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
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.
Alternative: YouTrip & Revolut
Another innovative way to convert your credits to cash is through the use Of YouTrip and Revolut. Here are the steps to do so:
- Open your YouTrip mobile app, and select the PayNow option
- Save the YouTrip QR payment code, and head over to your LifeSG mobile app to transfer your credits via the QR code
- Once the amount is reflected in your YouTrip app, head over to Revolut
- In Revolut, register your YouTrip debit card to transfer to Revolut using the 'Add Money' function
- Once transferred, simply transfer the money in Revolut back to your bank account!
However, if you do not have existing accounts for YouTrip and Revolut, you might need to wait a couple weeks for your application to be approved. If you can't wait that long, don't worry! You can always spend your credits at the participating list of merchants below for even more bonuses!
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!
|Canvas Ark||1-for-1 Art Jam session; Promo code: CAxNS55||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||SAFRA Toa Payoh|
|EnergyOne Gym||1 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22||All SAFRA Clubs|
|Function Room||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|
|Food & Beverage|
|Andersen's of Denmark||15% off regular-priced items||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All outlets|
|Bee Cheng Hiang||$5.50 off 300g Pork Floss||1 Jul 22 to 24 Jul 22||All outlets except Changi Airport and Jewel Changi|
|Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza||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|
|Cat & the Fiddle||20% off Naughty & Nice and Once In The Blue Moon whole cakes||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||All outlets & online|
|Chunky Lobster||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||227 Orchard Rd #01-10 Orchard Gateway|
|Curry Times||$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|
|Domino's||1-for-1 Regular Cheese Burst Pizzas & More||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||Online|
|Duke's Bakery||Free $2 Voucher with min. spend of $10 in a single receipt||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||All outlets|
|Eatzi Gourmet Steakhouse & Bistro||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|
|Fame Music & Entertainment||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|
|FOREST5 Darts Café||Free house dart set with min. spend of $30 NS55 credits||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Mount Faber|
|Georges||15% off regular-priced items||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||All outlets|
|HaveFun Karaoke||Usage of $50 NS55 Credits to receive 10% off next visit||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Toa Payoh and Yishun|
|Huo Guo Kung Fu||10% off non-promotional items||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Punggol|
|Jack's Place||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|
|Jewel Music Box||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|
|Old Chang Kee||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|
|Pizza Hut||NS55 Bundle at $17.90 (UP $46.60); Save 61%||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Punggol|
|Playmade||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||[email protected], Paya Lebar Quarter, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Buona Vista MRT, Chinatown Point, VivoCity, Depot Heights Shopping Centre & Playground Ang Mo Kio Hub & Seletar Mall|
|Renew Deli||Free Black/Wellness Tea with minimum spending of $10 NS55 credits in a single transaction||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Tampines|
|SaVanh Bistro & Lounge||15% off food items (regular-priced)||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||47 Club Street|
|Shima Restaurant||1 to 7 Jul 22||Goodwood Park Hotel|
|Siam Kitchen||1-for-1 Appetisers or Soup||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||All outlets|
|Springleaf Prata Place||1-for-1 Maggi Goreng Bundle||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||SAFRA Jurong, Tampines and Yishun|
|Suki Suki||Thai 1-for-1 Premium Meat top up||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||All outlets|
|Sushi Express||$2.50 off every 20 plates||1 Jul 22 to 31 Oct 22||All Sushi Express dine-in outlets|
|Turandot||10% off non-promotional items||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Mount Faber|
|Wingstop||All outlets except Sembawang and Bishan OR SAFRA Punggol|
|Princess Terrace Café||15% off buffet||1 Jul 22 to 30 Dec 23||Copthorne King's Hotel|
|Tien Court Restaurant||15% off a la carte menu||1 Jul 22 to 30 Dec 23||Copthorne King's Hotel|
|L'Espresso||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|
|WTF by IndoChine||15% off food items (regular-priced)||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||49 Club Street|
|Shopping & Lifestyle|
|Active Lifestyle||$50 off with min. $200 spend on Qoo-10 store||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||Online|
|Arena Billiards||Free Pool Glove with minimum spendings of $20 NS55 credits||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Yishun|
|ASICS Stores||Till 31 Dec 22||Suntec City, Plaza Singapura, Vivo City, Jewel, Westgate, NEX, Takashimaya|
|Audio House||Free $20 eCashback (Offset with every $100 spent)||1 Jul to 31 Aug 2022||23 Ubi Rd 4, Audio House Building, Singapore 408620|
|Bata||12% off selected regular-priced items||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||All outlets except Takashimaya|
|Best Denki||Up to 48% off selected electronics||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All outlets|
|BHG||Free $10 BHG voucher with purchase of $100 BHG vouchers||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All outlets|
|Bose||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All Bose Premium Reseller stores|
|Clique Gaming||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Jurong and Tampines|
|Crumpler||10% off storewide (regular-priced)||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All outlets|
|Havaianas||10% off storewide (regular-priced)||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All outlets|
|Klosh||5% off storewide||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||All outlets except PLQ Mall|
|TotallyHot Stuff||FREE Colloquial SG Post-Its with any purchase (worth $3.95)||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||Online|
|Lazada||Up to $7 off purchases for new and existing users||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|Mach Accessories (S) Pte Ltd||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|
|Mc.2||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-28|
|Mercatus (M Malls)||1 Jul 22 to 31 Oct 22||AMK Hub and Jurong Point Customer Service|
|Nature's Farm||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|
|POPULAR Book Co||10% off Books & Stationery (regular-priced)||1 Jul 22 to 10 Jul 22||All outlets|
|Reflex-O Recreations||$50 off with min. $200 spend||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||Online|
|Shopee||Up to $10 off Electronics, F&B, Home & Living, Sports categories for new and existing users||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|Sony||Free case & engraving (worth $29) with purchase of Linkbuds||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||All Sony Stores|
|Switch||1st hour free at clubs + 50% off bookings||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||All booths within JustCo centres|
|Education & Enrichment|
|BazGym Gymnastics||Use $20 NS55 Credits for a trial session worth $45||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Jurong and Punggol|
|Crestar||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|
|LCentral English||Use NS55 credits to enjoy $50 off for first term||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Punggol|
|LingoAce||50% off Blended Learning lessons||1 Jul 22 to 1 Dec 22||Online/All outlets|
|Nurturestars Preschool||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|
|ThinkersBox||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||SAFRA Tampines|
|Sports & Fitness|
|Clique Billiards||01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Jurong|
|Onyx East||01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Tampines|
|Sonic Bowl||$3.50 per game||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Punggol & Yishun|
|Yoga Inc||1-for-1 single class||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||SAFRA Punggol|
|Travel & Leisure|
|Headrock VR||50% off Headrock VR Games (for 2nd and subsequent tickets)||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||Sentosa|
|Park Hotel Group Gift Mall||Intriguing Experiences with Park Hotel Group from S$82.50++||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||Online|
|Park Regis Singapore||10% off Best Available Rates (Rooms only)||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|Singapore Cable Car||$55 Cable Car Flexi Pass Adult ticket only||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||All ticketing counters|
|Singapore Discovery Centre||Free $10 SDC voucher with min. $50 spend||1 Jul 22 to 30 Nov 22||510 Upper Jurong Rd|
|SuperPark||$55 off SuperPark Singapore Super 8 Multi Visit Pass||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||Online|
|Tayo Station||$55 off Tayo Station Elite Membership||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 22||Online|
|Chan Brothers Travel||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|
|The Royal Albatross||$20 off Breakfast Sail featuring Buffet Out at Sea||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||Online|
|HappyK||15% off rental services for home karaoke system, video gaming, and more||1 Jul 22 to 31 Aug 22||Online|
|White Sails||Up to $100 off 4-hour Private Yacht Charter to Lazarus Island||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|meWATCH||50% off 3-month meWATCH Prime at $14.85 (U.P. $29.70)||1 Jul 22 to 19 Aug 2022||Online|
|BlueSG||1 Jul 22 to 31 Dec 22||Online|
|Tribecar||$15 additional credits when you top-up min. $50 to your Tribecar e-wallet||01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|Health & Beauty|
|Nuffield Holdings||Special medical and dental packages||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 2023||All Nuffield dental & medical outlets|
|OneCare Medical Group||Essentials Health Screening Package at $192.60 nett||1 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 2023||All clinic except Beo Crescent Clinic & Surgery|
|QN Wellness||New users: $50 off purchase of any 2 products *Not applicable for Bundles and Value packs||01 Jul 22 to 30 Jun 23||Online|
|Sri Bayu Balinese Spa||Free Foot Essential oil with minimum spending of $70 NS55 credits||1 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22||SAFRA Yishun|
|The Spa by The Ultimate||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.
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!