Best deals in Singapore for October 2019

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What scares me more than ghastly creatures at Halloween Horror Nights is the danger of going past my monthly budget. But that doesn’t have to be the case this October, if you pick and choose wisely on where to spend. We’ve got loads of food deals this month including a bunch of 1-for-1s, so there’s no need to fear when it comes to having a feast.

1. 1-for-1 soups at The Soup Spoon (U.P. $5.30-$10.40)

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There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup for a comfort meal, especially during a time of regular rain. The Soup Spoon is a good choice for a filling, soupy meal, especially with their 1-for-1 deal for their new Bhutan-inspired specials. You have 3 options to pick from: Roasted Vegetable Chilli Cheese Stew, Bhutanese Radish Stew, and Bjasha Maroo (spicy chicken stew).

october 2019 deals cheese stewRoasted Vegetables Chilli Cheese Stew
Image credit: The Soup Spoon

Note: Not available at Khoo Teck Puat, NTU, Kidzania Sentosa and Clark Quay

Promotion period: Until 9th October 2019

Find an outlet near you here.

2. Up to 90% off at Metro Centrepoint’s moving out sale

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It’s the final leg of Metro Centrepoint’s closing down sale, and if you have yet to take advantage of the loot on clearance, now’s your last chance to snag them at up to 90% off. Expect the usual departmental store staples like cosmetics and fragrances, clothes, and branded bags and shoes – along with luggages and home items like pillows and bedsheets.

october 2019 deals metro saleThe Metro outlets at Paragon and Causeway Point will still continue to operate after this
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Promotion period: Until 6th October 2019

Address: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6788 3322

3. 1-for-1 Korean shabu shabu & ala carte buffet at Seoul Yummy (U.P. $13.90-$23.90)

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Seoul Yummy may be best known for their army stews and baps, but they might just become your new favourite Korean buffet place soon – they’ve just launched a Korean Shabu Shabu & Ala Carte Buffet (U.P. from $13.90 for lunch, from $21.90 for dinner) and are celebrating this new addition to their menu with a 1-for-1 deal that’s ending this week. That means you could be paying as low as $6.95 for a huge feast.

october 2019 deals bibimbapBibimbap and Kimchi Fried Rice
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You’ll get to choose 2 of 4 soup bases to dip your thinly-sliced pork, chicken, and beef strips in: Kimchi, Army Stew, Ginseng Chicken, and Korean Pork Seaweed. But make sure you leave some space for free-flow ala carte dishes, including but not limited to Cheesy Kimchi Fried Rice, Spicy Tteokbokki, and 6 variants of Pork Dumplings.

october 2019 deals kimchiKimchi Pancake and Kimchi Cold Tofu
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The only catch is that you’ll have to gobble up in 60 minutes (down from the usual time span of 70-90 minutes), so lay off the snacking before you arrive and strategise wisely on how you’re gonna attack the different dishes.

Fret not if you aren’t free to make any plans this week, because there will also be a 3-for-2 promotion spanning through the following week. And if you happen to miss that, there are also daily dinner promos for the rest of the month, including a 30% discount for Ladies Night – check them out here.

Note: Only valid at the Junction 8 outlet

Promotion period: 1-for-1, 1st – 4th October 2019 | 3-for-2, 5th – 13th October 2019 | Daily dinner promos, 14th – 31st October 2019

Address: 9 Bishan Place, #01-40 Junction 8, Singapore 579837
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10PM Daily
Telephone: 6570 2033

4. Premium sushi set for 2 at $60 at Ten Sushi Bar (U.P. $105)

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Conveyor belt sushi is all fine and good, but sometimes we wish to treat ourselves to more premium, fresher varieties at fancier restaurants. Have a date night at Ten Sushi Bar and huddle over a shared Premium Sushi Set for 2 at just $60 (U.P. $105) – that’s just $30 per person!

You’ll be enjoying the following:

  • 12 pieces of raw fish sushi
  • Miso soup
  • Free-flow green tea
  • Edamame
  • Saba Shioyaki
  • Karaage

There’s lots to go around, so there’s no need to fight with bae over who gets what!

Get your coupon here.

Promotion period: Until 31st October 2019

Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01- 09, Singapore 238252
Opening hours: 5PM-3AM, Daily
Telephone: 6735 0383

5. Trade in an old perfume and get a new one for free at Oo La Lab

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If you have any old perfume bottles lying around – or have a half-used fragrance that you no longer fancy – don’t dump them out just yet. Bring them to Oo La Lab at NomadX for upcycling, and you can either get a discount on a new customised purchase, or even redeem a unique personalised fragrance for free

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Choose between the following:

  • Free 10ml bottle
  • 25% off 20ml fragrance
  • 30% off 50ml fragrance

Promotion period: Until 31st October 2019

Address: 68 Orchard Road, #03-65 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily

6. Free Wanton Mee at Hong Kong Sheng Kee (U.P. $7.90)

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Nothing in life comes free…or does it? Well, it does at Hong Kong Sheng Kee on 10th October, at least. They’ll be giving out free bowls of their Wanton Noodles (U.P. $7.90), topped with both their Signature Wantons and new Mala Wantons that are sure to get your tongue tingly with spice. 

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These free bowls of noodles will only be given out from 11.30AM to 1.30PM, so you’ll want to reach earlier to be at the front of the queue to avoid any disappointment!

Promotion period: 11.30AM-1.30PM, 10th October 2019

Find an outlet near you here.


7. Buy-2-get-1-free Perfume Beverages at Cotton Dreams (U.P. $9.90)

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Some of the flavours come with real flower petals and edible glitter!

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While bubble tea stores are a dime a dozen these days, Cotton Dreams has moved on from that and stepped up their game with unique Perfume Beverages you won’t find at any other drink kiosk in Singapore. Beautifully packaged in reusable glass bottles resembling that of Chanel No. 5, these beverages come in 6 yummy flavours including Passionfruit Blue Pea Tea, Chrysanthemum Flower Tea, and Strawberry Milk Tea.

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If you haven’t tried these pretty beverages, take the chance to do so with their current buy-2-get-1-free promotion – this works out to $6.60 per bottle (U.P. $9.90 each).

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They also sell a range of over 100 earrings in sweet feminine designs, which are now going at $8 each (U.P. $12.90-$16.90), and if you buy 5, you get 3 free. Gather your girl squad, and go get matching bling together!

Promotion period: Until 31st October 2019

Address: The Promenade @ Pelikat Mall, #01-104, Singapore 534673

8. 1-for-1 udon at Udon Kamon (U.P. $11.80-$15.80)

october 2019 deals udon kamonMagma Spicy Udon
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You may not have heard of Udon Kamon, a little udon joint hidden away in Suntec City’s Eat at Seven food street. But don’t write off this fairly new contender that opened early this year, for they serve piping warm bowls of thick Japanese noodles with all sorts of toppings and broths, namely Tonkotsu, Kyoto-style soup, and Spicy soup.

october 2019 deals ramenBeef Udon (background) and Tonkotsu Udon (foreground)
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Currently, 3 of their lip-smacking flavours are going at 1-for-1 prices: Beef Udon (U.P. $11.80) for the meat-lovers, Magma Spicy Udon (U.P. $13.80) for the spice fiends, and Laksa Rendang Duo Udon ($15.90) for the ones who like a local twist. No matter which you pick, you’ll be paying less than $10 per bowl!

Get your coupon here.

Promotion period: Until 10th October 2019

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-315, Eat at Seven, Suntec City Mall Tower 1, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 11.30AM-3PM, 5.30PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6266 5338

9. $19.90 tapas buffet at Wine Connection

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Tapas is perfect for munching on over a round of drinks, but those little plates sure add up in terms of cost, and by the end of the night you’ll probably have racked up a hefty bill. With Wine Connection’s $19.90 tapas buffet, you can stuff your face freely with dishes from their new tapas menu without keeping track of how many you’ve ordered.

Some of these tasty Spanish bites include Foie Gras Skewers (U.P. $8), Spicy Clam & Chorizo Stew, and Churros De Patatas Bravas.

A prior booking of tickets must be made, which you can do so here.

Note: Only available at the Robertson Walk outlet

Promotion period: 5PM-7PM, until 3rd November 2019

Address: 11 Unity Street #01-19/20, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11.30AM-1AM | Fri – Sat 11.30AM-2AM | Sun 11.30AM-11PM
Telephone: 6235 5466 

10. 1-for-1 hair services at Kemistry Salon (U.P. from $45 for haircuts)

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A good hairstylist makes all the difference between a sharp haircut and one that’s unflattering. If those $5 budget haircuts have not been working wonders for you and you need to give your mane a makeover, consider Kemistry, a new salon at Orchard Road. Their skilled stylists will recommend a cut based on what suits you best.

To celebrate their opening, they’re having a 30% discount off all hair services, including haircuts (U.P. from $45), colouring (U.P. from $95), and treatments (U.P. from $95) for both the hair and scalp. But if you bring a buddy, you’ll get to enjoy these at a special 1-for-1 rate!

Promotion period: Until 15th October 2019

Address: 6 Scotts Road, B1-23 Scotts Square, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.30AM-8PM | Sat 10.30AM-7PM | Sun 10.30AM-6.30PM
Telephone: 6970 9226

11. $1 chicken wings and free kids’ meals at IKEA

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We all know that we don’t go to IKEA just for their affordable Scandinavian furniture – their meals are a huge draw as well, and some of us make the trip down specifically for a taste of their Swedish meatballs and cakes.

Their popular Chicken Wings are now going at just $1 per piece, down from the usual $3.50 for 2. Those with children below 12 would want to pop by too, as there’s a Kids Eat Free promotion going on as well for all Kids Meals (U.P. $3.80) – choose from a Veggie Burger, Pasta, or a 4-piece Meatball set.

Check out their full list of food deals here.

Note: $1 Chicken Wings are valid only on weekdays, from 3PM-5PM

Promotion period: $1 chicken wings, until 27th October 2019 | Kids eat free, until 6th October 2019

Find an outlet near you here.

12. 50% off all food items at Donpachi Sake Bar

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Image adapted from: Donpachi Japanese Dining & Sake Bar

Donpachi is a cosy little sake bar at Cuppage Plaza that also serves a range of tasty Japanese bites. You don’t wanna be downing glass after glass on an empty stomach anyway, and you might as well go all out since everything on the food menu is going at 50% off – including treats like Takoyaki – 8 pieces (U.P. $10), Yakitori (U.P. $3), and Handmade Ramen (U.P. $13), among many others. 

october 2019 deals japanese barImage adapted from: Donpachi Japanese Dining & Sake Bar

Get your coupon here.

Promotion period: Until 31st October 2019

Address: 5 Koek Road, #B1-24/25 Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 228796
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 7PM-3AM (Closed on Sundays)

13. 50% off Sentosa Merlion tickets (U.P. $15)

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We bid goodbye to the Sentosa Merlion this month, as it is slated to be demolished for future developments of the upcoming Sentosa-Brani link. Visit it for the last time while you still can, at an attractive 50% off (U.P. $15). Take this chance to bring your ah gong and ah mah out for a family outing, as local seniors aged 60 and above get free entry.

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While there, make sure you don’t miss out on the Sentosa Merlion Magic Lights show, where colourful light projections will be displayed on the giant lion-fish statue nightly at 7.45PM, 8.20PM, 8.55PM, and 9.30PM.

Promotion period: Until 20th October 2019

Address: 30 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099958
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM Daily
Telephone: 6377 9688

14. 1-for-1 meals at McDonald’s

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McDonald’s has been reigning strong in Singapore for the past 40 years as arguably the most popular fast food outlet here. To thank fans for their support, they’ve come up with a 40 day long promotion of various 1-for-1 deals. If you missed the first bunch of the promos in September, there’s still time to catch the remaining few over the next couple of weeks.

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These include 1-for-1 Sausage Egg McMuffin, Large Fries, and others that have yet to be revealed. You’ll want to keep the app after the 40 days are up, because there are other coupons waiting to be used, including $1 purchase-with-purchase deals.

Simply download the McDonald’s app (iOS, Android) for free to claim these deals.

Promotion period: Until 18th October 2019

15. Buy-3-get-1-free sushi plates at Genki Sushi

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It’s hard not to feel a sense of joy when you see the iconic sushi train at Genki Sushi cruising towards you, piled high with your favourite nigiri and sashimi. Now, there’s all the more reason to rejoice, with their buy-3-get-1-free promotion on all sushi plates, including premium varieties of raw fish.

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Some dishes you can look forward to include Maguro Sashimi (U.P. $5.80), Tamagoyaki (U.P. $1.80), and Seared Salmon with Mentaiko (U.P. $2.80).

Note: Excludes set meals, promo items, drinks, and desserts.

Promotion period: Weekdays before 5PM, until 13th October 2019

Only valid at Orchard Central, Chinatown Point, and Waterway Point. Find their addresses, opening hours, and contact numbers here.

Food and beauty promotions in October 2019

Trick or treat? Treat…yourself of course. This month’s promos are bangin’ so you’d better get your money’s worth while they’re still ongoing.

For ideas on other new food spots to try this month, check out this article. For ideas for things to do this month, check out this article.