It is not uncommon for hotel programs to offer fast track opportunities but this is definitely something that is different. Well, if you look at Marina Bay Sands from a hotel standpoint then this really isn't that much of a big deal but when you look at the benefits of holding Elite status in the Sands Rewards LifeStyle program, then you might wish to consider taking advantage of this promotion.
By attaining Elite Tier in the Sands Rewards LifeStyle Program, you will receive the following exclusive benefits (on top of the free LifeStyle tier) - do note that this list is not exhaustive and it contains only the benefits that resonate strongly with me:
- Complimentary room upgrade upon check-in (subjected to availability)
- Early check-in and late check-out (subjected to availability)
- Complimentary self-parking at Marina Bay Sands
- Complimentary access to SkyPark Observation Deck, Sampan Ride and Skating Rink (up to a pair per day and six per month)
What exactly is the Fast Track offer you say? Qualification of Elite status usually requires a minimum spend of S$44,400 (before prevailing GST and service tax) - yes really! From now until 30 September 2015, spend a minimum of S$1,000 in one transaction (or a maximum of five receipts in a SINGLE day) to qualify for Elite. Do note however that this status will only last for 90 days.
Usual Elite Qualification - S$44,400 Spend
(Sands Rewards LifeStyle Program)
Earn 888 Destination Points
(S$50 = 1 Destination Point)
Status is valid for 1 year upon attainment.
Elite Fast Track - from S$1,000 Spend
(Sands Rewards LifeStyle Membership)
Earn 20 Destination Points in One Day*
(S$50 = 1 Destination Point)
Status is valid for 90 days upon attainment. Elite member who earns 400 Destination Points within the 90 days period will qualify for a 12-month Elite membership.
In short, if you are an existing Sands Rewards LifeStyle member, all you have to do is to spend S$1,000 (before applicable GST and service charge) between now and 30 September 2015 in a day and you will enjoy complimentary parking, free tickets to the SkyPark Observation Deck, Sampan Ride and Skating Rink (up to a pair per day and six per month) - not a bad deal at all really!
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