7 May - 4 min read
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re at a loss as what to get for that special lady in your life don’t fret. With a little help from your credit card, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that are bound to put a smile on mom’s face.
Everyone needs a break from their daily routine. Treat mom to a mini-holiday break at the 1885 Dining Area at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel and experience an elegant English-style tea session complete with starched linens and silver service. After soaking in the colonial influenced ambience she can retire to one of the hotel’s luxury suites where she can relax on the balcony overlooking the Straits of Malacca. If you are an OCBC credit cardholder you are also entitled to a 15% discount on accommodation and dining at 1885.
Pamper mom with star-treatment at Body Perfect Ladies Beauty & Slimming Spa. If you’re a Citibank credit cardholder you are eligible for a RM188 special offer which entitles you to two beauty treatments. In fact why not make it a mother-daughter outing and purchase a session for yourself as well since the spa is giving out complimentary foot spa sessions for mothers and daughters who sign up together. Advance booking is required .
No Mother’s Day is complete without a family get-together for lunch or dinner and let’s face it, Malaysians love to eat. If you’re a Public Bank credit cardholder you’ll be spoilt for choice with discounts of up to 50% at Esquire Kitchen, Fish & Co, Soul Thai and many more. Check out Public Bank’s site for the full list and Terms & Conditions. CIMB credit cardholders can opt for Chocolate Hi-Tea at Grand Millennium KL and receive 25% off their bill or go Mexican at Fresca Kitchen & Bar at the Gardens, Midvalley for a 10% discount.
If you’d rather shower your mom or wife with gifts, UOB is offering Thomas Sabo charm bracelets and Gucci handbags to existing principal credit cardholders at special prices. If she’s into gadgets maybe a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or Samsung Galaxy Camera will put a smile on her face. Speaking of cameras Fotokem is promoting a range of cameras at discounted prices exclusive to Public Bank credit cardholders. Capture the happy moments without breaking the bank.
For new moms and moms-to-be there’s the Mum & Baby Expo at Midvalley, KL which happens to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend on 10 – 12 May 2013. Not only will there be a wide range of branded baby products but AmBank credit cardholders will also stand a chance to win Pierre Cardin travel bags, Toys R us vouchers and AmBonus points totalling 1.45million from the lucky draws.
Sometimes nothing beats the convenience of a credit card regardless of whether you’re shopping for groceries, paying house bills or grabbing a cup of coffee with friends. If you’re planning on getting a new credit card a supplementary card would make a great gift. The OCBC Titanium has a robust package with 5% cash rebates for purchases on groceries, petrol, dining and utility bills plus 1% cash rebate for everything else that does not fit in that category. If you and your mom share the same passion for fashion check out the UOB Lady’s Card which is currently offering a 20% cash rebate on your favourite shoe brands (Terms & Conditions apply of course). This card also doubles as a rewards point card and comes with special perks in beauty, fashion and entertainment products. On the other hand, if mom is the kind of person who uses her plastic for family groceries a loyalty card from a grocer she frequents will be more appropriate. Citibank Giant credit card, Tesco-RHB Visa or AEON credit cards are just a few examples each with their own features and store privileges.
If you need help researching the credit cards that were mentioned in this article you can find an exhaustive list on RinggitPlus.com.
To all moms and mother-figures, here’s to a special weekend this Mother’s Day!