Saturday, May 23, 2015Saturday, May 23, 2015

Play your cards right: Credit cards which give rebates and discounts

Several credit cards offer rebates and discounts at various supermarkets

Published on Apr 13, 2014 3:37 PM
Social worker Lim Swee Hock charges at least $400 to $500 a month to his NTUC Plus! Visa card. With him are (from far left) 13-year-old son Joash, his wife Connie, 16-year-old son Matthew and daughters Anna, 10, and Sophia, 15. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Convenience largely trumps perks

Groceries make up a large part of any household's expenses so using the right piece of plastic can bring plenty of rebates and other offers to ease the pain at the checkout.

And that pain can be considerable if you have a big family like social worker Lim Swee Hock.

Mr Lim, 48, says using cards to get rebates really comes in handy when you have six mouths to feed.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!

Related Links

Background story

Good for grocery runs

''They give good rebates ranging from 5 to 9 per cent, including additional LinkPoints being earned upon each purchase, and I'm able to find almost everything needed at the NTUC supermarkets as well as at NTUC Finest, making it very convenient and useful.''

- MR RAYMOND NG, managing director of Ray Alliance Financial Advisers, who feels grocery-oriented cards from OCBC may be one of the best for a family man like him