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.
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).
The Citibank Rewards Card is one of my favourite credit cards in Singapore - it offers up to 10X Rewards (equivalent to 4 miles per S$1) for up to S$12,000 each year. Yes, this means that the total number of bonus miles (10X) you can get each year from this card is 120,000 Citi Dollars (which converts into 48,000 Miles). To get around this problem, most of us hold both the Visa Signature and WORLD MasterCard versions to double this limit (you do have to charge them separately though). Between now and 31 October 2016, enjoy 20X Rewards (that's 8 miles per S$1) when you charge retail purchases on these two cards.