Save Money On Your Chinese New Year Meals With These Credit Card Deals

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While ang pows, cookies, and mandarin oranges are a few of the many awesome things to look forward to during Chinese New Year, nothing beats having good food in the company of cherished family and friends.

Well, actually, that’s not true. Let us amend that: Nothing beats having good food in the company of cherished family and friends, while being rewarded for your dining expenses!

This Chinese New Year, tap into your credit card offers and benefits for some extra prosperity as you eat your way into the Year of the Metal Rat.

Affin Bank: Prosperity Cash Back Campaign

Campaign Period: 15 January – 29 February 2020

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Earn 10% cashback when you dine with your AFFIN bank credit cards at 22 participating eateries, including premium dining such as Shang Palace, Lai Po Heen, and Yun House. Restaurants unaffiliated to hotels are also available, such as Dragon-i, Haidilao, and Grand Imperial Restaurant.

The Prosperity Cash Back Campaign is open to all new and existing cardmembers. To qualify for the 10% cashback, you’ll have to spend at least RM500 in a single receipt. The total cashback you can earn from this campaign is capped at RM88 per cardmember.

The cashback is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and is also subject to a maximum disbursement amount of RM18,000 for the entire campaign.

AmBank: RM88 Cashback Campaign 2020

Campaign Period: 10 January – 29 February 2020

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The RM88 Cashback Campaign entitles you to RM88 in cashback if you spend a minimum of RM888 in a single transaction at any eatery. There are no specified participating restaurants to be eligible for this cashback, so if you decide to host your Chinese New Year gathering at a tavern instead of a posh Chinese restaurant, you’d still be able to tap into the benefits of this campaign.

Each credit cardholder is entitled to one round of the RM88 cashback. The cashback is also offered on a first-come-first-served basis. In addition to that, it is capped at a maximum of 700 units throughout the whole campaign period, with a monthly cap of 350 units.

You can also check out other dining promotions offered by AmBank. You can use your AmBank credit card to get 15% off the Chinese New Year set menu at Shang Place and receive a complimentary Morgan air fryer with a minimum spend of RM888. Other dining promotions include deals at Blossom Dynasty Kitchen at Berjaya Times Square, Lai Ching Yen at Grand Millennium KL, and Oriental Chinese Cuisine at Pullman KL Bangsar.

CIMB CNY Ong in One Dining Deals

Campaign Period: Varies according to deals

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Use your CIMB credit cards at selected dining places to get complimentary yee sang or dishes, or rebates off your meals! Depending on the eatery that you choose, you may or may not have to adhere to a minimum spend condition in order to qualify for the deals offered by CIMB.

Some of the participating dining places include franchises such as The Regent Chinese Cuisine, Imbi Palace Restaurant, and Grand Imperial Restaurant – as well as selected Marriot Bonvoy hotels, such as Le Meridien, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, and The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur.

Citi: 2020 CNY Dining Campaign

Campaign Period: 17 January – 16 February 2020


Just like AmBank’s dining promotion, Citi’s 2020 CNY Dining Campaign also lets you earn RM88 cashback, but the mechanics of Citi’s campaign differ slightly. To be eligible for the cashback campaign, you have to be one of the first 2,188 Citi cardmembers to accumulate a minimum dining expenditure of RM888 during the campaign period.

Citi will tabulate the dining expenditure of each eligible person at the end of the campaign period. If you qualify for the cashback, the bank will then credit it to your highest active Citi credit card account within 90 days after the end of the campaign period.

The cashback is limited to a cap of RM192,544 throughout the campaign period, and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Hong Leong Bank: Jiak-Ba-Baa Exclusive Dining Deals

Campaign Period: 1 January – 29 February 2020

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Hong Leong Bank’s Jiak-Ba-Baa dining deals offers a mix of complimentary dishes and rebates at various outlets. Take your pick from Chinese fare such as Dragon-i and Grand Imperial Restaurant, or other restaurants such as Naughty Nuri’s and Sakae Sushi. Do be aware that not all branches are participating in the campaign, so call in and check beforehand.

In addition to the above Hong Leong Bank credit card promotion, cardmembers are also eligible for rebates of 20% and more on food and beverages at three major hotel chains: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Bonvoy Hotels, and InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. The promotion period and conditions for these deals may differ slightly from the Jiak-Ba-Baa campaign, so look through them beforehand.

HSBC: Complimentary RM100 Dining Vouchers

Campaign Period: Now – 8 February 2020

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HSBC is offering a complimentary RM100 voucher when you spend RM1,188 in a single receipt at participating restaurants with their HSBC credit cards. The restaurants include Grand Imperial, Oriental Star, Ruyi, and Oriental Landmark. The voucher is given on a first-come-first-served basis, and is available only while stocks last.

Given that the voucher’s redemption period is between 1 March and 20 April 2020, you won’t be able to use this voucher for any Chinese New Year gatherings, but it would be a sweet deal if you’re celebrating other occasions. That said, don’t take things for granted – be sure to check if the participating outlets have set their own expiry date of the voucher!

It would also be a good idea to look through HSBC’s CNY dining deal page as they also have some other special discounts for restaurants such as Blossom Dynasty Kitchen, Dragon-i, and Canton-i.

Maybank: Chinese New Year dining deals

Campaign Period: Varies according to deals

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Maybank credit card promotion includes a variety of dining discounts and vouchers at more than 30 hotels and restaurants nationwide this Chinese New Year, such as Grand Imperial, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, and ParkRoyal Kuala Lumpur. The deals also include various hotels under Hilton Group and Marriott Bonvoy.

From Chinese New Year buffets to prosperity menu sets, there are a plethora of options for you to save up to 25% off your dining expenses. That said, each rebate comes with its own promotion period and expenditure conditions. Be sure to check the requirements before making reservations.

OCBC: Dining deals

Promotion period: 1 January – 29 February 2020

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Check out OCBC credit card Malaysia offer at Tai Thong, where you get 10% off Chinese New Year set menus, as well as an additional 50% off yee sang when ordered together with the Golden Opulent Poon Choi.

Public Bank: Chinese New Year dining deals

Campaign Period: Varies according to deals

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Public Bank credit cards don’t seem to have a specific Chinese New Year dining campaign, but it does offer several exclusive dining deals for its credit and debit cardmembers.

This includes privileges, complimentary dishes, and rebates for premium eateries such as 15% discount on total bill at Yun [email protected] Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 40% off dinner meals at Lai Ching [email protected] Millennium KL, and 15% discount for reunion meals for 10 pax at China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre.

You’ll have to take some time to trawl through their promotions page to find an outlet that you like, but the joy of the occasion is sure to be worth the effort.

RHB: Daily Cash Back Campaign

Campaign Period: 1 January – 29 February 2020

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RHB’s Daily Cash Back Campaign is essentially a lucky draw that lets you win up to RM150 cashback daily when you spend a minimum of RM50 in a single receipt on retail purchases with your RHB credit card. To be precise, you’d be getting the chance to win RM100 in cashback from Mondays to Saturdays, and RM150 on Sundays.

Your minimum expenditure will earn you one entry for the lucky draw, but there’s also one extra step to take once you’re shortlisted as a potential winner. You’ll be sent an SMS with a simple question, which you must answer correctly in order to win the cashback.  A total of 120 winners will be selected daily, and each winner is entitled to a maximum of two wins per week during the campaign.

Alternatively, you can tap into their discount deals at Dragon-i, Canton-i, and Dragon-i Peking Duck outlets, where you get to enjoy RM68 off for all Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot Feast. Valid until 8 February 2020, you need to make reservations 3 days in advance to enjoy this promotion. The credit card offers are limited only to the first 735 customers.

Standard Chartered: Lunar New Year Campaign

Campaign Period: 1 January – 8 February 2020

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Through the Lunar New Year Campaign, cardholders can rejoice with Standard Chartered credit card promotion, especially the up to 20% dining discounts at the following hotel dining spots:

  • Toh Yuen (Hilton PJ and Kuching)
  • Chynna (Hilton KL)
  • Red Chinese Cuisine (Pullman KLCC)
  • Yun House (Four Seasons KL)
  • Shang Palace (Shangri-La Hotel KL)
  • YEN (W Kuala Lumpur).

You can also receive a complimentary yee sang at various participating eateries – like Dragon-i Group, Grand Imperial, and Oversea Restaurant – when you order the Chinese New Year set menu, or with a minimum spend of RM688. The list includes the above hotel dining spots as well.

Again, note that each restaurant/hotel dining spot may attach its own terms and conditions for the redemption of the complimentary yee sang, so do check beforehand.

Additionally, if you have a Priority Banking Visa Infinite credit or Priority Banking Visa debit card, you can also enjoy 50% cashback at selected partner outlets. This is subject to a maximum cap of RM400 cashback per transaction, with all eligible cardholders being able to earn a maximum cashback of RM2,000 (inclusive of spending by supplementary cardholders).

The bank has also allocated a total of RM40,000 for the whole cashback campaign, and the campaign ends once the amount has been fully awarded (on a first-come-first-served basis).

UOB Bank: Dining deals

Campaign Period: Varies according to deals

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UOB, too, doesn’t appear to have run a Chinese New Year dining campaign, but you can always tap into existing UOB credit card promotions for your gatherings during this festive season.

Whether you’d prefer to get 20% off your total food bill at the dining venues in InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, or complimentary cash vouchers at Oversea Restaurant and Oriental Group, you’re bound to find something worthwhile. Most of the vouchers from the promotions will end mid- or end of February 2020.


Now that you know of the many dining deals that you can benefit from with your credit cards this Chinese New Year, what’s stopping you from sharing such abundance with your family and friends?

(No, “I’m on a diet” is not a valid answer. It’s Chinese New Year, guys! Here’s to wishing all of you a very happy Chinese New Year!)

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