Everyone should hold a DBS Woman's World MasterCard - that's right, even guys! DBS has revealed new terms and conditions for the ever-popular credit card and before we get too worried about losing 10X points on online purchases (even in very grey areas), let's have a look at the new T&Cs document.
Thankfully, the DBS Woman's World MasterCard WILL STILL give you 10X DBS Points for every S$5 online retail spend (up to S$2,000 each month). The only exception is that DBS has included a list of exclusion now:
- Payments made via telephone or mail order
- Payments to government institutions
- Payments to financial institutions (including banks and brokerages)
- Payments to insurance companies
- Utility bill payments
- Payment of funds to prepaid accounts and merchants who are categorized as “payment service providers”
- Payments to schools, hospitals, professional service providers and payment for parking lots
- Payments made via AXS and SAM online/ibanking bill payment transactions, EZ-Reload (Auto Top-Up) transactions and eNets transactions
- Any other transactions determined by DBS from time to time
While it used to be common knowledge that the DBS Woman's World MasterCard can be used to top up prepaid cards like the Imagine Card or FEVO card, this benefit has now been cancelled with the amendment of T&Cs.
American Express has been pushing out a pretty attractive Referral Programme for most of its credit cards - you can now get 7,500 additional KrisFlyer Miles with the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card through this programme if you sign-up using my unique referral link. If you did not hold any Singapore Airlines credit cards previously, you can easily earn 12,500 KrisFlyer Miles by spending just S$50 in the first 3 months upon card approval.
A number of changes to the InterContinental Ambassador membership have gone live and it has gotten significantly more expensive (in terms of IHG Rewards Club Points at least) over the years to renew. I am now once again faced with the situation of potentially renewing my membership - the two options that I have on the table are either to pay US$200 or 40,000 IHG Rewards Club Points.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is resolved to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality for the next generation of St. Regis hotels globally. This landmark opening in Hong Kong is scheduled for April 2019 and it will reflect of vision of St. Regis through the eyes of world-famous interior designer, André Fu. The property is located in the Wan Chai district, one of Hong Kong's busiest commercial districts, and it blends architectural creativity, cultural diversity and timeless elegance.
American Express runs a number of attractive promotions from time to time and it requires cardholders to save these offers to their credit cards. American Express Singapore Airlines Credit Card holders can now earn 4 bonus KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spent on Scoot ticket purchases for flights departing from Singapore at flyscoot.com from 19 March 2019 to 18 June 2019. As always, this offer is limited to successfully registered cards only so make sure you log-in to your American Express app to save it now!
Chope has a refreshed loyalty program that allows their top-tier members to earn at least 175 Chope-Dollars with each fulfilled reservation. Chope also runs various promotions throughout each month that allows you to earn 400 additional Chope-Dollars at a handful of restaurants. As you may remember, 1,000 Chope-Dollars is worth approximately S$30 and you can easily redeem them for a cash voucher that you can use at selected restaurants. The base way to redeem your Chope-Dollars for maximum value however is to first redeem a Chope Deals Voucher before using it to offset voucher purchases.
Last week, I wrote about the opportunity to earn an additional 20,000 Membership Rewards (MR) Points on top of the spend bonus (applicable to all new American Express Platinum Card members) of 75,000 MR Points when you use my unique referral link. American Express has now changed this offer to 40,000 bonus MR points (equivalent to at least 25,000 miles) for spending S$5,000 within the first 3 months of card approval.
Singapore Airlines and wellness brand COMO Shambhala (which forms part of the COMO Group) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a wide-ranging partnership aimed at enhancing the customer experience for travellers. This partnership will see the award-winning wellness cuisine to be introduced on selected Singapore Airlines flights in the second half of this year.
In view of prioritising simplicity, inclusivity, value, immediacy and access for guests, Millennium Hotels and Resorts implemented a brand new single-tier loyalty membership with the refreshed My Millennium Guest Reward Programme. This newly-revamped programme aims to simplify the way members earn and burn points with stay enhancements or lifestyle rewards by allowing them to choose the benefits which are most important to them.
The premier bar and lounge at the luxurious Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 1864, has just launched its initial series of craft beers. Created in collaboration with local brew house, Trouble Brewing, the Crocodile Sunset Summer Ale, Banana Sunday Session IPA and Tropicana Botanical Pilsner have drawn inspiration from works by artist-in-residence Arianna Caroli which complements the hotel’s botanical theme.
The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has recently re-opened their flagship restaurant, One-Ninety. The newly-transformed and revamp space now features a botanical-inspired ambience as well as wholesome Provençal cuisine enlivened by an Asian twist. The latest dining destination along Singapore's most famous shopping strip has design elements that is prevalent in its refurbished rooms and suites (check out my review of the Four Seasons Executive Suite!).