Double Hilton Honors Points in Asia Pacific with Visa Infinite and Visa Signature Cards

From now until the end of 31 December 2018, earn double Hilton Honors Points for all eligible stays at participating Hilton properties in Asia Pacific that have been booked and consumed during the aforementioned periods. This offer is only valid when you book direct and pay with a Visa Infinite or Visa Signature card only. If your card was issued in Australia, China and Japan, a regular Visa Platinum Card will suffice.

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Fast Track to Hilton Honors Gold with 2 Stays or 4 Nights by 30 June 2018 - Visa Signature Cardholders too?!

Last year there was the opportunity to fast track into Hilton Honors Gold status with just 2 stays or 4 nights for all eligible Visa Infinite Cardholders. It appears that Visa has officially extended this offer to 30 June 2018 and eligible cards now include not only the top-tier Visa Infinite cards but also Visa Signature cards (which is shocking, considering how easy it is to get!). Similar to the previous offer, a Hilton Honors member must complete 2 eligible stays or 4 eligible nights in 90 days upon successful registration - status earned should be valid until March 2020

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Enhanced Benefits (2018) for Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card - More

The Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card comes with a S$588.50 annual fee that cannot be waived but it is one of the cheapest ways to purchase miles by paying for the card's annual fees. While existing cardholders have been given a fairly lackluster renewal offer, new card applicants can benefit from 35,000 miles when they pay for the annual fee - only S$16.81 for 1,000 miles! With the start of the new year, the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card has scaled back some benefits but also started to offer a little more.

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OCBC VOYAGE Card to reduce Dining Earn Rate and increase Base Earn Rate - Should You keep the Card?

The OCBC VOYAGE Card will be reducing the Voyage Miles (VMs) accrual rate on dining spend from 2.3 VMs per dollar to 1.6 VMs per dollar effective 01 January 2018. Cardmembers will however be able to benefit from a boost in the base earn rate - you will soon be able to earn 1.2 VMs (instead of 1.0 VMs) per dollar on all local retail transactions. Transactions charged in foreign currency will continue to earn 2.3 VMs per dollar (in equivalent SGD).

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Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection - Enhanced Benefits for Visa Infinite Cardholders Only!

With a spectrum of Visa credit cards on offer in Singapore, one of the most elusive one at the highest end is the Visa Infinite. Commonly associated with a minimum annual income requirement of S$120,000 or higher (even though there is apparently an unbranded one that you can get in Singapore for just S$80,000), the Visa Infinite credit card is the most exclusive one you can get amongst the trio of Visa Infinite, Visa Platinum and Visa Signature credit cards.

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My Thoughts on the VOYAGE Exchange Concierge - OCBC VOYAGE Card

When I wrote about the OCBC VOYAGE Card last month, I mentioned that cardholders will have access to a dedicated concierge that can assist you in making restaurant reservations, travel itinerary planning and also provide to you a range of other services (so long it is legal!) that cardholders like myself can enjoy. One of the feedback that I have gotten from that article was that the Visa Infinite brand itself has a concierge that cardholders can benefit from - as such, I felt the desperate need to basically compare both the Visa Infinite Concierge and the VOYAGE Exchange (private concierge service for OCBC VOYAGE Card) to find out whether or not the higher annual fee (after factoring in the value of renewal miles) is justified.

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40,000 KrisFlyer Miles for S$588.50 - Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card

Purchasing miles by either paying for a credit card's annual or renewal fee may be a good idea if you are thinking about a Business flight redemption of higher. While I have previously written a summary of credit card renewal miles in Singapore where HSBC's Visa Infinite Card emerged the top, Standard Chartered is currently running an exclusive promotion which gives KrisFlyer members 40,000 miles for simply signing up using this link - you do have to pay the annual fee though! 

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Get Hilton HHonors Gold in 2 Stays (or 4 Nights)

If you have not been able to take advantage of the Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Match last year (and apparently still on-going), you can now earn Hilton HHonors Gold Status which gives you complimentary breakfast (amongst other tangible benefits) with just TWO Stays or FOUR Nights (whichever comes first) when you register using a valid Visa Infinite Credit Card that has been issued in the APMEA Region.

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