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Best credit card conversion rate to Asiamiles (HK) - 2014 and prior

Best credit card conversion rate to Asiamiles (HK) - 2014 and prior

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Old Dec 5, 14, 2:05 am
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Hi guys - I just got the Citi Prestige card.

Now that I have that (and pay HKD2500 each year for the 30000 miles) - is there any point still to maintaining the DBS Black AE card? The earn rate is the same obviously. I know the DB card is free but no point keeping a card just for the sake of it?
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Old Dec 5, 14, 2:55 am
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1. Page One free magazine of value <=$15

2. AE is useful at times such as a. avoiding DCC and b. (weird) making online payments in Thailand (many Thai online payment portals require use of SecureCode, Citi Prestige doesn't have that).

3. Enjoying Amex Select promos e.g. 10% off of Siam Kempinski lunch a fortnight ago
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Old Dec 5, 14, 3:19 am
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Thanks PS, I'm not sure those are good enough reasons to keep the DBS card! Will consider.
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Old Dec 5, 14, 3:54 am
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Dear Percysmith,

If my spending target is HKD 10,000, what will my magic number be?

Best,

Tim

Originally Posted by Timothy Lin View Post
Dear Percysmith,

I just registered for the 939rewards and my spending target is HKD 10,000. I am wondering whether cash advance counts towards this promotion?

Thanks,

Tim
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Old Dec 5, 14, 6:18 am
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Old Dec 5, 14, 7:03 am
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I need one more to make a group of 5.
Pls PM me.
Thank you.
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Old Dec 5, 14, 9:58 am
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If I cancel my credit card which I got my Priority Pass from, can I still use the PP card until the expiry date? Or they will charge me every time I use it after canceling the linked credit card?
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Old Dec 5, 14, 11:43 pm
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Charge
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Old Dec 5, 14, 11:53 pm
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Shacom to cease awarding points (miles) on bill payments 5 Jan 15

http://www.shacombank.com.hk/bankscb...e_20141201.pdf
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Old Dec 11, 14, 1:32 am
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Re: HSBC winter promo

I know the answer to this might be obvious, but I don't want to mess it up:

For HSBC Winter Promo, does spending at restaurants over 500 HKD also qualify (thus count to weekly cap and spending requirement)?

Also, if it does, I still get the 5x extra reward cash (which I set on dining) on top, correct?
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Old Dec 11, 14, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by svellmann View Post
I know the answer to this might be obvious, but I don't want to mess it up:

For HSBC Winter Promo, does spending at restaurants over 500 HKD also qualify (thus count to weekly cap and spending requirement)?

Also, if it does, I still get the 5x extra reward cash (which I set on dining) on top, correct?
Yes

But you max out at $1,000/week (60RC).
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Old Dec 11, 14, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Yes

But you max out at $1,000/week (60RC).
Thanks as always!

But "other merchants" @ 4% (I'm not in a group) to reach 60RC would be 1,500$, no?
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Old Dec 11, 14, 7:10 am
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Kinda late to the game, but anyone up for a group of five for the winter promo?
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:23 am
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I know this is not completely Asiamiles related... But has anyone redeemed Avios with their Prestige Card before? I was learning about the whole AM vs. Avios for short haul, and then decided to check out Citi's rewards page. The redemption option for Avios came up under the Prestige Card, but when I click the description it only says Citi PM and Ultima, no Prestige mentioned?

https://www.citibank.com.hk/HKGCB/IC...o?locale=en_HK

I searched online and saw that conversion was possible with the PM, but was hoping someone can confirm the Prestige!

My friends have been telling me how great spending 15k AM for Taipei is, and boy am I glad I did a bit of research...
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:32 am
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Prestige can redeem Avios

http://www.citibank.com.hk/english/c...tige-card.html

3.Cardholder can redeem 1 Asia Miles/ KrisFlyer/ British Airways Executive Club/ Enrich/ Etihad Guest/ Garuda Frequent Flyer mile (12 Points) for every HK$6 local spending/ HK$4 overseas spending, OR 1 Royal Orchid Plus/ Skymiles mile (13 Points) for every HK$6.5 local spending/ HK$4.4 overseas spending, OR 1 Infinity Mileagelands mile (18 Points) for every HK$9 local spending/ HK$6 overseas spending. Overseas spending is defined as transactions made outside of Hong Kong (excluding Mainland China and Macau) or internet transactions, in which the transaction is settled in foreign currency.
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