There is currently a limited-time offer for purchasing Mileage Plan (Alaska Airlines) Miles. For the first 2,500 members only, you can purchase 10,000 miles and get 4,000 bonus miles (total of 14,000 miles) for just US$295.63 (approx. S$412).
Remember you can easily make use of Mileage Plan miles from Alaska Airlines to fly on Japan Airlines' Business Class for just 25,000 miles - you can travel up to two segments with a stopover in Japan. This is a great opportunity to top up your Mileage Plan account but unfortunately the offer is extremely time-sensitive so make sure you act fast to take advantage of it!
The points post immediately to your Mileage Plan account after payment and if you are based in Singapore, be sure to charge it to either your HSBC Advance Visa Platinum Credit Card or your DBS Woman's World MasterCard for 4 miles per dollar - you can earn at least 1,600 miles from this transaction!
If you do not have any plans for June 2018 yet and you are thinking about going somewhere, check out Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes to save 30% off required KrisFlyer Miles to and from selected destinations! Thinking about trying one of the new A380 products? Flying from Singapore to Hong Kong in Business Class will just set you back 19,250 KrisFlyer Miles (instead of 27,500) each way!
OCBC Bank is currently running a limited time promotion with Emirates to offer 20X Rewards (equivalent to 8 miles per SGD) on all eligible flights booked via this specific landing page. This promotion is capped at S$1,000 (meaning to say you can only earn up to 8,000 bonus miles) and you will have to book it between 15-21 May 2018. Additionally, eligible OCBC Cardholders will also be able to enjoy up to 12% off on Flex and Flex Plus (10% off Saver) Economy Class fares.
KrisFlyer vRooms now allows KrisFlyer members to use their valuable miles on hotel stays and car rentals but the bottom line is this - save your miles for those Business Class and First Class flights instead. Now I have no expertise in car rentals but I dare say that I have had my fair share of hotel stays over the years.
My favourite frequent flyer program right now has got to be Alaska Airlines's Mileage Plan (even though I have not actually flown a single mile on Alaska Airlines before). The reason is very simple - the miles are simply worth a lot more and crediting the same revenue Business Class flights give me a whole lot more value. You might remember that these miles are also incredibly useful for traveling on Japan Airlines in Business Class and what a lot of people do not realise is that you are actually able to cancel your award tickets up to 60 days prior to departure but this is going to change on 5 June 2018.
Mark your calendar because Mileslife is offering a fantastic 5X miles promotion over the next four days (14-17 May 2018). All eligible transactions made on the app (excluding Mileslife credit top-ups and the purchase of gift cards) will earn you 5X more miles - bonus miles are capped at 2,000 miles per day. This means to say that if a restaurant typically gives you 3 miles per dollar, you are looking at a whooping 15 miles per dollar next four days!
Limited to the first 2,500 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members only, purchase 10,000 miles and get 40% more! This essentially creates the opportunity to purchase 14,000 miles at USD 295.63 (after the tax recovery fee has been included) which is great for topping up your account for redemptions in the event you need them.
Scoot has finally teamed up with KrisFlyer to allow all members to earn and redeem KrisFlyer miles on all eligible Scoot flights. Depending on the itinerary of your flight, mileage accrual could be in the form of actual dollar spend or based on fare class and distance travelled. Redeeming KrisFlyer miles on Scoot is only possible via Miles and Cash payment or via Scoot Vouchers (which will be made available until 25 May 2018 only).
The long wait is finally over - you can now add all your eligible Citibank credit cards to your Apple devices and you will earn up to 20X Rewards (that's 8 miles per dollar!) on all Apple Pay purchases made between 26 April 2018 and 31 July 2018. According to the terms and conditions posted on the site, there is no mention on the maximum number of bonus points that you can earn through this limited-time promotion so it is definitely a good idea to add it to your wallet and start raking up those miles!
Citibank PremierMiles cardholders can now earn up to 9 miles per dollar on all eligible spend made on Agoda from now until the end of 15 May 2018 - this is valid for stays up to 31 July 2018. Eligible cardholders will be able to earn an additional seven Citi Miles per SGD on top of the base spend - you can get up to 2 Citi Miles per SGD for foreign transactions.
All Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members now have the opportunity (probably the last one before the merger of the SPG and Marriott Rewards program happen) to purchase Starpoints at 35% off from now until 31 May 2018. Do remember that you are only allowed to purchase up to 30,000 Starpoints per calendar year and in the event that you do not use them before August 2018, these will be converted into Marriott Rewards points at the end of the period.