Save this August with 1-for-1 buffet deals

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This August, with National Day around the corner, there are plenty of great 1-for-1 promotions around Singapore for any palate, here are the best deals that we found.

Citibank promotions

Plate | Carlton City Hotel

https://www.carltoncity.sg/dining

Plate @ Carlton City Hotel is running a 3-for-2 weekday buffet lunch and one-for-one a la carte mains promotion with Citi Cards. This offer stands till the end of the year. The Plate is a unique contemporary restaurant that offers a curated selection of international cuisines, anything from pasta to laksa.

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid until
Citibank Plate Three-for-two Weekday Buffet Lunch and one-for-one A La Carte Mains Dec 31, 2022

Basilico

https://www.ihg.com/regent/hotels/gb/en/singapore/sinrg/hoteldetail/dining/basilico

Craving Italian? The Basilico at Regent Singapore has got you covered. Covering the quintessential Italian classics as well as offering gluten-free and vegetarian options, the Basilico has something for everyone.

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
Citibank Basilico 50 per cent off Lunch Buffet and Dinner Semi-Buffet Oct 31, 2022

Citi Cash Back Card: Rebates on Global Food & Petrol

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  • Up to 8 per cent cashback on groceries & petrol, 6per cent on dining
  • Promotions: Receive a Dyson V8 (worth $549), or Sony WH-1000XM5 (worth $569), or Samsonite Straren Spinner 67/24 (worth $600) or $350 cash via PayNow upon activating and spending (min. $500 spend) within 30 days of card approval.
  • Promotion is valid from Aug 8 - 14, 2022
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  • Annual fee: $192.6, one-year waiver
  • Up to 8 per cent cashback on dining, grocery, & petrol (any station)
  • Up to 20.88 per cent fuel savings at Esso & Shell

Citi Cash Back Card offers an incredible 8 per cent cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of $80/m.

With such attractive rates, comes an $800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.

Offers an incredible 8 per cent cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of $80/m. With such attractive rates, comes an $800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.

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  • Stand-Out: Up to 8 per cent cashback on groceries & petrol, 6 per cent on dining
  • Promotions: Receive a Dyson V8 (worth $549), or Sony WH-1000XM5 (worth $569), or Samsonite Straren Spinner 67/24 (worth $600) or $350 cash via PayNow upon activating and spending (min. $500 spend) within 30 days of card approval.
  • Promotion is valid from Aug 8 - 14, 2022
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: $192.6, one-year waiver
  • 8 per cent cashback on dining, grocery, & petrol (any station)
  • Up to 20.88 per cent fuel savings at Esso & Shell
Citi Cash Back Card offers an incredible 8per cent cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of $80/m. With such attractive rates, comes an $800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.

Offers an incredible 8 per cent cashback on dining, groceries and petrol worldwide, capping at a higher earning potential of $80/m. With such attractive rates, comes an $800 minimum spend, though it should be no issue hitting that mark for the average consumer, as food is typically a large chunk of their budget.

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Chope

Royal Palm

https://royalpalmocc.com.sg/gallery/

The Royal Palm at Orchid Country Club currently also has a one-for-one buffet promotion with reservation website Chope.

Website Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
Chope Royal Palm 1-for-1 buffet 90 days from time of purchase

Korean Fusion BBQ

Down Dunlop Street, Korean Fusion BBQ is offering a one-for-one treat through any reservations through Chope. As its name suggests, it’s a hotspot for fusion and Korean BBQ options, featuring an impressive array of marinated and unmarinated meats, as well as seafood options.

Website Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
Chope Korean Fusion BBQ One-for-one buffet 90 days from time of purchase

DBS/POSB promotions

Asian Market Café

https://www.fairmont-singapore.com/gallery/?category=restaurants-bars

If you’re searching for a Halal certified buffet of pan-asian delicacies, the Asian Market Café just might be the place for you. With their ‘Pacific Seafood Galore on Ice’ this month, you’ll be spoilt for choice for seafood. Citicard holder get 50 per cent off lunch and dinner buffets. with a DBS/POSB card.

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
DBS/POSB Asian Market Café 50 per cent discount on lunch and dinner Oct 31, 2022

POSB Everyday Card: Rebates on Essentials + SimplyGo

  • Best for rebates in SG w/ $800 min. spend
  • Promotions: No promotion currently being offered
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  • Annual fee: $192.60 (first year - waived)
  • 10 per cent cash rebates on online food delivery (foodpanda, Deliveroo and WhyQ ) and 3per cent on other dining spend
  • 5 per cent cash rebates on online shopping (Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, RedMart & iHerb)
  • 3 per cent cash rebates on dining spend
  • 0.3 per cent cash rebate on all other spend
  • DBS Payment Plan: Pay 0 per cent interest, up to six months

With up to 10 per cent cashback on dining expenses amongst other essentials, the POSB Everyday Card is an excellent all-in-one option for essential spending.

With its $192.60 waived the first year, most consumers will have no issue recouping the cost of this card while earning the rewards.

  • Stand-Out: Best for rebates in SG w/ $800 min. spend
  • Promotions: No promotion currently being offered
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  • Annual fee: $192.60 (first year - waived)
  • 10 per cent cash rebates on online food delivery (foodpanda, Deliveroo and WhyQ ) and 3 per cent on other dining spend
  • 5 per cent cash rebates on online shopping (Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, RedMart & iHerb)
  • 3 per cent cash rebates on dining spend
  • 0.3 per cent cash rebate on all other spend
  • DBS Payment Plan: pay 0per cent interest, up to six months

With up to 10 per cent cashback on dining expenses amongst other essentials, the POSB Everyday Card is an excellent all-in-one option for essential spending. With its $192.60 waived the first year, most consumers will have no issue recouping the cost of this card while earning the rewards.

American Express Promotions

The Orchard Café

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/orchard-hotel-singapore/orchard-cafe/

From now till Nov 30, 2022, American Express cardholders enjoy a complimentary kid’s buffet and box of sweets at The Orchard Café; Its natural lighting with floor-to-ceiling windows and alfresco seating section creates an unmatched ambiance.

The Orchard Café offers a host of locally inspired cuisine from ginger duck to pork belly bee hoon as well as laksa with cockles. Beyond that, they also offer a variety of Indian and Malay cuisine such as butter chicken masala and beef rending.

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
American Express The Orchard Café Complimentary Buffet for Children under 10 Nov 30, 2022

American Express Platinum Card: Luxury Local Dining Perks

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  • Exclusive local lifestyle & dining perks
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  • Annual fee: $321
  • 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per $1 spend
  • Up to 3.44 miles (6.25 pts) per $1 spend w/ Platinum EXTRA Partners
  • No conversion fees
  • Dining Perks: Love Dining, Amex Selects & Chillax programme
  • Lifestyle Perks: Platinum Wellness spa privileges & complimentary green fees

The American Express Platinum Card probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50 per cent off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners.

The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges. Despite the hefty $321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.

Amex Platinum Card also allows consumers to earn miles for their luxury spend. General purchases earn just 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per $1, but spend with Platinum EXTRA Partners–primarily designer fashion, watch and jewellery brands–earns an elevated 3.44 miles (6.25 pts).

This is ideal for affluent shoppers who may feel restrained by typical shopping cards' rewards cap. While there is a $321 annual fee, wealthier Singaporeans–especially those who frequently dine out–may feel that Amex Platinum's perks outweigh its cost.

Probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50per cent off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners. The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges.

Despite the hefty S$321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.Amex Platinum Card also allows consumers to earn miles for their luxury spend. General purchases earn just 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per $1, but spend with Platinum EXTRA Partners–primarily designer fashion, watch and jewellery brands–earns an elevated 3.44 miles (6.25 pts).

This is ideal for affluent shoppers who may feel restrained by typical shopping cards' rewards cap. While there is a S$321 annual fee, wealthier Singaporeans–especially those who frequently dine out–may feel that Amex Platinum's perks outweigh its cost.

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  • Stand-Out: Exclusive local lifestyle & dining perks
  • Promotions:
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: $321
  • 0.69 miles (1.25 pts) per $1 spend
  • Up to 3.44 miles (6.25 pts) per $1 spend w/ Platinum EXTRA Partners
  • No conversion fees
  • Dining Perks: Love Dining, Amex Selects & Chillax programme
  • Lifestyle Perks: Platinum Wellness spa privileges & complimentary green fees

The American Express Platinum Card probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50 per cent off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners.

The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges. Despite the hefty $321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.

Probably has some of the best dining privileges of any card on the market. Up to 50per cent off on high end restaurants and buffets and complimentary cocktails. Not to mention that the Amex Platinum is the official card partner of the Michelin Guide Singapore, allowing cardholders to gain invitation to exclusive guest chef dinners.

The card also provides further luxury and shopping privileges. Despite the hefty S$321 annual fee, the more affluent Singaporean, particularly if you enjoy spending on dining, may feel the perks to be more than worth the costs.

ALSO READ: Best 1-For-1 buffet deals and food deals in Singapore for every budget in July 2022

HSBC Exclusive ENTERTAINER Promotion

Shin Minori

https://sethlui.com/shin-minori-japanese-buffet-restaurant-review/

For a Japanese food option, HSBC currently has a one-for-one Omizu Lunch Buffet/Bento Set promotion exclusive to its ENTERTAINER with HSBC app.

Ellenborough Market Café

https://www.paradoxhotels.com/singapore/dining/ellenborough-market-cafe

For some of the best Peranakan dishes, along Clarke Quay, is the Ellenborough Market Café where HSBC cardholders can enjoy 1-for-1 buffet promotion. Relish in their time-honoured Peranakan classics made with fresh ingredients.

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
HSBC Ellenborough Market Café 1-for-1 lunch and dinner buffet Sept 30, 2022

Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar

https://www.don-ho.com/menu

Another amazing deal available through ENTERTAINER with HSBC is the one-for-one at Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar, with a luxurious menu and a happy hour from 5 30 to 7pm on Wednesdays to Fridays or all night on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar is perfect for a night out!

Card Restaurant Promotion Valid Until
HSBC Don Ho Social Kitchen & Bar 1-for-1 on everything Dec 30, 2022
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  • Rebates on local food & petrol, miles for general spend
  • Promotions:
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  • Annual fee: $192.6,two-year waiver, subsequently with $12,500 annual spend
  • 5 per cent cashback on local dining, groceries & petrol (up to $250/quarter)
  • 0.4 miles per $1 general spend, unlimited
  • Up to 21 per cent fuel savings with Caltex, Shell (including 5per cent card rebate)

HSBC Visa Platinum Card allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5per cent rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol.

All other spending earns 0.4 miles per $1 spent. The card also has a respectable $S250/quarter earn cap, as well as the $180 fee being waived with $12 500 annual spend.

Allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5 per cent rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol.

All other spending earns 0.4miles per $1 spent. The card also has a respectable $250/quarter earn cap, as well as the $180 fee being waived with $12 500 annual spend.

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  • Stand-Out: Rebates on local food & petrol, miles for general spend
  • Promotions:
  • Read Our Full Review
  • Annual fee: $192.6, two-year waiver, subsequently with $12,500 annual spend
  • 5per cent cashback on local dining, groceries & petrol (up to $250/quarter)
  • 0.4 miles per $1 general spend, unlimited
  • Up to 21 per cent fuel savings with Caltex, Shell (including 5per cent card rebate)
The HSBC Visa Platinum Card allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5 per cent rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol. All other spending earns 0.4 miles per $1 spent. The card also has a respectable $250/quarter earn cap, as well as the $180 fee being waived with $12 500 annual spend.

Allows holders to both earn miles and cashbacks on their essential spend with a 5 per cent rebate on local dining, groceries and petrol. All other spending earns 0.4 miles per $1 spent. The card also has a respectable $S250/quarter earn cap, as well as the S$180 fee being waived with $12 500 annual spend.

Ongoing promotions

If you can’t find your ideal promotion yet, fret not! Some of the promotions from last month’s article are still running.

Restaurant Promotion End Date
Window on the Park 50 per cent off on eatigo -
Café Mosaic 50 per cent off Lunch & Dinner Buffet with DBS/POSB card Dec 31, 2022
Asian Market Café One-for-One buffet lunch & dinner (max. 8pax) for UOB cardholders Oct 31, 2022
Sun’s Café One-for-One Peranakan Lunch Buffet for the Weekday for DBS/POSB, UOB, HSBC, OCBC cardholders Dec 31, 2022
Coffee Lounge 50 per cent off Taiwan Porridge a la carte buffet for Citi Card holders Aug 31, 2022

Conclusion

This National Day month, there’s sure to be a promotion available for you to save whilst you celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday! To have even bigger savings, check out the best dining credit cards in Singapore here.

This article was first published in ValueChampion.