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SPC Petrol Discounts in Singapore – Which Credit Card is Best?

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Lynnette Goh

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One of the most commonly known cards for SPC discounts in Singapore was the POSB Everyday Card. However, since their discounts are slated to expire on 30th June this year and SPC’s launch of new partnerships with UOB and Amex, everyone’s been going for the newer cards. Take a look at our list and you’ll know why:

Best for total savings

UOB One Card

UOB One Card

UOB One Card


Card Benefits

  • Get up to S$100 cash credit
  • Get up to 10% cash rebate on all transactions via mobile payments only
  • At SPC Stations, up to 24% savings on fuel purchases
  • At Shell Stations, up to 20.8% savings on fuel purchases

There is a lot of hoops to jump through for this one. Basically, this is how that additional 5% cash rebate is counted in:

You charge a minimum of $2,000 consistently each month to the UOB One card using 3 or more purchases. Then, UOB will give you a cash rebate of $300 at the end of a quarter. $300 is 5% of the total of the $6,000 spent at the end of 3 months (a quarter). Otherwise, even if you only spent $500 or $1,000 per month, you’ll get a 3.33% of your total quarter spend with the same conditions. Which is still quite substantial lah.

You’ll also have to swee swee pump your petrol till it’s $60 (before any discount deduction) to enjoy the $3 off. Or at least separate your tank pumping to 2 transactions. Eg: Your petrol costs $130.90, split them into $60 and $70.90 transactions.

But hey, doesn’t change the fact that they do top all the other cards on our list with a high total savings of 24%. You want something, then you make it work you know? $500 a month is not a lot if you consider what you spend on in a month lah.

 

Best for no frills discounts

American Express Platinum Card(s)

You might be wondering why there isn’t a link here. That’s ‘cause we don’t have Amex Platinum cards on our site…YET. But the SPC discounts offered by these platinum cards is good, so they made our list anyway.

Currently, Amex Platinum card holders get to enjoy a instant discount of 7.1% after the deduction of the usual 15% instant discounts you usually get at the counter. That’s a total of over 21% of total savings- the second highest on our list of SPC cards. And there’s no need for any spending tiers. You do need to enroll your card if you’re already a card holder though.

 

POSB Everyday Card

POSB Everyday Card

POSB Everyday Card


Card Benefits

    • No minimum spend required and capping of rebates
    • Up to 20.1% savings on petrol at SPC (5% POSB/DBS discount + 10% SPC&U Card discount + 6% POSB Everyday cash rebate)

    The POSB Everyday card comes in third on our list for total savings at 20.1%. Like the American Express Platinum card(s), there’s no minimum spending or any caps required for the 6% rebate. The only difference is that these discounts are slated to end 30th June 2017. However, a quick call-in to POSB’s hotline got me a cute customer service office who told me that the bank may extend their promotion, so be sure to check with POSB first.

     

    Other Cards with SPC Discounts

    Besides the above mentioned, you may also consider using other UOB credit cards to help you with your SPC petrol discounts, especially if you plan to take advantage of the card’s other benefits like dining privileges or air miles. Alternatively, just apply for another credit card. Most people keep multiple cards for that reason. Find the best credit card in Singapore for your lifestyle choices today.

     

    Do you pump petrol at SPC? Do you have any other tips and tricks we might have missed out? Let us know.

     

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    Lynnette Goh

    Spoilt kid turned free-spirit, I’ve struggled finding and funding myself taking a road less travelled. These days, I enjoy writing lifestyle topics that bring value to life and its future, injecting humour to otherwise boring topics. Who said personal finance can’t be fun? In my free time, you can find me chasing American dramas, and having the occasional glass of wine over conversations with friends.