How to Pick an Airmiles Credit Card
Hello fellow GoBear-ians!
If you read our previous blog post on: How to Pick a Cashback Card and it wasn’t really what you’re searching for. Then Airmiles Card is what you’re looking for!
Feed your soul with exotic adventures when you redeem on your airmiles points!
If you are a frequent traveler, here’s our top three pick (based on RM2,000 travel spend):
1. Alliance Visa Infinite Card – Earn up to 13,994 miles per year
2. Hong Leong Infinite Card – Earn up to 10,951 miles per year
3. Citibank Air Asia Platinum Card – Earn up to 8,001 miles per year
Here’s why we love the top 3 cards above:
Alliance Infinite Card:
You get to earn 2 Timeless Bonus Points on every RM spend locally, earn 5 Timeless Bonus Points on every RM spend on overseas retail expenses. However, keep in mind that Timeless Bonus Points will not be awarded for petrol and government agencies expenses.
Hong Leong Infinite Card:
You get 0.36 Miles for every RM spend locally, 0.56 Miles for every RM spend overseas, and annual fee is waived.
Citibank Air Asia Platinum Card:
You get to earn 1 AirAsia point on every RM spend for the first RM 500 in a month, you get 2 AirAsia points for every RM spend from RM 501 to RM 5,999, and for RM6,000 monthly spend you earn 3 AirAsia points for every RM. Bear in mind, there is a maximum of 180,000 AirAsia points you can earn in a year. Citibank is having a promotion for new credit card sign-ups with a minimum spend of RM1,500 in 60 days will get a limited edition Condotti Luggage with Swarovski Crystals.
Extra benefits only applies to Alliance Infinite Card and Hong Leong Infinite Card Holders which includes Travel Insurance Coverage of RM2,000,000 and RM3,000,000 respectively with access to the Airport Lounge. Which is Infinite than the other? 😱 We’ll let you be the judge of it!
Woohoo! Relax while waiting for your flight!
When choosing the Airmiles Program, you have to be wary of the expiry date. Yes, nothing lasts forever unfortunately. Effective December 31, 2011 all AIR MILES® Reward Miles will have a life span of five years from the date they were earned. Reward Miles that have not been redeemed within that time will expire. For instance, All Reward Miles earned on or before December, 31 2011 will expire on December 31, 2016.
If you’ve more questions on Air Miles, check out their FAQ page or drop us a message on our Facebook page.
We trust the tips above would suffice for you to make the right call. Or not, you can always visit us at GoBear and compare away!
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