All posts tagged: Promo

Alaska Air Mileage Plan offering 30% on miles purchases

This is even better than a 40% bonus. Alaska Air is now doing a flash sale from now until 1 July 2019 2.59pm (30 June 2019, 11.59pm PST). Unlike previous sales where they offer 40% bonus miles (sometimes up to 50%), Alaska Air is now offering a 30% straight up discount off the purchase price. Offer type Effective discount 40% bonus miles 28.6% 50% bonus miles 33.3% 30% discount 30% So if you look at the table above, you will see that a 30% discount is slightly higher than a 40% bonus, so this is a good middle ground between a 40 to 50% bonus offer. There is a minimum number of miles you have to purchase before you enjoy the discount, and apparently this minimum differs from person to person. You will have to log into your account to see what you are targeted with. Personally I’ve been targeted with the offer provided I buy a minimum of 20,000 miles. What are they good for? For the uninitiated, Alaska Air has amassed quite a …

Qantas running mid-year sale from now until 26 June 2019, return fares from S$424

Qantas is currently running a special mid-year sale with a twist. For the first time, it is also offering its email subscribers an additional discount on top of the sale prices. The sale will end 26 June 2019, 11.59 pm. All fare classes are on sale, and sale fares start as below: Destination Return fare from (S$) Economy PremiumEconomy Business First Sydney 557 1431 2952 8123 Melbourne 555 1432 2952 6481 Brisbane 529 1685* 2952 8410* Perth 424 N.A. 2001 N.A. London 1070 2954 5537 11584 *Via Melbourne or Sydney; domestic class of service will be in Economy (for Premium Economy fares) or Business (for First class fares) On top of Australia and London, there are also sale fares available to New Zealand. Of which, what’s notably attractive are fares to Wellington with return fares starting from $664. Note that Qantas do add on surcharges for travel on weekends (typically Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) so fares may vary a little, depending on when you intend to fly. If you are looking at ExpertFlyer.com for fare …

UOB runs targeted promotion for PRVI Miles cardholders – buy miles at 1.8 cents a piece

UOB has launched PRVI Pay for a while now, and most recently raised the processing fee to 2.1% in March 2019. Limited time offer: 1.8% processing fee Earlier this week, I received a physical mailer from UOB, offering a promotional rate of 1.8% processing fee to use the PRVI Pay facility. This effectively means that you are paying 1.8 cents per mile, which can translate to a $30 savings for every 10,000 miles bought. Note that the amount that you’ll like to apply for is up to your credit limit with UOB. To apply, you will need to fill up the physical form and mail it back the old-school way. Once approved, the money will be in the bank account that you designate, and the amount plus the processing fee will be debited from your credit card account. Note that there is no installment option, you will have to make full payment on the amount requested by your next statement. I’m not sure if all cardholders have received the mailer, or like they claim, a …

Convert your Grab reward points to Krisflyer miles at 50% discount now

700 Grab points for 160 miles from now until 30 June 2019 Grab is currently running the Grab Singapore Sale now, with an array of offers and discounts between 24 May and 31 July 2019. One promotion is a 50% discount on the number of reward points you need to redeem for Krisflyer miles. Between 1 and 30 June 2019, you can use only 700 Grab reward points to redeem for 160 Krisflyer miles. You can redeem as many miles as you want. Is it worth it? In short: yes. Grab points are usually best used for discount vouchers on Grab rides. Usually, you will need 1,900 points for a $5 voucher, and that gives a 0.26 cents valuation to each Grab point. Krisflyer miles are valued at about 2 cents a piece, so using 1,400 points for 160 miles will mean forgoing $3.68 (worth of Grab credits) for 160 miles, or 2.3 cents a mile. This is higher than what you should be paying for. However, at half price, the cost now goes down …

Qantas is offering a free lounge pass if you are between 18-35 years old

One time complimentary pass given if you book a Qantas international economy class ticket, but lounge pass can only be used in Australia Qantas is running a very interesting promotion, offering a free lounge pass for its frequent flyer members aged between 18 to 35 years old when they book and fly with Qantas. To qualify for the promotion, you must: Have a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer membership (free to sign up) Register for the promotion here Book a Qantas-marketed, Qantas-operated flight by 31 Aug 2019 Travel between 1 June 2019 and 29 February 2020 You must book at least seven days prior to travel, and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer number in your booking. The fine print The terms and conditions are not very well written, but it seems like this offer is promoted and targeted to Australian-based members. From the FAQs, you will not be able to access international lounges (such as the one in Singapore, Hong Kong or London). Needless to say, this promotion will be useless to you if you are …