Ultimate hack to get Taylor Swift tickets in Singapore: What to do when it's too late to apply for credit cards!

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By Beansprout • 28 Jun 2023 • 0 min read

We let the cat out of the bag on how to confirm-plus-chop get your hands on a UOB card in time for the Taylor Swift Singapore concert ticket pre-sale.

How to get Taylor Swift Singapore concert tickets

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What happened?

Good news for Swifties in Singapore – Taylor Swift will be coming to Singapore for The Eras Tour on 2,3,4 & 7,8,9 March 2024. 

With all the excitement, it's no surprise that The Eras Tour could be the first billion-dollar tour!

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Source: Singapore Sports Hub

 

If you're wondering how much attending the Taylor Swift concert in Singapore will cost you, here are the ticket prices:

STANDARD

CAT 1: $348
CAT 2: $328
CAT 3: $288
CAT 4: $248
CAT 5: $168
CAT 6: $108

What many of you might be most interested is – how do I get my hands on tickets for Taylor Swift concert?

Here’s the spill - UOB credit and debit cardholders will have the privilege of obtaining Taylor Swift’s tour tickets a full 48 hours before the general public from 5 July 2023 onwards.

This means that if you want to get first dibs into buying the much coveted Taylor Swift tickets, you’d need to be a UOB cardholder.

 StartEnd
UOB cardholders presale5 July 2023, 12pm7 July 2023, 9am
General sale7 Jul 2023, 12 pm  

Ok so this is something that most of us know by now. 

But the question that many of you might have is “If I am not an existing UOB cardholder, what is a fool-proof, 100% infallible way for me to get a UOB card before noon on 5th July 2023? 

And no, the answer is not to get pay someone with a UOB card on Carousell. 

Why you should forget about applying for a UOB credit card to get Taylor Swift presale concert tickets in Singapore

 

You might be wondering if you should try your luck in applying for a UOB credit card online now.

Unfortunately, rushing to apply for a credit card is probably not such a good idea now given that credit card applications typically take 2-3 weeks or longer.

This was before people knew that Taylor Swift was coming, mind you.

With less than a week before the presale commences, you don’t want to be still waiting for your credit card when everyone else has already laid their hands on Taylor Swift concert tickets. 

So, you can forget about checking all the different websites that tell you which is the best credit card to apply for.

How to get a UOB card before 5th July 2023 to get Taylor Swift presale concert tickets in Singapore?

Here’s the trick: As the priority access to presale tickets are for both credit card and debit card holders, you should apply for a debit card instead.

After all, debit cards applications are typically faster as there is no credit check involved.

Many of you might be doubtful that a debit card would get you into the Taylor Swift concert ticket pre-sale. 

After all, there are too high stakes for us to risk it right? 

So we went to check and got confirmation on the UOB Facebook group that the pre-sale applies to both credit cards and debit cards!

Don’t believe so? Check out the post by UOB below.

UOB cards for Taylor Swift tickets Singapore
Source: UOB

How to make sure you get your UOB debit card on time to get Taylor Swift presale concert tickets in Singapore

Ok, so your next question might be how do I get a UOB debit card in time for the Taylor Swift concert ticket pre-sale? 

After all, there might still be a long queue of debit card applications made online which might take a long time to be processed.

The best strategy is to apply for a savings account physically at the branch as you will be able to open your account and get your debit card immediately.

How to avoid the queue when getting your debit card at the UOB branch before the Taylor Swift concert ticket presale in Singapore

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Wait, you mean I’d need to queue at a UOB branch to open an account to get a debit card for Taylor Swift concert tickets?

We know you wouldn’t have time to join the queue, so we have a simple hack for you to avoid the queue and still get your UOB debit card immediately. 

We previously shared how you can avoid the 3-hour queue at the OCBC bank branches with Easy Q.

But did you know that UOB also allows you also get an online queue number?

In fact, you can even check crowd levels at the branch to find the best timing to get your UOB account opened in the fastest time possible. 

Method #1 to skip the queue at UOB branch: UOB website

You can obtain a queue number from the UOB branch locator website and click ‘Get Q number’.

Note that this function is only available during service hours and every branch will have different opening hours.

 

Method #2 to skip the queue at UOB branch: UOB TMRW app

Another way is to obtain a queue number from the UOB TMRW app by clicking on ‘More’ and selecting ‘Branch Q’.

Method #3 to skip the queue at UOB branch:  SMS

Additionally, you may obtain a queue number by sending an SMS of the branch code to 77588.

The list of SMS Q branch codes can be found here.

 

Which savings account should I open to get Taylor Swift tickets in Singapore?

When you arrive at the UOB branch, the only decision you need to make is which account to open. 

To save time, we’ve provided an easy summary for your convenience.

The most popular UOB savings accounts are the UOB One account and UOB Stash account. You can apply for the UOB One debit card when you open either the UOB One or UOB Stash account.

The UOB One debit card is the highest cashback card for your daily spend, with up to 10% cashback on online shopping, groceries, transport and food delivery for new applicants.

AccountRequirementsDetails
UOB One Account

Minimum age: 18

Minimum deposit: S$1,000

Maximum effective interest rate of 5% p.a.
UOB Stash Account

Minimum age: 15 (16 for online opening)

Minimum deposit: S$1,000

Max effective interest rate of 3% p.a.
UOB Lady’s Savings Account

Minimum age: 16

Minimum deposit: S$1,000

0.05% p.a.
KrisFlyer UOB Account

Minimum age: 18

Minimum deposit: S$1,000

5 bonus miles per S$1 spend on eligible credit cards

6 bonus miles per S$1 spent on eligible credit cards and with salary crediting (min. S$1,600 monthly)

Uniplus Account

Minimum age: 15 (16 for online applications)

Minimum deposit: S$500

Earn a base interest of 0.05% p.a. on your savings

Comes with UOB One Debit Mastercard which gets up to 10% rebate on purchases

UOB Privilege Account

Minimum age: 21

Minimum deposit: S$350,000 (new holders); S$200,000 (existing holders)

Only offered to UOB Privilege Banking and Privilege Reserve clients

Up to 3.55% p.a.
Source: UOB

 

What you need to know about the UOB One account

Overview

  • Effective interest rate of up to 5% for deposits of up to S$100,000
  • Earn the maximum interest rate by simply crediting your salary via GIRO and spending a minimum sum of S$500 on eligible credit cards
  • Minimum 21 years of age to open an account

For more information, check out our detailed review on the UOB One Account.

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Source: UOB


What you need to know about the UOB Stash account

Overview

  • Fuss-free savings account with effective interest rate of up to 3%
  • Need to maintain or increase your account balance from previous month to qualify for bonus interest
  • Minimum 15 years of age to open an account (16 for online applications)

For more information, check out our detailed review on the UOB Stash Account.

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Source: UOB

 

What would Beansprout do?

If you want to get access to the presale for Taylor Swift concert tickets in Singapore, the best fool-proof way is to go down to a branch to open a savings account with UOB and get your debit card on the spot.

You have just a few days to do so before the concert ticket presale starts on 5 July! 

In any case, it's a good financial habit to save up and find ways to make our savings work harder for us.

As a bonus for you reading all the way to the end of the article, you can find out the opening hours of your nearest UOB branch here.

And to save you Swifties time, remember to get a queue number online to avoid the queue at the UOB branch! 

Lastly, remember to go easy on John Mayer when the re-recorded version of Speak Now is released.

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