DBS Bank has just launched the first regional Facebook Places and Check-in Deals campaign in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Jakarta, Taipei).

  • The campaign is open to anyone who owns a supported mobile device (Facebook App On iPhone/Android/Blackberry or Facebook Mobile through your mobile phone browsers).
  • Users just have to visit the DBS Facebook Fan Page to get started.
  • Users checking in to “DBS Places” Facebook App will be able to earn points and redeem merchant deals throughout the campaign.
  • At the end of the campaign (5th September 2011), the highest point earner of each country will earn a 3 days 2 nights vacation of their destination (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia or Taiwan) of choice.

It may sounds complicated at first (which is how I felt when I first read it) and hence I have put up a tutorial on how to participate in this campaign using Facebook App on iPhone.

Registration Stage

Check-in Stage

  • Step 1: Launch Facebook App on iPhone
  • Step 2: Tap On “Places”
  • Step 3: Tap On “Check In”
  • Step 4: Search For “DBS Places”
  • Step 5: Select The “DBS Place” you want to check-in
  • Step 6: Tap “Check In”

To see how much points you have accumulated and how many check-ins you made, you can go to https://apps.facebook.com/dbsplaces/ using your desktop’s browser. The statistics should be updated in real time.

Every check-in to a DBS Place may allow you to redeem some rewards, like for example, checking-in to “DBS Places – Spinelli Coffee” will allow you to purchase a fresh brew of coffee at S$1.50. Of course terms and conditions applies!

Terms: Valid until 4 Sept 2011, from Mon to Fri 3pm – 5pm only. Check-in to “DBS Places – Spinelli” to redeem deal. Valid at Orchard Central, Heeren, Forum, Suntec City, Great World City & Velocity @ Novena Square. Not valid with other promotions, vouchers & Friend’s Card. Payment with cash only

At the end of the campaign on 5th September 2011, the highest point earner of each country will win! As mentioned earlier, the winner will win a 3 days 2 nights vacation of their destination (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia or Taiwan) of choice.

Below is the breakdown on the points system.

  • Check-In Points – Earn 5 points when you check-in to a new DBS Places location in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore or Taiwan.
  • Refer A Friend Points – Recommend DBS Places to your friends on Facebook and earn 3 points for every successful referral.
  • Network Points – For every Facebook friend in your network participating in DBS Places, you get 1 extra point just for being so connected!

Facebook Page: DBS Places
Facebook App: DBS Places


Giving Away 10x S$10 Spinelli Vouchers

Thanks to DBS, I will be giving away S$10 Spinelli Vouchers to 10 lucky readers/twitterers.

All you have to do is retweet this post using the Twitter button located under the “Social” box below this post!

Fine Print

  • This Giveaway is open to all readers of lesterchan.net who are based in Singapore.
  • I will search Twitter.com for tweets and retweets to tabulate the data and randomly pick the winners using MySQL RAND() function.
  • Winners will be contacted via Twitter’s Direct Message (DM). Make sure you are following @gamerz on Twitter.
  • Winners will receive the Spinelli vouchers via snail mail.
  • Details of winners such as name and blog URL may be posted on lesterchan.net.
  • My decision on all matters related to this giveaway is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
  • I reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at anytime without prior notice.
  • This giveaway ends on 11:59pm (23:59), Wednesday, 31st August 2011 (GMT+8 Singapore Time).