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Who can provide valid reasons to use a DBS Visa Card for train and bus rides?

Considering that the DBS Live Fresh Card can now be used for bus and train rides with SimplyGo yet I am used to using my EZ-Link card, why should I make the switch? In what ways could it benefit me?

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    If you are looking for valid reasons to use your DBS Visa Card for train and bus rides, consider that you can get cashback, earn miles for a well-deserved holiday with your loved ones, or earn DBS Points which can be used for shopping and dining vouchers, gadgets, and even airline miles. Public transport spend may seem not significant at times, but sometimes when you start with little, you can end up with much more than you expected. If cashback is your thing, consider the DBS Live Fresh Card for 5% cashback on contactless transactions with a minimum spend of S$600 per month. And yes, that includes your train and bus rides. Finally you should know that with SimplyGo you may start using your Visa card for public transport transactions which gives you one less thing to worry about as that same card you carry around for cash withdrawals, to get your lunch, to buy a nice gift for a loved one can also be used to tap in and out. So no more worrying about top-ups and other sticky situations on the bus and at the train station.

    2019.08.01 5:56

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