Want to put a smile on someone’s face this World Smile Day? It’s time to support a local business!
One small act of kindness from you could make the world of difference to a struggling small business. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together some top tips to get you started.
1. Stay local
If you’re looking for something to eat, try somewhere local first, such as The Golden Duck or The Social Space, before resorting to a well-known chain. A lot of local businesses offer delivery, too, so check that out if you don’t fancy venturing outside!
2. Go direct
Got the urge to go shopping? Whether it’s a new perfume or a personalised leather notebook that catches your eye, buying from local brands such as Sifr Aromatics and Bynd Artisan is the way to go. Purchasing directly from local businesses rather than through a third-party site means your money goes straight to those who need it.
3. Leave reviews
If a local business has served you well, let them - and everyone else - know about it. Yes, leaving a positive review is invaluable to smaller businesses. You don’t need to write a lot - just enough to share your next-level experience and encourage others to try the brand for themselves.
4. Share their content
If you don’t have much spare cash lying around at the moment, don’t worry - you can still support your favourite local businesses by giving them a shout out on social media. Sharing their posts and tagging any friends you think might be interested will help small brands reach a much wider audience. And it won’t cost you a thing!
If you are shopping local, don’t forget to pay with your Wirex card to earn up to 2% Cryptoback™ rewards!
Here are some local businesses we think you’ll love. And guess what? They’ve currently got some amazing offers on for Wirex Visa cardholders!
The Golden Duck: The founders of this home-grown gourmet snack company are masters of creating unique Singaporean flavours, including the world renowned Salted Egg Yolk.
The Social Space: If you’re looking for high-quality, fair trade food and drink, this is the place. Save 10% at this socially-conscious cafe when you spend SG$10 with your Wirex Visa card.
Andaz Singapore: This luxurious hotel offers a blend of style, elegance and culture, plus some stunning city views. Save 15% on the best available rates when you book a stay with your Wirex Visa card.
Klook: Whether you’re after a staycation, meal out or local activity, Klook has got it all. What’s more, you can get SG$15 off when you spend at least SG$150 with your Wirex Visa card!
Bynd Artisan: There’s no denying it, personalised items make the best gifts. Check out Bynd Artisan’s customisable leather and paper goods and save 10% when you shop with your Wirex Visa card.
Sifr Aromatics: Searching for your signature scent? Independent perfumery Sifr Aromatics is sure to have what you’re looking for. Pay with your Wirex card to get 10% off, plus receive a complimentary gift when you spend SG$250 in-store or online.