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Amazon Prime launches in Singapore with free unlimited international shipping at S$2.99 a month

Applies to orders of minimum S$60, S$2.99 promotional price valid for "limited time".

A couple days back the whole interweb was up in arms because Amazon removed its free shipping program to Singapore. Under the old system, purchases of US$125 or more would qualify for free international shipping.

The good news is that Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, and free international shipping now comes at a much lower threshold. For an introductory price of $2.99 per month (regular price: S$8.99), those in Singapore can get unlimited international shipping on orders above S$60.

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What does Amazon Prime Singapore come with?

Prime members in Singapore get access to free two hour delivery on PrimeNow orders (groceries and such) above S$40. As mentioned before, they also get unlimited free international shipping on orders above S$60 from Amazon’s US site (take note that not every item can be shipped to Singapore, however).

Prime is more than just free shipping, of course. You’ll also have access to Prime Video which lets you watch selected movies and TV shows. Gamers have access to Twitch Prime.

Amazon Prime has a 30 day free trial membership that can be accessed here.


Last point: some people in Singapore may already be holding Amazon Prime US subscriptions (my family does) but take note that Prime membership is country-specific. That is, you can’t leverage your Prime US membership to get free shipping to Singapore.

What credit card do I use?

Citibank is running a 8 mpd promotion on the Amazon Prime Now App from now till 29 Jan 2018 with the Citibank Rewards Visa card. This is capped at a maximum of S$1,000 of spending each statement cycle. My reading of this is that if you use the Prime Now app to buy things from Amazon’s US site, you’re also eligible for 8 mpd, but I’m open to correction on this.

Min Income
Annual Fee

$30,000

$192.60 (First Year Free)

Citibank Rewards Visa

Earn up to 4 miles per dollar on all your online and offline shopping, and transfer them to the widest range of airlines offered by any bank
  • Earn 4 mpd for all your online and offline shopping, capped at $12,000 of spend each card membership year. This includes purchases of bags, shoes and clothes as well as shopping at department stores. Exhaust your cap? Get the Mastercard version and double your cap to $24,000
  • From now till 29 Jan 2018, enjoy 8 mpd on Amazon Prime Now purchases, capped at $1,000 each statement cycle
  • New Citibank customers can earn up to $120 of cashback for spending $200 in each of the first 6 months after application (if you're lost for ideas, buy Amazon or Qoo10 vouchers)
  • Points have a 5 year expiry and Citibank has the widest range of airline partners in Singapore- SIA, Cathay, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Etihad, Thai, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, EVA, and Garuda
  • Remember that Citibank does not pool points among different cards.  This means you will have to pay a separate conversion fee for each credit card when you want to cash out your points

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Otherwise, you could use your usual online spending cards like the DBS Woman’s World for 4 mpd.

I’m definitely going to sign up for an account at $2.99 a month. With the reduced threshold to get free international shipping plus 30 day free trial I’m already coming out ahead. I think LiveUp is really going to have to step up their game…

 

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24 Comments on "Amazon Prime launches in Singapore with free unlimited international shipping at S$2.99 a month"

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Hi Aaron,
You mentioned 20x specifically for Citibank Rewards Visa card.
So Citibank Rewards Mastercard is not included in this 20x promotion?
Also Citibank Rewards Visa and Mastercard caps 10x points at $12k expenditure a month, which comes up to 48k miles.
Do these bonus points work enable us to earn more than 48k miles a month? Or we just need to spend less to hit 48k miles.
Thank you.

Rewards mastercard not included sadly

While I found Lazada also advertised for 8 mpd for Rewards Visa, the fine-print mentions that Mastercard version is eligible as well. Would be a shame if Prime weren’t similarly eligible.

DANG.

1) Citibank Rewards Visa and Mastercard caps 10x points at $12k expenditure a year (not a month)

2) The 20x points is made up of the usual 10x points and additional 10x points under the promo. The additional 10x points do not count to the $12k cap of the usual 10x points.

Exact same question as the first poster. Holding on to a Citibank Rewards Mastercard as well.

Oh Amazon, you nifty little shrewd timer. Had this come out even a week earlier, I would’ve gone nuts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I kept searching for the free shipping option and when I couldn’t find it, I attributed it to the Prime Now launch in Singapore likely having something to do with it. Was fuming at them for having a sparse catalogue in SG & removing the US free shipping option. Great to see this, am pumped! 🙂 Edit: What this helped me do, is appreciate Lazada for what it had and its 8 miles promo. They… Read more »

Horses for courses….sometimes worthy just to buy overseas given Lazada prices tend to be higher (why they’re brick & mortar prices unless you have a voucher?) and take the hit on shipping. Amazon looked cheaper over blackfriday with FX & charges depending what you want to buy naturally. Oh and minus VAT from Amazon Europe locations. At least our local cc with foreign currency to point earnings benefits us!

is there a limitation on what product categories you can buy from?

e.g. will they ship me a mattress for $2.99?

What this change would work for me last year would be when I was renovating my place.

Had my eyes on a set of Kraus kitchen sink. Shipping from Amazon would unfortunately cost over $250 USD coming to a grand total of close to S$1000 after conversion. I unsuccessfully tried to talk to Amazon Chat Support about negating the shipping cost.

In the end, I had to spend about S$800 at Overstock to get the same with cheaper shipping charges.

Now with this Prime Deal, it’s less than $600 including shipping.

Dang with a sad Haha. *Insert Laugh+Cry Emoji*

surely they aren’t shipping a kitchen sink for 2.99 – no way…

Did you actually search after reading my post?

i ordered a brass american bald eagle spread and they asked for 19.99 shipping, so im buying it from carousell

what large items have people manage to ship directly from Amazon US with the prime services, or previous free shipping services? I found found the shipping limitations: Dimensional shipping limits – standard shipping to these regions are limited by the overall shipping size which include a maximum length or girth of 108 inches and maximum weight of 70 lbs. Large and/or oddly shaped items may not be eligible for shipping. Hazmat – certain hazmat items (including but not limited to lithium batteries) are restricted from shipping to these areas. Restricted Product – Products offered for sale on Amazon.com must comply… Read more »

“As mentioned before, they also get unlimited free international shipping on orders above S$60 from Amazon’s US site (take note that not every item can be shipped to Singapore, however).”

This is not exactly true though… We are suppose to use the Prime Now app and choose the International tab which for them represent the Amazon’s US site… but not really the US website per se…

And the app have only ard 5000 items which is a fraction of what the US website has. so we in sg are (more) limited in term of purchase option for free shipping

i guess this is pointless

what products have you all be able to find which appear to be heavy or large – yet will be shipped to Singapore for $2.99?

What this change would work for me last year would be when I was renovating my place.

Had my eyes on a set of Kraus kitchen sink. Shipping from Amazon would unfortunately cost over $250 USD coming to a grand total of close to S$1000 after conversion. I unsuccessfully tried to talk to Amazon Chat Support about negating the shipping cost.

In the end, I had to spend about S$800 at Overstock to get the same with cheaper shipping charges.

Now with this Prime Deal, it’s less than $600 including shipping.

Dang with a sad Haha. *Insert Laugh+Cry Emoji*

i ordered two mexican migrants and they want to fly premium economy – help aaron, not enough miles.

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