As my birthday is around the corner, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have once again sent me a birthday offer. While I have gotten the opportunity to earn triple Golden Circle points last year for dining in any participating restaurant during the stipulated period, I have been targeted with a 5X Golden Circle points offer this year. If you have read about The Table by Golden Circle, you will know that every member (free to sign-up!) will earn 10% back in equivalent points if you choose to redeem them for dining credit. Since I am a Jade member, I will receive 12.5% back in equivalent points. I do believe that the 5X bonus is on base points only and therefore this offer will actually let me earn back 52.5% in points.
This is essentially what the email to me contained - pretty straightforward but I guess it conveys a clear message:
Dear Mr Chua,
We would like to wish you nothing but the best on this joyful occasion. Celebrate with your closest loved ones at any of our participating restaurants* and earn 5 times more GC Awards Points to make the day even more special. This offer is exclusive to you before 31 December 2016.
Upon clicking on the terms and conditions of this offer (you should always read them just in case!), I learnt that the bonus Golden Circle points will only be awarded for the first qualifying spend transaction at any one of the participating restaurants during the offer period. Evidently, I will not be using it at The Line since American Express Platinum Credit Card members get up to 50% off there with the Love Dining program but I have been meaning to return to The Waterfall and this may very well be a good reason to do so.
Golden Circle members are now able to earn double award points whenever they stay, dine or enjoy spa treatments at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel and Hotel Jen before 18 January 2019. In celebration of Golden Circle’s 8th anniversary, members will be able to enjoy double the amount of Golden Circle award points (which is equivalent to at least 20% cashback when used for dining).
Save up to 35% off all participating Hilton Properties in Southeast Asia when you book before 24 September 2018 - eligible stays have to be completed between 22 September 2018 and 30 June 2019. Under the same promotion, you will also be able to enjoy 25% F&B discount for Hilton Honors members at selected F&B outlets of the participating properties during the stay. If you are planning to stay in a property under a luxury brand, you should definitely sign-up for the triple points bonus to get the most bang for your buck.
Eligible customers who have received an SMS from OCBC Bank this evening to play the OCBC Catch Cart game will be able to earn up to 37,500 OCBC$ (worth 15,000 Miles) for being a top-scorer. Eligible customers will be able to play the game and submit their scores from 19 September 2018 to 30 September 2018 - your highest score will be recorded if you submit multiple scores.
After making a booking for an upcoming trip, I noticed that there was an option to register for a brand new MegaBonus offer that is valid for stays between 26 September 2018 and 31 January 2019 at all participating Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton properties. The new MegaBonus offer allows you to earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays (minimum two nights) and 1,000 bonus points per brand, starting with your second brand.
Le Club AccorHotels members will be able to earn up to 6,000 bonus Rewards Points (worth €120) when they stay at any one of the participating hotels between 18 September 2018 and 14 January 2019 - booking has to be made by 07 October 2018.
In conjunction with her tenth anniversary celebrations, The St. Regis Singapore has just introduced an exquisite stay experience in partnership with Bentley Singapore. Available for stays between 10 September 2018 and 30 November 2018 only, guests who book A Luxurious Journey with Bentley will be able to enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler Service in the comfort of their own suite alongside a range of other benefits like a two-way Bentley transfer in Singapore.
Cardholders of locally-issued Citi Credit Cards or Citibank Read Credit will be able enjoy up to 15% off flights on Garuda Indonesia for travel until 31 March 2019 - booking has to be made now until 31 December 2018. Discounts are applicable for First Class, Business Class and Economy Class one-way or roundtrip originating from Singapore to all destinations within Garuda Indonesia network (excluding Middle East as well as codeshare flights).
This will probably only benefit the ladies but all cardholders of the Citi Rewards Visa Signature and Citi Rewards WORLD MasterCard will be able to earn 20X Rewards (equivalent to 8 miles) per dollar on all retail purchases made at Love, Bonito online store as well as the flagship store at 313@Somerset from now until the end of 30 September 2018.
OCBC has rolled out a number of changes in recent months - for starters, the concierge service for VOYAGE Card members has now been replaced by TEN Concierge and there were a number of revisions to the OCBC 365 credit card (making it a better cashback card potentially). While it is no longer possible to earn up to 4 miles per dollar with the OCBC Titanium Rewards card, you can now earn 5% cash rebate on all transactions when you pay with any OCBC Card on Apple Pay.
IHG Rewards Club is back with a Double Points Plus More promotion for all eligible members with stays between 16 September 2018 to 16 December 2018. Similar to previous Accelerate promotions, members are required to complete a certain set of tasks (that are supposedly tailored to you based on your stay history) to unlock bonus points.