We all love our babies, but we also know how much they cost to bring up!
As much as we all love shopping for them (and ourselves), we equally love discounts and good deals, don’t we?
In our ideal world, we would be able to earn even as we spend, and hope that at the end of the day all that spending adds up to more than just what’s in our shopping bags.
You know what, there are retail clubs and reward programmes that allow us to do just that!
In fact, some of them also give us exclusive access to amazing enrichment classes and fun-filled concerts for our kids as well as the occasional opportunity to pamper ourselves at a spa.
We looked around and found 5 reward programmes that we think you should seriously consider joining.
This lifestyle programme presents you with the AptaAdvantage card – think of it as a personal access card to the best in education, arts, healthcare and wellness development to support you in empowering your bub to be one step ahead!
The top institution partners include NTUC FairPrice, Thomson Medical, My Piano Room, SWISH! Swimming and Beauty. Mums & Babies. With the AptaAdvantage card, you get access to discounts on paediatric dental and skin consultations, indoor swimming classes, themed music classes and toddler massages, just to name some of the perks!
What’s more, it doesn’t cost anything to be part of AptaAdvantage! You will also receive an exclusive ‘Discovery Pack’ that contains a FREE 900g tin of Aptamil Growing Up Formula* to kick start your AptaAdvantage membership with, and can enjoy special member prices of around 20% discount on Aptamil Growing up Formula simply by flashing the AptaAdvantage card at FairPrice.
With exclusive access and membership benefits, you will love being part of the AptaAdvantage community, so what are you waiting for?
#2 Warehouse Club by NTUC FairPrice
A first of its kind in Singapore, the Warehouse Club (WHC) by NTUC FairPrice is the ideal place for families to shop in bulk at discounted prices.
A members only retail warehouse, WHC is a dream come true for many mums, especially when it comes to stocking up on all the necessities that a baby needs. The membership costs $50 per annum for the public and $35 for NTUC Union members and entitles you to shop at WHC and save on your grocery and household shopping.
Overall the membership fee is a small price to pay for significant savings that you rack up during the year. Imagine all the special little treats you can enjoy with your kids with the dollars you save!
#3 The MeClub
This fun loyalty programme comes to you courtesy of Mediacorp. Members of the club can earn Star Points while they enjoy being entertained by Mediacorp content on any medium – TV, radio, newspaper or magazines.
These Star Points can then be used to redeem rewards that range from concert tickets to preview passes to shopping vouchers and much more. Membership also allows you to avail of “perks” such as discounts on cab fares, spa treatments and restaurant bills.
Membership is free and you can sign up at MeClub.sg or download the app on your smartphone, however you will need to create a Mediacorp ID to be able to start earning points.
And guess what, if your little ones are over 4 years old, they can have their own ID and earn rewards for themselves! You and your kids can select from your own personalized offerings…get them started early!
#4 Sands Rewards Lifestyle
If you are a mum who enjoys the slightly finer things in life then this is the membership you need to sign up for.
The Sands Rewards LifeStyle is part of the Marina Bay Sands’ loyalty programme and is absolutely free to join. As an SRL member, you can redeem rewards at more than 175 participating outlets across the integrated resort.
The programme rewards you with Destination Points and Destination Dollars, which you can redeem for hotel stays, as well as discounts on shopping, dining and entertainment at Marina Bay Sands.
The programme also includes offers on the Art Science Museum and tickets at the Mastercard Theatre – both of which are fun-filled destinations for the tots.
#5 Capita Star Rewards Programme
With over 15 malls in Singapore, the Capita Star Rewards Programme by Capita Land Malls is a must join.
You can collect STAR$® when you shop at the participating outlets. The accumulated STAR$® can be redeemed for CapitaVouchers or other promotion gifts.
And now Capita Star has created SPARKS, a new rewards programme for all those under the age of 16. So sign up your little one and she can collect her own Star Coins and exchange them for gifts and access passes to exclusive events.
Another fun membership club to enjoy with your kid!
This article is brought to you by AptaAdvantage. AptaAdvantage partners you in empowering your child to be one step ahead.
Sign up here to receive your AptaAdvantage Discovery Pack with FREE 900g tin of Aptamil Growing Up Formula*!
*Terms & Conditions apply. Valid for children between 10 months to 6 years and applicable to new AptaAdvantage sign ups. Each child is entitled to one Discovery Pack only (either Aptamil Toddler Gold+ Stage 3 or Junior Gold+ Stage 4.