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.
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!