Starbucks 23 June Free Tall Frapp First come first serve and 50% after

Quite a self explanatory deal to be combo-ed with your existing Starbucks techniques. The 50% is good too with any combo if you can’t make it for the first 10 at your neighboring starbucks. Guess there would be a queue between 3pm to 5pm

'Tis the season to sip on Frappuccinos. From 3-5pm, 23 Jun, first 10 customers to flash this in stores (at each store),…

Posted by Starbucks Singapore on Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Swensen’s 1 for 1: Main Course Week 19-25 June with App

For the month of June, Swensen’s has a series of various 1 for 1s to promote their new mobile app. Naturally, the 1 for 1 you want to look out for are the main courses. This week is such a week, so you can probably pop by for barramudis, steaks, or the various Swensen’s course that suits your fancy, or when you dine with a friend looking for halal selections!

If their main courses isn’t to your fancy, you can go for their usual 1 for 1 desserts on the off week.

Haagen Daaz Ice Cream Latte 1 for 1

Haagen Daaz has a new promo to promote their line of ice cream lattes, which are $6.80 before taxes. Using illy coffee (farrr better than nespresso), a dopping of ice cream from the tub (to be whisked) and a pinch of milk, you can choose between a hot latte or a more dessert-like cold ice cream latte.

Mid-week treat for you & a friend with our Buy 1 Get 1 Free Flavoured Lattes! Available for both dine-in or take away on Wednesdays & Thursday for the month of June.Enjoy 😉

Posted by Häagen-Dazs on Monday, June 12, 2017

The macademia, being from the ice cream, has the actual nuts swimming about in the latte.

This makes another contender for the already promotion heavy school holiday of June; Grab’s grabpay spam, Starbucks perennial 1 for 1s, Ramen Extravaganza, and some imminent card promotions

Spate of Ramen Promos June 2017

Ippudo Opening Promo 1 for 1 (14 June)

IPPUDO is opening at Tanjong Pagar Centre!! To celebrate this joyous occasion, we will be offering 1-for-1 ramen ALL DAY…

Posted by Ippudo SG on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Otoko Free Ramen 300 Bowls x 2 (19 June)

We thank you and appreciate your continuous support. To celebrate our 2 years anniversary and our new Kaneta Shoten…

Posted by Otoko Ramen on Sunday, June 11, 2017

J Passport; Menya Sakura, Santouka, 1 for 1 ramens/Free Birthday Ramen

Foie Gras Ramen 1-for-1, Premium Japanese Buffet, Free Flow Meat and Seafood from $5 and many more!

Posted by J Passport on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Deal of the Month: May 2017 90c DBS Apple Pay

This particular promo was so good it ended after 4 days, 27 days less than the initial planned run.

The Deal: 90c Brackets for Starbucks (Single Drink), Toastbox (Toast Set), Uber (Single Ride)

Eligibility: Applepay (again iPhone)

This promo basically hit all the right spots for a budget hacker. In terms of the bare essentials: you will want to cover accommodation, travel and food.

While you won’t be seeing 90 cents rent anytime soon (unless AirBnB?), arguably the miles goes towards it, though it’s unlikely you will reach the minimum threshold for computation. Rents and Mortgage instalments have other monetization methods not yet covered.

Back to the main topic; the 90 cent combo wombo covers your typical day. Wake up early in the morning to take a 90 cent uber to work (covered up til $10) eat a heavy 90 cent Toast box toast set breakfast and takeaway a 90 cent Starbucks rainbow Unicorn Frapp (terrible choice, please get something else). If you’ve been hitting the gym and need tons of protein, you can repeat the Toast Set against for lunch and the mini meals. You can also buy 90 cent Starbucks for your friends or colleagues.

If you’re really looking for some punishment, you can do this for the entire day: 90 cent uber ride to work, 90 cent breakfast, 90 cent lunch, 90 cent starbucks, 90 cent dinner, taking the train/bus home $1.23? So about $5.73 for a semi luxurious protein filled diet. That would be $179 for the month for your expenses. And that is before your credit card points/rebates kick in.

(Also, you can shopback $0.20 the first uber ride of the day, cutting $6 off)

One more technique could be using a base uber ride with promotion code for the morning ride, and the apple pay 90 cent for the home bound trip.

And you can use it for the pricey Starbucks Reserve offerings too:

Too bad this one didn’t last, but I guess it pays (literally) to keep a close watch on Apple Pay promotions.

Deal of the Month: Apr 2017 $2 off Starbucks

There was actually two DBS Applepay promos in this month, but the key to generation would be the unlimited $2 off transaction Apple Pay promo.

(Generally, great promos have some element of unlimitedness for combo or value extraction) (Keep in mind, like airmiles, promos aren’t free, there is usually a policy rationale or marketing gimmick involved)

The Deal: $2 off Starbucks with minimum transaction size of $2
The Catch: Applepay (means you need an iphone)

This promotion is actually quite common (along with the Starbucks $2 off if you use x payment)

The trick is to have the right credit card (or debit card) everytime it swings around, along with a Starbucks membership card (it’s okay if it’s not gold as this will push it along).

Note that if you don’t drink coffee, the Starbucks Teavana series is not an effective way to get your tea fix. If you like western teas/infusions, you’re not gonna get your rooibos or darjeeling, if you’re a bubble tea person tough luck, an eastern tea person? no tieguanyin or dahongpao for you.

You’ll also need to be okay with Starbucks food, because that is the most effective use of rewards. At Gold level (don’t worry if you are not, interim green rewards have a good stepladder), every $60 of card spending gets you a free drink or food item the latter of which can redeem an $11.90 smoked salmon wrap. Like Airmiles for business/first class, you can value it at $6 for a smoked salmon wrap elsewhere, or at face value of $11.90, so that’s your implied return of 10-20%. The alternative redemption method is to pop by a full Starbucks Reserve and have a sip from their fancy siphon brews, which would otherwise set you back $10++ possibly.

With that set, you can top up $10 at a time to the starbucks card, getting 10 Starbucks points, $2 off via Applepay promo and the presiding DBS/Posb card promotion (the DBS Debit would be 5% cashback off cashless transactions; an Altitude card would be miles etc). This pares it down to about $5.60 for $10 in Starbucks face value. When combined with the very common 1 for 1 promotions, this knocks it down to $2.80 per $10 drink, or $2.52 per $9 venti drink. You can see that as a 72% discount off face value.

There is also another straight method for knocking the $2s, use the presiding promotion to get a Brewed Coffee, cutting it from $3.70 to $1.70 upon which your card promo kicks in. You get your coffee below Toastbox base $1.80 pricing. You can then customize your brewed coffee into the usual mixes by requesting milk and so on. (I would take it black, but its a cheap milk coffee) One more avenue is the $2 Short Brewed Coffee at certain full Starbucks Reserve. The Short size is a “hidden” menu in most Starbucks around the world including Singapore. (it’s however an open size in Japan)