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  1. M@rcoPolo

    Citi Rewards Platinum - 140,000 Citi reward Points $49FY

    Pretty good deal for $49 annual fee in the first year (normally $149) and you earn 140,000 Citi rewards Points 140,000 Citi rewards Points convert to... 56,000 Velocity Points (2.5:1), or 46,666 Skywards Miles (3:1), or 46,666 KrisFlyer Miles (3:1) ... and quite regularly Citi & Virgin...
  2. M@rcoPolo

    SYD upgrade options at the gate??

    UA MM Gold here, I used to be UGS but haven’t flown UA for over 10 years so please bear with me :) Obviously upgrades game has changed a lot in the past 10 years, I’m booked in Y (H class) to fly SYD to IAH UA100 on May 15th. Upgrade available (showing on my reservation, no idea if space is...
  3. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX Explorer Credit Card - 60,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019

    AMEX EXPLORER CREDIT CARD - 60,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019 (This offer replaces the previous bonus points offer that expired on 14/4/2019) Annual fee: $395 Apply here: Explorer HIGHLIGHTS Receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply online, are approved...
  4. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX Platinum Charge - 90,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019

    AMEX PLATINUM CHARGE - 90,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019 (This offer replaces the previous bonus points offer that expired on 14/4/19. The number of points for the referee is unchanged at 90,000 but the number of points for the referrer has increased to 45,000 HOWEVER please...
  5. M@rcoPolo

    AccorPlus Black Friday promotion

    From AccorPlus on Facebook... Black Friday week is here! Get ready to save up to 50% off selected properties throughout the region and start 2019 on a high. Sale starts from Thursday 22nd November until Monday 26th November for stays between 1st Jan '19 to 24th Feb '19. Visit...
  6. M@rcoPolo

    Hertz hire car in Dubai

    I'm going to be in Dubai in October for 4 days, planning to hire a car at DXB (Dubai airport). I have Hertz President's Circle status so I'd like to sign-in to take advantage of status (mainly for upgrades). Problem is when I visit the www.hertz.ae UAE website I get a price of approx. A$140...
  7. M@rcoPolo

    Accor Platinum complimentary breakfast at Asia Pacific hotels

    Great news! Finally Accor is providing free breakfast for AccorHotel Platinum members, details below (received by email today) HOTELS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION WITH AN EXECUTIVE LOUNGE OFFER BREAKFASTS TO PLATINUM MEMBERS IN THE EXECUTIVE LOUNGE, SUBJECT TO HOTEL’S LOUNGE CONDITIONS AND HOURS...
  8. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX travel credits & price match

    I need to use the travel credits on my Platinum Charge & Reserve combo ($300 + $400) but most of the flights I'm looking for are available for about $200 elsewhere... basically cutting the value of the travel credits by about 50% Has anyone been successful in getting AMEX Travel to match any...
  9. M@rcoPolo

    Long layover > 9hr in DOH

    Would QR provide free airport hotel in DOH for a 9h15m layover as below? Qatar Airways QR907 14:55 SYD Sydney 23:30 DOH Hamad International ** 9h 15 layover ** Qatar Airways QR1355 08:45+1 DOH Hamad International 14:40 JRO Kilimanjaro If yes, is this something you need to ask for or...
  10. M@rcoPolo

    Accor Plus renewal - any deals?

    I'm renewing my Accor Plus membership - current ask is $329 for primary card renewal and for supplementary they offer $299 with free night or $159 without free night. From memory last year they had better deals, was anyone out there able to negotiate a better deal with A+ renewal??
  11. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX CHARGE PLATINUM - 100,000 Referral Bonus - NEW from 1/7/2017

    Apply here: http://amex.com.au/refer/marcom9G77?CPID=100199911 (This offer replaces the previous 90,000 bonus points offer that expired on June 30th) Annual fee: $1,200 Supplementary cards: free, up to 4 supplementary cards Highlights Receive 100,000 Membership Rewards points when you...
  12. M@rcoPolo

    OPTUS EOFY friends & family offer

    OPTUS EOFY friends & family offer - 25% off plans! Optus are bringing back the EOFY sale with 25% off contracts over 24 months. Works with both SIM only and phone plans! Referral link & details HERE: https://offer.optus.com.au/eofy/offers/?code=YVXWJA Referees get $50 credit for each person...
  13. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX CHARGE PLATINUM - 90,000 Referral Bonus - NEW from 2/5/2017

    Apply here: http://amex.com.au/refer/marcom9G77 (This offer replaces the previous 110,000 bonus points offer that expired on May 1st) Card type: Charge Card Annual fee: $1,200 Supplementary cards: free, up to 4 supplementary cards Highlights Receive 90,000 Membership Rewards points...
  14. M@rcoPolo

    *A Awards availability for South Pacific (PPT)

    I'm trying to burn some KrisFlyer miles for flights SYD - AKL - PPT return (2 seats) next June on NZ flights. Using the United.com awards search tool I managed to find 2 seats in C for SYD/AKL/SYD that can also be confirmed by SQ - HOWEVER - for AKL/PPT/AKL - although United.com shows quite a...
  15. M@rcoPolo

    Le Club AccorHotels Quadruple Points Asia-Pacific Oct 23 – Dec 28, 2016

    Nice Accor promo, especially useful if you are trying to qualify or re-qualify for Accor Gold / Platinum before the end of the year! Further details & sign-up here: Special offer hotel offer, four times the points, win australian open trip
  16. M@rcoPolo

    Best place to warehouse AMEX membership rewards?

    A friend of mine is moving overseas for good and cancelling his AMEX Edge card - he managed to pile up quite a lot of AMEX membership rewards over the years (7 digits balance) but he has no immediate need to use the points (employer pays for most of his flights / travel). He will eventually use...
  17. M@rcoPolo

    Mistakenly used Citi Signature cc instead of CitiPlus for cash withdrawal

    Well - I have both a Citi Signature and a CitiPlus Debit card, the latter is only used overseas for cash withdrawals. Today I used the Citi Signature by mistake for a foreign ATM cash withdrawal - too late by the time I noticed as I already went through with the transaction :( I immediately...
  18. M@rcoPolo

    AmEx Accor promotion - Spend $200 Get $100 Back

    Spend $200 or more, get $100 back Save offer to Card, book directly with AccorHotels in Australia only, spend $200 or more, in one or more transactions upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/16 to receive one $100 credit. Limited to the first 40,000 Cards. Exclusions apply. Details...
  19. M@rcoPolo

    AMEX Platinum Charge Card - 90,000 bonus points [now 100,000 bonus points]

    Apply here: http://amex.com.au/refer/marcom9G77 (This offer replaces the previous 120,000 bonus points offer that expired on August 15th) Highlights This American Express® Card is eligible for use with Card is eligible for use with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay 90,000 Membership...
  20. M@rcoPolo

    Guest access to SilverKris Business Class Lounge

    I will be travelling from SYD to SIN connecting onto HAN - I'm flying J with a friend travelling Y on the same flights. I have no status on SQ but I'm Star Alliance Gold with UA. Will I be able to get my friend into the SilverKris lounge in SIN or would I need to dump him at the Krisflyer Gold...