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Get 250 free Shangri-La Golden Circle hotel points and get a free drink in The Shard

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Shangri-La Golden Circle has launched a new promotion to encourage you to download their app.

Full details are on the Shangri-La website hereYou will receive 250 points if you download the app and log-in before 28th February.  Non-members will get the bonus if they download the app and use it to open a new Golden Circle account.

Whilst you obviously won’t get a free room or be able to do an airline miles transfer with just 250 points, you CAN use them for a $25 credit towards eating or drinking in Shangri-La Hotels, which includes The Shard in London.  Details are here.

If you are Jade member of Shangri-La Golden Circle, which you can get for free via American Express Platinum, you get a higher rate of $1.25 per 10 points which means you’d get $31 of free food and drink (EDIT: The Shard only gives the standard rate of $1 per 10 points to Jade members due to an opt-out clause).

Be aware that I’m not sure exactly how the process works and whether you need a Golden Circle plastic card in your hand in order to make an instant redemption.

(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.)