I love using Expedia for hotels that are not part of a greater hotel chain (or one whose loyalty program I have no interest in) since it generally offers me the best rate with 8% cash back (via ShopBack), 6 Miles per S$1 and also some points with the Expedia+ program - that's what I call a decent triple dip! With that being said, Zuji does run a decent promotion from time to time and if you are a OCBC Cardholder, you can save up to 13% off hotel stays (in Singapore and abroad!) when you book using an eligible card.
Enjoy 13% off any participating hotel property around the world so long you book before the end of 04 September 2016 and stay before 30 September 2016. You are still eligible for 12% off if you check-in to a hotel before 28 February 2017. Here the steps required to make this magic happen:
- Step 1: Search for hotels with your criteria at hotels.zuji.com.sg.
- Step 2: Select your preferred hotel and room type.
- Step 3: Enter the coupon code at the payment page (under 'Coupon Code').
- Step 4: Click on 'Apply Code' for the discount to be applied to your transaction.
- Step 5: Complete the booking with an OCBC credit or debit card#
The Citi Rewards Card runs a 20X Rewards promotion from time to time with selected partners and this time round, cardholders will be able to earn 20 points per S$1 (equivalent to 8 miles per dollar) on all eligible transactions made at Duty Free Singapore (DFS), Takashimaya and TANGS between 23 March and 03 May 2018.
The OCBC VOYAGE Card has introduced some changes at the start of the year and despite lowering the earn rate on dining expenses from 2.3 VOYAGE Miles (VMs) to 1.6 VMs per dollar, it is still a really good card to have since it gives you unlimited access to plaza premium lounges (+1 guest) and it also comes with a great VOYAGE Exchange concierge service that you can take advantage of. What caught my eye recently however was the ability to fly on Etihad Airways' First Class with the purchase of any Business Class return tickets to selected destinations - you will have to book between 01 March 2018 and 30 April 2018 for travel between now and 31 December 2018.
Planning to go to Australia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, or North and South America? Enjoy great savings with Emirates' latest special offer where Business Class and Economy Class tickets start from just S$1,899 and S$419 for an all-inclusive return flight. All bookings must be made between 21-31 March 2018 for travel between 28 March 2018 and 31 December 2018.
Enjoy up to 35% off at all participating Hilton properties across Southeast Asia and Australasia for stays that are booked between 13 March 2018 and 19 March 2018 - these promotional rates are valid for stays completed between 18 March 2018 and 31 December 2018.
In case you do not already know, there is going to be a long weekend from 30 March to 01 April coming up - we do not get too many of these this year in Singapore so make sure you treasure them! Have no plans yet? Consider staying at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport over this weekend and save up to 30% off - all reservations have to be made by 10 March 2018 and they are non-refundable rates.
I absolutely love Alaska Airlines - more specifically, I love Mileage Plan miles (since I have never actually flown on AS-metal before). I have written about this promotion a number of times now since Alaska Airlines runs this promotion fairly often but this is a great way to travel in Business Class for very little money. From now until 9 April 2018, purchase Mileage Plan miles and get up to 40% more miles (USD 21.12 per 1,000 block of miles after discount).
If you love the meatballs from IKEA (I do!) and would like to earn a lot of miles pigging out (you do have to buy the frozen ones and heat them up at home though!), you can now earn 30X OCBC$ (12 miles per dollar!) on your OCBC Titanium Rewards Card for all eligible spend made at IKEA Tampines and IKEA Alexandra stores - physical ones only - from 1-11 March 2018.
Now it has been almost six months since I have last written about Mileslife and in case you have forgotten what it is (or you are new to this platform), it is basically a way for you to make payment to a selection of merchants which in-turn earns you more miles - there are no fees involved in using this so it is a win-win situation for both parties! If you do not already have an account, you will have to download the app on your mobile phone (using my referral link gets you 1,000 bonus miles extra!). From 24-28 February 2018, enjoy double miles on all dining transactions made on Mileslife!
IHG Rewards Club has been running a number of Book Direct offers for the last couple of years to offer bonus IHG Rewards Club points for members who book directly - this is to minimise commission paid to OTAs like Expedia. This year, IHG Rewards Club members will once again have the chance to earn up to 70,000 bonus points for simply completing three eligible stays before the end of 31 December 2018 - you get 1,000 bonus points for simply signing-up!
There is finally a worthy promotion for the World of Hyatt program - all eligible members will be able to earn up to 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points per night for eligible night between 15 February 2018 to 15 May 2018 (you will have to checkout before the end of this promotional period.