Here Are The Abalone Deals You Ought To Know About In Singapore

Nothing sets the tone for Chinese new year like dining on auspicious foods with loved ones. Each dish on the banquet table is said to attract prosperity and good fortune, and nothing embodies this more than abalone.

Besides being a rare and tasty delicacy, abalone also carries a lot of symbolic meaning. The Chinese word for this prized mollusk is “bau yu”, which also sounds like the word for “guaranteed wealth”. Thus, eating abalone on Chinese new year is this said to guarantee surplus and success for the year ahead.

But with canned abalone costing anywhere from S$33 to S$145, it’s a can be hard to imagine fortune raining down after spending on a pricey banquet. So we did the hard work for you by figuring out where to best abalone deals in Singapore for Chinese New Year 2017.

  1. Eu Yan Sang Abalone Promotion 

Here Are The Abalone Deals You Ought To Know About In Singapore

Your friendly neighbourhood Eu Yan Sang is currently offering abalone gift sets at up to 25% off online. Each gift set contains premium canned abalone packaged in a beautiful red box, perfect for gifting to family, colleagues, and friends. Prices start at S$48 for a 2-piece set, and peak at S$158 for a 5-piece set.

You also get free gifts with a single transaction of at least S$38 net, starting from a selection of exquisitely-designed abundance ang pow envelopes. If you aren’t a Eu Yan Sang member yet, sign up for it now or swipe your mum’s membership card to enjoy more freebies. Members get a free can of Signature Braised Pearl Topshells with a spend of at least S$238, and Imperial Abalone XL with a spend of at least S$668.

 

2. $5 Off Abalone Sets At Esso For DBS Cardmembers

Here Are The Abalone Deals You Ought To Know About In Singapore

From 1 December until 13 February 2017, all DBS cardmembers get S$5 off New Moon and Skylight Abalone gift sets at any Esso service station. To qualify, simply make a S$50 gross fuel purchase in a single receipt at Esso, and pay with your DBS credit or debit card. Sadly, POSB cards can’t be used for this promotion.

The DBS Esso Card is an obvious choice here, but if you don’t have one, you can convert your petrol spending into air miles with the DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card. At a rate of 1.2 miles per S$1, expect to earn around 4,320 miles a year with a monthly petrol spend of S$300.

3. $5 Off Abalone Sets At Shell For Citi Cardmembers

Here Are The Abalone Deals You Ought To Know About In Singapore

Citi cardmembers get their own abalone set discounts too! From 5 December 2016 until 7 February 2017, you get S$5 off New Moon Abalone Gift Sets when you spend at least S$30 on Shell Fuels and use your Citi credit card to pay.

Choose from the following gift sets. Prices are before the S$5 off:

New Moon Prosperous Set (S$53.80)
This set contains New Moon New Zealand Abalone (425g) and New Moon Special Grade Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar (6 x 75g)

3’s GIft Set (S$53.80)
A 3-piece set with New Moon New Zealand Abalone (425g), Premium Chicken Broth (400ml), and Dried Fish Maw (80g)

5’s Gift Set (S$99)
A 5-piece set with New Moon New Zealand Abalone (425g), Australia Abalone (4 – 7 pieces at 425g), Pacific Clams (425g), Razor Clams (425g) and Fish Maw Soup (400g)

Lucky Cat 3s Gift Set
A premium 3-piece set with New Moon New Zealand Abalone (425g), Australia Abalone (4 – 7 pieces at 425g), and Australia Braised Abalone (4 – 7 pieces at 425g)

Premium Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot (Gift Set) 1.8kg (S$93.80)
This traditional treasure pot is filled with 10 pieces of New Moon Baby Abalone and other premium ingredients like bamboo pith, bailing mushroom, chestnut mushroom, bamboo shoots, and dried scallops. Also comes with a WMF Philadelphia cutlery set worth S$49.95.

Text: Lauren Dado/SingSaver