Save on new luxury hotels in Asia with Mastercard and Be The First

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You can save on new luxury hotels in Asia with Mastercard and Be The First.

Be The First, if you haven’t heard of it before, is a website specialised in offering discounted rooms at new luxury and boutique hotels.

We covered it a couple a years ago when it launched but, to be honest, I thought it had faded away.

Be The First Mastercard

I was wrong, and to prove it the company has recently partnered  with Mastercard, offering cardholders even better prices at new upscale hotels in Asia.

Offers vary depending on the property and could be for example 30% off or stay 3 pay 3 nights.  All hotels included can be found on this special partner website here. More hotels will be added as the partnership advances.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Swiss SKI says:

    OT: I got a 25GBP off code for Swiss at the London Ski Festival: swissukski25

    UK to GVA/ZRH
    Book by 31/1/19
    Travel by 31/3/19

    Tested and working, random LHR-GVA return with luggage in Feb was GBP74 with voucher

  2. Voltron says:

    Targeted offer, but might be worth checking your emails to see if you got a radisson offer of 15,000 bonus points for one stay before 28 December.
    I only signed up to the scheme as you get gold status from amex plat, but with amex mr conversion 1:3, and with some rooms in good locations like Mauritius/ Malta only costing 50/44000 points might be a good offer if you have it

    “Register to earn a one time bonus of 15,000 points when you book and stay by December 28, 2018. Whether you’re on vacation exploring a new and exciting destination or traveling for business this exclusive one time bonus offer is available just for you!**”

  3. Benylin says:

    Do you know if this will work on iPhone’s / does Harrods sell them in store.

    I just signed up – is this 10% specific to higher tier members or open to all? Thanks

    • Normally open to all harrods rewards members ( free to join)
      Any valid across whole store

      • Valid online too. Obviously gift cards are not reduced by 10%. Some people also opt out, eg Louis Vuitton. Can’t remember if they include iPhones or not, which is a bit stupid of me as I bought my last two in Harrods ….

  4. Benylin says:

    OT: I am trying to explore ways to use a family member’s MR points (~30k) for myself (I built up the spend). I know I have option of BA & Emirates through pooling, is there anything else, hotel or airlines? Thanks

    • Hilton allows free transfers (which they call pooling) but best not to do it on a brand new account

    • All 3 hotel partners let you transfer or pool points for free so no problem there. BA is quite rare in offering family accounts unfortunately.

  5. OT – I’m seeing lots of posts on other articles suggesting ‘cross referral’, i.e. referring from BAPP to Gold, but I am having trouble doing this. I’ve already done BAPP and my wife is also now a BAPP holder having been referred by me – that was easy enough. I want to use my wife’s BAPP account to refer myself to Gold but am only getting an option to refer for BAPP. What am I doing wrong?


    • Try another browser

      • Thanks but makes no difference.

        For clarity I am doing – Amex Homepage > Rewards > Refer friends. Get rewarded > login to wife’s account.

        From there I am only presented with an option to refer for a BAPP.

        • That should be fine. When you send the referral link you should then be able to choose a different card.

        • Bingo, thanks Sean. Just needed to scroll down the page a bit!

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