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Get triple Shangri-La Golden Circle reward points via their app – a 30% rebate!

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A month ago we wrote about an offer of 100 free Shangri-La Golden Circle points for downloading their new app.

This was actually a two-part offer.   To be honest, until a reader flagged it with us, I hadn’t realised how generous the rest of the deal could be.  As well as 100 points for downloading the app and logging in, you will get:

  • Double Golden Circle points when booking via the app
  • Triple Golden Circle points when booking via the app and using mobile check-in or check-out

Shangri La The Shard

Triple Golden Circle points is a great deal.  The standard earning rate is 1 point per $1 spent but this would increase to 3 points per $1 under this promotion, plus any status bonus.   Taking the food and drink redemptions as an example, 1000 points gets you a $100 voucher.  This means that you are getting a 30% rebate on your spending via that route.

The idea of spending $1,000 of company money at a Shangri-La in Asia and receiving a $300 food and drink voucher for the Shangri-La in The Shard in London is certainly attractive ……

More information about the app is on this site.  Full T&Cs are here.  The offer applies to stays until 30th April.


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Comments (65)

  • Pol says:

    OT. Have Amex 241 that expires 24th June.
    If I book outbound flights for 23rd June, am I ok to return in July, or do both segments have to be flown before it expires.

  • lev441 says:

    OT – if you cancel a BAPP card, do the points sweep over after you cancel (as they only go over to BAEC once a month) or should you wait until the end of the month to cancel?

    • AndyR says:

      They don’t go over when you cancel so definitively wait. I didn’t and it was a right faff getting them as Amex deleted the link to my BAEC account on cancellation.

      • JamesB says:

        This is often reported here but I think it might be down to sloppy CS agents. Last time I cancelled my SPG and nectar cards the agent told me the pending points would still go over on schedule and they did. I only had very small amounts of points to transfer though, were it a more substantial number or a bonus I would still want to see them safely trabsferred before cancelling.

        • AndyR says:

          Sorry my reply wasn’t very clear. I was trying to say that the points don’t go across on cancellation, rather they are suppose to go across at the beginning of the next month like usual. However, sometimes that fails as the link is lost and it is then a bit of PITA to get them as you’ve cancelled. So I wouldn’t risk it if it was a reasonable number of points.

        • Lev441 says:

          Thanks all.

  • Gavin says:

    OT – My old favourite for T5 parking Premier Inn T5 is no longer on Just Park – can anyone suggest any alternatives? Ideally with TFL buses to T5 / T2.

    • Cate says:

      LHR Renaissance and Marriott Windsor. Marriott Windsor have a 2000 bonus air miles offer at the moment. Also if you do a Park and Fly it’s classed as a stay for Marriott’s current Megabonus.

  • Jeremy says:

    OT – Heathrow Rewards premium question. I don’t suppose spend at Heathrow using Instant Rewards or Airport Shopping Vouchers count towards the £750 spend target to reach premium?

    • Rob says:

      Oddly it might do, since HR usually awards points based on the gross value of transactions irrespective of how you pay. No promises though.

      • Jeremy says:

        Thanks! I’ll give it a go and let you know. Perhaps there’s a way for my random Lufthansa and Emirates miles to contribute (somewhat indirectly) to increased Avios earning!

  • Tony says:

    OT – I have a small balance of 3k miles with AF/KLM Flying Blue expiring in a week. Any advice on burning them? Thanks

    • JamesB says:

      Might be able to use them with pointshound if miles and cash is possible. Top up with MR points to get enough for a European flight.

  • Doug says:

    OT- My Norwegian flight LGW-SIN is now moving from evening to morning next day. Kinda nice because my way out was LGW and return was LHR.
    Any other tips to travel east on the cheap? Ideally connection on Europe so I could start on LHR. Appreciate any tips, cheers

    • Pangolin says:

      Ryanair now flies to Amman, Jordan, if you consider that east!

      Other than that, Norwegian to SIN is about as cheap as it gets currently, notwithstanding special promos that crop up from time to time.

      If you were willing to fly from WAW via a hop from LHR then LOT Polish airlines regularly offers fairly cheap economy flights (they offer Promos every Wednesday if you sign up to their news letter).

      The other thing is to check out the Chinese airlines (Air China, China Eastern) to places like Beijing and Hong Kong, etc.

      • Pangolin says:

        I would have mentioned Scoot also but if you look below you’ll see that someone has ninja’d me on that.

  • JamesB says:

    Class, ow or rtn, how much is cheap?

    • Doug says:

      Y, £200 is a good fare. Guess norwegian is still winner at this price point, can’t see anywhere close.

      • JamesB says:

        Eurowings used to fly cheap from DUS-DMK I think so have a look to check if they still do. Doubt you will find it that cheap though. A couple of years ago I got BKK rtn EDI-BKK for just over £300 on a breaking deal and was able to upgrade the return.with miles from 2 credit card signups and a family account.

      • Yan says:

        SQ’s LCC arm Scoot is launching TXL-SIN this summer for under €200 ow (they also operate ATH-SIN)

        • JamesB says:

          Good spot, do they have a premium product?

        • Lady London says:

          Yes they do. At least relatively. Had some excellent pricing emailed to me for this route. So suggest you sign up for their emails.

        • JamesB says:

          Thanks LadyLondon, I will take a look. If it’s a daytime flight I can live with PE.

        • Lady London says:

          Not sure the relatively better product is anything like PE though – think it’s more a premium bundle.

  • Harry Hv says:

    Warning – Scoot no longer exists, it used to be great but now it’s been taken over by Tiger Airways which is an Oriental equivalent of Ryanair only less reliable.and a history of safety violations. Their 789 cabin is interesting, two long aisles and no connecting passage in between, not even at the entrance doorway – if you’re on the far side you must clamber over mid-row passengers to reach your seat, or to reach the toilet. So if you really want to risk Tiger, never select seats in the middle section!

    • Sam G says:

      Other way around- Scoot (owned by Singapore Airlines) has taken over Tiger – but that is only the short haul fleet – the long haul fleet is all brand new 787 delivered to Scoot -same as Norwegian

      No idea what you are talking about – there is a cross over at row 10 at the entrance and then you can just use the facilities on your side. If you are seated in the middle middle seat you could go either way !

      Anyway…. the premium cabin is pretty good – but is v small on the 787-8 they are using to Europe so isn’t super cheap

      They also have a small mini cabin that doesn’t allow children – a bulkhead seat in row 4 is what I’ve gone for . There is a bit of a trick – if you buy the “PlusPerks” package you get the extra leg room + extras cheaper than just buying the seat. No seat back TV, you can pay to stream from their system to your device

      The problem is this (and most Singapore flights) from Europe leave in the morning so you need to go to Berlin the night before. This isn’t a major issue to be honest- hotels there are cheap and it’s easy getting to the airport on the bus

    • Pangolin says:

      Way off the mark.

      Scoot is part of SQ and they are also being used to replace Silk Air services on selected routes (like Langkawi).

      If you’re flying SIA to SIN then you have LHR as an option.