Beware – Changi Rewards Points on Partner Spend

I’ve run a series of posts recently on the Changi Rewards programme as its become more attractive, but I’ve recently noticed a nasty set of terms and conditions that I want to highlight and that’s Changi Rewards Points on Partner Spend.

changi-rewards-points-on-partner-spendChangi Rewards Points – Partners and Status Levels

Over the past couple of years Changi Rewards has slowly been adding a number of other partners including Kaligo, Booking.com, Expedia and Agoda.  You can earn Changi Rewards Points on the spend on these partners increasing your earning opportunities, check out this post for details:

Updates to the Changi Rewards Programme

For points collectors Changi Rewards isn’t going to be that useful as you’ll need to spend a minimum of $S1500 in a year in order to be able to redeem for KrisFlyer miles.  Your more likely going to be able to redeem for 500 points which will get you a $5 voucher to spend.  If you’re not already a member you can sign-up and get 100 points to start you off with this link:

Changi Rewards Sign-Up

If on the other hand you tend to buy expensive handbags and luxury goods on a regular basis (lucky you!) then you might hit the $4000 nett spend to obtain Gold or $8000 for Platinum which earn 2 and 3 times the amount an ordinary member does (making the spend much more valuable in terms of miles).

Beware – Changi Rewards Points on Partner Spend

Whilst it’s great that the Changi Rewards programme is increasing the number of partners it has the big drawback is that none of that spend counts towards the nett spend for the better membership level – otherwise this would have been a great way to obtain the status.

So don’t go spending on those partners in order to hit the relevant membership level – it’s not going to help you.

This means that you should be directly comparing the rates earned with those partners versus other options rather than factoring any status with Changi Rewards you might get.

If you do want to boost you earnings check out our little tip from yesterday here:

Earn More Miles with Changi Rewards and iShopChangi

What do you think of the Changi Rewards Programme and this nasty set of terms and conditions?

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