PASSION CARD - THE BEGINNING
Introduced in April 2005, the PAssion Card is a membership card of the People’s Association (PA). Besides offering members’ exclusive privileges for our exciting range of courses, activities and programmes, the PAssion Card also offers unique promotions via our tie-ups with our lifestyle merchants and partners. However, the PAssion Card is more than just another membership or discount card as it serves the unique purpose of bringing people together via a host of exciting and wholesome programmes and activities organised by the People’s Association (PA), Community Clubs (CCs) and other PA outlets.
In November 2009, PA enhanced the PAssion Card by incorporating the Contactless ePurse Application (CEPAS) technology into the card. The PAssion “ez-link” Card is the first membership card in Singapore to be incorporated with the new ez-link purse that complies with the Singapore Standard for CEPAS and brings about greater convenience and added functionalities to the end user. With this Card, PA has helped Singapore in its goal of being a SMART Nation.
INTRODUCTION OF PASSION POSB DEBIT CARD
In January 2014, the new PAssion POSB Debit Card – the must-have card for everyone (who is 16 years and above in Singapore) was introduced jointly by the PA and POSB. The new all-in-one PAssion POSB Debit Card allows cardholders to enjoy greater savings, rewards and privileges at over 2,500 places islandwide. What’s more, it also works as an ATM, NETS, Debit MasterCard® and EZ-Link card to give cardholders all the convenience they need.
In summary, both PAssion ez-link Card Members and PAssion POSB Debit Cardholders will enjoy the following benefits:
Discounts and Privileges at CCs, PA outlets and PAssion Merchants
- Enjoy Member’s Rate for all the CCs’ courses, activities and facilities, and privileges at other PA outlets such as Water-Venture Outlets, Outward Bound Singapore, The WEARHouse (PA’s costumes rental service), Chingay Parade as well as some other activities and facilities under PA;
- Enjoy a further 2% off Member’s Rate when the PAssion ez-link Card or PAssion POSB Debit Card is used for payment at CCs and other PA Units such as Water-Venture Outlets. (This is the best discount accorded to members and for members who transact online, they will also be accorded this best discount); and
- Enjoy discounts at over 1,000 PAssion Merchant outlets.
Dairy Farm Singapore (DFS) TapForMore Rewards (TFM) Programme
The TapForMore (TFM) Rewards Programme was launched in April 2010 and allows members to earn and redeem TFM points when they shop at Cold Storage, Giant and Guardian Health & Beauty stores. For more information on the TFM Rewards Programme, please click here.
PAssion Card - CAPITASTAR Rewards Programme
PAssion ez-link Card Members will get to earn 1.5 times STAR$® daily (i.e. up to 1,500 STAR$ per day as compared to 1,000 STAR$ per day for normal members);
- This programme is open to anybody residing in Singapore and aged 16 years and above at the time of application. Registration is required and can be done via the CAPITASTAR Self-Service Kiosks at the participating CapitaMalls or website (www.capitastar.com.sg);
In addition, members will get to enjoy other exclusive promotions under this programme.
National Library Board Partner Membership
From 1st Aug 2011, all new PAssion ezlink Cardholders (restricted to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs only) is extended a 5-year NLB Partner Membership which entitles them to borrow up to TEN (10) library items including four (4) audio-visual materials with no additional fees or charges. (note: current basic members only get to borrow 8 items);
For all existing PAssion ez-link Cardholders (restricted to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs only) who signed up before 1st Aug 2011, they can visit any of the 25 public libraries to activate the complimentary NLB Partner Membership. The expiry date of the NLB Partner Membership will correspond to the expiry date of the PAssion Card membership. (The PAssion ez-link Card Holder will need to produce his/her PAssion ez-link Card and a photo ID for example: NRIC/passport/Student EZ link/SAF11B/Driver’s license/NTUC Link for verification by NLB staff on his/her personal details and subsequent activation of the Partner Membership in the NLB system).
Convenience of e-payment
- With the new CEPAS capability incorporated in the card, PAssion ez-link Cardholders will be able to experience the convenience of contactless payment for public transport and at over 10,000 transaction points including payment of courses and activities at all the CCs and PA outlets, multiple transit services such as MRT and buses, ERP/EPS parking charges as well as retail purchases.
EZ-link card Top Up
A top-up device for the PAssion ez-link Card has been installed all the 107 CCs, where Members can enjoy the convenience of topping up their PAssion ez-link Card at no extra cost.
The new top-up device will contribute to promote the convenience of cashless payments as it is compatible with credit/ direct debit transactions made from DBS and POSB accounts.
- Other valued-added services by EZ-Link
- EZ-Reload with Credit Card
Link your PAssion ez-link Card with any VISA or MasterCard via EZ-Reload and enjoy the convenience of auto top-up on your PAssion ez-link Card
Get back the value of your ez-link purse when you lose your PAssion ez-link Card.
All you need is an EZ-Online reader, attached to the PC with internet connection and log on to EZ-Link’s website to top-up your card with either VISA or MasterCard.
There’s more for PAssion POSB Debit Cardholders
PAssion POSB Debit Cardholders get to enjoy even more benefits as listed below:
- Enjoy 6X TapForMore points* for every S$1 spent at Cold Storage, Market Place, Jasons, Giant and Guardian Health & Beauty Stores
- Redeem 1-for-1 passes to selected attractions and more on the 10th day of every month
- Get 1% cashback* at Takashimaya Department Store and Takashimaya Square, B2
- Sign for point-of-sale, online, phone and mail order transactions at Mastercard® accepting merchants worldwide
- Tap and go with Mastercard® contactless for purchases below S$100
- Pay for purchases at all NETS accepting merchants locally
- Withdraw cash overseas conveniently from ATMs with the Cirrus logo
*Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.posb.com.sg/passion for more details.
HOW TO APPLY
Membership fee of the PAssion ez-link Card
The 5-year PAssion ez-link and PAssion POSB Debit Card membership comes at an affordable membership fee. The membership fees are as follows:
- Principal Card (for those between 18 to 59 years old): $12 (U.P: $15)
Principal Card (for those of ages <18 years* & ≥ 60 years old) : $10 (U.P: $12)
To encourage more families to participate in PA programmes, PA encourages Principal Cardholders to tag their children below 18 years old as supplementary members to their parent’s Principal Card at no additional cost. The supplementary members will be accorded discounts for CCs courses and programmes, however, no cards will be issued to them.
* To be eligible for the PAssion POSB Debit Card, individuals must be at least 16 years old and above. Other terms and conditions apply.
Signing up for the PAssion ez-link or PAssion POSB Debit Card
- Members of the public can sign up for the PAssion ez-link Card at the following channels:
- All CCs and Water Venture Outlets; or
Offsite Road Shows (which occur periodically); or
Online sign up at: www.onepa.sg
Members of the public can sign up for the PAssion POSB Debit Card at the following channels:
- All POSB/ DBS Branches;
- Offsite Road Shows (which occur periodically); or
- Online sign up at: www.posb.com.sg/PAssion