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British Airways running 50% off award redemptions, but should you try?

50% of the usual Avios required across all classes for all trips above 2,000 miles, for travel up to 30 Jun 2021 British Airways is now running a promotion, offering 50% off the usual number of Avios required for redemptions across all cabin classes for all trips over 2,000 miles. This is a global offer running from now until 13 Oct 2020. British Airways ran a similar promotion around the same time last year, but only for economy and premium economy cabins. A much smaller discount of 10% was offered for business and first class redemptions. The offer As part of the airline’s Avios redemption sale, you will enjoy 50% off the usual Avios required for any award redemption across all classes: economy, premium economy, business and first class. Note that the offer is only valid for BA-operated flights, codeshare and oneworld services will retain their original number of Avios required for redemption. Bookings must be for journeys longer than 2,000 miles and travel must commence on or before 31 Jun 2021. Both one-way journeys and …

Alaska Mileage Plan offers highest ever 60% bonus on miles purchases

Targeted bonus available to some members only. In the midst of a world pandemic, airlines are desperately trying to conserve cash burn as they receive practically near-zero revenue given the halting of international travel. Alaska Air has turned to its usual tactic to raise some money, by ‘selling’ future travel in the form of miles. This time, Alaska Air is offering up to 60% bonus miles, a never-seen-before offer. Note that Alaska Air is currently selling these miles tax-free, so this brings the per-mile cost down to 1.72 US cents. The offer Alaska Air has targeted some members with the whopping 60% bonus. This is not a straight-off bonus, but tiered according to how much you buy: Buy 10,000-19,000 miles: 20% bonus (i.e. 2.29 US cents/mile) Buy 20,000-39,000 miles: 40% bonus (i.e. 1.96 US cents/mile) Buy 40,000 miles and above: 60% bonus (i.e. 1.72 US cents/mile) This is a targeted offer, so that means that your offer may differ from other people. As far as articles have suggested, there are two offers: one for 60% …

Earn up to 2 Accor rewards points per S$1 spent at Accor restaurants until 4 May

1 point per S$1 spent via delivery; double the points if you buy directly from the restaurant and pick up yourself. Accor is offering bonus points for all takeaway and delivery orders from its restaurants during Singapore’s ‘circuit breaker’ month between 7 Apr and 4 May. The offer Accor will award 1 point per S$1 spent via delivery service partners (i.e. Deliveroo, GrabFood & Food Panda), or 2 points per S$1 spent if you order directly from the restaurant and pick it up yourself. Given that the normal earn rate is 1 point per EUR1 (which translates to 0.65 points per S$1), this translates to a roughly 50% or 200% bonus points respectively. Note that there’s a minimum spend of S$10 per receipt, not that it matters because I’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone spending under that amount if you were to order from a hotel’s restaurant anyway. How to register for the promotion Unfortunately the promotion is a little backwards in terms of mechanism – first you collect all the receipts, then you slowly …

Get 40,000 miles when you sign up for Standard Chartered Bank X Card

No minimum spend required, but you will need to fork out $695.50 for the annual fee (1.7 cents per mile) SingSaver is currently running a sign-up promotion for SCB’s X Card, offering 40,000 miles as a sign-up gift if you pay the $695.50 annual fee, up from the usual 30,000 miles. This offer effectively lowers the 2.3 cents per mile you would normal pay for to 1.74 cents per mile. How to apply The promotion mechanics are pretty straightforward: simply apply through SingSaver’s website. The bonus miles will be credited to your account directly, there is no need to fill up a separate redemption form. The 40,000 miles will be transferred in the form of 100,000 360° Rewards Points that you can use on 11 different partners (see below). Note that the annual fee is $695.50 cannot be waived. An overview of the card: Income requirement: S$80,000 p.a. (or $30,000 p.a. for Priority Banking customers) Annual fee: S$695.50 for principal cardmembers, S$107 for supplementary cards Annual fee gift: 30,000 miles (in the form of 75,000 reward points) Earn …

72 hours only: IHG refundable flash sale for Southeast Asia & Korea

Book offer room rates with confidence at up to 50% off, until 15 Mar In the midst of plummeting hotel occupancies, IHG has decided to launch a flash sale to pick up whatever revenue that’s left on the market. The promotion is a very short one, which started from 13 Mar and will end 15 Mar. The reservations must be for stays between 14 Mar and 20 Apr (both dates inclusive), and bookings must be made a least a day in advance. To be able to book the offers, you must be a IHG Rewards Club member, which you can sign up here. After signing up you can access the sale offer here. Some good offers Intercontinental Singapore is offering Club rooms at only S$204 nett per night for two people. Enjoy afternoon tea, evening cocktails and breakfast at only about $100 per person per night. Regent Hotel Singapore is offering its premium executive room at S$238++, a significant discount from the usual over $400 rates. Club rooms go for S$273++, which includes access to …