DBS has launched a new promotion with Expedia for September 2022, offering its Altitude Visa and American Express cardholders an enhanced earn rate of 8 miles per S$1 spent on hotel and flight bookings between now and the end of the month.
This is an enhancement of the regular year-round 6 mpd rate for these transactions, and could come in handy if you’re making travel plans this month.
The enhanced earn rate still falls under your collective monthly S$5,000 cap for bonus miles earning with the Altitude cards, so the maximum total miles earning under the offer is 40,000 per card.
If you’re holding both the DBS Altitude Visa and the DBS Altitude Amex, you can potentially take advantage of the cap on both cards for a combined spend of S$10,000, worth up to 80,000 miles with the bonus running.
How it works
To benefit from the enhanced earn rate at Expedia using your DBS Altitude card, you’ll have to book through the dedicated microsite at www.expedia.com.sg/dbsaltitude.
Bookings can be made for any future travel date, but must be charged to your DBS Altitude card between 1st September and 30th September 2022.
Eligible hotel bookings are those where you make payment to Expedia at the time of booking (not applicable if you choose a rate to pay later at the hotel).
Eligible flight bookings are those made with one of the following airlines:
- Air Macau
- Air Mauritius
- Air Niugini
- Cambodia Angkor Air
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Garuda Indonesia
- Hawaiian Air
- Korean Air
- Lao Airlines
- Myanmar International Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Sichuan Airlines
- Thai Airways International
- Turkish Airlines
- Xiamen Airlines
Obviously some popular carriers including Singapore Airlines are missing from the list, but there are still potentially some useful options including Thai Airways, Finnair (check out the new Business Class!), Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Package bookings comprising an eligible hotel and an eligible flight, as defined individually above, booked in a single transaction on the dedicated microsite, will also be eligible.
It probably goes without saying, but your booking(s) must be charged to your DBS Altitude card for the bonus miles to apply – use of the microsite with payment by any other card will not count!
Initially your transactions will earn 3 mpd, with the bonus 5 mpd element (3 mpd year-round + 2 mpd promo bonus) credited within 60 days following the end of the promotion period, which is by 29th November 2022.
Check Kaligo hotel rates too
Don’t forget DBS Altitude cards boast a year-round 10 mpd earn rate for Kaligo hotel bookings, also capped at S$5,000 spend per calendar month within the collective bonus earning category.
Kaligo rates aren’t always too competitive, but surprisingly they sometimes can be, so do check that out before committing to Expedia.
The additional 2 mpd may even make a slightly higher charge worth paying.
For further details, check out our full review of the Altitude cards.
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If you’re making travel plans for 2022 or 2023 and can lock in your bookings this month, do check the prices through Expedia with your DBS Altitude cards, which will net you 8 mpd if your flight, hotel or package fall into the eligible categories.
Remember that hotel bookings must be prepaid directly to Expedia, while flights must be operated by an airline on the eligible list, which includes Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways (but alas, not SIA!).
Most importantly, don’t go too mad! Only cumulative bookings of up to S$5,000 per DBS Altitude card made during September will get the bonus, a cap shared with your other bonus category spend.
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