While refreshing my loyalty programs on AwardWallet (something I use to keep track of my miles and points to make sure they do not expire), I realised that my bonus points from completing my IHG Accelerate 2016 offers have been posted. As I have written previously, my IHG Accelerate offers have changed without any notice and they became a lot easier to complete.
I have basically managed to get 53,200 bonus IHG Rewards Club Points with two Holiday Inn Express stays in Singapore. If you would like to see my full list of offers, click HERE. If you have not already completed your Accelerate Offers, there are only 30 days left to do it so if it's doable, do not miss out on it! Should you be in Singapore, be sure to check how much the IHG Rewards Club points are worth here but generally speaking, not much - you should definitely save them for better properties overseas.
Personally, I have managed to find two really good rates at the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay (S$135++) and the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road (S$145++) on weekends. Therefore, the cost of acquiring these bonus points (which I will put to good use soon) is approximately S$330 Nett - essentially S$6.20 per 1,000 IHG Points. Remember these bonus points are on top of whatever points I am earning with the elite-qualifying spend. Did you know that you can utilise your IHG Rewards Club points for dining vouchers and even airline miles in Singapore?
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).
Grab is finally on ShopBack and you can now receive cashback for the trips you take on GrabCar. To celebrate this launch, ShopBack customers are able to earn S$1 cashback for the first GrabCar ride they take daily between 24 March 2017 to 31 March 2017.
Celebrate your love for Singapore this year with an SG52 Staycation at the Dorsett Singapore! Offering a 52% off the Best Available Room Rate for all weekend stays from 02 June 2017 to 31 December 2017, as well as on Singapore National Day itself, this is a deal you do not want to miss. While the stay date might still be pretty far out, it is a good idea to book now because reservation is already open and only five rooms will be allocated each night for this promotion!
Book any one of the participating AccorHotels properties in Australia between now and 30 April 2017 to enjoy complimentary breakfast - stays have to be completed before 31 May 2017. If you are not aware of the changes to Le Club AccorHotels program that happened earlier this year, only base points count towards earning and retaining your status now.
For three days only, enjoy 10.5% upsized cashback for hotel reservations made on Expedia when you go through ShopBack. All you have to do is simply head down to ShopBack before clicking on Expedia before you make your reservation the same way - earn 10.5% on all hotel reservations made during 21 March 2017 to 23 March 2017.
Hilton Honors (read all about the recent changes HERE) is currently running a 100% bonus on Hilton Honors Points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 Hilton Honors Points. Using these points effectively can essentially cover your stays in properties like the Hilton Tokyo and the Conrad Tokyo where a room may be expensive in dollars but reasonable as a redemption night.
For the whole month of March 2017, book for a stay (to be completed before 31 December 2017) at any DISCOVERY hotel to win a free two-night stay at ANY participating DISCOVERY property. Every eligible booking will count as one entry so make sure you book between 01 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 for a chance to walk away with a free two-night stay.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is currently running a sale that offers up to 30% off Starpoints - if you live in Asia-Pacific and do not have Gold Elite status with the program, you can find out how to fast track to Gold Elite in just one stay. Once you have your status, you can link it to your Marriott Rewards account to give you Gold Elite and that will in turn give you guaranteed lounge access at all participating properties.
The Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is offering business travellers a seamless Bangkok experience that is perfect for work and play - enjoy sophisticated luxury with impeccable service at one of Bangkok's most sought-after location. The brand new Anantara Siam Bangkok Executive Stay package is designed to maximise productivity while ensuring that you are well taken care off so you can focus on doing what's important.
I wrote about the quiet opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon previously and it seems like the hotel has started to take reservations from 01 August 2017. Information about the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is still pretty scarce at the moment but here's what we know about the room rates and room types for now - this is Singapore's cheapest Hilton property so it is perfect for weekend mattress runs!