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The best kinds of memberships are those that actually save you money. My personal favourites are dining memberships like The Entertainer, which gives you 1-for-1 meals that more than offset the membership fee.
In the spirit of sharing lobang, here’s news for you: There’s a new membership programme in town. Introducing… *drumroll*… the new Singtel Red Membership programme. It’s an all-in-one rewards membership programme like no other — the first of its kind from a telco in Singapore, and practically pays for itself thanks to the cash-saving perks it gets you, free data and priority support.
Here are 5 ways you can benefit and save as a member.
1. Get $120 instant vouchers
It costs $88/year to become a Singtel Red member. But the moment you join, you get $120 worth of instant vouchers. So, you basically earn $32 just by joining. For those who like to upgrade their smartphones or buy new gadgets, it’s practically free money.
The vouchers can be used to offset the price when you upgrade your phone or purchase lifestyle products.
The vouchers comprise the following:
- $80 Red Device Voucher for use with XO Plus Mobile Plan or retail price
- $40 Red Lifestyle Voucher for use on appliances and gadgets from Singtel shops to spruce up your home
Whether you’re a gadget aficionado who wants the latest, greatest phone or your next project is to build the perfect home office, you can use your vouchers to buy Samsung 4K Smart TVs, Xbox Series S, Lenovo and Acer laptops and more.
Special launch exclusive
As a special launch exclusive with Samsung, customers will be able to enjoy the Red membership at a special price of just $28/year when they purchase any model from the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S22 Series 5 and save $80 instantly on their phone purchase.
2. Get additional Singtel perks
As a Singtel Red member, you’ll receive Red Singtel Perks on mobile, broadband and entertainment. This is great if you’re a heavy mobile data or broadband user, or are looking for a good entertainment streaming service.
Let’s have a look at what you get:
- Extra 10 GB per month with any XO Plus Plan or 5GNOW add-on.
- Exclusive Red members’ prices on Singtel’s mobile accessories catalogue
- $12 off Wifi 6 Mesh and routers
- 50% off selected Singtel Cast entertainment packs for one year for unlimited entertainment while on the Go or at home.
- $5 off second TV set-up box for one year
In case you didn’t know, CAST is Singtel’s entertainment portal that offers entertainment packs across different genres. There are several CAST packs to choose from (U.P. $5.90/month), according to the genre of shows you want to watch:
- Lifestyle Plus
- Chinese Plus
- Education Plus
- Entertainment Plus
- Learning Plus
The 50% discount means the cost of up to 4 packs would be just $11.80/month, which is even cheaper than Netflix’s cheapest subscription ($12.98/month for Basic) and includes more shows targeted at your specific interests. Yay!
3. Get great merchant perks
It’s safe to say that all MoneySmart readers love a good deal. As a Singtel Red member, you’ll get over 100 Red merchant perks at over 50 lifestyle merchants. What, more perks?
Here’s a sampling of the merchant perks you get as a Singtel Red member:
- Special rates at Far East Hospitality hotels
- Up to 24.6% off fuel pump price with the Abecha Esso Fleet Card
- Exclusive gifts at Fresh and Eu Yan Sang
- Up to 35% off yoga packages at Jal Yoga
- 10% off purchases at Dal.Komm Coffee or up to 20% off Heybo signature grain bowls
4. Take part in lucky draws
Still got lucky draw for free atas staycay!
All Singtel Red members who sign up before 30 April 2022 will also stand a chance to win a 3D2N staycation at one of 8 luxurious properties from the Far East Hospitality Group, including the Oasia Hotel Downtown, Oasia Resort Sentosa and The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, as well as spa treatments at Oasia Spa Sentosa.
To give you an idea of the value of the prizes, one night at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa costs about $740 to $1,000, according to Booking.com. Meanwhile, the Oasia Spa Sentosa signature massage costs $150 for 60 minutes and $200 for 90 minutes.
Sign me up already~
5. Enjoy priority treatment
Singtel literally rolls out the red carpet for Singtel Red members, with members-only expert care and dedicated customer support.
Need help but dread being put on hold? No problem. As a Singtel Red member, you can chat directly with a Singtel customer care agent on WhatsApp and the My Singtel App, or schedule a call with a Singtel customer care agent.
You will also get access to four-hour onsite priority service for your broadband service to ensure your issue gets solved pronto.
Finally, members get the VIP treatment, with special invitations to phone launches and Red members events.
As you can see, becoming a Singtel Red member ups the ante on service and a user experience, which can’t be quantified in dollars and cents.
Go on, paint the town Red!
Singtel Red is Singapore’s first telco membership programme and offers some of the most sought-after perks such as device vouchers and priority support, previously only available to selected customers.
Now, all customers have the chance to enjoy these benefits simply by paying a membership fee, which is easily exceeded by the value of the perks and premium experience.
If the luxury of owning the latest phones and gadgets, enjoying dining and petrol discounts and taking family staycations appeals to you, the Red membership can make these indulgences a more regular and accessible affair.
To enjoy these everyday luxuries, sign up for the Singtel Red membership today.