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.