The major departmental stores in Singapore have been busy during the past couple of years revamping their stores, particularly TANGS and Robinsons Orchard as they unleashed their flagship stores after a major renovation . All of these major players have some sort of rewards programme to entice faithful customers to return to them. BHG and OG are the only ones without any credit card tie-up (BHG used to have a DBS Card but it seemed to have been discontinued).
The best for now are those with 10% rebate or discount – Metro, OG and TANGS. Metro credit card has an additional 5% Metro$ rebate and gives a 20% discount during the birthday month. Robinsons, TANGS and Takashimaya also provides free parking or topup to cashcard when you spend in their stores with a minimum spend of $100-$120. For TANGS, Citibank cardmembers are actually entitled to 6% rebate using any other cards and 12% rebate on members’ days. As such, the Citibank Rewards card is definitely the best as you get 12% rebate + 10x points on your spending, plus you get free parking as well! Another generic credit card that can be used at any departmental store is the UOB-JCB Platinum Card which gives a respectable 3% rebate at these stores and a whopping 5% at Uniqlo, Muji and Meidi-ya.