Everyone should hold a DBS Woman's World MasterCard - that's right, even guys! DBS has revealed new terms and conditions for the ever-popular credit card and before we get too worried about losing 10X points on online purchases (even in very grey areas), let's have a look at the new T&Cs document.
Thankfully, the DBS Woman's World MasterCard WILL STILL give you 10X DBS Points for every S$5 online retail spend (up to S$2,000 each month). The only exception is that DBS has included a list of exclusion now:
- Payments made via telephone or mail order
- Payments to government institutions
- Payments to financial institutions (including banks and brokerages)
- Payments to insurance companies
- Utility bill payments
- Payment of funds to prepaid accounts and merchants who are categorized as “payment service providers”
- Payments to schools, hospitals, professional service providers and payment for parking lots
- Payments made via AXS and SAM online/ibanking bill payment transactions, EZ-Reload (Auto Top-Up) transactions and eNets transactions
- Any other transactions determined by DBS from time to time
While it used to be common knowledge that the DBS Woman's World MasterCard can be used to top up prepaid cards like the Imagine Card or FEVO card, this benefit has now been cancelled with the amendment of T&Cs.
The Hyatt Regency Beijing Wanjing is the first Hyatt Regency branded property in the capital of China. Located in the new Central Business District (CBD), the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing is set to become a landmark within the district. The property projects the very core of Wangjing’s unique culture, from its history and local community to its ever-changing and modernized look today.
I have recently signed-up for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Platinum Elite Status Challenge which requires me to do 18 eligible nights over a span of 90 days. With the upcoming loyalty program merger which is supposed to happen in August 2018, I wanted to obtain Platinum Elite status since hitting 50 nights might be a little bit of a challenge for me (since I barely travel for work). If you have not done it and would like to qualify on stays instead, Marriott Rewards is offering the opportunity to do 9 stays in 90 days and this will port over to Platinum Premier Elite (instead of a lower-tier Platinum Elite with SPG) in August if your challenge is completed successfully.
Seoul will be getting her fourth Hyatt-branded property in 2019 - the Andaz Gangnam, Seoul. Slated to open in the city's famous Apgujeong neighbourhood, the Andaz Gangnam, Seoul will be South Korea's first Andaz-branded hotel and it will be minutes away from the Han River with high-end shopping and independent design labels located nearby.
I have stayed in multiple properties in Tokyo but the Shinjuku area is probably my favourite - the Hilton Tokyo is nice but I have spent over a week there previously so I decided that it was time to try out a different property this time. The Hyatt Regency Tokyo ticked all the right boxes from start to finish and it is now my favourite property in Shinjuku - check out my review of the Regency Club Room here!
KrisFlyer members are able to earn 400 bonus Chope-Dollars on top of base earnings per reservation (for the next two reservations) when they reserve and dine between 01 June 2018 and 31 August 2018. Chope is also giving out a unique promo code for all diners if they register for it online - this promo code will give you 400 bonus Chope-Dollars for the next seven reservations (total of 2,800 bonus Chope-Dollars!).
In conjunction with Chope's seventh birthday, diners are able to register and generate a unique promo code that will give you 400 additional Chope-Dollars over the next seven reservations (2,800 additional Chope-Dollars in total!). If you do not have a Chope account, you may choose to sign-up one for free using my referral link to earn 300 Chope-Dollars on your first reservation!
Available from 9-22 July 2018 only, beef-lovers will be able to indulge in a premium Wagyu Bento lunch special at the Pan Pacific Singapore's award-winning Japanese restaurant, Keyaki. The bento is specially-curated by Executive Chef Shinichi Nakatake to showcase the smooth and buttery flavours of this prized delicacy.
For this flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo (Narita), I chose Seat 1K only to realise that it differs slightly from the 777-200ER which I took previously - this flight is operated on a Beoing 787-9 Dreamliner. In fact, the JA870J that I flew on was so new that the cabin products were not even retrofitted. Read about my Business Class experience on Japan Airlines’ SKY SUITE III product!
You should know the drill by now - 30% off required KrisFlyer Miles to selected destinations on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir in July 2018 with the latest episode of Spontaneous Escapes. There may not be any public holidays in July but if you are thinking about a weekend escape, you will be able to travel in style (and by style I mean Business Class) from just 12,250 KrisFlyer Miles each way.
This is probably the last time Starpoints are going for 35% off - you have until 20 July 2018 to purchase up to 30,000 Starpoints and receive a massive discount off the regular price. As you should already know, the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program will be merging with Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in August 2018 so if you do take advantage of this promotion, the 30,000 Starpoints will be converted into 90,000 Marriott Rewards points in August.