Best Hotel Promos with Singapore Cards (June 2024)

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Did you know that you can receive year-round 15% to 30% instant discounts on hotels worldwide (plus card miles/cashback) with Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Agoda and Expedia?

Key points to note

  • Book through each partner’s dedicated links below
  • Sign in to your OTA account to get additional site discounts (if any)
  • Discounts are applied instantly (before taxes/fees)
  • Payment has to be made through the OTA*; “pay at hotel” room types do not qualify
  • Pay with an eligible bank card (where applicable)
  • Discount caps apply per booking, split your bookings to get around this
  • No registration required
  • No minimum spending
  • No minimum nights (unless otherwise stated)

*Warning: Some readers have reported that the “pay nothing until (date)” option led to charges higher than what was shown at the time of booking. It is recommended to pay immediately upon booking (“pay now” option).

Most of these promotions are applicable to debit and credit cardholders of the respective banks.

Although each offer has an “end date”, travellers can expect to see new offers (with other partners) all year long.

Don’t have an eligible card? Check out existing sign-up bonuses on offer to receive cash, miles and other gifts when you sign up.

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Current offers

Here’s a quick summary of the OTA partnerships offering at least 15% discount on hotel bookings right now:

Booking
Link
Instant
Discount
Discount
Cap per
Booking
Book
by
Citibank
x
Expedia
30%
use code:
CITISAVER30
S$1001 & 15
Jun
2024
Standard
Chartered
x
Expedia
20%
(min. S$350)
use code:
SCSALE20
S$10019 Jul
2024
DBS
x
Agoda
18%S$3030 Jun
2024
OCBC
x
Agoda
18%S$4030 Jun
2024
HSBC
x
Agoda
15%S$4030 Jun
2024
Standard
Chartered
x
Expedia
15%
(min. S$230)
use code:
SCSALE15
S$10019 Jul
2024
Citibank
x
Expedia
S$80 off
S$480
use code:
CITI80
30 Jun
2024
Citibank
x
Expedia
S$40 off
S$250
use code:
CITI40
30 Jun
2024
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Eligible hotels

Most non-chain hotels are eligible for these offers.

Click here to view the list of hotel brands that are typically excluded from these offers.

If you are looking to book a chain hotel, you can usually get good amount of cashback through shopping portals like ShopBack or TopCashback. Besides, if you hold an elite status with a hotel loyalty program, you can only receive status benefits when booking directly through official booking channels.

GHA Discovery brands are eligible for these deals

How to find eligible hotels

Eligible hotels on Agoda are clearly marked with a “Coupon applicable” label as shown in the screenshot below. Discounts will be automatically applied in the payment page when you have entered your card details.

On Expedia, there is no easy way to view eligible hotels from the search results, but travellers can check if the hotel is eligible by entering the promo code at the booking page.

Best cards for online hotel bookings

It’s great to have over 15% instant discount on hotel bookings, and it’s even better to enjoy high earn rates to stack with the discount.

However, not all banks offer credit cards that come with good earn rates for online hotel bookings.

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Best cards from each Singapore bank

Don’t have an eligible card to take advantage of the above offers? Here are the best overall cards from each bank (not necessarily for hotel bookings):

Best Citibank cards

Best HSBC cards

Best DBS cards

Best Standard Chartered card

Best OCBC card

Best Maybank cards

Best UOB cards

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Can you find rates cheaper than these Bank x OTA deals?

Booking a hotel through one of the above offers gives you the best rates, in most cases. However, sometimes, travellers may find even lower rates elsewhere.

Once you’ve seen a hotel that you like, it’s a good idea to compare the hotel’s discounted rate on other platforms like Google Hotels and Trivago.

These deals are best for busy travellers who want to book their hotels quick, knowing that they would pay close to the lowest possible rates, if not the lowest.

Bottom line

Getting 15% to 25% discount plus credit card miles/cashback on hotels all year long is fantastic. These deals should be the first that you look at, when booking a non-chain hotel. In fact, you can even apply these discounts to some apartments that are also listed on Airbnb.

Getting to apply a discount instantly makes these deals even sweeter, as you do not need to wait for cashback or pray that a certain hotel that you’ve booked is “eligible”.

13 thoughts on “Best Hotel Promos with Singapore Cards (June 2024)”

  1. HSBC will be nerfing the Revolution card so OTAs will no longer earn 4mpd on hotel bookings from January 2024 (reported by Milelion).

    Another point to note, when booking on Agoda with Mastercards (tested with the UOB Lady’s card), you’ll be charged at additional 1% fee. It’s abit insidious because at the point of booking, the pending charge may not show the 1% fee, but eventually the final charge will include a 1% fee.

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  2. If you book with Agoda and opt for the pay later deal, I would like to caution you to think twice. When I booked my Tokyo hotel on May 4 for ¥25920, Agoda stated that “You will be charged the SGD equivalent of JPY 25,920 on Thursday, October 26, 2023, using Agoda’s currency exchange rate under our Terms of Use”
    I was shocked that I was charged SGD275 when the prevailing credit card exchange rate was S$243.
    Agoda has yet to give me an answer for the exorbitant exchange rate.

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  3. I think “Citi Rewards” won’t provide 4 mpd for travel-related bookings, so maybe it’s not a good choice here. Is my understanding correct?

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  4. “Did you know that you can receive year-round 15% to 25% instant discounts on hotels worldwide (plus card miles/cashback)”

    You can get both creditcard discount and cashback? 😮

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  5. Unionpay has a promo with Agoda – https://www.unionpayintl.com/sg/info/

    15% off capped at SGD 60 per transaction. Booking Period: Now till 31 December 2023 Stay Period: Now till 30 June 2024

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  6. HSBC has a 20% off promo with Agoda until the end of 2023: https://cardpromotions.hsbc.com.sg/travel/agoda-staycations

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    • The booking period ended last month. Only 7% for worldwide hotel bookings now. But I’m sure we’ll see another one soon!

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      • Thanks, I didn’t realise the booking period and the effective period are actually different!

        HSBC now has 16% off for Singapore hotels (Discount capped at SGD80 per booking, for the first 50 bookings per month), and 7% off for worldwide hotels – not enticing to make the list.

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