Was it all much ado about nothing? Reports are starting to come in that the bonus points for June are now reflecting in people’s DBS Points accounts, and nothing has changed. All the transactions that used to earn you bonus points before, will still earn you bonus points now.
I had 2 Paypal transactions last month that I feared would be excluded under the new T&C, but the points seem to have posted successfully for those too. I called up DBS to confirm this but their rep says he needs some time to do the calculation so I’ll update this again later.
The question now is- what was the point of modifying the T&C if nothing has changed IRL? Was it, as the DBS rep on HWZ said, simply a matter of clarification? It’s a strange sort of clarification if so because some of the transactions that have earned 10X were excluded in the new T&C. Not that I’m complaining.
A disconcerting thought is starting to take root at the back of my head that since the T&C changes were announced in June, maybe they will only take effect from July, meaning that 16 August is the actual D-day, not 16 July. But that sounds awfully similar to doomsday prophets who predict the end of the world then backtrack and say they were off, just a little bit.
So I’m going to take victories where we can find them and continue using my DBS Woman’s card as per normal.
cover photo by sjliew