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Mooncake Festival 2019 — Best Credit Card Promotions for Mooncake Discounts

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Eugenia Liew

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We’re right smacked in the peak of the ghost month, and you know what that means… Mooncake festival is coming! This year, mid-autumn festival falls on 13 Sep 2019, which is a Friday.

Most restaurants have started taking orders for their mooncakes, rolling out early bird promotions and credit card tie-ups with the banks. I suggest squeezing your plastic dry for all the possible discounts because these sinful treats sure are pricey — a 4-piece box from one of the branded hotels can easily cost you $75 to $100.

For a price list of the most popular mooncakes in Singapore, read here.

 

Best credit card promotions for mooncake discounts (2019)

With the right credit cards, you can easily score a good 10% to 30% off your mooncakes.

Most cards will get you discounts for the more popular hotels like Raffles Hotel, Goodwood Park and Ritz Carlton, and Chinese restaurants like Si Chuan Dou Hua, TungLok, and Peach Garden.

 

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How much discount you get also depends on how early you order your mooncakes: the best deals are the early bird discounts, which usually end before mid-August. I’ve heard that some people are “pantang” about buying mooncakes during the Hungry Ghost Festival, so maybe that’s why.

Most promos end on the actual festival date (13 Sep 2019), except for Pan Pacific, which stretches to 14 Sep 2019.

Here are the mooncake discounts for Citibank, UOB, DBS/POSB and OCBC. There are some 20 to 30+ promotions for each, so feel free to scroll (within each table) for all the discounts.

 

Citibank mooncake promotions

Out of the 5 most popular banks in Singapore — DBS, POSB, UOB, OCBC and Citibank — Citibank has the most partner restaurants for mooncake discounts this mid-autumn festival.

Hotel or restaurant  Citibank mooncake discount Validity
Amara Singapore  20% off  13 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Carlton Hotel Singapore  25% to 30% off  4 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionary Hue Kee  10% to 15% off  9 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Conrad Centennial Singapore  20% to 30% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport  25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Crystal Jade  10% to 20% off 22 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Fairmont Singapore  10% to 20% off  24 Jun to 13 Sep 2019 
Goodwood Park Hotel  15% to 25% off selected mooncakes  8 Aug to 13 Sep 2019
Grand Hyatt Singapore  20% to 35%  5 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore  25% off  16 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Hilton Singapore  15% off (4- and 8-pc boxes)  16 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  20% to 35% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
InterContinental Singapore 25% to 30% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Jack’s Place  15% off  3 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Mandarin Orchard  15% to 20% off  6 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Mandarin Oriental Singapore  15% off  8 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Millennium Hotels and Resorts  25% off deluxe mooncake box  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Pan Pacific Singapore  15% to 25% off  1 Jul to 14 Sep 2019 
Paradise Group  15% to 20% off  15 Jul to 12 Sep 2019 
Peach Garden Restaurant  20% to 25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Raffles Singapore  20% off online mooncake purchases  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Regent Singapore  15% to 30% off  15 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Shangri La Hotel Singapore  15% off  22 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Sheraton Towers  15% to 30% off  17 Jun to 13 Sep 2019 
Singapore Mariott Tang Plaza Hotel  30% to 35% off  17 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Spring Court Restaurant  25% to 30% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Swensen’s  10% to 15% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore  15% to 25% off  30 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
The Ritz Carlton Milennia Singapore  15% to 25% off 8 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
St Regis Singapore  15% to 15+5% off  8 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
TungLok  15% to 30% off  1Aug to 13 Sep 2019 

They’ve got the usual suspects, but that’s not all: They’re also the only ones that have discounts at Tai Chong Kok Confectionary (up to 15% off), which is one of Singapore’s oldest traditional mooncake bakeries.

 

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Most of the other Citibank-exclusive discounts are for the more affordable restaurant chains, including Crystal Jade (up to 20% off), Jack’s Place (15% off) and Paradise Group (up to 20% off). If you don’t want to shell out a hundred bucks for hotel mooncakes, you can consider these.

 

UOB mooncake promotions

After Citibank, UOB has the most mooncake promotions.

Hotel or restaurant  UOB mooncake discount Validity
Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental  15% off 8 aug to 13 Sep 2019 
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant  10% to 20% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Four Seasons Hotel  15% off  15 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Goodwood Park Hotel  20% to 25% off  8 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore  25% off  12 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  20% to 35% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Grand Hyatt Singapore  30% to 35% off  5 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Joyden Treasures, Joyden Seafood and Joyden Canton Kitchen  10% to 15% off  15 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach  10% to 15% off  26 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel  28% off deluxe mooncake box  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers  15% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Lobby Lounge, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport  25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore  25% to 30% off  Until 13 Sep 2019 
Mandarin Orchard Singapore  15% to 20% off 6 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar  10% to 15% off  14 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Pan Pacific Singapore  20% to 25% off 1 Jul to 14 Sep 2019 
Peach Garden  20% to 25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Regent Singapore  15% to 40% off  15 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant  15% to 25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel  30% to 35% off Until 13 Sep 2019 
Song Garden, Mercure Singapore Bugis  20% to 25% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Swensen’s  10% to 15% off 1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore  10% to 25% off  30 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
The Imperial Patisserie  10% off  Until 13 Sep 2019 
The Peninsula Boutique  10% off  Until 13 Sep 2019 
TungLok  10% to 30% off  26 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Yan  15% off  26 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 

Some notable exclusives are the Joyden Group of restaurants (up to 15% off), as well as Mitzo Restaurant & Bar (10% to 15% off). UOB (and Citibank, mentioned above) also offers 10% to 15% off at popular western food chain, Swensen’s.

 

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You may have noticed that UOB has discounts for The Peninsula Boutique — a Hong Kong brand — although the bakery has already closed its doors at Orchard ION. To clarify, the 10% off is for purchases at the Takashimaya mooncake fair.

 

DBS/POSB mooncake promotions

As with all the other featured banks, DBS/POSB cardholders can expect competitive discounts at the big names like Raffles Hotel, Goodwood park and etc. Nothing too exciting on that front.

Hotel or restaurant  DBS/POSB mooncake discount Validity
Fairmont  Up to 20% off 13 Sep 2019
Amara Up to 30% off  13 Sep 2019
Carlton Hotel Up to 30% off  13 Sep 2019
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant Up to 20% off  13 Sep 2019
Corpthorne King’s Hotel 20% off deluxe mooncake box  13 Sep 2019
Song Garden, Mercure Singapore Bugis 15% off  13 Sep 2019
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  Up to 35% off  13 Sep 2019
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant  15% off  13 Sep 2019
Regent Singapore  Up to 40% off 13 Sep 2019
Marina Mandarin  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
InterContinental Singapore  Up to 30% off  13 Sep 2019
Sheraton Towers Singapore  Up to 30% off  13 Sep 2019
Goodwood Park Hotel  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
Mandarin Oriental  Up to 25% off 13 Sep 2019
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach  Up to 20% off  13 Sep 2019
Old Seng Choong  5% off  13 Sep 2019
Grand Hyatt Singapore  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel  20% off deluxe mooncake box  13 Sep 2019
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore 15% off  13 Sep 2019
M Hotel, M Social and Studio M 20% off deluxe mooncake box  13 Sep 2019
Shang Social  15% off  13 Sep 2019
Mandarin Orchard Singapore  25% off  13 Sep 2019
Janice Wong  Up to 35+3% off  13 Sep 2019
The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
Shangri La Hotel Singapore  Up to 25% off  13 Sep 2019
Raffles Hotel  Up to 20% off  13 Sep 2019
Orchard Hotel  20% off deluxe mooncake box  13 Sep 2019
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza  Up to 35% off   13 Sep 2019

 

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Some exclusive hotel promos include the M Hotel group (20% off deluxe mooncake box), as well as Shang Social, which is Shangri La’s latest standalone spin-off. There’s also the fancy Janice Wong, which you can get up to 35+3% off.

There are also discounts for traditional bakery Old Seng Choong, but it’s only 5% off.

 

OCBC mooncake promotions

This year, OCBC has the fewest mooncake promotions. That said, although less than the rest, you can still get the decent discounts for most hotels.

Hotel or restaurant  OCBC mooncake discount Validity
Carlton Hotel Singapore  25% to 20% off  30 Jul to 13 Sep 2019
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant  10% to 20% off  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Fairmont Singapore  10% to 20% off  24 June to 13 Sep 2019 
Grand Hyatt  30% to 35% off  5 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium  20% to 35% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019
InterContinental Singapore  25% to 30% off 19 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Hua Ting Restaurant, Millennium Hotels & Resorts 50% off second box  1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Pan Pacific Singapore  15% to 25% off 1 Jul to 14 Sep 2019 
Peach Garden  20% to 25% off 1 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Putien  10% off 2pc or 4pc mooncake boxes  5 Aug to 13 Sep 2019 
Raffles Hotel Singapore  20% off online purchases  3 Aug to 6 Sep 2019 
Regent Singapore  15% to 40% off  15 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Shangri La Hotel  15% to 25% off  8 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. Sheraton Towers  15% to 30% off  1 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto  15% to 20% off  29 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
The Fullerton Hotel  10% to 25% off  30 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 
Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore  15% to 25% off  8 Jul to 13 Sep 2019 

If you’re a fan of Chinese restaurant chain Putien, you’d be glad to know that OCBC cardholders get a neat 10% off.

 

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Want a more contemporary take on the classic snack? Try popular fusion restaurant tcc The Connoisseur Concerto (up to 20% off). I didn’t even know they made mooncakes, but when I looked it up, I found that they have quite a festive menu.

In addition to the lotus paste classics, there are cocktail flavours like Baileys Amore, Lychee Martini and more.

 

Would you buy mooncakes during 7th month for an early bird discount? Tell us in the comments below. 

 

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Eugenia Liew

I’m a 90s millennial who’s starting to realise that #adulting is more expensive than it seems on Instagram. When I’m not writing for MoneySmart, I’m usually playing with drain-dwelling stray cats or shopping at Sephora.