Now we all know that it is indeed possible to buy miles by paying the annual fee of certain credit cards in Singapore. The OCBC Voyage Card (which is made from a beautiful metal) has always given you 15,000 Voyage Miles (which you can convert into KrisFlyer Miles at 1:1 ratio) when you pay the annual fee of S$488. We are now seeing a targeted offer that allows you to basically purchase a whooping 500,000 Voyage Miles for a S$10,000 annual fee!
Before we go any further, this 500,000 bonus miles offer (presumably targeted) was first seen on a popular internet forum and it is not officially publicised by OCBC themselves. There is however the second option of 150,000 bonus miles for S$3,210 - I personally think this is a great deal if you know exactly what you want to redeem for. As mentioned in an earlier article this week, it is possible to fly from Singapore to Hong Kong on Business Class (return trip) for 46,750 Miles + applicable taxes. Therefore you can think about buying 3 return tickets to Hong Kong on Business Class (SQ) for S$3,210 with some miles to spare - great deal considering how each return trip generally start from S$2,500.
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So what do you think? Would you be willing to pay S$10,000 for 500,000 bonus miles upfront?
Hilton Honors (free to sign-up!) members are now able to save up to 25% off their stays from now until 31 December 2018 (yes, next year!) if you book one of the participating hotels across Asia-Pacific by 18 January 2018. This is a great opportunity to check out out the newly-refurbished rooms and suites at the Conrad Centennial Singapore if you have not.
Register for IHG's new Accelerate Offers for 2018 to find yourself a set of tailored offers for a chance to earn plenty of IHG Rewards Club Points! The set of challenges differ from member to member and therefore the only way to find out what your account was targeted for is to sign-in and register for the promotion. Do bear in mind that the current Accelerate promotion is still running and these challenges should only be completed between 01 January 2018 and 30 April 2018.
You can now buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles and enjoy up to 100% bonus miles on eligible purchases made between now and 31 December 2017. It is important to check whether your account has been targeted with the 100% bonus (it has been for mine) and stacking this expense with the right credit card can present a double-dipping opportunity.
It always pays to travel when you are still young and Hoshino Resorts is currently offering all young travellers between the age of 20 and 29 the chance to visit all participating KAI properties at a jaw-dropping rate of JPY 19,000 Nett (approximately S$230) per person for one night - two meals are provided on each stay. This is valid across all 14 KAI locations from 01 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Hilton is currently running a 50% off flash sale once again for all participating properties in Japan, South Korea and Guam (yes this includes to marvellous Conrad Tokyo and the super-convenient Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku). This 50% off sale will run until 2:00PM (JST) on 24 November 2017 for all stays between 21 November 2017 and 30 June 2018.
The Citi Rewards Card is one of the best credit cards in Singapore to hold in my opinion - it offers 4 miles per dollar on shopping expenses (this includes spend in departmental stores as well) and from time to time it partners up with a merchant to offer 20X Rewards which is equivalent to a whooping 8 miles per S$1. From now until the end of 31 December 2017, cardholders will be able to earn 8 miles per dollar on all eligible transactions made on Lazada or via the Amazon Prime Now App.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is currently running Your World Sale to offer up to 30% off all eligible stays between 18 November 2017 and 15 April 2018 for all IHG Rewards Club members (free to sign-up!). IHG Rewards Club members will also earn Bonus Points on stays booked with Your World Sale.
There is currently a 35% sale that Hilton is running across all participating properties that you can check out here. The sale is running until 8:00AM GMT (essentially 4:00PM in Singapore) on 13 November 2017 so there's still time to take advantage of this offer. All stays have to be completed by 31 December 2018.
The Westin Singapore officially opened on 12 November 2013 and to celebrate her fourth anniversary, the property is offering a three-day flash sale (from Sunday) for weekend stays between 15 December 2017 and 28 February 2018 (black-out dates apply). The room rates begin from just S$270++ for a Deluxe Room and it comes with complimentary breakfast for two as well as internet access.
Sign-up for the KrisFlyer Spree eNewsletter by 20 November 2017 to be eligible for a 20% bonus on all transactions made via KrisFlyer Spree from 24 November 2017 to 30 November 2017. All KrisFlyer miles earned on tracked purchases will be calculated based on the bonus KrisFlyer mile earn rate.