I’ve run a series of posts recently on the Changi Rewards programme, 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 – 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, and Agoda. You can earn Changi Rewards Points on the spend on these partners increasing your earning opportunities. If you’re not already a Changi Rewards member then get 100 points on us if you sign-up with our referral link:
In addition any future spend on those partners was earned in relation to your membership level within the Changi rewards porgramme giving further incentive for spend.
More importantly these new partners opened up up some potential to meet the membership qualification levels – especially the Platinum level which offers auto-conversion of Changi Rewards Points to KrisFlyer Miles (although perhaps not the best value for money option).
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. You can earn status spend with any Changi Airport outlets (including iShopChangi) but excluding these:
- banks, money changing facilities, top-up card facilities and purchases
- postal services
- medical services
- lounges (Bank/Airline/Ambassador/Pay-per-use/SATS Rainforest/Jet Quay), transit hotels, hotel reservations counters, postage services, Crowne Plaza Hotel
- telecommunications outlets and counters
- Changi Recommends service counters
- car rental services, airport shuttle and transportation counters,
- passenger meeting services counters, left luggage service counters, tour and travel services
- dry cleaning services
- temporary event & short-term non tenant outposts
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 that I posted about recently as well:
What do you think of the Changi Rewards Programme and this nasty set of terms and conditions?
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