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.
All eligible members will be given the opportunity to earn double points on every stay (starting from the second) up to 15,000 bonus points during the promotion period. You will also have a set of personalised offers to earn additional bonus points - this can be quite lucrative and as you can see from my set of offers below, they do not look too bad at all:
Apart from the 15,000 bonus points that I can earn like everyone else, my account was also targeted for an additional 66,400 bonus points during this upcoming promotional period. In case anyone was wondering, I did not actually complete the Accelerate challenges for Q1 (even though I did finish half) as well as Q2. The opportunity to earn 22,400 points from staying at two brands (say an InterContinental and Holiday Inn Express in Singapore) is quite lucrative especially since all the offers can potentially overlap.
Every now and then Hilton Honors surprises everyone with a 50% off flash sale that runs for 72-hours. While it has always been the case to include all participating hotels from Japan, Korean and Guam, Hilton Honors has included selected hotels in Thailand as well as Maldives this time round. In order to take advantage of the maximum discount rate, you will have to be a Hilton Honors member (otherwise it is capped at 40%) and you should definitely sign-up for free if you are not since this enables you to earn valuable Hilton Honors Points! Bookings have to be made by 23 November 2018 for stays through 28 March 2019.
IHG Rewards Club is currently running the Double Points Plus More promotion (similar to the previous Accelerate promotions) which is valid for stays between 16 September 2018 to 16 December 2018. Part of the offer includes the ability to earn double IHG Rewards Club Points (calculated on Base Points) but that was previously capped at 15,000 bonus points for me. Now, IHG Rewards Club has made the earning potential unlimited - you will now earn double IHG Rewards Club Points until 31 December 2018 with no cap!
You know the drill - from now until 30 November 2018, enjoy 30% redemption discount on selection routes across the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network for travel between 01 December 2018 and 31 December 2018 - blackout dates apply. This 30% discount is also applicable to travel to the USA (San Francisco and Los Angeles only) from 01 January 2019 to 31 January 2019.
If you have not jumped on the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan bandwagon yet, it is not too late to do so but I definitely advise doing it as soon as possible since there is no telling when the Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific deal would be pulled out. From now until 21 December 2018 , purchase Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles and get up to 50% more miles - this effectively reduces the cost per 1,000 miles from USD 29.56 (inclusive of tax recovery fee) to USD 19.71.
As if there is a better time to be an American Express cardholder - the promotions are constantly coming in and now the first 15,000 successful registered cards will be able to get S$150 back for spending S$500 at over 480 participating Marriott hotels in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand between now until 31 January 2019! In fact, every eligible cardholder will be able to earn this shocking cashback 10 times so you can essentially spend S$5,000 and get S$1,500 back! If you do not hold an American Express card, do consider applying for The Platinum Card which comes with a shocking annual fee but the perks are seriously impressive - read about my rationalisation here!
Etihad Airways is currently extending up to 10% off selected flights for eligible American Express Cardholders (The Platinum Card members are obviously eligible) until the end of 30 June 2019. This exclusive discount is applicable to selected flights in First, Business and Economy Class for travel until 30 June 2019.
Singapore Airlines unveiled KrisPay a number of months ago - this platform allows KrisFlyer members to convert their KrisFlyer miles into KrisPay miles which they can then use for everyday expenses like petrol, food, gadgets or phone bills just to name a few. New users will be able to earn 500 free KrisPay miles for simply logging in to KrisPay in the month of November 2018 for the first time.
In conjunction with Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena’s first anniversary celebrations, guests can take advantage of an exclusive room rate at just S$111++ for Saturday check-ins in the month of November 2018 - this is only available to the first 33 bookers so make sure you book it now!
AccorHotels will be rewarding all Le Club AccorHotels members with an Asia Pacific Sale that offers up to 50% off room rates as well as the opportunity to win 500,000 Le Club AccorHotels Points (which is equivalent to €10,000!). AccorHotels will be giving away 15 million points altogether and there will be 30 winners under this promotion. Bookings have to be made directly with AccorHotels in order to be eligible.
Thinking about using your World of Hyatt points for a stay but do not have enough? Purchase World of Hyatt points from now until 27 November 2018 to get 40% more - you will have to commit to a minimum of 10,000 points to trigger this offer. Each eligible World of Hyatt account can purchase up to 55,000 points per calendar year and these bonuses tend to max out at 40%.