Use these credit card promotions to save money when you book your September holiday getaway.
Two more weeks before the school holidays are here. As a nation that proudly celebrates kiasu-ism, we expect you already have activities lined up and trips confirmed weeks ago. If you haven’t, fret not. We get it — life serves up other distractions. In any case, if our research is any indication, now is as a good a time as any to starting making plans.
Whether you’re a family with kids in tow or a couple of lovebirds, we found some pretty amazing deals — business class airfare promos, great hotel discounts all around Asia, you name it.
September vacation: Check.
Save as You Fly
Most people do not have a PA to sort out every little detail of their lives — such as the best-laid vacation itinerary. But many of us do have a credit card that could make our lives easier and our pockets less empty.
Maybank, for one, is offering its card members S$20 off flights booked on CheapTickets.sg. Simply enter the code: MAYBANK upon booking, and be sure to make the booking before September 30, 2017. Click here for more details.
If you don’t have a Maybank card per se, pay with your Mastercard to enjoy up to 10% savings on Emirates flights to Europe and the United States when you book online using the promo code: SGMAST1. Click here for more details.
Finally, anyone with an American Express card can enjoy a little more luxury on Cathay Pacific. Just book the two-to-travel deal of S$540 per person for all-in flights. In addition, be spoilt with early check-ins, private lounge access and an award-winning fine-dining experience on board. Book online now or click here for more details.
An awesome promo for Citi card holders, enjoy S$50 off when you book your accommodation with Airbnb for the first time. Just enter the code: CITISG upon check out. Click here for more booking details.
Enjoy extra perks when you stay at any Fairmont hotels and resorts. If you pay with your OCBC Visa card, you’ll enjoy a daily breakfast for two, a S$25 dining credit and free room upgrades (subject to availability during check-in). What a sweet deal. For more details, click here.
HSBC cardholders can enjoy extra savings of up to 75% off when you book any hotel stay on Agoda. Look out for special web and mobile booking discounts of up to 10% off as well. More booking details here.
Looking for that much needed R&R? A spa trip to Phuket might be the answer. Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa are giving all Maybank card holders 35% off rooms, one welcome drink at their Vu rooftop and bar, free Wi-Fi, late check out and, of course, a 20% discount on a la carte spa treatments. Click here for more details.
Other Sweet Deals
Planning for a Thelma & Louise-themed road trip? Great news for all Citi Visa cardmembers — you will enjoy up to 35% discount on international car rental with Avis. This deal also extends to Citi Visa Signature and Citi Infinite cardholders. Simply quote N074700 (Citi Visa Signature) or N069500 (Citi Infinite), and all there’s left to do is gear up and go.
Insurance! The world is an unpredictable place, where you’re always better off well-prepared. Citibank is offering cardholders free travel insurance for you and the entire family (your spouse must also be a Citi card holder) when you charge the whole airfare on the card. But first, remember to go online and activate this service before you fly. More information here.
For those who prefer being out at sea, enjoy free room upgrades when you book the Costa Cruise Victoria with CTC Travels. All you need to do is make full payment upon booking, and pay with your DBS/POSB card. Keep in mind that prices quoted are for two passengers per cabin. For more details, and terms and conditions, click here.
All DBS/POSB card holders can also enjoy additional discounts when travelling around Asia. If you book through Asia.com, you’ll enjoy 15% off all hotels and S$60 off travel packages (either flights and hotel or flights, hotel and tour), an all-in-one deal that shouldn’t be missed.
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.