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Citi Prestige Staycation offers

With international travel almost impossible right now, hotels and banks are coming together to put together enticing staycation deals for you to have a semblance of a vacation without your passport. Citi Prestige has updated its staycation offers for cardmembers, offering a complimentary second night stay at three hotels. Two of the hotels, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and The Fullerton Hotel, were already on offer earlier in July, while the latest deal included St Regis. Details of the offers below: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, S$350 net Deluxe Room for 2 nights Daily breakfast for up to two adults and 2 children (below 12 years old) or three adults Complimentary S$100 net dining credit per room per stay Early check-in at 11am and late check-out till 2pm (subject to availability) Complimentary parking Marriott has imposed a blackout date of 25 to 31 December, so the rate will not apply during that period. To book this offer, you will have to call the hotel (6831 4555) or drop them an email. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, …

Get bonus miles when you use Citi PayAll

Citibank running a PayAll promotion targeted at Citi Prestige cardholders, earn 1.6 mpd if you spend at least $15,000 through PayAll Citibank is running yet another promotion, this time targeted at Citi Prestige cardholders through their PayAll facility. To recap, Citi PayAll is a payment facility to payees who traditionally don’t accept credit card payments (such as private landlords, education institutions, income tax, etc). Citi charges a 2% fee for PayAll payments, so that effectively means that you are paying 2 cents per 1.3 miles (i.e. 1.54 cent per mile) earned on your Citi Prestige card. The promotion mechanism From 24 Feb to 31 Mar 2020, Citi Prestige cardholders can earn up to 11,000 additional miles on top of the usual 1.3 mpd when using the Citi PayAll facility.  There are simply two tiers: Spend $15,000, get an additional 4,500 miles, or Spend $30,000, get an additional 11,000 miles. Note that there’s a 2% fee on the PayAll facility, so to clock $15,000 or $30,000 spend, there will be a $300 or $600 fee respectively. The additional miles lowers to cost …

Citi launches new Lazada co-branded credit card

Surprise surprise, banks think that co-branded credit cards are actually still… in? It’s probably about a decade (or two?) ago where such joint cards are extremely popular. M1, Robinsons, and even SingPost, all have a credit card. Having said that, the trend has been dying for a while now. The hottest co-branded card that came out was probably the UOB-Krisflyer card last year, and for good reasons, given that the miles gathering community have grown tremendously in just the last two years. Now, back to the Citi Lazada card. The basics Income requirement: S$30,000 p.a. for Singapore citizens and PRs, S$42,000 for foreigners Annual fee: S$192.60 for principal cardmembers, waived for the first year; S$96.30 for supplementary cards, waived for the first year Annual fee gift:  3 x $50 Lazada vouchers for new-to-Citibank customers (with a lot of conditions) Free LiveUp 1-year membership (worth $59.90). Earn rates: 0.4 mile per dollar spent (mpd) locally & overseas Special earn rates: 4.8 mpd for Lazada transactions (until 29 Feb 20, 4.0 mpd thereafter) 2 mpd on dining, travel, entertainment, commuting …

Citibank introduces more payment categories for PayAll

Now you can also ‘buy’ miles at 1.5 to 2 cents per mile for payments for taxes, condo management fees and utility bills The PayAll service has been an excellent solution in plugging the gap in the miles game and now it has gotten even better with the introduction of more categories. Remember, PayAll can only be accessed through the Citibank mobile app, so be sure to download the app first (from Apple Store or Google Play Store). New categories When PayAll was first introduced earlier this year, Citibank only limited the payments to education and rent payments, although I’m still skeptical as to how they would enforce it. In this recent development, Citibank has now expanded the list of payments to include tax payments to IRAS, condo management fees and electricity bills. Unlike the first rollout of payments for rent and education, there is a fixed list of payees this time round. You will need to specify the MCST that you are paying to, for instance. Recap: Cost per mile Here’s the cost per …

Citibank updates Citi Rewards card earn rates to 4 miles per dollar spent on all online transactions

Travel spend and mobile wallet top-ups are excluded though. The Citi Rewards card has been a staple in my wallet for a while now given that it was a leading card in the market for some time: it offered 10x ThankYou Points, or 4 miles, per dollar spent when you shopped anywhere selling shoes, bags or clothes. This made the card almost an indispensible one, given that there’s always bound to be times that you will be buying clothes or bags for yourself, or as gifts, either locally or overseas. Also, Citibank has the widest range of partners: you can transfer your ThankYou points into programmes such as Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus and even Etihad Guest programmes. Updates to the card Citibank today announced that the 10x rewards, or 4 miles per dollar spent will now be extended to all online spend as well, excluding travel-related spend and topping up of mobile wallets. What it means is that your lifestyle spend, such as booking of movie tickets online, will now be eligible for more …