While most of us elite status-chasers do not use Expedia much (since it does not earn you elite-qualifying nights which contribute towards elite status each year), it can sometimes make sense to consider using Expedia when you are planning to stay in a property that does not belong to a greater loyalty program or one that you have no interest in. What a lot of people do not realise is that most banks in Singapore offer a discount code for hotel reservations made via a specific landing page. At the time of writing, Citibank offers the most generous discount of 15% off all participating properties where the 'Expedia Rate' is available - there is also only a one-night minimum stay for this promo code.
As you can see from the table below, most of the banks in Singapore offer a 10% discount code on hotel bookings made on Expedia and they are pretty much available all year round. OCBC, UOB as well as POSB/DBS probably has the most stingy discount policy since they require a two-night minimum stay but in the case of DBS, you could potentially be better off if you stack it with the DBS Woman's World Mastercard which gives you 4 miles per dollar (assuming the total price is lower than S$2,000 and you are indeed staying at least two nights).
|Bank||Discount||Booking Period||Stay Period||Minimum Nights||Landing Page
|Citibank||15%||28 February 2018||30 August 2018||1 Night||Citibank||CITIEXPHOL15|
|Maybank||10%||31 December 2018||31 March 2019||1 Night||Maybank||MAYBANKHOL|
|Standard Chartered||10%||31 December 2018||31 March 2019||1 Night||Standard Chartered||SCBEXPHOTEL|
|OCBC||10%||31 January 2019||30 April 2019||2 Nights||OCBC||OCBC10HOL|
|UOB||10%||31 March 2019||30 June 2019||2 Nights||UOB||UOBEXPSG17|
|POSB/DBS||10%||31 January 2019||30 April 2019||2 Nights||POSB/DBS||DBS10EXP|
Hotel reservations have to made using specific landing pages above (each bank has a different landing page so make sure you take note!) but it is worth noting that it may be possible to stack the promotions above with ShopBack which you can sometimes get up to 11% cashback on hotel reservations made via Expedia (you do have to click through ShopBack and I have covered this on multiple occasions) if you can somehow enter the valid promo code in the checkout page.