Best Membership Programmes For Shopaholics

Love shopping? Sign up for these membership programmes to get all sorts of cool shopping perks.

1. Sephora White & Black Card

If you love Sephora (who doesn’t right?), then the Sephora loyalty programme is a must for you. There are 2 different types of membership cards – the Sephora White Card is the most basic one, which anyone can sign up for. Once you’ve accumulated 250 points ($1 spent = 1 point), you’ll get upgraded to the Sephora Black Card – which is your ticket to beauty discounts, early access to sales and makeup parties *cue angel chorus*. There are no fees for either card, and membership is a lifetime one.

Sephora White Card

  • Welcome Gift
  • 2x points on your birthday purchase
  • Birthday Brow service by Benefit
  • Exclusive updates and special offers

Sephora Black Card

  • Welcome pack with a 10% discount voucher and a personalised Sephora Black Card.
  • A 10% discount with every 25o points accumulated. The discount can be used on your next purchase.
  • 2x points on your birthday purchase
  • A birthday gift
  • Birthday Brow service by Benefit
  • Exclusive invites to events, workshops and the Sephora private sale, as well as updates on special offers and promotions.

How To Sign Up: Ask any of the beauty advisors at Sephora, or sign up at the counter while making your purchase.

Membership Duration: Lifetime

Sign-Up Fee: Free with any purchase at Sephora Singapore.

Sephora Black Card(Source: oh-anne.com)

2. wt+ Membership

wt+ is basically Wing Tai Retail’s updated membership programme, which includes 13 different brands such as Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Karen Millen. There are 3 membership tiers, which each have different types of benefits.

Silver

  • 1 point for every $1 spent at any of the participating brands
  • 2x points on one purchase during your birthday month
  • There is no minimum purchase required to sign up, so you can sign up online or at the store while making a purchase.
  • There is no expiry date for the Silver membership.

Gold

  • 10% off on all regular-priced merchandise
  • 1 point for every $1 spent at any of the participating brands
  • Points can be redeemed to offset your purchase amount (20 points = $1 off)
  • 2x points on one purchase during your birthday month
  • To upgrade your membership to the Gold tier, you need to spend $300 within 12 months at any of the participating brands.
  • There is no expiry for the Gold membership.

Premium

  • 10% off on all regular-priced merchandise
  • 1.5 points for every $1 spent at any of the participating brands
  • Points can be redeemed to offset your purchase amount (20 points = $1 off)
  • 2x points on one purchase during your birthday month
  • Extended reservation period during sale periods.
  • Invites to members-only events.
  • To upgrade your membership to the Premium tier, you need to spend $1000 within 12 months at any of the participating brands.
  • To renew your membership for the Premium tier, you need to spend at least $1000 within 12 months of qualifying as a Premium member.

How To Sign Up: You can apply for the basic Silver tier here or at any participating store. To get the Gold or Premium membership, you need to meet the minimum qualifying purchase before being upgraded.

Membership Duration: Lifetime (for Silver and Gold), 12 months (for Premium)

Sign-Up Fee: Free

Participating Brands: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ben Sherman, Dorothy Perkins, Etam, FOX Kids & Baby, G2000, i.t, Karen Millen, Miss Selfridge, Pumpkin Patch, Topshop, Topman and Warehouse.

wtplus membership copy(Source: wingtairetail.com.sg)

3. MUJI Reward Programme

If you love homeware and stationery, then you should definitely sign up for the MUJI Membership Programme. To qualify for the programme, you just need to spend $100 in a single receipt. After which, you can start accumulating points with purchases you make at MUJI ($20 spent = 1 points). Points can then be redeemed on future purchases.

Benefits

  • Every $20 spent will earn you 1 MUJI Dollar (aka 1 point)
  • Redeem MUJI Dollars with every $10 spent
  • 2x MUJI Dollars on one purchase made during your birthday month
  • Updates on sales, promotions and more.

How To Sign Up: You can apply at the counter.

Membership Duration: Lifetime

Sign-Up Fee: Eligible with $100 spent in a single receipt

Muji(Source: koonisutra Flickr)

4. NTUC Plus! Card

You don’t have to be an auntie to want the NTUC Plus! Card, simply because the benefits span from everyday items like groceries, to essentials like healthcare. There is a one-time sign-up fee of $10, but membership is a lifetime one. As with most membership programmes, you can accumulate points with your purchases and then use them to offset your next purchase. Participating merchants include FairPrice supermarkets, Comfort Cab, CityCab, NTUC Denticare and Bee Cheng Hiang. For a full list of membership perks, see here.

Benefits

  • Accumulate points when you shop with participating merchants and redeem them to offset future purchases (150 points = $1 off)
  • 12% off storewide at Zalora, and you can earn points with your purchases made there too. Details here.
  • 10% off all services at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio when you present your NTUC Membership Card. Details here.
  • Free 30 minute Fish Spa during your birthday month at Kenko Wellness. Details here.
  • For a full list of membership perks (besides accumulating points), see here.

How To Sign Up: You can apply online here, or at any FairPrice supermarket, Cheers outlet, Unity pharmacy or NTUC Income and NTUC Centre.

Membership Duration: Lifetime (Points expire on 31st December of the same year.)

Sign-Up Fee: One-time fee of $10

NTUC Fairprice(Source: greatnewplaces.com)

5. IKEA Family Membership Card

The IKEA Family Membership Card is not just about furniture and homeware, but food too (IKEA meatballs anyone?). Signing up for a basic membership card is free, and once you spend $150 in one year, you’ll be upgraded to a permanent member. You can sign up online or at any of the self-serve terminals at the store, and you’ll get a temporary card to use in the meantime. All you have to do is get the cashier to scan the barcode on your card, so you can accumulate points for your purchases.

Benefits

  • Accumulate points with your purchases, and redeem them for store vouchers.
  • 3x points on the first transaction during your birthday month
  • Access to member prices on selected products
  • 2 free coffees/tea with each visit (does not include other drinks though)
  • Up to 30% discount on 2x Family meals
  • Access to member prices for restaurant events (i.e. Swedish buffet)
  • Monthly offers on Swedish Food Market products
  • Invites to member-only events
  • 3 IKEA newsletters per year

How To Sign Up: You can apply online here or at any of the sign-up kioks in-store.

Membership Duration: Lifetime (once you spend $150 within one year)

Sign-Up Fee: Free

IKEA Singapore Hacks-featured(Source: Wikipedia)

6. Perkd App

Perkd isn’t a specific loyalty programme, but it is a pretty cool app that lets you keep track of your various memberships. It stores virtual membership cards from retailers like The Body Shop, Club 21 and event Sephora – so your wallet won’t be stuffed to the brim (and you don’t really want a fat wallet unless it’s filled with cash am I right). The app also reminds you when your memberships are about to expire, as well as perks you can get during your birthday month or special occasions. Plus, retailers sometimes send you shopping offers through the app. Now, there’s no way your Prada wallet can do all that right?

Perkd App

For a list of other handy membership cards you should have, click here.

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