Happy birthday Singapore! I can’t pretend that I’m particularly patriotic – you definitely won’t see me jostling with the NDP 2018 crowds – but I’m always super excited when 9 August rolls around. Why? For the Singapore National Day promotions lah, duh.
Here are the best discounts for dining, movies, online shopping, groceries… aiyah, basically everything you want to spend money on this public holiday. Get ready to screen shot and share these lobangs with your family and friends.
National Day promotions for local attractions
We’re always complaining that there’s “nothing to do in Singapore”, but since it’s our 53rd birthday, why not give these local attractions a shot?
|Local attractions||National Day promotion||Validity|
|Adventure Cove Waterpark||1-for-1 admission with POSB PAssion debit card||9 to 12 Aug 2018|
|S.E.A Aquarium||1-for-1 admission with POSB PAssion debit card||9 to 12 Aug 2018|
|Singapore Cable Car||1-for-1 unlimited cable car ride package with POSB PAssion debit card||9 to 12 Aug 2018|
|Wildlife Reserves Singapore||1-for-1 admission to Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore Zoo & River Safari with POSB PAssion debit card||9 to 12 Aug 2018|
All these promotions are with the POSB PAssion debit card, which is having a National Day campaign with 1-for-1 deals. It’s usually quite expensive to visit these local places of interest, so if you’ve been thinking of revisiting them, now’s the time.
For instance, you can head to the River Safari for just $16 ($32 for 2 pax). The Night Safari, which is more expensive, comes up to $23.50 per pax ($47 for 2 tickets).
National Day promotions for food delivery & reservations
If you’re planning to stay in and watch the National Day Parade on telly, this is a perfect time to take advantage of the
price war friendly competition going on between the food delivery companies in Singapore.
|Food delivery / reservation site||National Day promotion||Validity|
|GrabFood||Free delivery on Local Favourites category with promo code SG53||6 to 12 Aug 2018|
|Chope||$5.30 off any booking (no min spend) with promo code HBDSG||Until 30 Sep 2018|
|WhyQ||53% off a selected Singapore dish every day of the National Day week. Check Facebook for updates.||–|
|Deliveroo||$5.30 for 2 sets of Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice||6 to 8 Aug 2018|
|Deliveroo||$0.53 / $5.30 dining deals||6 to 8 Aug 2018|
Those who want to nua at home all day, use SG53 for free delivery on all GrabFood orders – no minimum spend required. If all the surrounding festivities have got you in the mood for local cuisine, take advantage of Deliveroo’s curated deals.
Prefer to go out? Chope your seat at your favourite restaurant and get $5.30 off (also no minimum spend).
National Day promotions for dining
Here’s one for the not-so-lazy bums who actually don’t mind heading out for a hearty meal (and some dessert).
|Restaurant / cafe||National Day promotion||Validity|
|LiHo||$1 milk tea with pearl (M) with GrabPay||–|
|Cold Stone Creamery||$2 Nasi Lemak ice-cream (first 53 only)||9 Aug 2018|
|LiHo||$2.50 National Day drink (Chocolate Milk with Speculoos Biscuit Crumbs)||–|
|Gong Cha||$3.80 National Day drink (Strawberry Fresh Milk with Rainbows Jelly)||Until 3 Sep 2018|
|Boost Juice||$5.30 for Wondermelon (Original)||Until 31 Aug 2018|
|Burger King||$5.30 Taste of Singapore meals||1 to 10 Aug 2018|
|KFC||$5.30 Zinger set meal||Until 30 Sep 2018|
|Texas Chicken||$5.30 for 3-piece tenders meal||Until 30 Sep 2018|
|Yoshinoya||$5.30 beef bowl||–|
|Shabu-Tan||47% off wagyu beef shabu shabu buffet||Until 3 Sep 2018|
|Haagen Dazs||18% off ice-cream drinks (takeaway)||6 to 9 Aug 2018|
|Popeyes||National Day set meals||Until 31 Dec 2018|
|Manhattan Fish Market (Marina Square)||1-for-1 main course||Until 12 Aug 2018|
|Bonchon||Buy 1 get 1 six-piece wings set at $0.53||6 to 9 Aug 2018 (3pm to 6pm)|
Bubble tea junkies will appreciate the limited edition drinks at LiHo and Gong Cha, both of which are super affordable to boot. Although not specifically a “National Day promotion”, LiHo is also running a $1 pearl milk tea promotion with GrabPay.
Practically every fast food joint has some kind of $5.30 set meal to tempt you into breaking your diet. For something less sinful, go for Yoshinoya‘s $5.30 beef bowl and wash it down with a cup of Wondermelon at Boost Juice Bars.
Oh, and because all Singaporeans love a good buffet promotion, check out Shabu-Tan‘s super popular wagyu beef hotpot buffet’s generous promos. After discount, you pay just $37++ for the Australian wagyu beef buffet and $52.95++ for the Japanese A4 Kagoshima wagyu beef buffet (+$10 for weekends).
National Day promotions for online shopping
What’s a public holiday without some online shopping? Here are some promo codes to key in before you check out:
|Online store||National Day promotion||Validity|
|Zalora||20% off $120 with promo code ZNDP2018||Until 31 Oct 2018|
|Lazada||10% off $60 with promo code WEARESPORE (capped at $20, min spend $60)||7 to 9 Aug 2018|
|Lazada||$53 off $530 with promo code COUNTONME||7 to 9 Aug 2018|
|Lazada||18% off for DBS/POSB cardmembers with promo code DBSLAZ18 (capped at $6)||7 to 9 Aug 2018|
|Ezbuy||Free agent fee for China, Korea, Taiwan & U.S. (capped at $100)||6 to 8 Aug 2018|
|Ezbuy||Free $53 worth of vouchers with every Prime lite / annual signup||6 to 8 Aug 2018|
|Qoo10||National Day exclusive deals||–|
Zalora‘s 20% off for all users is quite a big discount, but the minimum spend is $120. Put it to good use by gathering your friends and consolidating orders. Although a National Day promotion, the ZNDP2018 promo code is valid until the end of October, so you have more than enough time to shop around.
Lazada‘s also having a huge National Day campaign – the lowest tier discount is 10% off $60, but it’s capped at $20 ($200 spend). If you exceed that, you’ll have to chock up enough purchases to hit $530 to make your money’s worth (you get $53 off).
If not, you can use DBSLAZ18 to get 18% off. It sounds attractive, but it’s capped at $6, which is only $33 spend.
Ordering from abroad? Take this chance to have your agent fee waived by Ezbuy. It’s not exactly for National Day – it’s for the 8-8 campaign – but it coincides with the nation’s birthday. If you’re considering signing up for their prime membership, now’s a good time too. You’ll receive $53 worth of Ezbuy vouchers.
National Day promotions for the movies
Whether you’re planning a wholesome family outing or romantic first date, here are some of the best movie deals for the National Day week.
|Cinema||National Day promotion||Validity|
|Cathay Cineplexes||1-for-1 movies at Cineleisure, Parkway Parade & West Mall with POSB PAssion debit card||9 to 12 Aug 2018|
|Shaw Theatres||1-for-1 movies with UnionPay cards||1 Aug to 31 Jul 2019|
|Shaw Theatres||1-for-1 weekend movies with SAFRA card||Until 30 Dec 2018|
|Shaw Theatres||$3 off movie tickets with Maybank Platinum Visa cards||Until 31 Dec 2018|
The best deal is with Cathay Cineplexes, which is offering 1-for-1 movie tickets at selected outlets. However, you’ll need the POSB PAssion card to enjoy this offer. (BTW, the PAssion card is my all-time favourite auntie card.)
Shaw also has a 1-for-1 movie tickets deal, but theirs is a tie-up with UnionPay instead. That one is not a National Day exclusive, but was just launched this month. They also have 1-for-1 on weekend movie tickets for SAFRA members, as well as $3 off with Maybank Platinum Visa cards.
National Day promotions for grocery shopping
It’s quite sian if you’re planning to spend your public holiday running errands at the supermarket… But if the fridge’s empty and needs refilling, you might as well get a discount.
|Supermarket||National Day promotion||Validity|
|NTUC FairPrice (online)||$5.30 / $10.60 return promo code with $53 / $106 spend||7 to 13 Aug|
|Cold Storage||Up to 30% off National Day exclusive deals||–|
|CK||National Day exclusive deals||Until 15 Aug 2018|
|Watsons||$10 voucher with $50 spend & $20 voucher with $80 spend for members||Until 29 Aug 2018|
|Guardian||20% off health supplements||Until 8 Aug 2018|
Most of the supermarkets are offering a curated selection of National Day deals, so you can probably just hop down to your regular grocery store to suss out the bargains.
If you’re shopping online, click the links above to get to NTUC Fairprice and Cold Storage‘s National Day campaign pages. Fairprice has quite a good promotion – spend $53 or $106 and receive a $5.30 or $10.60 return voucher. You’ll always need to buy groceries, so that’s almost as good as a direct discount, right?
For personal care stores, Watsons is giving $10 vouchers in addition to their National Day deals. Guardian is just having 20% off health supplements, which pales in comparison.
Got any more National Day lobangs to share? Share it with us in the comments below!