The OCBC VOYAGE Card has introduced some changes at the start of the year and despite lowering the earn rate on dining expenses from 2.3 VOYAGE Miles (VMs) to 1.6 VMs per dollar, it is still a really good card to have since it gives you unlimited access to plaza premium lounges (+1 guest) and it also comes with a great VOYAGE Exchange concierge service that you can take advantage of. What caught my eye recently however was the ability to fly on Etihad Airways' First Class with the purchase of any Business Class return tickets to selected destinations - you will have to book between 01 March 2018 and 30 April 2018 for travel between now and 31 December 2018.
This is not the first time that OCBC is offering such privileges and some of you who applied for the card when it first launched might remember a similar promotion sometime around September to November of 2016. These promotional return tickets must originate from Singapore and the complimentary upgrade from Business Class to First Class will only apply to the following destinations - the prices listed here may fluctuate slightly due to currency fluctuation and market fare changes:
- Abu Dhabi / Dubai S$3,418
- Paris S$4,538
- Milan S$4,778
- London S$4,878
- Munich S$5,048
- New York S$6,258
- Washington S$6,378
- Los Angeles S$6,648
Now the Business Class product on Etihad Airways does not seem bad at all but offering a complimentary upgrade to First Class (First Apartment if you are flying on an A380!) is truly impressive. Do note that the payment must be made with the VOYAGE Credit Card and this includes Bank of Singapore VOYAGE Card, Premier VOYAGE Card and the OCBC VOYAGE Card.
Hilton Honors is now running a 50% off Flash Sale for eligible stays in Japan, South Korea and Guam for stays through 30 September 2019 - you will have to book by 24 May 2019 to lock in these jaw-dropping rates! These rates typically extend to all room types and sometimes it may be cheaper to book a Suite or an Executive Room (in the event that the discount rate has been fully allocated for lead-in room categories) so make sure you check it before booking.
Signing-up for a Citibank credit card has never gotten more rewarding - the first 15 applicants from 21-24 May 2019 each day (this includes existing Citibank customers!) will receive S$500 cash on top of the usual bank welcome offers. Make sure you mark your calendar for 9am from 21-24 May 2019 to have a greater chance at snagging up that $500 cash!
Enjoy up to 40% discount across all participating AccorHotels properties (and get free breakfast while you are at it) when you book before the end of 24 May 2019. If you are based in Asia-Pacific, this amazing promotion is valid for stays between 12 July 2019 and 11 July 2020. If you do not have an Accor Plus membership (and I highly recommend for you to purchase one), you will be to enjoy a discount of up to 30% off for simply being a Le Club AccorHotels member (free to sign-up!).
The time to indulge and be rewarded is here - Hilton Honors members will now be able to earn 5,000 Hilton Honors bonus points when they stay at least two nights at any participating Waldorf Astoria or Conrad hotels & resorts until 31 December 2020 (yes that’s the end of next year!). If you have been thinking about a long weekend staycation, there is no better time than to do it right now.
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - you can now purchase a S$10 Grab Code (yes, a promo code that will give you S$10 off your next Grab ride) for only S$5 if you are new to Fuzzie - all you have to do is to enter 'mark9132' to get S$5 instantly (you will be able to use this on your first order). Additionally, you will also be able to get 31% cashback on this transaction - that's S$3.10 - so you are effectively paying only S$1.90 for a S$10 Grab Code (81% off)!
The school holidays in June are coming right up so if you are a working parent and you would like to go somewhere with your children next month, it is worthwhile to check out the latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes. Enjoy 30% savings on the number of required KrisFlyer miles to a wide selection of destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network - simply redeem online between now and 31 May 2019 for travel from 01 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 inclusive.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the opportunity to earn some extra cash and vouchers from SingSaver's Battle of Cards campaign. Now, SingSaver has opened up all three battles (Travel, Cash Back and Rewards) on the Battle of Cards campaign so you can start earning those additional voucher and cash rewards until 09 June 2019. If you are afraid of missing out, SingSaver offers the same rewards that banks give but on top of that, they typically add-on a little cash or voucher incentive. You can also earn up to S$150 cash plus a chance to win 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles when you participate in this campaign!
Get more IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG hotels around the world between now and 31 August 2019 - all you have to do is to sign-in to your account and see what your tailored offers are. Now IHG has been running these Accelerate offers for a couple of years now and sometimes they are extremely easy to complete - there is usually a grand bonus if you manage to complete all the tasks that you have been targeted for.
SingSaver is currently running a Battle of Cards campaign and it spans across three categories and periods. Each 'battle' (in the field of Travel, Cashback and Rewards) comes with four credit cards that you can choose from and most of these credit cards come with a SingSaver exclusive gift (this means to say that you will not get this bonus if you apply for the card elsewhere). From now until 12 May 2019, apply for at least one of the cards in the travel battle to stand a chance to win S$50 (if you pick the most popular credit card) and 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles (grand prize).
Hilton Honors members will be able to earn double Hilton Honors points (from their second stay) between 06 May 2019 and 08 September 2019 - registration for this offer is required and is open at the time of writing. It is always a good idea to register for these promotions even if you do not have any confirmed stays in the pipeline. Additionally, Hilton Honors members will also be able to earn up to an additional 20,000 bonus points upon completing 20 stays during the promotional period.