Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the opportunity to fly on the Singapore Airlines Suites Class to Hong Kong for free if you spend just S$3,200 on Kaligo (you do not even have to spend this amount in one transaction!). Kaligo is now offering 12 Miles per Dollar on all eligible booking made via Kaligo.com. With this new earning rate, spending less than S$2,700 will give you a flight on Suites Class on Singapore Airlines to Hong Kong FOR FREE.
S$1 Spend = 12 Miles
In the months of October and November 2016, earn 12 miles per dollar (in equivalent points/currency) on all bookings made on Kaligo.com and there is NO LIMIT to the number of bonus miles/points you can earn with Kaligo:
- Citi Prestige/Citi ULTIMA Cardholders: 30 Rewards Points per S$1
- Citi PremierMiles (Visa and American Express) Cardholders: 12 Citi Miles per S$1
As a quick recap, Reward Points are converted at a 10:4 ratio and Citi Miles are converted at a 1:1 Ratio. Click HERE to check out the list of cheap Suite class redemption on Singapore Airlines.
S$1 Spend = 18 Hilton HHonors Points
If you are a huge fan of the Hilton HHonors program and you would like to convert your Citi Miles to Hilton HHonors points, this deal between Kaligo and Citibank will give you 18 Hilton HHonors Points per dollar. Since we do not have a Hilton-branded credit card in Singapore, earning 18 Hilton HHonors Points per dollar is pretty impressive you are thinking about redeeming them nearby - remember you do get your fifth night free on reward nights so this can potentially be excellent value. Just remember to earn them on the Citibank PremierMiles Credit Card (instead of the Prestige or ULTIMA) for the 1.5X bonus in conversion.
As I was researching on some flight prices this evening, I noticed something a little different on SingaporeAir.com - apparently you are now able to earn KrisFlyer miles by booking hotels or renting cars on the website itself. In case you do not already know this, you can easily earn 10 miles per dollar when you book hotels via Kaligo.com (the prices are a little higher sometimes but if you factor in the value of miles you get, it is actually quite decent).
If you are not too concerned with hotel loyalty programs and you simply want to earn the most miles on hotel stays, Kaligo is truly the way to go (so long the price difference between Kaligo and a bigger OTA is not too drastic) to chalk up those valuable miles. If you are based in Singapore and have been put off by the upcoming KrisFlyer Miles devaluation, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are something worth looking into.
I have only recently lost my Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Gold status that I have gotten with just one qualifying stay when I paid for it using a World MasterCard. One of the things that I truly appreciated with SPG Gold was the 4PM guaranteed late checkout benefits at most properties. Last evening, I received my new Marriott Rewards Silver card in the mail and got the offer to buy back my Gold Elite status for 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points. Now that Marriott Rewards and SPG have integrated, buying back Gold Elite would also mean another year of SPG Status which I wouldn't mind at all. Also, as you may already know, there is currently a sale of up to 30% off on Starpoints purchases which you can in turn convert into Marriott Rewards Points in blocks of 1,000 at a conversion rate of 3:1.
Receive up to 40% bonus Mileage Plan miles when you purchase at least 30,000 miles before 06 April 2017. There are some sweet spots on using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and if you live in Asia and wish to check out the business cabin on Japan Airlines, you can do so for just US$670 (approx S$945). Read on to find out how you can get up to 17 hours worth of flight time by redeeming the Mileage Plan miles on Japan Airlines.
KrisFlyer has just announced some important changes that will be happening on redemption and redemption upgrade bookings that are ticketed from 23 March 2017 onwards. While the changes seem to be a devaluation of KrisFlyer miles, travellers may be able to gain some out of these changes on short-haul flights and those with high YQ surcharges. Read on to find out what are the upcoming changes and how will they affect you as a whole.
Supercharge your miles earning rate with Kaligo as you stay your way to a free First Class flight (check out the cheapest First Class flights out of Singapore on miles HERE!) - earn up to 10 miles per dollar on every hotel reservation you make on Kaligo (so long you use an eligible credit card issued by UOB, DBS or Citibank). While it is possible to earn up to 10 miles per dollar on equivalent currency across all three banks, the best one to go for is actually Citibank since it not only issues you the bonus miles and points based on per dollar spent, you will also get to convert these points to 12 different airline loyalty programs (as compared to just two on UOB and DBS).
I am a strong advocate for full-service carriers but one of the frustrations that I face with heavily discounted Economy tickets is the low mileage accrual rate (yes, I am looking at you, Singapore Airlines!). Airlines regularly run promotions with exceptional rates but often at a price of lower mile earning rates. Find out how to look for the fare class of your ticket and where to deposit them.
In order to provide members with a more generous and seamless travel experience, AccorHotels and Qatar Airways (the national carrier of the State of Qatar) has come together to offer members of their respective loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels and Qatar Airways Privilege Club - the option to convert miles to points and vice versa.
I wrote about the ability to search for award space on most major airlines with ExpertFlyer previously. While that was impressive enough, did you know that you can actually check out the seat map on any given flight with ExpertFlyer too? I'm not talking about the seat configurations that you can get from SeatGuru but I am actually talking about the availability of seats on a given flight - you can see which seats are taken and which are not!
The OCBC Titanium Rewards Card should be in everyone's wallet (or e-wallet at least!) - this is definitely one of the best credit cards to hold in Singapore as it allows you to earn up to 10X OCBC$ per dollar which equates to 4 miles per S$1. Between 24 January 2017 and 15 February 2017, card members will be able to earn up to 15X OCBC$ (6 miles per S$1!) for every S$1 spent across the following all the bonus categories.