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16-18 Oct: 20% off Agoda Staycations with HSBC, PLUS earn up to 4 mpd

Mark your calendars for 16-18 October to lock in a 20% discount on Agoda staycations with your HSBC credit card, plus some direct hotel deals including The Fullerton, the W Sentosa and The St. Regis
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In what’s becoming a regular monthly offer, HSBC is once again offering its cardholders in Singapore a three-day 20% off staycations promotion, in partnership with hotel booking site Agoda. The deal is for stays completed by the end of 2020, which is becoming a progressively shorter window but still gives you around 10 weeks to play with.

As before, it’s great news for those who are holding the revamped HSBC Revolution credit card, since it means earning 4 mpd for the payment on top of the attractive discount, though do be aware not all hotels are eligible for the offer.

There are also direct deals with The Fullerton Hotel, the W Sentosa Cove, the Shangri-La and The St. Regis over the same dates, some of which are worth a look.

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16-18 October offer

If you missed out the last couple of times, or simply want to make another booking, HSBC and Agoda are once again running a three-day flash sale for cardholders booking staycations between Friday 16th October and Sunday 18th October, 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 16th to 18th October 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 16th October and 18th October, 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 Singapore 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 October.

Other HSBC offers

HSBC will also be running offers on four direct staycation packages, with The Fullerton Hotel, the W Sentosa Cove, the Shangri-La and The St. Regis for bookings between 16 – 18 October.

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 100 bookings.

Note: Last month only the first 50 bookings were eligible and the offer sold out fast, so a ‘double allowance’ this month should help a little.

For bookings 101 and onwards or those from 19th October onwards (whichever comes first), 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 now until 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$429++)

Inclusions:

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

This special rate at S$429++ is limited to the first 50 bookings. For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 19th October onwards, it defaults to ‘Best Available Rate’, until 20th November 2020.

This offer available for stays until 30th November 2020, except on Fridays and Saturdays.

Note: Last month this package was available for HSBC cardholders at S$349++, and only Saturday nights were blacked out, so it’s certainly much less attractive this time round!
To book: Email promotions.wsingapore@whotels.com, quoting “HSBC” between 9am and 5pm

Full details available here.

Shangri-La (from S$252++)

Exclusive Family
(S$252++)
Couple Staycation
(S$452++)
Inclusions:

  • Daily breakfast for 2 adults + 2 children (aged 12 & below)
  • Access to buds by Shangri-La daily
  • Access to Splash Zone throughout the stay
  • Complimentary parking

This special rate at S$252++ is limited to the first 50 bookings. For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 19th October onwards, it increases to S$295++.

Inclusions:

  • Daily breakfast for 2 adults at the exclusive Summit Room
  • Valley Wing Benefits including complimentary free-flow champagne throughout the day, afternoon tea and evening cocktails
  • 30% off massage treatments at Chi, The Spa (for 60 min. massage treatments only, not for facials)
  • Complimentary parking

This special rate at S$452++ is limited to the first 50 bookings. For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 19th October onwards, it increases to S$495++.

Both of these offers are available for stays from 16th October to 20th December 2020, except on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Effectively they are therefore only good for a mid-week staycation.

The value though is very good here for both options in our opinion.

To book: Email Reservations.sls@shangri-la.com, with the following details:

Email subject: HSBC WOW Weekend Staycation
Names of guests:
Promo Code: PHSBCFAM20 (Exclusive Family) or PHSBCCOU20 (Couple Staycation)
Stay dates:
Number of occupants:
Any special arrangement or requirement:

Full details available here.

The St. Regis (S$356++)

Inclusions:

  • Complimentary upgrade to Grand Deluxe Room
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • S$100 worth of dining credits
  • One complimentary parking during your stay

This special rate at S$356++ is limited to the first 50 bookings.

For bookings 51 and onwards or those from 19th October onwards (whichever comes first), the rate increases to S$399++ per night on the same basis.

This offer is available for stays from 16th October 2020 to 31st March 2021. Blackouts are all Saturdays and 31st December 2020.

This could work well for a Friday or Sunday night stay however, and the value is nice in our view.

To book: Email Reservations.Singapore@stregis.com, between 9am and 5pm, quoting “HSBC” and your stay dates.

Full details available here.

Summary

If you’re interested in these deals, either through Agoda or directly with the hotels in question, mark your calendar for 16th to 18th October. 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 for it to work.

The direct hotel offers with The St. Regis and the Shangri-La are both good value in our opinion, and worth considering.

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:

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(Cover Photo: The Fullerton Hotel)

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