequently rolls out new functions and promos, so keep your eyes peeled for them. Now you can conveniently check for new deals via the app without having to text your friends for the latest updates because honestly, ain’t nobody got time for that.

Download the DBS PayLah! app now


This post was brought to you by DBS.
Photography by Tasha Sun.