|Update: This promotion has been extended till 11 May 2020|
That’s a mighty generous bonus, and with thousands of online merchants to choose from, there’s bound to be some way you can spend that US$30. For example, you could buy groceries on iHerb, which offers free shipping to Singapore for orders over US$60. Alternatively, you could buy books on Book Depository and enjoy free shipping with any purchase.
Other no-shipping options for Singapore based residents include:
- Purchasing antivirus software from McAfee/Norton
- Subscriptions to the WSJ or The New Yorker
If you want to make travel plans, there’s a ton of hotel chains and OTAs on Rakuten, like Agoda, Booking.com, Hilton, Hotels.com, Millennium Hotels & Resorts and more. Do note, however, that your cash back will only be available after you’ve stayed. If you want the money now, it’s better to go with merchandise purchases.
Once your cashback has tracked, you’ll be able to withdraw the money via PayPal. You can subsequently transfer it into your Singapore bank account, or use it for online shopping wherever PayPal is accepted.
What card should I use?
Most of your purchases on Rakuten will be processed online in USD, so consider using the following credit cards for the most miles.
|4 mpd||Cap of S$1K per s. month|
|DBS Woman’s World Card
|4 mpd||Cap at S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Visa Signature
|4 mpd||Min FCY spend of S$1K per s. month, cap at S$2K per s. month|
|SCB X Card
|3 mpd||Until 30 Jun 20. Min spend S$2K per c. month|
|SCB Visa Infinite
||3 mpd||Min spend S$2K per s. month|
|BOC Elite Miles
|S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month|
This is basically a chance to get US$30 of free books, iHerb purchases or anything else you can find on Rakuten. Be sure to make your transaction by May 1, 2020, for the bonus cashback to be awarded.