Best CX credit card ?

Old Feb 8, 10, 12:13 pm
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Sorry to join this thread with an OT question. Is there a Hong Kong cc that can be used to get miles in other FFP programs than Asiamiles? or in addtion to asiamiles?
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Old Feb 8, 10, 12:54 pm
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Don't know if this info is any use to anyone here but AMEX in Taiwan offers a much better deal on Asia Miles.

With a spend of HK$97k or more per year the conversion is effectively HK$4.8 per mile (TW$25 = 1 mile + 20% bonus with TW$400k spend). No cap on miles whatsoever.
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Old Feb 8, 10, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
Sorry to join this thread with an OT question. Is there a Hong Kong cc that can be used to get miles in other FFP programs than Asiamiles? or in addtion to asiamiles?
Amex membership rewards has some other programs linked. There is a BA card from dah sing I think. Just go on some hkbanks websites for details.
I think hsbc also has some other programs linked.
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Old Feb 8, 10, 8:12 pm
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The CitiPremierMiles can transfer into AsiaMiles, KrisFlyer, Royal Orchid or WorldPerks.
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Old Feb 11, 10, 4:23 pm
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I was once told that some credit card companies don't give miles on internet purchases. Does anyone know if this is the case with the SCB, DBS Black, or Citi Prem Miles ??
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Old Feb 11, 10, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jetsetter1k View Post
I was once told that some credit card companies don't give miles on internet purchases. Does anyone know if this is the case with the SCB, DBS Black, or Citi Prem Miles ??
Nope, it is not true.

I paid over 10K USD over the Internet for various stuff : Amazon US / Amazon JP / Server Rental and never have problem getting the points / miles I expected (aka on USD I got the foreign transaction bonus miles)

And Yes, they are on SCB / DBS Black / Citi Prem Miles

However note that as I don't have a payment stub, I cannot register the "bonus program" these cards offer from time to time
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Old Feb 13, 10, 10:52 pm
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Is there a CX Credit Card for folks residing in India?

Why isnt CX targeting this segment?
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Old Feb 18, 10, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ny911 View Post
After the doubleup promotion from SCB, is best CX credit card combination the following? (excluding AMEX Centurion)

Local Spending: DBS AMEX
Local Dining: DBS Plat
Local Spending (not accepting AMEX):Citi Premiermiles (no charge)/SCB Visa Infinite (with charge)

Overseas Spending: SCB AMEX
Overseas Spending (not accept AMEX): Citi Premiermiles/DBS Plat (in China/Macau)
I wonder if replacing the DBS Plat dining (3X on 12 pts per mile - effectively $4/1 mile) with Mevas Bank Plat (5X on 12 pts per mile - effectively $2.4/1 mile http://www.mevas.com/public/x/c/cc_5x_rewards_e.html ) a good idea?

Some caveats to the Mevas 5x - applicable to 31 Dec 10 only, hotel dining not counted and 5X only applicable to first $6,250 of dining spending/month (25,000 pts excluding basic 1X). So I'll keep the DBS Plat for hotels, and keep tabs on my spending (my average dining spending is $3,800).

Also the Asia Miles 12 pts/1 mile conversion offer is good to 31 Dec 10 whereas the last 5X payout is in Feb 11 - may have timing difference.
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Old Feb 18, 10, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
I wonder if replacing the DBS Plat dining (3X on 12 pts per mile - effectively $4/1 mile) with Mevas Bank Plat (5X on 12 pts per mile - effectively $2.4/1 mile http://www.mevas.com/public/x/c/cc_5x_rewards_e.html ) a good idea?

Some caveats to the Mevas 5x - applicable to 31 Dec 10 only, hotel dining not counted and 5X only applicable to first $6,250 of dining spending/month (25,000 pts excluding basic 1X). So I'll keep the DBS Plat for hotels, and keep tabs on my spending (my average dining spending is $3,800).

Also the Asia Miles 12 pts/1 mile conversion offer is good to 31 Dec 10 whereas the last 5X payout is in Feb 11 - may have timing difference.
I google-d mevas website and they don't offer Asia miles, only mileage plus ...
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Old Feb 19, 10, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by ChrisLi View Post
I google-d mevas website and they don't offer Asia miles, only mileage plus ...
S#*t! Thanks for spotting that!
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Old Mar 1, 10, 12:33 am
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i remember maybe ChrisLi or someone else did a short sumary on how fast miles get posted from CC to AM but i cnat find it now. can someone shine on me... either thru directing me to that page (cant get it thru serach fn!) or posting the timeframes?
thanks!
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Old Mar 1, 10, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by kaka View Post
i remember maybe ChrisLi or someone else did a short sumary on how fast miles get posted from CC to AM but i cnat find it now. can someone shine on me... either thru directing me to that page (cant get it thru serach fn!) or posting the timeframes?
thanks!
As I remember it was me... so the recent numbers from my account are

Citibank Premier Miles : The following Friday
CX Amex : I stopped using it so dunno
SCB : One week from my last Dec transaction
DBS : I did not transferred any within the period so dunno either, previous experience is 3 - 7 days
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Old Mar 3, 10, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by ChrisLi View Post
As I remember it was me... so the recent numbers from my account are

Citibank Premier Miles : The following Friday
CX Amex : I stopped using it so dunno
SCB : One week from my last Dec transaction
DBS : I did not transferred any within the period so dunno either, previous experience is 3 - 7 days

(Checked against phone notes, revised) Citibank processed a Friday order on the same day and MPC credited the miles on the following Friday.

DBS for me has been one full week all up. Same with SCB.

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Old Mar 3, 10, 11:13 am
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so for citibank you mean 8-14 days for the worst case?
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Old Mar 3, 10, 11:29 am
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Just checked my latest MPC statement and miles earned on my Taiwan Amex up to 07 Feb 2010 were credited 10 Feb 2010 (my statement date is 3rd of every month).
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