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Credit card Asia Miles earning opportunities (HK) 2018

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Beginner's recommendation (rates quoted before other short term promotions):
(Just one for now) BEA Flyer World Master - 1 mile per $5 for local purchases / overseas purchases; 1 mile per $8 for Octopus AAVS (no fee)

Credit Cards that are by Invitation Only or Applied in lieu with an Account:

1. WLB Luxe Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $2.4 for overseas airline / travel / hotel / dining; $4/mile on local airline / travel / hotel / dining ($50/5,000 miles min $50 max $500) (Need to be Wing Lung Private Banking customers)
2. BoC Wealth Management Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $15 for local / overseas / octopus AAVS / bill payment, 1 mile per $5 for overseas spending / local dining, 1 mile per $2.5 for overseas spending / local dining if that month's accumulated spending is over $15000 ($50/5,000 miles min $100 max $300) (Need to be BoC Wealth Management (中銀理財) customer)
3. HSBC Premier World Master for 6X (select one category only below, 1 mile per $4.16. Under this promotion, cap at $100,000), and all other seasonal promotions. ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemption) [to 31 Dec 2017] (Need to be HSBC Premier customer)
4. BoC Enrich World MC - 1 mile per $15 for local / overseas / octopus AAVS / bill payment, 1 mile per $3 for dining/dept store if that month's accumulated spending is over $15000 ($50/5,000 miles min $100 max $300) (Need to be BoC Enrich (智盈理財) customer)
5. HSBC Advance Platinum Visa for 6X (select one category only below, 1 mile per $4.16. Under this promotion, cap at $100,000), and all other seasonal promotions. ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemption) [to 31 Dec 2017] (Need to be HSBC Advance customer)
6. Citibank Ultima card - 1 mile per $4 for local / overseas / octopus (no redemption fee, $23,800 non-waivable annual fee) (Need to be Citigold Private Client customer AND by Invitation only)
7. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - $7.5 per mile for local spending ($15 per mile for Insurance Spending (NOT BILL PAYMENT)) and Octopus, $5 per mile overseas spending ($300 flat redemption fee) (Need to be SCB Priority Banking customer) Note 2
8. BEA Supreme Gold World Master - 1 mile per $5 for local /overseas / Octopus / Bill Payment (Excluding the following categories: Education, Insurance and Tax) (no fee) (Need to be BEA Supreme Gold (顯卓理財) customer) Note 3
9. Shacom World Master - 1 mile per $8 local purchases / overseas / octopus ($10 per 1,000AM min $100 max $500) (Need to be Shacom SMART Banking (慧通理財) customer)
10. CCB HK Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $8 spent for Local Spending / Overseas Spending / Octopus / Bill payment ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100) (Need to be CCB Premier Banking (貴賓理財) / Premier Select (貴賓晉裕) customer)

Full list:

I. Overseas
1. BOC Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card - 8% rebate for each transaction >$500 overseas spending (max $500 per month) (requirement: 1. overseas transaction for that month (any amount per transaction) > $6,000; 2. three times local spending (any amount)) plus 1 mile per $15
2. BoC Wealth Management Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $2.5 for overseas spending / local dining if that month's accumulated spending is over $15000 ($50/5,000 miles min $100 max $300) (Need to be BoC Wealth Management (中銀理財) customer)
3. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC (excluding amounts billed in HK and PRC) - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature) / $4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent (select Overseas Spending category ONLY) / $6.25 (HSBC Visa Signature) spent (NOT select Overseas Spending category) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
4. (if ONLINE / PAYWAVE) CCB HK eye Card - 1 mile / $2.14 (inclusive of 5X online bonus, cap at $50,000 per calender year and (2X extra overseas bonus, cap at $75000 per membership year ) ($50 per 5,000 miles min $100)
5. Citibank Premiermiles (>=$20K per billing cycle) (excluding RMB and MOP) - 1 mile per $3 spent (no redemption fee)** ++
6. [to 31 Dec 2018] DBS Eminent (excluding MOP) - 1 mile per $3.6 spent ($50 fee per 5,000 miles)
7. [to 28 Feb 2019] Fubon Platinum / Titanium - 1 mile per $3.75 spent ($50/5,000AM min $250 max $500) (plus 133 Sure win miles if txn amt >$600)
Note: 1 mile per $0.75 for TWD spendings in Taiwan (max $5,000/month and $10,000/year), and 1 mile per $1.875 for KRW and JPY spendings in Korea and Japan (Seperate registration needed, max $20,000/month, two months per calendar year max)
8. Amex Plat Charge - 1 mile per $3.75 spent (first $160,000 spending, $5/mile thereafter, $200 flat redemption fee)
9. Citibank Prestige / Premiermiles (<$20K) (excluding RMB and MOP) - 1 mile per $4 spent (no redemption fee, $2,500 non-waivable annual fee for the Prestige)** ++
10. DBS Black World Master (excluding MOP) - 1 mile per $4 spent overseas (no fee)
11. SCB Asia Miles World Master - 1 mile per $4 spent (automatic conversion)
12. Amex CX Elite - 1 mile per $4 spent (automatic conversion)
13. BEA Flyer World Master / Supreme Gold World Master - 1 mile per $5 (no fee)
14. CCB HK Platinum Visa / Platinum Master - 1 mile per $5 ($50 per 5,000 miles min $100)
15. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $5 spent ($300 flat fee redemption)**

: DO NOT Award points for DCC Transactions

II. Supermarket, dept store, Telecommunications bills on autopay:
1A . [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature)/$4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent# (select Home Spending category ONLY) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
1B. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature)/$4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent# (select Lifestyle Spending category ONLY) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
1C. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature)/$4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent# (select Entertainment Spending category ONLY) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
2. Citibank Rewards - 1 mile / $3 spent ($50 fee per 5,000 mile redeemed) (on first $12,500 spending per statement month) Note 2** ++
3. (if ONLINE / PAYWAVE) CCB HK eye Card - 1 mile / $3 (inclusive of 5X online bonus, cap at $75000 per calender year ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100)

III. Dining
1. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature) / $4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent# (select Dining Spending category ONLY) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
1b. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC (non-Visa Signature, INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) (select Dining category) - 1 mile / $4.16 ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)** ++
1c. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC Visa Signature (did not select Dining category) - 1 mile / $6.25 ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions) ** ++
2. SCB Asia Miles World Master - 1 mile per $4 spent (automatic conversion)
3. BEA Flyer World Master - 1 mile / $5 (no fee)
Note: Restaurants in hotels sometimes are regarded as "Hotel" under V/M classification and thus ineligible for any dining promotions, using CUP can usually (but not always) get around this problem

IV. Travel agents:
** ++1. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC - 1 mile / $2.78 (HSBC Visa Signature) / $4.16 (other HSBC Credit Cards INCLUDING HSBC Premier World Master) spent# (select LifeStyle Spending category ONLY)/ $6.25 (HSBC Visa Signature NOT selecting LifeStyle Spending category)($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)
2. CCB HK EYE (if online) - 1 mile per $2.14 spent (First $50,000 only) ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100)
3. Amex Plat Charge - 1 mile per $3.75 spent (first $160,000 spending, $5/mile thereafter, $200 flat redemption fee)

V. Other retail spending
1. [to 14 Mar 19] (if online or Apple Pay) CCB HK Premier Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $2.67 spent ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100) (first $12.5K spending ONLINE per month only, else $8 per mile)
2. CCB HK eye Card - 1 mile per $3 ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100) (ONLINE or PAYWAVE Spending ONLY, else $15 per mile)
3. (if online) SCB Asia Miles World Master - 1 mile per $4 spent (automatic conversion) (ONLINE spending ONLY, else $6 per mile)
4. BEA Flyer World Master / BEA Supreme Gold World Master - 1 mile per $5 spent (no fee) Note 3
** 5. SCB WorldMiles AE - 1 mile per $6 spent ($300 flat redemption fee)
** ++ 6. Citibank Prestige - 1 mile per $6 spent (no redemption fee, $2,500 non-waiveable annual fee)
7. Amex CX Elite - 1 mile per $6 spent (automatic conversion)
8. DBS Black World Master - 1 mile per $6 spent (no fee)
9. [to 31 Dec 2018] DBS Eminent - 1 mile per $7.2 spent ($50 fee per 5,000 miles)
10. [to 28 Feb 2019] Fubon Platinum / Titanium - 1 mile per $7.5 spent spending >=$300 on Saturdays and Sundays ($50/5,000AM min $250 max $500) (plus 133 Sure win miles if txn amt >$600 (if NOT ONLINE))
** 11. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $7.5 spent ($300 flat redemption fee)
** ++ 12. Amex (Gold grade and higher) - 1 mile per $7.5 spent (to $160,000), $200 flat redemption fee). (1 mile per $3 spent for 5x shops and 1 mile per $1.5 spent for 10x shops)
** ++ 13. Citibank Premiermiles - 1 mile per $8 spent (no fee)
13. Shacom World Master / Platinum / Titanium / Diamond UnionPay - 1 mile per $8 spent ($10 per 1,000AM min $100 max $500)

VI. Bill payments (Excluding Tax or any payment to IRD)
VI A. General Bill Payments
1. CCB HK Visa Infinite and CCB HK Diamond Prestige - 1 mile per $8 spent ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100 max $300)
2. CCB HK Platinum Visa / CCB HK Platinum Master / CCB HK Platinum Dual Currency UnionPay - 1 mile per $15 spent (Each Card Membership Year cap at 12 times of credit limit)
3. BoC Wealth Management Visa Infinite / BoC Platinum Visa & Master / BoC Platinum Dual Currency Unionpay - 1 mile per $15 spent (Each Card cap at $10,000 per Month) ($50/5,000 miles min $100)
4. HSBC Platinum Visa / Advance Platinum Visa / Premier World Master / Visa Signature / Green Card - 1 mile per $25 spent
VI B. Specific bill payment merchants who accept autopay for higher earn rates (by merchant)
1. Towngas autopay - Citi Prestige $6/mile
2. CLP autopay - Citi Prestige $6/mile, BEA $5/AM
3. HKE - Alipay HKE (rever to IX.iii earn rates), DBS Black $6/AM

Note 1: Other issuers in Hong Kong DO NOT award bonus points for bill payment

VII. Octopus Automatic Add-Value
** ++ 1. Citibank Prestige - 1 mile per $6 spent (no redemption fee, $2,500 non-waiveable annual fee)
2. SCB Asia Miles World Master - 1 mile per $6 spent (automatic conversion)
** 3. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $7.5 spent ($300 flat redemption fee)
4. BEA Flyer World Master / BEA Supreme Gold World Master - 1 mile per $8 spent (no fee) Note 3
5. CCB HK Visa Infinite and CCB HK Diamond Prestige - 1 mile per $8 spent ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100 max $300)
** ++ 6. Citibank Premiermiles - 1 mile per $8 spent (no fee)
7. Shacom World Master / Platinum / Titanium / Diamond UnionPay - 1 mile per $8 spent ($10 per 1,000AM min $100 max $500)
8. Bankcomm Diamond Dual Currency Card - 1 mile per HK$12 spent ($50 per 5,000 AM min $100 max $300)
9. HSBC (all HKD cards) - 1 mile per $25 spent

VIII. China Unionpay RMB spending

** ++1. [to 31 Dec 2018] HSBC Dual Currency Unionpay card - 1 mile per RMB4.16 spent (select China Spending category ONLY) ($300 fee for a year's worth of redemptions)
2. Bankcomm Diamond Dual Currency Card - 1 mile per RMB6 spent for restaurants or hotels spending >= RMB300, 1 per RMB12 spent other categories ($50 per 5,000 AM min $100 max $300)
3. CCB HK Diamond Prestige - 1 mile per RMB8 spent ($50 per 5,000 miles AM min $100 max $300)
4. Shacom Diamond UnionPay - 1 mile per RMB8 spent ($10 per 1,000AM min $100 max $500)
5. BoC Dual Currency Unionpay Card - 1 mile per RMB15 spent ($50/5,000 miles min $100)

IX. Electronic wallets (in descending chronological order):
i. Payme
https://www.mrmiles.hk/payme/
http://flyformiles.hk/8847
http://www.facebook.com/notes/points...7816165129743/
http://forum.hongkongcard.com/forumS...21076?page=108 #1071
ii. Wechat
http://flyformiles.hk/8847
http://www.facebook.com/notes/points...7816165129743/
https://www.mrmiles.hk/wechat-pay/
http://www.facebook.com/notes/%E9%87...93364737574888
iii. Alipay P2P
http://flyformiles.hk/8847
http://www.facebook.com/notes/points...7816165129743/
https://www.mrmiles.hk/alipay/
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/cathay-pacific-marco-polo-club/1812080-credit-card-asia-miles-earning-opportunities-hk-2017-a-77.html#post28934293
iv. O!epay (Oepay): see VII. Octopus Automatic Add-Value above

Note 2:
** can opt for Krisflyer miles in lieu
++ can opt for BAEC AVIOS in lieu
For HSBC, ONLY Premier World Master holders are able to opt for BAEC Avios and KrisFlyer Miles

Note 3:
BEA Supreme Gold World Master cardholders need to register in advance for the "BEA Mileage Reward" scheme during application (Supreme Gold account opening), or else pay $1800 penalty to register thereafter.

HK miles/hotel points earning ability
Refer to here
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Old Nov 25, 18, 12:55 am
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For those playing the Citi tax payment promo, I think it's best to play with the Citi Rewards card and use card to spend $1000 via mobile payment in supermarkets/etc. We can get the most points while meeting requirement for tax payment promo. Let me know if there is a better way to meet this $1000 requirement.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 1:55 am
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Is anyone else having problems with their cards getting compromised with unauthorised transactions on Netflix? It has now happened twice in 3 months on my wife's supplementary card and once on my main card. Incredibly annoying having to update payment information across so many websites + autopay every time it happens.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Is anyone else having problems with their cards getting compromised with unauthorised transactions on Netflix? It has now happened twice in 3 months on my wife's supplementary card and once on my main card. Incredibly annoying having to update payment information across so many websites + autopay every time it happens.
Citi https://forum.hongkongcard.com/forumSE/show/26019 ?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Yep, all Citi cards. Seems like I'm definitely not the only one this is happening to. That doesn't make it any less frustrating though!
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Old Nov 25, 18, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Yep, all Citi cards. Seems like I'm definitely the only one this is happening to. That doesn't make it any less frustrating though!
New card, by any chance?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Is anyone else having problems with their cards getting compromised with unauthorised transactions on Netflix? It has now happened twice in 3 months on my wife's supplementary card and once on my main card. Incredibly annoying having to update payment information across so many websites + autopay every time it happens.
Not Netflix, but iTunes. I've had to cancel my card twice now as well in the last 6 months. Both times were 3x 700-1000HKD payments within two minutes of each other. Very annoying indeed.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Is anyone else having problems with their cards getting compromised with unauthorised transactions on Netflix? It has now happened twice in 3 months on my wife's supplementary card and once on my main card. Incredibly annoying having to update payment information across so many websites + autopay every time it happens.
I have had something similar happen on 3 cards. All were linked to CX at some point.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by AJ747M View Post
Not Netflix, but iTunes. I've had to cancel my card twice now as well in the last 6 months. Both times were 3x 700-1000HKD payments within two minutes of each other. Very annoying indeed.
Happened to me in August with my DahSing BA card. Luckily only once (iTunes, 15 charges of 278$ within minutes). The annoying part was that it happened when I was in Europe for another month.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 2:32 am
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I just went back and checked my Citi card going back to July and it seems to be fine (although mine is limited to Supermarkets and Telecoms only in use). My primary card is my US Chase CSR (used with CX and BA) and I haven't seen any issues there yet. Are we sure that the leak is from Citi and not from one of the vendors?
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Old Nov 26, 18, 3:54 am
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Were you all notified of these fradulant transactions, or did you notice them yourself?
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Old Nov 26, 18, 5:02 am
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Don't all CC companies in HK now have to send an SMS immediately for all Cardholder Not Present transactions? I know I get loads of them from HSBC. (Don't use my Citi PremierMiles for much of that stuff so can't be sure they do, but I thought it was a HKMA rule now?)
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Old Nov 26, 18, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by christep View Post
Don't all CC companies in HK now have to send an SMS immediately for all Cardholder Not Present transactions? I know I get loads of them from HSBC. (Don't use my Citi PremierMiles for much of that stuff so can't be sure they do, but I thought it was a HKMA rule now?)
https://wealth.hket.com/article/2194...056;?mtc=b0004
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Old Nov 26, 18, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by CX HK View Post
Were you all notified of these fradulant transactions, or did you notice them yourself?
I have notifications for every time there's a transaction, so the first time it was me calling them. Second time they emailed - and tried to call me - before I noticed. Both times I've called iTunes as well and managed to get them to refund the charges straight away, rather than wait the supposed 30 days it would take Citibank.

Originally Posted by HKtraveller View Post
Happened to me in August with my DahSing BA card. Luckily only once (iTunes, 15 charges of 278$ within minutes). The annoying part was that it happened when I was in Europe for another month.
Ha. It happened to me a few weeks ago - just after I moved to Europe permanently. Luckily they sent a new card over here quite quickly - although not quickly enough for me to purchase Air China's discount EU > Aus fare with a points earning card
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Old Nov 26, 18, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by AJ747M View Post
Ha. It happened to me a few weeks ago - just after I moved to Europe permanently. Luckily they sent a new card over here quite quickly - although not quickly enough for me to purchase Air China's discount EU > Aus fare with a points earning card
Ah, interesting, so despite moving to Europe permanently you continue to use Dah Sing's BA card.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by CX HK View Post
Ah, interesting, so despite moving to Europe permanently you continue to use Dah Sing's BA card.
Not an uncommon strategy if you have bank balances in foreign currency from previous domicile and you need to spend it down.

For previous US residents, one strategy I see more than once is to pay foreign currency with US cards instead of HK cards to avoid FTF.
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