The craziness that followed the Starwood acquisition news saw Hyatt scrambling and offering Hyatt Diamond. While the hotel giant has previously accepted top tier statuses with competing programs like IHG Spire Elite, Hilton Diamond Elite, Marriott Platinum Elite and SPG Platinum Elite, the conditions of getting a status match have become more stringent over time.
I have submitted a status match to Hyatt Diamond using my Hilton Diamond Elite account and was given the following response:
Dear Mr. Chua,
I hope that this message finds you well.
It is my pleasure to inform you that we have upgraded your account to Platinum until February 2017. You will begin to enjoy the many benefits of the Platinum tier status such as guaranteed availability 72 hours prior to arrival, best room within the category booked, as well as 15% bonus points per stay among many other wonderful benefits.
You may maintain this tier going forward by completing 5 eligible stays or 15 qualifying nights between January 1 – December 31, 2016.
As part of a limited time special offer, we are currently matching elite status with peer programs to Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum status. At this time, the only way to achieve the Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond tier is to complete the normal earning criteria or to submit Starwood Preferred Guest information showing Platinum status, as well as 20 nights with SPG in the last 12 months.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Welcome to Hyatt Platinum!
While I do not blame Hyatt at all for matching me to Platinum, I am just pretty disappointed since it was offered but not carried through. On the other hand, kudos to Hilton for doing this right!
While I have written about Mileslife on multiple occasions, there are so many current promotions right now that I think it will be a good idea to summarise them in a separate post. There are currently 13 airline partners where you can earn miles on when you spend on hotel stays, travel experiences, spa and more importantly, dining. There is always the opportunity to earn up to 3 miles per dollar on dining on a daily basis but right now, if you stack the right promotions and offers, you are looking at 12 miles per dollar on dining which is just amazing!
Le Club AccorHotels members will now be able to benefit from a 30% off sale that is currently running. This sale is only open for the public from 16 October 2017 but if you have a Le Club AccorHotels membership (free to sign-up!), you will be able to book these crazy prices from today until 20 October 2017. The breakfast-inclusive promotional rate will be valid for stays between 08 December 2017 to 11 March 2018 so make sure you book those stays now. More importantly, be sure to click through ShopBack to get a further 10% supersized cashback from now until the end of promotion!
As we are slowing approaching 10 October, ShopBack is celebrating 10.10 from 10 October 2017 to 12 October 2017 with epic upsized cashback that will give you up to 10% back on all eligible hotel spend (in fact, I believe you will even be able to get 11% with an eligible Visa credit card). There is also a pre-10.10 sale happening right now until 09 October 2017 so make sure you plan your purchases and bookings carefully to make full use of this opportunity!
So the team over at ShopBack dropped off a crate a my place the other morning with a gigantic ShopBack plushie and 10 cans of Qoo - they then told me that it was a clue to what's about to come soon. Today, ShopBack has officially announced that Qoo10 is back on the platform and it is here to stay with unlimited 1% cashback (with no cap) on all eligible purchases!
ShopBack is celebrating the upcoming Rewards Day 9.9 (yes that's 09 September 2017!) with up to 39% epic cashback! There will also be exclusive voucher codes and giveaways that will happen on that day itself. For all of us interested in all things travel, you will also be able to enjoy an enhanced cashback rate for hotel and flight bookings made on this very special day - up to 11%!
Planning to travel between 01 October 2017 to 30 June 2018? Check out the promotional fares on Air France and KLM when you book between 05 September 2017 and 14 September 2017. Fly from Singapore to Europe from just S$759 (all-inclusive) on the Boeing 777-300ER.
Planning a short trip out of Singapore soon? From now until 10 September 2017, purchase one of the featured hotel packages on Mileslife to benefit from 3,000 bonus miles. If you have an American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card (click HERE to sign-up for one with 7,500 welcome miles), you will earn double miles on the hotel packages as well.
ShopBack is currently offering 12% cashback on all eligible hotel bookings made on Expedia today - your stay has to be completed before 31 December 2017. Do take note that you will have to use the special Expedia Visa URL in order to take advantage of this 12% cashback promotion. Otherwise, you will be getting 11% instead which is still amazing value for hotels that you already are planning to stay in.
Hilton is running a 72-hour 50% off flash sale for all participating Hilton hotels in Japan, South Korea & Guam. This impressive 50% sale is valid for all stays completed between 05 September 2017 and 25 February 2018 and this extremely special rate is available for booking between 05 September 2017 2:00PM (JST) and 08 September 2017 02:00PM (JST). Do remember that you will have to register (for free!) to become a Hilton Honors member in order to take advantage of the 50% offer (otherwise you will only get 40%).
Sign-up for the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card or the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card via Mileslife between 01 September 2017 and 31 October 2017 to benefit from an additional 2,500 KrisFlyer miles upon first spend on the card. If you use these cards on the Mileslife app, you will earn 2x bonus KrisFlyer miles for everything you spend on the app during the promotional period.