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4 Tips You Must Know Before Going On Your Year-End Vacation

Looking forward to that year-end vacation? So are we! With the end of the year upon us very soon, don’t wait till the last minute to prepare for your holiday. Plan ahead so you can enjoy every travel moment to the fullest. Here are a few tips you must know before going on that well-deserved vacation!

1. Download Singtel Dash and go wallet-free

Before you depart, make sure you download and register for Singtel Dash, the all-in-one mobile wallet we guarantee will come in useful during your trip.

With Dash, you won’t have to worry about bringing more cash and credit cards than you actually need. You can literally shop and pay with Dash anywhere in the world with Visa Contactless or VIATM, and for a limited time only, enjoy an additional 5% cashback on all your overseas spend*. Time to shop till’ you drop!

2. Use VIA™ for greater convenience and savings

VIA™ is a safe and convenient way to make payment in Singapore dollars (SGD) through Dash whilst you’re overseas.

Simply scan the QR code using Dash whenever you see the VIA™ logo –  you’ll not only see the cost immediately reflected in SGD before you authorise payment but there are also ZERO additional transaction fees and attractive foreign exchange rates incurred. Hassle-free, quick and best of all, no longer needing to carry around loose change in foreign currency – what’s not to love?

In Thailand, in addition to the VIA logo, you can also look out for Kbank, Thai QR or PromptPay logos to make purchases using Dash.

As an added bonus for those of you jetting off to the Land of Smiles, you can ride the BTS absolutely FREE when you use VIA™ through Dash from now till 31 December! Simply pick your destination, select Thai QR (in blue) and scan with Dash. You’ll easily skip the queues if you have Dash as this is the only cashless way to pay (even credit cards aren’t accepted at BTS stations!). Your holiday just got a bit better – just because you’re not a local doesn’t mean you can’t travel like one!

Pay with VIA™ for those last minute souvenirs or snack purchases at both Japan Duty Free – Narita Airport & TIAT Duty Free Shop – Haneda Airport

For all of your additional shopping and eating expeditions in Japan and Thailand, receive 5% cash back^ at over 2.1 million VIA-compatible merchant points. That means you can use VIATM to pay in your favourite Thai shops like After You Café, Naraya, Big C & TOPS supermarkets, Boots, Watsons, and shops in Central World, MBK, Icon Siam and get your Japanese snack and souvenir fix at both Haneda and Narita International Airports!

3. Take advantage of travel deals and exclusives

Stretch your dollar further on your travel experiences by getting your hands on some great deals and discounts on experience and booking platforms Klook, Agoda and Traveloka.

Merchant Pay with Singtel Dash to get* Promo valid till
Agoda 6% off worldwide bookings 31 Oct 2019
Klook • New Klook users: $5 off (min. spend $50) with promo code KLOOKDASHNEW
• Existing Klook users: 5% off (discount up to $10) with promo code KLOOKDASH3
31 Dec 2019
Traveloka All new users who purchase flight, hotel, packages and experiences at Traveloka, and use these promo codes enjoy:
• SGTELFLY – 20% OFF flight bookings, up to $30
• SGTELHTL – 15% OFF hotel bookings, up to $40 (min. spend $150)
• SGTELPKG – 10% OFF flight + hotel bookings, up to $50 (min. spend $250)
• SGTELXPE – 20% OFF Xperience bookings, up to $20 (min. spend $60)
31 Oct 2019
Zalora Get your holiday outfit:
• New ZALORA users: $20 OFF (min. spend $70) with promo code SINGTELDASHNEW
• Existing ZALORA users: 15% OFF (no min. spend) with promo code SINGTELDASH15
31 Oct 2019

It gets even better! Giftany.sg is also now accessible through Dash, and as a limited-time only offer (available till 30 November), get an additional 5% off Giftany digital gift cards for various travel-related activities, including Changi Gift Card, Klook, Agoda, which will definitely come in handy for any traveller!

4. Remember to buy travel insurance

Before you zip off excitedly, never ever forget to purchase travel insurance. Insurance will cover what you least expect so it is always better to be safe than sorry.

We get it – life gets busy and sometimes it may slip your mind. For a quick and hassle-free way to get covered, you can now purchase your travel insurance directly on Singtel Dash with Great Eastern’s GREAT Getaway Cover or Etiqa Insurance’s plans.

For your quick weekend getaway, purchase before 31 October with Great Eastern (even for trips happening after that!) for coverage up to 5 days in selected cities in South East Asia for only $9.50 and enjoy an additional 20% cashback on top of that.

For those going further afield, Etiqa is offering 50% off their Tiq Single-Trip insurance and 35% off their annual plan with promo code TIQCOMFORT. If you pay with Dash on tiq.com.sg from now till 10 November, you’ll even enjoy upsized rewards such as:

  • 10% cashback + $5 Comfort DelGro promo code (min. spend $30)
  • 10% cashback + two $5 Comfort DelGro promo codes (min. spend $41)

With these handy tips, we hope you’ll enjoy your year-end vacation with ease and save yourself some hard-earned money along the way. Definitely don’t forget to “pack” Dash before you go! Follow Singtel Dash and Giftany today for the best deals.

^Capped at S$5 per transaction. Valid till 31 December 2019.
*Terms and conditions apply. Visit dash.com.sg/deals for more information.

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