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Gymrat76 Mar 13, 13 4:15 am

Well, I just called to re-verify and the CSO assured me that the 2.8 miles promotion is available for all cardmembers.. will wait for my statement I guess

aster Mar 13, 13 4:24 am


Originally Posted by Archieflyer (Post 20410340)
Just curious but why is the relationship bonus being calculated annually a bad thing?

Don't like this once-a-year/end-of-year stuff, especially if it's the only decent thing about a given card.

vsepr Mar 13, 13 9:00 pm

https://ibanklite.standardchartered....=SG&lang=en_SG

StanChart gg to change their redemption rate wef 01 April 2013. If you have StanChart points, shd redeem by 31 March 2013. I'm sure the redemption rates will increase. But not sure if KrisFlyer or Asia Miles redemption rates will be affected.

percysmith Mar 13, 13 9:17 pm


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 20415823)
https://ibanklite.standardchartered....=SG&lang=en_SG

StanChart gg to change their redemption rate wef 01 April 2013. If you have StanChart points, shd redeem by 31 March 2013. I'm sure the redemption rates will increase. But not sure if KrisFlyer or Asia Miles redemption rates will be affected.

Current KF conversion rate is 1,000 KF points = 2,500 KF miles? (this is comparable to SCB HK's HK$15/mile)

What about AM? don't see it in the catalogue...https://ibanklite.standardchartered....=SG&lang=en_SG

vsepr Mar 13, 13 9:22 pm


Originally Posted by percysmith (Post 20415904)
Current KF conversion rate is 1,000 KF points = 2,500 KF miles? (this is comparable to SCB HK's HK$15/mile)

What about AM? don't see it in the catalogue...https://ibanklite.standardchartered....=SG&lang=en_SG

Still can convert StanChart points to Asia Miles by calling StanChart. The rate is 2500pts=1000miles. Conversion fee for Asia Miles is S$10.70. But for KrisFlyer is S$26.75 (strange but true).

Not sure if Asia Miles is gg to continue after 01 April 2013 or the rate may change. If you don't want to take the risk then transfer/redeem all your StanChart points by 31 March 2013.

Banks seem to have many changes in 2013. Maybank removed MH's Enrich wef 01 Feb 2013 and wef 01 May 2013, AMEX increase the mileage conversion rate to 1.8MR=1 mile (usual 1.6MR=1 mile).

percysmith Mar 14, 13 1:52 am


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 20415934)
Still can convert StanChart points to Asia Miles by calling StanChart. The rate is 2500pts=1000miles. Conversion fee for Asia Miles is S$10.70. But for KrisFlyer is S$26.75 (strange but true).

Not sure if Asia Miles is gg to continue after 01 April 2013 or the rate may change. If you don't want to take the risk then transfer/redeem all your StanChart points by 31 March 2013.

Banks seem to have many changes in 2013. Maybank removed MH's Enrich wef 01 Feb 2013 and wef 01 May 2013, AMEX increase the mileage conversion rate to 1.8MR=1 mile (usual 1.6MR=1 mile).

We've been discussing SCB's last devaluation in HK in October 2009 (12 pts/mile --> 15 pts/mile):

http://www.hongkongcard.com/forum/fo...p?id=9774&p=16 #156
(FT thread on it at the time http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/catha...es-16-nov.html)

SCB HK did not send any notice of the devaluation, and in an attempt to cover up the devaluation they rolled out a double miles program which confused both cardholders and CS staff. Thank goodness to hongkongcard.com did I spot the devaluation and immediately converted my SCB points bank to Asia Miles under the old rate.

They put the changes into effect on 16 Nov without notice but they allowed conversion using the old rate to 30 Nov.

Yes, fellow SG SCB users, be very wary of what this Slide Cheap bank does on 1 April 2013. It should be safe to redeem on 1 April if the worse happens, but you really have to put your foot down and insist on the old rate for a reasonable notice period to make the change (based on the HK experience, 2 weeks).

chrispstan Mar 14, 13 9:00 am


Originally Posted by Gymrat76 (Post 20410558)
Don't think so. I clarified a few times and read the terms of conditions before I signed up. If you're an existing cardholder you're not eligible for the bonus miles, but the 2.8 miles / $1 for overseas spend applies regardless if you're an existing cardholder or not.

This is correct. I was an existing cardholder and got my 2x miles bonus for overseas spend for the first phase (until Dec 2012).

aster Mar 14, 13 9:05 pm

DBS Altitude Visa now gives 2.4 miles/$ for overseas spend until the end of May. What's interesting is that the bonus only applies to the Visa version of the card, not the Amex one. :)

yauee Mar 15, 13 12:01 am


Originally Posted by aster (Post 20421752)
DBS Altitude Visa now gives 2.4 miles/$ for overseas spend until the end of May. What's interesting is that the bonus only applies to the Visa version of the card, not the Amex one. :)

please take note of the minimun OVERSEA SPEND of S$3k. might be misleaded. And thank you for sharing

SMK77 Mar 15, 13 1:13 am

Have a look at the new Citibank Prestige Card:

2 miles for spend abroad
1.4 miles for spend in Singapore

PLUS

An annual recognition bonus from 5% to 30% on all points earned based on the length and value of your relationship with Citibank. Banking with Citi for more than 10 years as at least Citigold Customer gets the top bonus.

PLUS

25,000 miles sign-on and renewal bonus (535 SGD annual fee)

Example:

You are a Citigold customer for more than ten years:

50,000 SGD spend abroad:

100,000 miles earned
30,000 miles loyalty bonus
25,000 miles renewal bonus

155,000 miles earned in total

SirJman Mar 15, 13 1:21 am

Just got an email from Citi. 30% bonus when converting to Avios. With MH now an OW member, it might be worth it? Though I just took a look and the YQ is pretty high for their flights (so CX might be the better redemption option)

Citibank PremierMiles Card and British Airways Avios Promotion Terms and Conditions:
• ”Promotion” refers to the Citibank PremierMiles Card and British Airways Avios promotion.
• "Citibank" means Citibank Singapore Limited, "BA" means British Airways plc and Avios is the currency of the BA Executive Club.
• The Promotion commences on 15 March 2013 and ends on 30 April 2013, both days inclusive (“Promotion Period”).
• Cardmembers must be enrolled in the BA Executive Club in order to participate in this offer.
• Cardmembers will receive 0.3% bonus Avios for every one (1) Citi Mile converted to Avios during the Promotion Period. The base redemption rate is 1 Citi Mile to 1 Avios. The cardmember agrees that the Bank may at its discretion, without giving notice, change the redemption rate stated here.
• The transfer of Citi Miles to Avios will take at least five (5) business days and a S$25 administration fee will be charged for each transfer, for a minimum of 500 Citi Miles. The bonus Avios will be credited by BA once in every 15 days after the transfer of Avios. No cancellation of redemption request is allowed.
• The request of the transfer from Citi Miles to Avios must occur during the Promotion Period.
• It is the responsibility of the cardmember to provide a valid British Airways Executive Club membership number for the miles to be credited successfully.
• Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including but not limited to, airline surcharges may apply on British Airways and oneworld® partner airlines redemption flights and upgrades.
• The redemption and other mechanics of Citi Miles to Avios are governed by the Citibank PremierMiles Cardmember's Agreement. For full details, please visit www.citibank.com.sg.
• Both parties reserve the right to withdraw or cancel the Promotion or modify or alter the terms and conditions of such Promotion from time to time without notice without assigning any reason whatsoever.
• This Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions.
• This Promotion has no cash value and no cash or credit alternative is available. Converted Avios are non-refundable and non-transferable.
• Avios are issued subject to Executive Club Terms & Conditions. By taking part in this Promotion, Cardmembers consent to the personal data they supply being used by BA or its agents or subcontractors on a need to know basis solely for the purpose of administering this Promotion
• All issues relating to Avios must be resolved with BA directly. Citibank is not an agent of BA and assumes no liability or responsibility for the quality, merchantability or the fitness for any purpose or any other aspect of the products and/or services provided by BA. Notwithstanding anything herein, Citibank shall not at any time be responsible or held liable for any loss, injury, damage or harm suffered by or in connection with the products and/or services provided by BA.
• Citibank's decision on all matters relating to the Promotion will be at its reasonable discretion and will be final, conclusive and binding on all participants. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and any brochure, marketing or promotional material relating to or in connection with this promotion, these terms and conditions will prevail.
• While the information provided herein is believed to be reliable as at the date of publishing, Citibank makes no representation or warranty whether expressed or implied, and accept no responsibility or reliability for its completeness or accuracy.
• A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap. 53B) of Singapore to enforce or enjoy the benefit of any term herein.
• These terms and conditions contained herein shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, and all participants who participate in the Promotion shall be deemed to have agreed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Singapore.

percysmith Mar 15, 13 1:48 am

Ha. Citi just did a 8% AM transfer bonus here. They must be feeling generous.

vsepr Mar 15, 13 6:23 am

Here is the reply from StanChart Singapore on their new rewards catalogue wef 01 April 2013:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Good Day,

Thank you for your email dated 15/03/2013.

In regards to your email, please be informed that there will not be any changes to the redemption of mileage. The major changes are as below:

1. Cash $100: from 22,300 to 28,000
2. Prudentail premium:
From: 2,500 points (min. redemption) = $22.50 + Subsequent 250 points = $2.25
To: 3,000 points (min. redemption) = $16.50 + Subsequent 300 points = $1.65
3. Other voucher items: 8 ~ 19% increase

We hope this has been assistance.

Any enquires, you may wish to give us a call directly at our 24-hour customer service line at 1800 747 7000 or +65 6747 7000 if you should be calling in from overseas. Our Service Consultants would be glad to assist. A collect call can be arranged through the local operator.

Thank you for banking with us.

Thanks and regards,
Thameesha Rathakrishnan @ Thamee
Service Banker SG
Standard Chartered Bank
Website : http://www.standardchartered.com
________________________________________________
Please consider the environment before printing this email

Archieflyer Mar 15, 13 10:03 am

Are there even any SCB cards (in SG) that give a good miles earning rate? :p

Awesom Andy Mar 15, 13 10:10 am


Originally Posted by SMK77 (Post 20422542)
Have a look at the new Citibank Prestige Card:...

535 SGD annual fee)

They have to be kidding, right?


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