How to earn Asia Miles without booking a flight

27 Feb 2017 by Tamsin Cocks
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1. Shop online

Planning to buy a new iPhone? Fancy a fashion splurge in Kate Spade or Asos? Purchasing goods through the iShop website allows you to earn miles while you shop. The online platform has over 1,000 merchants offering varying rates of conversion.

2. Moneyback conversions

Your daily essentials can also be put to good use. A range of supermarkets including Parknshop, Fusion, Taste, Great, etc, offer “Moneyback” cards that allow you to collect points on your groceries. These can also be converted to Asia Miles. For families, up to four cards can be used on one account, helping you to consolidate your points.

3. Book hotels and cars through partner websites

Next time you’re planning a trip, book your hotel through a third-party platform that offers an Asia Miles link, such as Agoda, Expedia or Similarly, plenty of car hire firms have linked up with Asia Miles, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

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4. KK day website

Thinking of a cooking class in Thailand? Need a local mobile Sim card? Want tickets to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay? KK Day website offers 6,000 experiences in 174 cities that allow you to earn Asia Miles while having fun.

5. Write a travel review

If you’re able to write in Traditional Chinese, then share your travel experiences on Trip Advisor and you can earn up to 50 Asia Miles per review.

6. Dine out

Asia Miles has an extensive range of restaurant partners that allow you to collect miles while eating out. Don’t forget to “double dip” too, by settling your bill with a credit card partner.

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7. Dine in

Asia Miles has also partnered with delivery service Foodpanda (for orders over HK$300/US$38); simply enter your code at check out.

8. Credit card welcome offers

Rack up miles by taking advantage of welcome offers on new credit cards. Top this up with referral schemes for family and friends. Standard Chartered is currently offering Hong Kong residents the chance to win up to 30,000 Asia Miles – offer ends tomorrow (February 28).

9. Octopus cards

Make sure your Octopus card is linked to automatically top up via credit card. If not, you’re missing out on the chance to earn miles every time you hop on the MTR.

10. Be smart

Get into good practice for your Asia Miles collection

  • Download the app so you’re never without a card.
  • Maximise shelf life: if you’re collecting on credit card, wait till the points are almost expired then transfer them to your Asia Miles account so you don’t lose out.


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