While refreshing my loyalty programs on AwardWallet (something I use to keep track of my miles and points to make sure they do not expire), I realised that my bonus points from completing my IHG Accelerate 2016 offers have been posted. As I have written previously, my IHG Accelerate offers have changed without any notice and they became a lot easier to complete.
I have basically managed to get 53,200 bonus IHG Rewards Club Points with two Holiday Inn Express stays in Singapore. If you would like to see my full list of offers, click HERE. If you have not already completed your Accelerate Offers, there are only 30 days left to do it so if it's doable, do not miss out on it! Should you be in Singapore, be sure to check how much the IHG Rewards Club points are worth here but generally speaking, not much - you should definitely save them for better properties overseas.
Personally, I have managed to find two really good rates at the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay (S$135++) and the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road (S$145++) on weekends. Therefore, the cost of acquiring these bonus points (which I will put to good use soon) is approximately S$330 Nett - essentially S$6.20 per 1,000 IHG Points. Remember these bonus points are on top of whatever points I am earning with the elite-qualifying spend. Did you know that you can utilise your IHG Rewards Club points for dining vouchers and even airline miles in Singapore?
Golden Circle members are now able to earn double award points whenever they stay, dine or enjoy spa treatments at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel and Hotel Jen before 18 January 2019. In celebration of Golden Circle’s 8th anniversary, members will be able to enjoy double the amount of Golden Circle award points (which is equivalent to at least 20% cashback when used for dining).
Save up to 35% off all participating Hilton Properties in Southeast Asia when you book before 24 September 2018 - eligible stays have to be completed between 22 September 2018 and 30 June 2019. Under the same promotion, you will also be able to enjoy 25% F&B discount for Hilton Honors members at selected F&B outlets of the participating properties during the stay. If you are planning to stay in a property under a luxury brand, you should definitely sign-up for the triple points bonus to get the most bang for your buck.
Eligible customers who have received an SMS from OCBC Bank this evening to play the OCBC Catch Cart game will be able to earn up to 37,500 OCBC$ (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.