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Standard Chattered Visa Infinite Card with 35,000 Miles & Insane Hotel Benefits



I stumbled upon this promotion today for 35,000 Krisflyer miles after signing up for the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card and paying the $588 Annual Fee. I value 35,000 Krisflyer miles at $700sgd so it’s totally within reason. Additionally, Standard Chartered Rewards Points can be transferred in blocks of 2,500 with a $25 fee per conversion. Good news, you only require a $30,000/year salary to get this card.

35,000 Krisflyer miles can purchase a return Saver Business Class Ticket to Bali on Singapore Airlines.

 

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Actual cost of a Return Business Class Ticket to Bali.

 

Well thats a really good deal. I remember my first experience with business class was $480 for a return ticket to Bali with Qatar Airlines, but that was 5 years ago and those prices are non-existent now. This on the other hand, Singapore Airlines is definitely up a notch from Qatar Airlines. Totally baller.

 

I was looking into this Credit Card when I found out that they had many other sweet benefits related to travel. Some of them really take the cake :
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Priority Pass

• 6 x Airport lounge Passes that can be used for yourself or guests

Hilton HHonors Gold Status

Benefits
• 25% More Points
• Complimentary Wifi
• Late Checkout
• Space available 1-category upgrades (Suites still possible, even though stated no suites)

Participating Brands
• Conrad® Hotels & Resorts
• Curio – A Collection by Hilton
• DoubleTree by Hilton™
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts
• Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts

Visa Luxury Hotels Membership

Benefits
• Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
• Complimentary in-room WIFI
• Complimentary continental breakfast daily
• $25 USD F&B Credit
• VIP Guest Status
• 3Pm Late check-out, when available

Some Participating Brands
• Aman Resorts
• Mandarin Oriental
• Park Hyatt
• Shangri-La Hotel
• Six Senses Resorts
• The St. Regis

Fullerton Hotel Singapore & Fullerton Spa

Benefits
• Gym, Pool, Spa’s Steam & Sauna Room Access
• $50 off Spa Packages (min $160 Package)
• 50% off 60-minute Spa Massage during your birthday month

Raffles Hotels & Resorts VISA Infinite Privileges

Benefits
• Daily breakfast for two persons
• Upgrade to next room category (subject to availability at time of check-in)
• Late check out at 3:00 PM subject to availability
• Complimentary welcome drink

Participating Hotels :
• Raffles Singapore
• Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris
• Raffles Dubai
• Raffles Beijing
• Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
• Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Raffles Grand Hotel d´Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
• Raffles Makati
• Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia
• Raffles Hainan

Luxury Yacht Rental

• Luxury Yacht rental at the preferential rate of S$800
• Complementary Luxury Yacht rental with S$75,000 spend in a calendar year.

In summary, you practically receive about $1100+ of total value from the Krisflyer Miles, the priority passes and the hotel benefits.

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Booking a Visa Premium Card Rate

The hotel benefits are insane, because it practically gives you loyalty status benefits without having any loyalty status with these hotels !

I’m glad I stumbled upon this promotion, its quite rare that a Singapore Credit Card gives this much in terms of miles such as the Standard Chattered Visa Infinite Card. The only draw back is the annual fee. But it’s totally within reason from the sheer amount of benefits they are giving you. My advise to begin travel hacking has always been, find a hotel loyalty program and stick to it. But it seems that this card is now the Jack-of-All-Trades of starting out with Travel Hacking. You can check out the card HERE.