Everyone knows I'm always up for a great deal. I truly believe in traveling well but it is also important to make every cent count - this is why 95% of my daily transactions are made cashless via credit card (in one way or another). I have written on ShopBack on multiple occassions and if you still do not have an account, click here to get a free S$5 credit to start you off. Remember if you book your hotel stays via ShopBack, you will still earn your eligible room nights/points as always and on top of that, you will also be earning additional cashback! If you have a Citibank credit card and you are thinking of making a travel purchase (e.g.rooms/flights) soon, read on to find out how you can truly take advantage of this rare opportunity.
For three more days (inclusive of today) only, spend S$999 on your Citibank credit card at one the participating merchants and you will receive a S$50 gift card from a merchant of your choice - find out more HERE! To make the calculations a lot cleaner, let's assume you are going to spend S$1,000 on Expedia Singapore.
Expedia on ShopBack is offering up to 8% cashback on eligible bookings. Remember it is highly likely that you will receive 6 miles per dollar spent on Expedia if you pay using your Citi PremierMiles Credit Card (assuming you have registered for the promotion). Therefore, spending S$1,000 on Expedia hotel reservations via ShopBack on the aforementioned credit card should net you the following:
Assuming you have an Expedia+ account (which is free to sign-up), you will also earn 25 points for every S$15 spent on eligible hotel bookings. S$1,000 spend should earn you approximately 1,665 Expedia+ Rewards Points - this is worth roughly S$16.65.
It is easy to stack promotions and in this case, spending S$1,000 on Expedia can potentially get you 6,000 Miles and S$146.65 in cashback. I value 1,000 KrisFlyer Miles at approximately S$20-50 (actually higher if you redeem on premium cabins) so S$1,000 is really getting you a lot of value.