As I bid farewell to my Black Status with the Global Hotel Alliance's DISCOVERY programme last year, I was a little sad - partly because I stay with the Pan Pacific chain so much in Singapore and that double upgrade (which worked on at least 20 of my stays) as well as that 6PM late check-out were all so valuable. When I logged in my DISCOVERY account (they have a really sleek app now too!) this morning, I saw that they were running a Scavenger Hunt where you will have the chance to win an instant upgrade to Black status along with a Black level Local Experience award.
Apparently there are three contests that are running for the month of March 2016 so be sure to check them out to win a year of Black Status with the DISCOVERY Programme (or even a 3D2N stay/GoPro Hero 4 Camera!)!
March Booking Contest: Book a stay on discoveryloyalty.com between 1 March 2016 and 31 March 2016, and be entered into our March Booking Contest for the chance to win a free two-night stay (redeemable at select DISCOVERY programme hotels) along with a Black-level Local Experience award.
Local Experience Redemption Contest: Redeem your Local Experience award between 1 March 2016 and 31 March 2016 for the chance to win a GoPro Hero 4 camera along with a Black-level Local Experience award.
Digital Scavenger Hunt: During the month of March answer our trivia questions correctly and be entered to win an instant upgrade to Black DISCOVERY status along with a Black-level Local Experience award.
Changes to the Le Club AccorHotels membership program are happening very soon and if you have not updated yourself about the changes, it is high time you do so because it is going to be very much more difficult to earn and retain status beginning 2017 (unless you are a huge spender!). If you have not earned or retained your Platinum status for the year ahead, you can now earn quadruple (four times!) points with the program whenever you make an eligible stay at any one of the participating AccorHotels properties in Asia-Pacific before 28 December 2016 - registration is absolutely necessary.
An Airbnb promotion (especially credit card discount) does not come easy and if you do not have any account already, register now using my referral link and you will get S$40 in referral credit (I will too receive some bonus credits when you complete your stay). For a limited time only, enjoy S$50 off your first Airbnb stay (until 31 December 2017) when you pay using an eligible American Express card when you book between now and 31 March 2017.
IHG has just announced the Gourmet Collection membership which is an annual (paid) membership that offers unlimited wining and dining discounts and some other perks that go along with it. There are two main tiers in this membership (Tier 1 and Tier 2) which comes with a different price tag - Tier 2 is the same as Tier 1 but it comes with a complimentary weekend stay voucher that you can utilise at any participating IHG property in Singapore and Batam.
The AccorHotels Super Sale is back with up to 40% savings on hotel bookings - you will also receive free breakfast with all eligible bookings made between now and 21 October 2016 for stays between 01 December 2016 to 30 April 2017. Do note that rates are currently made public for Accor Plus members only and all Le Club AccorHotels members will be able to see them from 11 October 2016.
Enjoy a 50% discount on KrisFlyer Miles required when you redeem for a SilkAir flight on SingaporeAir.com from now until 16 October 2016 - all travel has to be completed before 15 November 2016.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore celebrates her 20th birthday this year with a 20th Birthday Staycation Offer which starts from just S$220++. This special room package comes with a breakfast for two at Salon by the Pool as well as a limited edition 20th birthday Conrad bear as a memorabilia. Read on to find out how you can potentially get back S$60 while still earn miles AND Hilton HHonors points with this one transaction.
Between 01 September 2016 to 31 October 2016, "Tour the World with Wyndham" across three social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to reinforce how easy it is to earn and redeem hotel rewards with the hospitality giant's revamped rewards program, Wyndham Rewards (read more about it HERE!). Stand a chance to win the grand prize of ONE MILLION Wyndham Rewards points which is equivalent to 66 FREE room nights - there are also daily hotel stays to win even if you do not snag up that enviable grand prize.
Similar to the amazing Hilton deal that American Express is offering, you will now get S$50 statement credit when you spend S$300 on any Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts across Asia Pacific so long you check-out before 31 December 2016 - registration is absolutely necessary and this offer is only limited to the first 15,000 successful card registrations.
As part of The Great Singapore Airlines Getaway, American Express Cardholders who are amongst the first 1,000 to register for the following promotion will enjoy S$50 Statement Credit for simply spending S$1,500 on Singapore Airlines during September 2016.
Enjoy DOUBLE Hilton HHonors Points when you stay at any hotel and resort in the Hilton Portfolio around the world between 01 September 2016 and 31 December 2016. Registration is absolutely necessary so make you sign-up for this promotion before you check-out of your stay (I would recommend for you sign-up now to avoid any potential discrepancies and confusion that may arise later).