Telegram is an open-source, privacy-focused instant messaging platform that is growing in popularity, especially among millennials.
Like any instant message service, it allows people to message individuals or in larger groups, but unlike its more popular counterpart WhatsApp, you can find and add contacts based on their username, without their phone number. Telegram also has apps for both desktop and mobile use.
There are also different kinds of communities available on Telegram, run by individuals or brands. There are group chats that allow two-way communication, and can have thousands of members.
There are also broadcast groups where communication is one-way only – by following these channels, you receive posts from the broadcaster but you can’t reply in the channel directly. Most of the Telegram channels shared below fall under the latter. These broadcast channels combine the convenience of receiving information instantly on your phone, with quality content by brands and individuals you trust.
To get you started on using Telegram to save money, here are 11 Telegram channels that have the best money-savings hacks, deals and promotions in Singapore.
For food deals.
The Telegram channel on this list that has the most number of followers, this Telegram Channel shares the latest food deals, discounts, promotions and more. While there are so many food apps for Singaporeans to use today, very often we miss out on ongoing in-app promotions. This Telegram channel shares the latest promotions from fast food restaurants, to salad places, bubble tea shops, cafes and more.
More food deals.
Another Telegram channel that focuses on promotions and deals related to food. While the first two Telegram channels on this list have many similarities, not all promotions on SG Kiasu Foodies are on SG Food Deals and vice versa. Being a savvy Singaporean foodie, there’s no harm being in both to make sure you don’t miss out on any food deals available.
For the globe-trotters.
Caution: do not join this channel if you do not want to be tempted by flight promotions and sales. With the latest promos from airlines such as Scoot, Jetstar, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and more, this channel will undoubtedly tempt you into booking your next holiday trip!
For the ladies.
From cosmetic promotions to blogshop sales and warehouse sales, this is the channel for shopaholics. This Telegram channel keeps you updated on all the latest sales in town, from fashion to cosmetics and more.
For cab promo codes and promotions.
This Telegram channel shares the latest promo codes and promotions for ride-hailing apps in Singapore, including Grab, ComfortDelGro, Gojek, Tada and Ryde. Great for users that are always on the lookout for promo codes before taking cab rides.
For food related promotions.
Heavily focused on food-related promotions, this Telegram channel shares the latest deals available, ranging from 1-for-1 deals to free giveaways and more.
For promo codes.
This Telegram channel is one of the less active ones on this list. However, every time they share a post, it comes with dozens of useful promo codes across different categories and providers, with different codes and promotion mechanics.
As a student, you enjoy perks such as student movie tickets, cheaper public transport, student meals, student discounts and more. This Telegram channel shares the latest student promotions, ranging from student meals to sales and promotions relevant to those still in school.
For ShopBack users.
ShopBack’s own channel that provides regular updates on the latest Cashback deals and promotions on ShopBack. With hundreds of merchants and partners websites, you can be sure there’s always a great deal around the corner.
For the latest deals on ChopeDeals.
ChopeDeals has their own Telegram channel where they share with users the latest promotions, exclusive discounts, promo codes and food recommendations. Turn on notifications and have these promotional codes and flash sales pop up as soon as they are posted.
#11 Milelion Roars
For miles hacks.
Milelion Roars is a Telegram channel where Aaron the Milelion posts articles and updates on the latest and greatest miles hacks and deals. With the support of the avid Milelion fan base, anyone looking to level up their air miles game simply cannot afford to miss out on this Telegram channel.
Join The DollarsAndSense Telegram Community
DollarsAndSense has our own Telegram channel, where we share daily personal finance content from our website directly to your phone. Once in awhile, we might share upcoming personal finance events that are happening in Singapore and also conduct polls to see what Singaporeans think about certain matters.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 6,400-strong Telegram community.