HSBC Revolution: Up to S$180 cash or Samsonite luggage for new sign-ups

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From now till 2 July 2023, get a bonus S$30 from SingSaver + S$150 cashback or Samsonite luggage with a new HSBC Revolution Card.

  ⚠️ Update: From 27 June 2023, 12 p.m, SingSaver has replaced the S$30 cash gift with a US$20 airalo credit. The revised T&Cs can be found here.

The HSBC Revolution Card is one of my most-used credit cards, and a key player in my 2023 Credit Card Strategy. I use it for dining, groceries, hotels, air tickets, activities, Grab/gojek rides and more, earning 4 mpd on the first S$1,000 each month. 

If you don’t have a HSBC Revolution Card yet, here’s an opportunity to pick up some bonus cash in the process.

From now till 2 July 2023, SingSaver is offering an additional S$30 cash on top of HSBC’s usual sign-up gift of S$150 cashback or a Samsonite luggage bag. No minimum spend is required for the SingSaver gift, though a minimum spend of S$1,000 is required for the HSBC gift. 

HSBC Revolution sign-up offer

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New-to-bank customers who apply for a HSBC Revolution Card till 2 July 2023 will receive S$30 cash from SingSaver upon submitting their approval email to info@singsaver.com.sg

❓ New-to-bank

New-to-bank customers are defined as those who:

  • Do not hold any principal HSBC credit card
  • Have not cancelled a principal HBSC credit card within 12 months prior to application

On top of this, they will receive a choice of the following gifts when they spend at least S$1,000 in qualifying transactions during the qualifying spend period:

  • Samsonite Prestige 69cm Spinner Exp with built-in scale, worth S$670, or
  • S$150 cashback

While HSBC used to offer S$200 cashback with a minimum spend of S$500, this was discontinued in early April, sadly. The above is the default offer until at least 31 August 2023. 

The qualifying spend period is as follows (do note the first column is “approval” date, not application date):

Card Approval Date Qualifying Spend Period
1-31 May 2023 By 30 June 2023
1-30 June 2023 By 31 July 2023

Application steps

  1. Apply via the links in this article
  2. Complete the SingSaver Rewards Redemption Form that is sent to your email, within the first 14 days of application. Ensure that the name, mobile number and email address submitted to SingSaver are the same as that used in the credit card application
  3. Provide HSBC with your consent to receive marketing and promotional materials, and do not revoke it before the gift is fulfilled
  4. Once you receive a card approval email from HSBC, forward it to info@singsaver.com.sg within one month of the approval date, and no later than 30 June 2023

I want to highlight step (3) in particular, because this is a condition unique to HSBC. You must provide marketing consent in order to have either gift fulfilled (SingSaver’s or HSBC’s).

Qualifying Spend

SingSaver S$30 cash

No minimum spend required for the SingSaver S$30 cash gift.

HSBC S$150 cashback/luggage

A minimum qualifying spend of S$1,000 must be made during the qualifying period. 

“Qualifying Spend” refers to any retail transactions (including internet purchases) excluding the following: 

 
  • Foreign exchange transactions (including but not limited to Forex.com);
  • Donations and payments to charitable, social organisations and religious organisations;
  • Quasi-cash transactions (including but not limited to transactions relating to money orders, traveler’s checks, gaming related transactions, lottery tickets and gambling);
  • Payments made to financial institutions, securities brokerages or dealers (including but not limited to the trading of securities, investments or crypto-currencies of any kind);
  • Payments on money payments/transfers (including but not limited to Paypal, SKR skrill.com, CardUp, SmoovPay, iPayMy);
  • Payments to any professional services provider (including but not limited to GOOGLE Ads, Facebook Ads, Amazon Web Services, MEDIA TRAFFIC AGENCY INC);
  • Top-ups, money transfers or purchase of credits of prepaid cards, stored-value cards or e-wallets (including but not limited to EZ-Link, Transitlink, NETS Flashpay and Youtrip);
  • Payments in connection with any government institutions and/or services (including but not limited to court costs, fines, bail and bond payment);
  • Any AXS and ATM transactions;
  • Tax payments (including HSBC Tax Payment Facility);
  • Payments for cleaning, maintenance and janitorial services (including property management fees);
  • Payments to insurance companies (including but not limited to sales, underwriting, premiums and insurance services);
  • Payments to educational institutions;
  • Payments on utilities (Electric, Gas, Water, and Sanitary);
  • The monthly instalment amounts under the HSBC Spend Instalment;
  • Balance transfers, fund transfers, cash advances, finance charges, late charges, HSBC’s Cash Instalment Plan, any fees charged by HSBC;
  • Any unposted, cancelled, disputed and refunded transactions

The key exclusions to note here are insurance, utilities, education, government transactions as well as CardUp/ipaymy. These were all excluded from 1 July 2020 onwards as part of HSBC’s revised rewards terms and conditions.

Gift Fulfilment

S$30 cash

The gift will be fulfilled by 31 August 2023, via PayNow. 

HSBC S$150 cashback/luggage

Applications approved in May 2023 will receive a notification about their reward by the last week of July 2023.

Applications approved in June 2023 will receive a notification about their reward by the last week of August 2023.

Terms & Conditions

Overview: HSBC Revolution

Apply
Income Req.
S$30,000 p.a.
Points Validity
37 months
Annual Fee
None Min.
Transfer

25,000 HSBC Points
(10,000 miles)

Miles with
Annual Fee
None Transfer
Partners
•SIA
•Cathay Pacific
FCY Fee 3.25% Transfer Fee S$43.20 (per yr.)
Local Earn 0.4 mpd Points Pool? No
FCY Earn 0.4 mpd Lounge Access? No
Special Earn 4 mpd on selected online and contactless payments Airport Limo? No
Cardholder Terms and Conditions

The HSBC Revolution Card has no annual fee, and cardholders will earn 4 mpd on online and offline contactless payments made at the following merchants, capped at S$1,000 per calendar month.

Category MCCs Examples
(non-exhaustive)
Airlines, Car Rental, Lodging, Cruise Lines & Travel Agencies 3000 to 3350, 3351 to 3500, 3501 to 3999, 4411, 4511, 4722, 7011 Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Klook, Expedia, Hotels.com
Department Stores & Retail Stores 4816, 5045, 5262, 5309, 5310, 5311, 5331, 5399, 5611, 5621, 5631, 5641, 5651, 5655, 5661, 5691, 5699, 5732 to 5735, 5912, 5942, 5944 to 5949, 5964 to 5970, 5992, 5999 Amazon, Best Denki, Book Depository, Courts, Harvey Norman, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, Taobao
Supermarkets, Dining & Food Delivery 5411, 5441, 5462, 5499, 5811, 5812, 5813, 5814 Cold Storage, Deliveroo, NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, foodpanda, GrabFood, WhyQ
Transport & Membership Clubs 4121, 7997 Comfort, Grab (excluding GrabPay top-ups), gojek,  TADA, Ryde, Fitness First
Bonuses apply regardless of whether spend is in SGD or foreign currency

This is a very wide range of everyday merchants, which makes this an almost essential card to have in your arsenal. 

To sweeten the deal, cardholders receive a complimentary copy of The Entertainer with more than 1,000 1-for-1 offers for dining, entertainment and travel. Spending on the HSBC Revolution is also eligible to earn a bonus 1% cashback with the HSBC Everyday Global Account, capped at S$300 per month for HSBC Personal Banking members.

For the full details, refer to the post below. 

Review: HSBC Revolution Card

Conclusion

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Review

From now till 2 July 2023, applicants for a HSBC Revolution Card will enjoy a bonus S$30 cash from SingSaver, on top of the usual sign-up gifts of S$150 cash or a Samsonite luggage.

I consider this an essential card to have because of its 4 mpd on a wide range of day-to-day spending; the free Entertainer and absence of an annual fee are just the cherry on top.

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Daniel

Hi I tried signing up for this via your link but wasn’t given any option during the signup process to select the $150 or luggage gift from HSBC – I contacted HSBC as well after submitting the application and they are saying that “Unfortunately we do not have any singsaver promotion going on at the moment” and that “if you are applying through singsaver you are only entitled for singsaver welcome gift”. Does this mean that the only sign up gift we’ll receive is $30 and not the $150 or luggage?

Sergio

Tried registering but the application page keeps looping back to card selection page with “Advance” selected instead of “Revolution”. Seems the web is buggy in favour of Advance Cashback Card.

ASD

Signed up and no respond from SingSaver

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