The secret to travelling for free

The secret to travelling for free

Travelling has always been an option for working adults to find solitude from their busy work life as it allows for some “ME” time, helps relieves stress and boost mental health. Thankfully there are a range of credit cards that provide high air miles accumulation for every dollar one spend to help maximize spending. To add it on, they come with fantastic sign up bonus air miles!

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Clock some serious air miles and fly for free 

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Fancy redeeming a free round-trip ticket to Perth or Tokyo? Sign up and get bonus air miles as high as 42,000 miles for some cards. The catch is the fulfillment portion like an annual fee payment required, minimum spend within a period, etc. An example is the Citibank PremierMiles card where you can earn up to 42,000 Citi Miles when you pay the annual fee of $192.60 and spend a minimum of $10,000 in the 1st 3 months upon card approval. Fret not, you will still get 15,000 Citi Miles with any spend in the 1st 3 months with the annual fee payment.

Travel chic with a free luxury luggage

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Now travel in comfort when you can get free “BIG BRANDS” luggage for free! For example, sign up for a Maybank Horizon Visa Signature card, paired with either one of the cards (Family & Friends, Platinum Visa or Manchester United Platinum Visa) and a Creditable account and you get a 2-pc Delsey Belfort Trolley case worth $798. All you need to do is spend $600 within the 1st 2 months on your card. Promo valid till 31 May 2017. 

Free airport lounge access

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Charging your travel fares to your Horizon Visa Signature card simply sweeten the whole deal as you can get 2 air miles equivalent for every dollar spent and you get complimentary travel insurance up to S$1,000,000. And what’s more, you can enjoy complimentary access to selected VIP airport lounges. 

Free airport transfer

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With the emergence of Uber and Grab, banks are offering cashback or free credits for these two private-hire car company. An example is Standard Chartered who offer new online applicants with free $150 Uber credits when they sign up for cards like their new Unlimited Cashback card, Manhattan World, Singpost Platinum Visa, etc. Applicants just need to note that the offer is only valid till 30 June 2017 and they are 15 complimentary rides worth $10 each, and must be utilized within 4 weeks from the date the promo code was issued. They can choose to get up to $138 cashback or $150 Caltex StarCash card instead.

Cashback and more cashback

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To sweeten up the promotions further, banks are offering cardholders high cashback for signing up with them. An example is HSBC Revolution card where they offer first time applicants who sign up online with up to $180 cash back if they spend a minimum of $300 per month in the first 3 months or $1,200 in the first month. Cardholders can also take advantage of the 5x Rewards per $ spend for selected categories and convert these points into miles.

Does traveling for free sound unachievable? With all the ongoing offers available via the credit card promotions, it does seem achievable! Earn while you spend and fly for free.

 

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