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It’s back: HSBC 20% off Agoda staycations PLUS up to 4 mpd

Mark your calendars! HSBC is back with its 20% discount on staycations booked through Agoda this weekend, for stays until 31 December 2020.
Update 18 Sep 12.30pm HSBC has advised that direct booking offers with The Fullerton, W Sentosa and Shangri-La are now fully redeemed.

Last month you may recall that hotel booking site Agoda offered a three-day 20% off promotion for HSBC cardholders in Singapore when making staycation bookings for the rest of 2020. That was great news for those who had recently picked up the revamped HSBC Revolution credit card, since it meant earning 4 mpd for the payment on top of the attractive discount.

HSBC Revo Card Small

 

It’s back

If you missed out last time, or want to make another booking, HSBC and Agoda are once again running a three-day flash sale for cardholders booking staycations between Friday 18th September and Sunday 20th September, for stays through to the the end of 2020.

Agoda 20 Offer

This is in place of the usual year-round 12% discount for HSBC cardholders.

  Agoda 12% Discount
agoda.com/HSBCstaycay

That same link is where you’ll access the 20% discount flash sale this weekend.

Although the discount is offered across all HSBC credit cards in Singapore, combining it with the Revolution’s new 4 mpd rate for Agoda bookings makes the deal even sweeter, so this is the one to go for in our opinion.

Your 20% discount applies to the room rate only (excluding taxes). Even if you took advantage of the offer last time, you’ll be eligible to do so again this weekend. Details of the promotion including terms and conditions are available here.

How it works

  • Make your hotel booking via agoda.com/hsbcstaycay
  • Stay Period: Now to 31st December 2020
  • To benefit from 20% off, booking must be made from 18th to 20th September 2020, otherwise a discount rate of 12% applies
  • Book a ‘Promo Eligible’ hotel and rate (not all are included)
  • Select your HSBC credit card at the payment stage
Agoda Process

Example

Here’s an example of how the HSBC Agoda staycation booking discount at the current 12% rate looks.

Agoda Example 1
What you need to see when booking (click to enlarge)
Agoda Example 2
This stay prices at S$551.88, before the current 12% HSBC discount (click to enlarge)
Agoda Example 3
Discount reflects at the payment stage once your HSBC credit card number is entered (click to enlarge)

This last stage is where you’ll see the discount reflect at the enhanced 20% level when booking between 18th September and 20th September, for stays from now until the end of the year.

Staycation deals

Most of the hotels now open for staycation bookings in Singapore have some form of deal on offer when you book direct. You won’t necessarily get the best rate, nor the additional staycation perks, if you book through Agoda.

While 20% off stacked with 4 mpd is a very attractive deal, make sure you’re not paying over the odds for the miles (not too much anyway) and not losing out on benefits you would value more, like dining credits, free parking, etc., which may outweigh the miles value for your chosen property if a good staycation deal is on offer when booking directly.

Also, not all hotels are included in the Agoda HSBC promo, including Marina Bay Sands and the InterContinental, so the offer is only useful if your preferred property is participating.

Other Agoda offers

If you don’t have an HSBC credit card, don’t despair. Agoda offers discounts and/or bonus miles across all the major cards in Singapore, including a 10 mpd deal for DBS Altitude and Woman’s cardholders.

Here’s a summary of the offers on the miles earning side applicable to staycation bookings.

Card Rate Validity
Altitude Card Visa SmallDBS Altitude 10 mpd Book by:
31 Dec 2020
Stay by:
31 Dec 2020
Card small
Card WPC smallDBS Woman’s
10 mpd Book by:
31 Dec 2020
Stay by:
31 Dec 2020
CardMC2019 smallCiti PremierMiles 6.2 mpd Book by:
31 Jan 2021
Stay by:
30 Jun 2021
Card 2 smallOCBC 90°N 6 mpd Book by:
31 Jul 2021
Stay by:
31 Dec 2021
Card 2020 v2 SmallOCBC Voyage 6 mpd Book by:
31 Jul 2021
Stay by:
31 Dec 2021
Card Visa SmallUOB PRVI Miles 6 mpd Book by:
31 Dec 2020
Stay by:
30 Jun 2021

We also recently did a full analysis on miles earning and discounts offered using your credit card at Agoda.

Be sure to check that out for full details in case you prefer the sound of the deals we outlined above, wish to explore the other cash discounts, or have already hit the S$1,000 monthly cap on your HSBC Revolution card in September.

Other HSBC offers

HSBC will also be running offers on two direct staycation packages, with The Fullerton Hotel and the W Sentosa Cove, for bookings between 18 – 20 September.

The Fullerton Hotel (S$297++)

Inclusions:

  • 1 night with complimentary upgrade to Heritage Room
  • Daily breakfast for two persons
  • S$100 of dining credits per stay

This special rate at S$297++ is limited to the first 50 bookings. For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 21st September onwards, the rate increases to S$314++ per night on the same basis, except that the dining credits per stay reduces from S$100 to S$80.

This offer is available for stays from 21st September to 29th December 2020 (except blackout dates 24th & 25th December 2020).

To book: Call 6533 8388 or email tfs.reservations@fullertonhotels.com

Full details available here.

W Sentosa Cove (S$349++)

Inclusions:

  • Daily breakfast for two persons
  • S$100 credit for F&B or Spa
  • Complimentary parking

This special rate at S$349++ is limited to the first 50 bookings. For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 21st September onwards, the rate increases to S$399++ per night on the same basis.

This offer available until the end of 2020, except on Saturdays.

To book: Email promotions.wsingapore@whotels.com, quoting “HSBC”

Full details available here.

Other hotels

HSBC is also running some other promotions for its cardholders on direct staycation bookings made this weekend, for the following hotels:

  • Hilton
  • Shangri-La
  • Mandarin Oriental

None of these deals are too dissimilar to the everyday staycation offers available for these properties, so don’t get too excited.

Check the HSBC WOW Weekend Deals page for details.

Summary

If you’re interested in these deals, either through Agoda or directly with the hotels in question, mark your calendar for 18th to 20th September. Remember to check how the prices look through Agoda with this HSBC offer and compare with other staycation offers before you commit.

The Revolution card is the one to use with Agoda, giving you 4 mpd in addition to the 20% discount. Remember you won’t see the final rate with 20% off until you reach the payment stage and your HSBC credit card number is entered, and you’ll have to pick a ‘Promo Eligible’ hotel and rate.

Be sure to compare with best available rates directly with the hotel as always, and also consider the benefits of any staycation packages on offer, most of which won’t apply unless you book directly.

If you are losing some benefits, make sure the discount and the miles you’re getting instead are worth the difference.

Don’t miss our comprehensive review of Singapore’s new favourite 4 mpd card:

HSBC Revolution
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(Cover Photo: Capella Singapore)

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