Where Can I Spend My NS55 Credit Vouchers in Singapore?

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Where Can I Spend My NS55 Credit Vouchers in Singapore?
Where Can I Spend My NS55 Credit Vouchers in Singapore?
NS55 Hometeamns background
NS55 Hometeamns background

Source: HomeTeamNS.sg

Who Is Eligible for the NS55 Voucher?

Serving National Service (NS) is often one of the most momentous events in a Singaporean male’s life, and perhaps one of the most unique features of Singapore. After all, one cannot underscore the importance of NS more, for it is our only line of defence against any potential external threats that Singapore might face.

As such, as MINDEF marks 55 years of National Service, it is indeed an occasion worth celebrating.

First announced in March, the NS Recognition Package is to be disbursed by MINDEF for NSMens’ and NSFs’ contributions to Singapore's defence. It consists of S$100 NS55 credit vouchers and a complimentary one-year SAFRA or HomeTeamNS membership.

So who is eligible? If you are NSmen or NSF as of May 2022, you are then qualified for the benefits. Do note that you need to register by 31 December 2022 in order to redeem the complimentary SAFRA or HomeTeamNS membership.

How Do You Claim the Vouchers?

The credits, which will be valid for a year, will be disbursed digitally for convenience from July 1 to July 31. You can download the LifeSG mobile application on your mobile phone to redeem the credits. Here are four easy steps to do so:

  • In your LifeSG mobile application, scroll to “Benefits and Support”

  • Locate “NS55 credits” and tap on “View Details”

  • Tap on “Scan QR code to pay” and scan the QR code provided by the merchant

  • After entering the amount to pay, that’s it! You will have successfully paid for your purchase using the NS55 credits.

For some people, the LifeSG app might not reflect the S$100 credits yet. Some might not even be able to see the “Benefits and Support” section in the app. But fear not - the credits are issued on a rolling basis, so just be patient. Eventually, you should receive them by the end of July 2022.

‘Life Hack’ to Get the Vouchers in Cash

Sheng Siong Paynow Machine
Sheng Siong Paynow Machine

Source: Sheng Siong, Sengkang West Facebook

Some of you might wonder, why are the rewards in the form of credit vouchers and not cash? Perhaps it is to ensure recipients will spend the credits with Singapore-registered businesses via the LifeSG app.

Disbursed cash might end up being spent outside Singapore - for instance, being used to pump petrol in Johor Bahru, which is a notorious favourite pastime of Singaporeans.

However, it is understandable that having your S$100 being restricted to just a few businesses that accept PayNow transactions is inconvenient. As such, users have uncovered a way to ‘convert’ these credits to cash.

Sheng Shiong ATMs apparently can be used to dispense cash from the PayNow option. However, due to a $0.20 convenience fee, users can only withdraw a maximum of $90 from the machine, as withdrawing $100 would require a $100.20 credit instead. The remaining $9.80 can be kept as credits in the LifeSG app for use at other merchants.

So what are these other merchants that you can spend your credits on?

Full List of Merchants

Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of all participating merchants and their promotions for you in a handy table. Most of them have outlets at SAFRA centres all over Singapore, and some have higher benefits if you happen to be a SAFRA member as well!

Merchant

Promotion

Validity

Location

1-for-1 Art Jam session; Promo code: CAxNS55

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

SAFRA Toa Payoh

  • Silver Main and Silver Spouse membership sign-up or renewal: 12 months with 3 months free.

  • Minimum utilisation of $50 NS55 credits

1 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22

All SAFRA Clubs

Use NS55 credits to enjoy matching cash discounts, up to a maximum of $100 per function room booking

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol, Yishun, Toa Payoh & Mount Faber

15% off regular-priced items

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets

$5.50 off 300g Pork Floss

1 Jul 22 to 24 Jul 22

All outlets except Changi Airport and Jewel Changi

55% off NS Set Meal* at $15 (U.P. $33.30) Includes 1 Reg Super Value Pizza, 6pcs Chicken Nuggets and choice of Milo/Sjora Drink

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets, redemption by walk-in only

20% off Naughty & Nice and Once In The Blue Moon whole cakes

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All outlets & online

  • 10% off total bill when your flash your 11B/ NS IC or be present in your SAF uniform

  • Additional 5% with the use of NS55 RP credit

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

227 Orchard Rd #01-10 Orchard Gateway

$55 Family Set Meal (4pax) Includes Signature Curry Chicken, Chicken Vegetables Soup (ABC Soup), Hainanese Chap Chye,Ngoh Hiang, Rice and Drink of the Day

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All outlets

1-for-1 Regular Cheese Burst Pizzas & More

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

Online

Free $2 Voucher with min. spend of $10 in a single receipt

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All outlets

Use $50 NS55 credits to receive a $10 Return Voucher for use on your next visit

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Yishun

Spend $100 NS55 Credits and receive a $10 discount voucher for use on your next visit

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong

Free house dart set with min. spend of $30 NS55 credits

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Mount Faber

15% off regular-priced items

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All outlets

Usage of $50 NS55 Credits to receive 10% off next visit

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Toa Payoh and Yishun

10% off non-promotional items

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol

Use $50 NS55 credits to receive a $10 Return Voucher for use on your next visit

1 Jul 22 - 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong and Punggol

Use NS55 credits to enjoy 15% off Executive and VIP Rooms and 8% off ala carte food & beverages (not applicable for promotional items)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong

1 Mala Chicken Camou Puff + 1 cup of Chicken Chunky Pops with Nacho Cheese @ $5.50 (U.P. $5.80)

1 Jul 22 to 3 Jul 22

All outlets

NS55 Bundle at $17.90 (UP $46.60); Save 61%

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol

  • $5.50 Taiwan Milk Tea (M) + 1 Original Egglet at $5.70 (U.P. $6.50)

  • OR $5.50 Taiwan Milk Tea (L) drink + 1 topping of your choice at $5.70 (U.P. $6.70)

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

313@Somerset, Paya Lebar Quarter, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Buona Vista MRT, Chinatown Point, VivoCity, Depot Heights Shopping Centre & Playground Ang Mo Kio Hub & Seletar Mall

Free Black/Wellness Tea with minimum spending of $10 NS55 credits in a single transaction

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Tampines

15% off food items (regular-priced)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

47 Club Street

  • Servicemen: 10% off

  • SAFRA Members: 20% off

1 to 7 Jul 22

Goodwood Park Hotel

1-for-1 Appetisers or Soup

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

All outlets

1-for-1 Maggi Goreng Bundle

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

SAFRA Jurong, Tampines and Yishun

Thai 1-for-1 Premium Meat top up

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

All outlets

$2.50 off every 20 plates

1 Jul 22 to 31 Oct 22

All Sushi Express dine-in outlets

10% off non-promotional items

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Mount Faber

  • $5 for 5 Boneless Wings (U.P. $6.20)

  • OR 10% storewide with usage of NS55 credits

  • 1 to 5 July 22, 5 to 14 Aug 22

  • OR 1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets except Sembawang and Bishan OR SAFRA Punggol

15% off buffet

1 Jul 22 to 30 Dec 23

Copthorne King's Hotel

15% off a la carte menu

1 Jul 22 to 30 Dec 23

Copthorne King's Hotel

10% off L'espresso Weekday Afternoon Tea Buffet with Local Favourites (min. 4 pax required)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

Goodwood Park Hotel

15% off food items (regular-priced)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

49 Club Street

$50 off with min. $200 spend on Qoo-10 store

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

Online

Free Pool Glove with minimum spendings of $20 NS55 credits

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Yishun

  • Servicemen (including 11B holders): 10% off regular-priced Items

  • SAFRA Members: 15% off regular-priced Items and additional 5% off discounted items

Till 31 Dec 22

Suntec City, Plaza Singapura, Vivo City, Jewel, Westgate, NEX, Takashimaya

Free $20 eCashback (Offset with every $100 spent)

1 Jul to 31 Aug 2022

23 Ubi Rd 4, Audio House Building, Singapore 408620

12% off selected regular-priced items

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

All outlets except Takashimaya

Up to 48% off selected electronics

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets

Free $10 BHG voucher with purchase of $100 BHG vouchers

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets

  • Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® Speaker at $159 (U.P. $179); Bose Sport Earbuds (All colours) at $239 (U.P. $299)

  • OR Bose QuietComfort® 35 II Gaming Headset at $359 (U.P. $469)

  • Bose Frames Tempo (Black) at $299 (U.P. $379)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All Bose Premium Reseller stores

  • Use $20 NS55 credits to receive a $5 credit return voucher in your next visit

  • Use $50 NS55 credits to receive a $20 credit return voucher in your next visit

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong and Tampines

10% off storewide (regular-priced)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets

10% off storewide (regular-priced)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All outlets

5% off storewide

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

All outlets except PLQ Mall

FREE Colloquial SG Post-Its with any purchase (worth $3.95)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

Online

Up to $7 off purchases for new and existing users

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

  • Free tactical pen with min. $400 spend

  • OR Additional 5% off storewide

  • 1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

  • OR 1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

All outlets

Free air freshener for any service done with Zertona with NS55 credits

1 Jul 22 to 31 Oct 22

SAFRA Mount Faber and SAFRA Toa Payoh

  • Servicemen (including 11B holders): Free $50 voucher with min. $1,000 spend

SAFRA Members: Free $100 Vouchers with min. $1,000 spend

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-28

  • Get 5.5% rebate with the purchase of M Mall E-voucher!

  • Purchase $50 E-Voucher and get 2,500 M Points (equivalent to $2.50)

  • Purchase $100 E-Voucher and get 5,500 M Points (equivalent to $5.50) with the use of NS55 Life SG credits

1 Jul 22 to 31 Oct 22

AMK Hub, Jurong Point or Thomson Plaza Customer Service

Buy 5 for $55 on Nature's Farm Buffered C1000 Sustained Release, 30s (U.P. $149.50)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

All outlets

10% off Books & Stationery (regular-priced)

1 Jul 22 to 10 Jul 22

All outlets

$50 off with min. $200 spend

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

Online

Up to $10 off Electronics, F&B, Home & Living, Sports categories for new and existing users

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

Free case & engraving (worth $29) with purchase of Linkbuds

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

All Sony Stores

1st hour free at clubs + 50% off bookings

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All booths within JustCo centres

Use $20 NS55 Credits for a trial session worth $45

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong and Punggol

Waiver of registration fee (worth $53.50) and receive a premium gift for all new sign-ups

1 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22

SAFRA Tampines

Use NS55 credits to enjoy $50 off for first term

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol

50% off Blended Learning lessons

1 Jul 22 to 1 Dec 22

Online/All outlets

Waiver of registration fees and a premium gift for new sign-up with minimum spending of $100

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

All SAFRA clubs

  • Use NS55 $55 credit for full Brain Smart programme sign up, get additional $55 discount off the full fees

  • Use NS55 $20 credit for Brain Toys purchase, get 1 complimentary trial class session for 1 child (new customers only)

  • Use NS$20 credit for 3G Abacus Term programme, get additional $20 discount off the term fees

  • Use NS55 $10 credit for 1 trial class sign-up, get 1 additional complimentary trial class session for a friend (new customers only)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

SAFRA Tampines

  • Use $20 NS55 credits to receive a $5 credit return voucher in your next visit

  • Use $50 NS55 credits to receive a $20 credit return voucher in your next visit

01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Jurong

  • Onyx will match $1 for every $1 NS55 credit spent on our Annual membership.

  • (Capped at $100 per redemption & applicable to Annual Membership Package only)

01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Tampines

$3.50 per game

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol & Yishun

1-for-1 single class

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

SAFRA Punggol

50% off Headrock VR Games (for 2nd and subsequent tickets)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

Sentosa

Intriguing Experiences with Park Hotel Group from S$82.50++

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

Online

10% off Best Available Rates (Rooms only)

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

$55 Cable Car Flexi Pass Adult ticket only

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

All ticketing counters

Free $10 SDC voucher with min. $50 spend

1 Jul 22 to 30 Nov 22

510 Upper Jurong Rd

$55 off SuperPark Singapore Super 8 Multi Visit Pass

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

Online

$55 off Tayo Station Elite Membership

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22

Online

Additional $55 off for selected Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Turkey, UAE or USA package tours

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

50 South Bridge Rd, #01-12 Fook Hai Building / Online

$20 off Breakfast Sail featuring Buffet Out at Sea

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

Online

15% off rental services for home karaoke system, video gaming, and more

1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22

Online

Up to $100 off 4-hour Private Yacht Charter to Lazarus Island

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

50% off 3-month meWATCH Prime at $14.85 (U.P. $29.70)

1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 2022

Online

  • New BlueSG Members: 2-Month Free Basic Membership + 15 minutes rental (worth $21.40)

  • Returning BlueSG Members: $1 for 1st Month (worth $7)

1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22

Online

$15 additional credits when you top-up min. $50 to your Tribecar e-wallet

01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

Special medical and dental packages

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 2023

All Nuffield dental & medical outlets

Essentials Health Screening Package at $192.60 nett

1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 2023

All clinic except Beo Crescent Clinic & Surgery

New users: $50 off purchase of any 2 products *Not applicable for Bundles and Value packs

01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23

Online

Free Foot Essential oil with minimum spending of $70 NS55 credits

1 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22

SAFRA Yishun

  • 60-min Signature Body Massage @ $88 (Duration: 60 mins, Worth: $118)

  • First 50 National Servicemen & SAFRA members to quote 'NS55SPECIAL' get to enjoy a FREE upgrade to 90-min Body Massage

01 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023

SAFRA Punggol

Promotion with Singlife

Beyond just the list of stores and merchants holding promotions for NS55, Singlife with Aviva is also providing an exclusive offer to all MINDEF and MHA personnel in recognition of 55 years of National Service in Singapore.

All MINDEF and MHA personnel who download the Singlife app and sign up for a Singlife Account will receive a $20 e-voucher. They can then complete a portfolio review with a Singlife Relationship Consultant to receive an additional $35 in their Singlife Account.

Through the app, personnel can have a better view of their group insurance coverage. They can easily purchase, check or upgrade policies as well as seamlessly add dependents to their existing plans.

For a more comprehensive comparison with other life insurance policy providers, check out our detailed guide here.

Conclusion

Indeed, celebrating fifty-five years of National Service is a momentous occasion. Not only does it mark a significant milestone in Singapore’s independence, but it also serves to commemorate fifty-five years of service and contributions from our national servicemen and women.

With so many exciting new offers and promotions in store for you, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download the LifeSG app to receive your vouchers!