As my birthday is around the corner, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have once again sent me a birthday offer. While I have gotten the opportunity to earn triple Golden Circle points last year for dining in any participating restaurant during the stipulated period, I have been targeted with a 5X Golden Circle points offer this year. If you have read about The Table by Golden Circle, you will know that every member (free to sign-up!) will earn 10% back in equivalent points if you choose to redeem them for dining credit. Since I am a Jade member, I will receive 12.5% back in equivalent points. I do believe that the 5X bonus is on base points only and therefore this offer will actually let me earn back 52.5% in points.
This is essentially what the email to me contained - pretty straightforward but I guess it conveys a clear message:
Dear Mr Chua,
We would like to wish you nothing but the best on this joyful occasion. Celebrate with your closest loved ones at any of our participating restaurants* and earn 5 times more GC Awards Points to make the day even more special. This offer is exclusive to you before 31 December 2016.
Upon clicking on the terms and conditions of this offer (you should always read them just in case!), I learnt that the bonus Golden Circle points will only be awarded for the first qualifying spend transaction at any one of the participating restaurants during the offer period. Evidently, I will not be using it at The Line since American Express Platinum Credit Card members get up to 50% off there with the Love Dining program but I have been meaning to return to The Waterfall and this may very well be a good reason to do so.
Hilton Honors has just unveiled the final promotion for the last quarter of 2017 - members will be able to earn double Hilton Honors Points for all eligible stays between 01 September 2017 and 31 December 2017. As usual, registration is absolutely necessary (and should be done before you complete your stay) and Diamond Hilton Honors members will even get a special targeted offer which from the looks of it, seem rather universal at this point.
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You must have seen this a hundred times now but there is currently a promotion (again!) which gives you up to 50% more Mileage Plan Miles when you purchase between now and 05 October 2017. As I have mentioned many times before, you can use these easily for Business Class flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) for less than US$500.
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Singapore Airlines is currently running 30% off KrisFlyer Miles redemption on selected routes for travel between 01 September 2017 and 30 September 2017 (both dates inclusive) when you redeem for an eligible flight before 31 August 2017. While the deal is not as lucrative as the 50% off required miles promotion that was running a couple of months before, the current one includes redemption on Singapore Airlines (as opposed to just SilkAir) as well.
As the Q2 IHG Accelerate promotion is coming to an end on 31 August 2017, it is now possible to get in early and register for the upcoming Q3 Accelerate promotion (valid for stays between 01 September 2017 to 31 December 2017) for a chance to earn a lot of points. In case you do not remember what this promotion is, it is basically a set of tasks that are tailored to your IHG Rewards Club account based on stay history and elite status. Completing these tasks will trigger an achievement bonus (which is usually quite impressive) that could potentially earn you a lot of IHG Rewards Club points!
There is currently an opportunity to buy and earn up to 100% extra bonus United Airlines MileagePlus Miles. Before you cringe at the thought of flying on United Airlines, do remember that you are able to redeem them on Star Alliance and other airline partners. All you have to do is to enter your account number and last name to see how much your account was targeted for - the maximum bonus anyone can get at this moment is 100% and this is the best United Airlines has ever offered. Do note that all purchases have to be completed before 12 September 2017 in order to benefit from this bonus.
Purchase at least 10,000 Bonus Points with the World of Hyatt program and get 40% more points between now and 9 August 2017. Members are allowed to purchase up to 55,000 Bonus Points each calendar year and they are priced at USD 24 (SGD 33) per block of 1,000 points. Taking advantage of this promotion will reduce the rate to approximately USD 17 (SGD 24) which can potentially be of great value if you use it wisely.
Want to go on a vacation but haven't made plans? Emirates is currently running a sale that will take you out of Singapore from S$469! Simply book between 05 July 2017 and 16 July 2017 to benefit from Emirates' Autumn Economy Class fare promotion - visit Europe from just S$1,029!
If you have held the Citibank PremierMiles Visa Credit Card for the last 6 months of longer, chances are that you would have received a targeted offer to earn (well, purchase) 31,200 miles for S$238 once S$9,000 (in local or equivalent foreign currency) has been charged to the card between 01 July 2017 and 31 August 2017. Registration is absolutely essential for this promotion.