Asia Miles has just announced they will be launching a bonus on points transferred from your credit card to the Asia Miles program. The offer is not as straightforward as the one Singapore Airlines is running. Instead, the Asia Miles offer is targeted.
I received an email offering me an extra 15% bonus, but others have reported only getting offered 10%. No doubt this is a way to for the loyalty program to test which group of users engages the most with the promotion…
Digging into the terms and conditions, it does state “up to 15%” so there’s a possibility that some users get even less than 10%.
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When does it start?
Asia Miles is giving us a heads up, the actual promo will kick off on December 28 and will run until January 31, 2021.
Do I need to register?
Yes! Unlike Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer bonus promo, Asia Miles will send out another email to users with a registration link on the 28th. Keep an eye out for it as you will need to register to get the bonus of up to 15%.
Is this a deal?
Yes! Asia Miles is one of my favourite OneWorld rewards programs, not only is it cheaper to use Asia Miles to book Qantas flights; it’s also really inexpensive for redemptions on Cathay Pacific from Australia or Asia to Europe and the USA.
For example, a Perth to Amsterdam flight will only set you back 85,000 Asia Miles one way in business with Cathay Pacific. Factor in the 15% bonus and we’re looking at a serious bargain.
Do Asia Miles expire?
Asia Miles earned on or after 1 January 2020 no longer expire — as long as you earn or redeem your Miles regularly. Under the activity-based rule, the expiry date for all Miles credited after 1 January 2020 will be automatically extended by 18 months every time you earn or redeem your Miles.
Which cards can I use to transfer?
The promo terms and conditions state that eligible finance partners are those listed under the “other partner credit cards” section on the Asia Miles website. The only options I can see which might apply to Australian users are American Express, Citibank and HSBC.
You can find the full terms and conditions here: https://res.e.asiamiles.com/res/asiamil_mkt_prod1/202012_Finance_PointsConv_TnC_EN.pdf