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|Credit Card||Benefits||Minimum Spend|
|UOB YOLO Card||8% cashback on weekend spending||S$600|
|OCBC FRANK Credit Card||5% cashback on weekends + 6% on online shopping||S$300|
|Citibank SMRT Card||5% cashback on fast food, cafes, movies||S$300|
|HSBC Revolution Card||5X rewards points + discounted movie tickets||-|
|AMEX Platinum Credit Card||1-for-1 drinks at bars||-|
There are generally two kinds of entertainment credit cards: Cashback cards and rewards cards. Which should you choose?
While credit card spending categories like dining or groceries are pretty straightforward, it’s a little more challenging to define what exactly “entertainment” is. The answer varies slightly from credit card to credit card, but generally, entertainment spending encompasses these:
The entertainment category includes various drinking establishments including bars, KTV lounges and clubs. These are establishments under the merchant category code 5813 (Bars, Taverns, Lounges and Nightclubs).
Entertainment spending typically includes movie tickets, whether bought online or offline (as long as the merchant is a cinema). It may also include other ticketed events, such as performances, plays or concerts, but check the credit card T&Cs to be sure.
Quite a few entertainment credit cards also include selected cafes under their cashback categories. These are usually big coffee chains such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and TCC. Again, not every credit card counts these as entertainment, so check the T&Cs.