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Credit card Asia Miles earning opportunities (HK) 2019

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On-going offers

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

Credit Cards that are by Invitation Only / Applied in lieu with an Account / Needs possessing certain membership for Application:
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 2019] (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 2019] (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, 1 mile per $8 for Octopus / Electronic Wallet (Payme ONLY) (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)
11. BEA Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association (HKROA) World Master - 1 mile per $5 for local / overseas, 1 mile per $8 for Octopus / Electronic Wallet (Payme ONLY) (no fee) (Need to be member of Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association (香港馬主協會)) Note 3

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 2019] 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 Platinum Charge - 1 mile per $3.75 spent (first $160,000 spending, $5/mile thereafter, $200 flat redemption fee, $7,800 non-waiveable annual fee)
9. Citibank Prestige / PremierMiles (<$20K) (excluding RMB and MOP) - 1 mile per $4 spent (no redemption fee, $3,800 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 / BEA Supreme Gold World Master / BEA HKROA World Master - 1 mile per $5 (no fee)
14. AMEX Platinum Credit - 1 mile per $5 spent (to $160,000, 1 mile per $15 thereafter), $200 flat redemption fee, $2,200 non-waiveable annual fee for AMEX Platinum Credit if one does not possess AMEX Platinum Charge in lieu) ** ++
15. CCB HK Platinum Visa / Platinum Master - 1 mile per $5 ($50 per 5,000 miles min $100)
16. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $5 spent ($300 flat fee redemption)**

: DO NOT Award points for DCC Transactions

II. Supermarket, Department store, Telecommunications bills on autopay:
1A . [to 31 Dec 2019] 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 2019] 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 2019] 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 2019] 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 2019] 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 2019] 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 / $4 (automatic conversion)
3. BEA Flyer World Master / BEA Supreme Gold World Master / BEA HKROA World Master - 1 mile / $5 (no fee) Note 3
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 2019] 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 Platinum Charge - 1 mile per $3.75 spent (first $160,000 spending, $5/mile thereafter, $200 flat redemption fee, $7,800 non-waiveable annual 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 / BEA HKROA World Master - 1 mile per $5 spent (no fee) Note 3
** ++ 5. AMEX Platinum Credit - 1 mile per $5 spent (to $160,000, 1 mile per $15 thereafter), $200 flat redemption fee, $2,200 non-waiveable annual fee for AMEX Platinum Credit if one does not possess AMEX Platinum Charge in lieu)
** 6. SCB WorldMiles AE - 1 mile per $6 spent ($300 flat redemption fee)
** ++ 7. Citi Prestige - 1 mile per $6 spent (no redemption fee, $3,800 non-waiveable annual fee)
8. AMEX CX Elite - 1 mile per $6 spent (automatic conversion)
** ++ 9. DBS Black World Master - 1 mile per $6 spent (no fee)
10. [to 31 Dec 2018] DBS Eminent - 1 mile per $7.2 spent ($50 fee per 5,000 miles)
11. [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))
** 12. SCB Priority Banking Visa Infinite - 1 mile per $7.5 spent ($300 flat redemption fee)
** ++ 13. AMEX (Gold grade and higher, except Platinum Credit) - 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, $7,800 non-waiveable annual fee for AMEX Platinum Charge)
** ++ 14. Citi Premiermiles - 1 mile per $8 spent (no fee)
15. 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 / 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 Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card / BoC Platinum Visa & Master (including co-branded cards like Sogo) / 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 - 1 mile per $25 spent (cap at $10,000 per Month)
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, $3,800 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 2019] 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
ii. Wechat
http://flyformiles.hk/8847
https://www.mrmiles.hk/wechat-pay/
iii. Alipay P2P
http://flyformiles.hk/8847
https://www.mrmiles.hk/alipay/
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 / BEA HKROA World Master cardholders need to register in advance for the "BEA Mileage Reward" scheme during application (Supreme Gold account opening / co-branded card application), or else pay $1800 penalty to register thereafter.

HK miles/hotel points earning ability
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Old Apr 8, 19, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by sxc View Post

Have they fixed that? I remember at the beginning I used to see married segment “problems” even when searching using Asia miles n
i think using AM, there is NO advantage being in an outport (that had been my experience), whereas using OW partners, there is an advantage to being in an outport in that it opens up slightly more redemption availability...
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Old Apr 8, 19, 9:43 pm
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i think using AM, there is NO advantage being in an outport (that had been my experience), whereas using OW partners, there is an advantage to being in an outport in that it opens up slightly more redemption availability...
My experience has been different - I remember searching previously for MEL-HKG and finding zero but on the same dates if I searched MEL-BKK it would suddenly show CX availability on MEL-HKG.
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Old Apr 11, 19, 7:35 pm
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YMMV but what positive change did you find? I just need one example because I have yet to find even that.
One way redemptions finally became a good value.
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Old Apr 11, 19, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Isochronous View Post
DBS recently announced in Singapore that they are adding QF as a transfer partner. Wonder if we will get it in HKG too.
What's the point though? The program is useless.
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Old Apr 11, 19, 8:12 pm
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The only value I can see with QF is the ability to book EK award seats with great availability. Now that they've cut F from the HKG-BKK daily makes this far less valuable though.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 1:49 am
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What's the point though? The program is useless.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/cath...l#post30736831
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Old Apr 12, 19, 3:04 am
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Aside from that issue, percysmith, I mainly use for EK F and J since it's an airline where I don't have to compete with other oneworld FFP for availability. It's also OK value for the oneworld award although AM is probably still better in that respect.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 12:54 am
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BEA Flyerworld - so i didnt spend enough on the card to qualify so called BEA and applied for an automatic fee waiver but was declined.

anyone had that happened? should speak with the agent to cancel the card?
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Old Apr 13, 19, 3:52 am
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BEA Flyerworld - so i didnt spend enough on the card to qualify so called BEA and applied for an automatic fee waiver but was declined.

anyone had that happened? should speak with the agent to cancel the card?
I heard that BEA is not waiving the annual fee even the annual spending amount of HKD $90,000 (?) is met. So probably they’re rethinking the waiver criteria.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 4:41 am
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I heard that BEA is not waiving the annual fee even the annual spending amount of HKD $90,000 (?) is met. So probably they’re rethinking the waiver criteria.
Open an I account with 5000 deposit

I also got SCB AM waiver today with about 20k spending only.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 4:54 am
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Open an I account with 5000 deposit

I also got SCB AM waiver today with about 20k spending only.
can i do this retrospectively?
maybe will give it a go on monday
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Old Apr 13, 19, 6:10 am
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can i do this retrospectively?
maybe will give it a go on monday
Any date before payment date
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Old Apr 13, 19, 7:33 am
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just want to check latest ccb eye math are correct:

Below all assuming single transaction over HKD $200:
Local payWave = 1 mile / $3 ($75,000 a year)
Local online = 1 mile / $3 (same $75,000 bucket)
Local travel agents - 1 mile per $2.14 spent ($50,000 a year)
Overseas (non-paywave) = 1 mile / $3 (same $50,000 a year bucket)
Overseas + PayWave = 1 mile / $2.14 (same $50,000 a year bucket)
Overseas + online = 1 mile / $2.14 (same $50,000 a year bucket)
Local Designated Local Sports, Entertainment and Apparel Merchants = 1 mile / $1.5 (no cap?)

If any of the above single transaction are less than $200, 1 mile / $15
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Old Apr 13, 19, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by ppr992 View Post
If any of the above single transaction are less than $200, 1 mile / $15
Can't confirm the MPDs above (but would love for someone else to as I'd like to know as well), but I don't think the $200 minimum per transaction is a thing. I've reliably been receiving 1 mile / $3 on payWave and Apple Pay transactions since I received the card earlier this year.
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Old Apr 13, 19, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Can't confirm the MPDs above (but would love for someone else to as I'd like to know as well), but I don't think the $200 minimum per transaction is a thing. I've reliably been receiving 1 mile / $3 on payWave and Apple Pay transactions since I received the card earlier this year.
You're talking about eye

$200 min applied to non-eye Plat 3x10x
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