Best Credit Card 1-for-1 Buffet Promotions in Singapore (2021)

Want to feast at a hotel buffet for half the price? Thanks to credit card 1-for-1 buffet promotions, you can do so as long as you charge your buffet bill to the right credit card. Here are some of the best 1-for-1 hotel buffet promotions for just about every major credit card in Singapore.

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Citi PremierMiles Card

Get up to S$300 worth of Rewards!
Get up to S$300 worth of Rewards!

Citi PremierMiles Card

Apply and spend $500 to get an EXTRA $100 CASH via PayNow in addition to an Apple AirPods Pro (worth $379) OR the NEW 10.2 inch Apple iPad Wi-Fi 64GB (worth $499) OR $350 Cash via PayNow! T&Cs Apply.

Valid until 19 Dec 2021

Citibank cardmembers are entitled to the above 1-for-1 hotel buffet promotions in 2020 - which include the highly coveted The Line, Shangri La buffet promotion.

Our recommendation is to charge it to the Citi PremierMiles Visa Card. One of the most popular entry-level air miles card on the market, the Citibank PremierMiles credit card lets you earn 1.2 miles per S$1 spent locally. It is the perfect choice for hotel buffet promotions - you can sign big dining bills for large groups, because there is no cap on the miles you earn.

UOB PRVI VISA Miles Card

UOB credit card holders enjoy some great dining deals around town, including a 1-for-1 lunch buffet promotion at the very fancy Triple Three, Mandarin Orchard.

We recommended charging your bill to the UOB PRVI Miles Card. UOB’s powerful air miles card lets you earn 1.4 miles per S$1 spent locally, which is higher than the market rate of 1.2 miles for similar entry-level credit cards.

There is no cap on the miles earned, so feel free to charge large group hotel dining bills to this credit card. Note that miles are awarded per S$5 spent, though.

It has a first-year annual fee waiver, but if you choose to pay the annual fee of S$192.60 from the second year, you can get 10,000 miles in return. That works out to 1.9 cents per mile. You can also opt to get a second year fee waiver if you are eligible, but you will naturally miss out on the 10,000 bonus miles.

DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card

Get S$200 cashback when when you apply online and spend!
Get S$200 cashback when when you apply online and spend!

DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card

DBS/POSB has probably the biggest number of 1-for-1 hotel buffet promotions in town. With a healthy mix of lunch and dinner buffet promotions, the DBS/POSB dining deals are definitely very enticing for cardholders.

A great option for those who spend a lot on dining is the DBS Altitude credit card, which lets you earn 1.2 miles per S$1 spent locally. There is no category or payment method restriction for earning miles, and more importantly, there is no cap on the miles earned.

OCBC 90°N Card

Miles Earned on Dining
S$1 = 1.2 Miles
Minimum Spend
None
Cap on Miles
None

OCBC credit cards entitle you to attractive 1-for-1 hotel dining offers at Holiday Inn and Park Hotel Clarke Quay.

The best credit card to use at these buffets is the new OCBC 90°N Card, which is great for footing large hotel dining bills. It gives you 1.2 miles per S$1 spent locally. There is no minimum spend or cap on the miles you earn, and the miles do not expire, making it great for slow-and-steady miles chasers.

HSBC Advance Credit Card

With a straightforward cashback system, the HSBC Advance Credit Card is easy to use and it does not require you to have an HSBC Advance account, either.

The card simply gives you 1.5% cashback on virtually everything with no minimum spend. If you do spend more than S$2,000 in a month, you get 2.5% cashback.

American Express Platinum Credit Card

Rewards Earned
S$1.60 = 2 Reward Points
Minimum Spend
None
Cap on Rewards
None

Want access to all the amazing 50% off hotel buffet promotions listed above? Well, you'll need to sign up for the prestigious AMEX Platinum Credit Card. This lifestyle card is open to those earning S$50,000 p.a. and above, and there is an annual fee of S$321 attached to it.

However, cardmembers will be part of the Amex Love Dining programme which gives you up to 50% off at various hotels and restaurants around town. In order to get the maximum discount of 50% off your food bill, you must dine with 1 guest (total 2 adult diners). The discount will be lower if you dine with more than 1 guest.

Why Use An Air Miles Card to Pay?

Wondering why we did not include your favourite dining rebates credit card in this list? Here are 2 key reasons to charge your bill to a miles card.

Hotel dining MCC codes

While there are plenty of credit cards that give rebates or points in the dining category, users should note that hotel buffets are typically disqualified from that category. "Dining" covers merchants whose main business is in F&B, but in the case of hotel restaurants, the main business is in hospitality. Therefore, it is better to use a generic air miles credit card to avoid losing out on rebates or points.

Expenditure caps

Dining credit cards tend to have restrictive caps, such as limits on the cash rebate you can earn every month. Since hotel buffets tend to be quite expensive, especially if you are paying for a large group, it is usually better to sign using an air miles credit card, which typically has no cap.