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.
Last month, I shared how easy it is to basically earn money for each fulfilled dining reservation that you make via Chope. If you are the kind that enjoys making dinner reservations for yourself (or even for your family and friends), you should check out Chope since it is essentially a free service that rewards you with 100 Chope-Dollars (equivalent to S$3 in dining credit) each time you make an eligible booking. In fact, for a limited time only, earn up to 300 Chope-Dollars (equivalent to S$9) when you sign-up and use Chope for the first time.
The Citi Rewards Card is one of the best Singapore credit card (in my opinion) to have in 2017. When you charge the right type of transaction to this credit card, you can earn up to 10X Citi Dollars (equivalent to 4 miles per S$1). While there are ways to verify whether or not a transaction will earn you 10X points thanks for crowd-sourcing, I recently realised that you can check on the number of points awarded per transaction (after it has been posted) which really helps to verify and mitigate some risk in those large purchases.
While I am still trying to grasp all the amazing features on ExpertFlyer, I wanted to feature a small piece on searching for award and upgrade redemptions using this pretty impressive tool. I have to mention from the start that ExpertFlyer requires a paid subscription for more robust and advanced queries - there is however a free account where you can sign-up for seat alerts but you will require a Basic or Premium account to search for award redemptions (there is a free trial that you can sign-up for though!).
Remember that amazing deal where you can get up to 9% off in cashback via ShopBack and 6 miles per dollar on Expedia using an eligible Citibank credit card? Well, that promotion is dead but the good news is that there is now the opportunity to earn 6 miles per dollar on Citibank when you use a specific landing page - the only caveat is that you can't use ShopBack as it needs to be booked directly below.
If you are thinking about checking out the First Class Cabin of Garuda Indonesia, you can save up to 90% off the required miles (that's right, you only pay 10% of what is generally required!) on all domestic and international routes for bookings made between 22 December 2016 and 31 December 2016 - you will have to travel between 01 February 2017 and 31 May 2017 though!
While looking on KrisFlyer Spree, I realised that ZEN Rooms Singapore is currently offering (up to 31 December 2016) a whooping 106 KrisFlyer Miles per US$10 on eligible transactions - this is on top of whatever you earn with your credit card. Therefore if you were to charge it to your DBS Woman's World MasterCard (click here to find out which credits cards to have in 2017), you can essentially earn up to 162 KrisFlyer Miles per US$10 of eligible spend.
There are only ten days left to take advantage of the bonus Citibank miles offer on Kaligo - until 30 November 2016, you will be able to earn 12 miles per dollar on all hotel bookings made on Kaligo. If you spend around S$10,000 a year on hotels, this is around 120,000 miles that you can use on free premium cabin travel - almost enough for a return flight in Suites to New Zealand!
In a world-first partnership between Qantas and Airbnb, Qantas Frequent Flyer members are now given the opportunity to earn Qantas Points whenever they book their Airbnb accommodation via qantas.com. All 11.4 million Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn one Qantas Point for every AUD that they spend on any one of Airbnb's 2.5 million accommodation listings across 191 countries.
Here's how you get 12 Miles or 18 Hilton HHonors Points per dollar each time you book a hotel on Kaligo. Every traveller and staycation lover has got to read this!
Five days ago, I wrote about the new arrangement between Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - the interesting bit is finally out! This brand new partnership will see opportunities in status matching, points and miles conversions as well as double-dipping in both programs every time you make an eligible stay at any participating Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property around the world. Here's a summary of five things you need to know about this partnership!