If you hold a DBS Altitude Card (Visa and American Express versions), you can enjoy an accelerated earn rate of 6 miles per S$1 on all bookings made via the following link between 01 July 2016 and 30 September 2016. If you spend S$2,500 or more in that same transaction, the earn rate will go up to 8 miles per S$1. Read on for a summary of the terms and conditions for you to take full advantage of this promotion.
1. Register for the Promotion
Before you get too excited about the promotion (yes, I know 8 miles per dollar is just unbelievable), remember to register for the promotion HERE. You will have to enter your name, NRIC, DBS Altitude credit card number and your phone number.
2. Book Using Promotional Landing Page
Unlike the Citibank and Expedia tie-up, this DBS promotion specifically asks you to use the promotional landing page in order to take advantage of the promotion. Booking through Expedia via ShopBack will most likely disqualify you from this promotion.
3. Pre-pay Your Hotel (Not Pay Later!)
If you are thinking about making hotel reservations, make sure that payment is made to Expedia at the time of booking - if you select 'Pay Later', you will NOT earn the bonus miles. With that being said, it is always a great idea to check out Kaligo instead since it gives 10 miles per S$1 without the minimum requirement of S$2,500 per transaction.
4. Make Sure Expedia is the Merchant on Record for Flights
Most people do not know this and it is easy to miss - in order for you to earn bonus miles with your flight bookings on Expedia, you have to make sure that Expedia is the merchant on record for these flights. To put them simply, flights must be fulfilled by the following airline carriers (subjected to changes): Air France, Air India LTD., Finnair, Eva Airways, Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Transasia Airways, Gulf Air, Air Astana, Korean Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Latam Airlines Group, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Air Mauritius, China Eastern Airlines, Air Macau Company, Bangkok Airways, Philippine Airlines, Air Niugini, Qatar Airways, Lao Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways Intl, Vietnam Airlines.
5. Maximum S$5,000 Spending Cap
Bonus miles on the DBS Altitude Credit Cards is capped at S$5,000 per calendar month - maximum of 40,000 miles per month.
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!