Everyone knows I'm always up for a great deal. I truly believe in traveling well but it is also important to make every cent count - this is why 95% of my daily transactions are made cashless via credit card (in one way or another). I have written on ShopBack on multiple occassions and if you still do not have an account, click here to get a free S$5 credit to start you off. Remember if you book your hotel stays via ShopBack, you will still earn your eligible room nights/points as always and on top of that, you will also be earning additional cashback! If you have a Citibank credit card and you are thinking of making a travel purchase (e.g.rooms/flights) soon, read on to find out how you can truly take advantage of this rare opportunity.
For three more days (inclusive of today) only, spend S$999 on your Citibank credit card at one the participating merchants and you will receive a S$50 gift card from a merchant of your choice - find out more HERE! To make the calculations a lot cleaner, let's assume you are going to spend S$1,000 on Expedia Singapore.
Expedia on ShopBack is offering up to 8% cashback on eligible bookings. Remember it is highly likely that you will receive 6 miles per dollar spent on Expedia if you pay using your Citi PremierMiles Credit Card (assuming you have registered for the promotion). Therefore, spending S$1,000 on Expedia hotel reservations via ShopBack on the aforementioned credit card should net you the following:
Assuming you have an Expedia+ account (which is free to sign-up), you will also earn 25 points for every S$15 spent on eligible hotel bookings. S$1,000 spend should earn you approximately 1,665 Expedia+ Rewards Points - this is worth roughly S$16.65.
It is easy to stack promotions and in this case, spending S$1,000 on Expedia can potentially get you 6,000 Miles and S$146.65 in cashback. I value 1,000 KrisFlyer Miles at approximately S$20-50 (actually higher if you redeem on premium cabins) so S$1,000 is really getting you a lot of value.
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.
Singapore Airlines has previously released some really cheap app-only fares from just S$70 and while this is nowhere near as newsworthy, you can now enjoy special app-only rates to four of their latest destinations - Canberra, Düsseldorf, Stockholm and Wellington.
The best airlines in the world, Emirates, is running a Great Singapore Sale fare right now which starts from just S$469 and S$1,869 for a return-ticket in Economy and Business respectively. Simply make your booking between 13 June 2017 and 26 June 2017 for travels between 20 June 2017 and 31 December 2017 to take advantage of this sale.
Celebrate Chope's 6th birthday with 600 Chope-Dollars (which is equivalent to S$18) for making a valid reservation today (13 June 2017) on the Chope app, and attending it before 31 December 2017. If you do not have a Chope account (what are you waiting for?!), sign-up for free now and get up to 300 bonus Chope-Dollars.
Planning to go somewhere soon? Redeem your KrisFlyer miles between 12 June 2017 and 11 July 2017 and save 50% off required miles on all eligible SilkAir award flights on Business and Economy. With the removal of Fuel and Insurance (YQ) Surcharges since early this year, getting to your dream destination has gotten a lot more affordable! Redemption on Economy and Business cabin starts from just 3,750 and 8,750 KrisFlyer miles respectively.
Earn up to 3x Le Club AccorHotels Points when you stay in an eligible property across Asia-Pacific from 10 June 2017 to 10 September (registration is absolutely necessary). These bonus points are awarded in addition to the Rewards Points and Status Points that are usually earned by the Le Club AccorHotels member. As I have covered previously, the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program gives a certain percentage of cashback in terms of points and this can go as high as 8.8% if you are a Platinum member. With this promotion, you may be eligible for up to 18.8% cashback as a Platinum member!
Receive up to 40% off all participating Hilton properties in China when you book between 6 June 2017 to 18 August 2017. This special promotion is valid for all eligible stays between 8 June 2017 and 28 February 2018. As part of the promotion mechanism, you will receive up to 40% off suites, 30% off executive rooms and 20% off deluxe rooms.