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Old 11-11-2012, 12:41 PM   #901
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I'm still thinking but prob will do the same and drop the card.
I have many cards so it makes sense for me to drop it .
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #902
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Does anyone know if supp card spending is included in 5k requirement?
Yes, all card spending by both the primary and supplementary cardholders will be consolidated under the primary cardholder's account and count towards the minimum spend criteria.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #903
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Yes, all card spending by both the primary and supplementary cardholders will be consolidated under the primary cardholder's account and count towards the minimum spend criteria.
Thanks very much!
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Old 14-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #904
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Bonus points upon renewal

Hi.
Someone say HSBC Infinity card members can receive 75,000 points upon renewal.

How can you get this information? I cannot find this information on website.
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Old 14-11-2012, 11:19 PM   #905
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Hi.
Someone say HSBC Infinity card members can receive 75,000 points upon renewal.

How can you get this information? I cannot find this information on website.
Refer to your latest Infinite Card statement. it is printed on the right hand corner of the statement where they list the promotions.
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Old 15-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #906
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So is it true that if we pay $488 we get 75,000 point or if we use 75,100 points to offset the $488 we also get 75,000 point which in effect we only spend 100 points for the renewal?
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Old 15-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #907
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You need a FD of $68k if you do meet the income requirement.
Any idea how long is holding period for FD?
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Old 18-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #908
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So is it true that if we pay $488 we get 75,000 point or if we use 75,100 points to offset the $488 we also get 75,000 point which in effect we only spend 100 points for the renewal?
It sounds strange to use 75,100 points to offset the renewal fee and get 75,000 points back.

Can anybody confirm this is how HSBC VI does its free annual renewal fee?

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Old 18-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #909
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It sounds strange to use 75,100 points to offset the renewal fee and get 75,000 points back.

Can anybody confirm this is how HSBC VI does its free annual renewal fee?
Confirmed....
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Old 19-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #910
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Confirmed....
Thanks for your confirmation.
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Old 19-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #911
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It sounds strange to use 75,100 points to offset the renewal fee and get 75,000 points back.

Can anybody confirm this is how HSBC VI does its free annual renewal fee?
I think some time back, this was discussed as well. It seems that the full charge of 488 SD is deducted for the renewal and then the amount is refunded and then the points deducted. The whole process taking some time.

It is decidedly a very inefficient system. My renewal is coming up next month, so will confirm.
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Old 23-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #912
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Confirmed

I did speak to the chaps a few minutes ago and they did confirm that you can renew by two ways :
1) Using the full points and 100 points would be deducted.
2) By paying 488 SD and they will give a gift of 30K miles.

If using option 2, you do not get the chioce of the camera/tab etc. You have to take the 30K miles.

Currently I only have 19K points in my account as I had converted my points earlier, so I have to either drop the card or in effect buy the air miles.

30K miles for 488 dollars equated for about 61 miles per dollar.

Does anyone know how many miles you can buy per dollar in Singapore airlines. I need to see if it is cost effective to go ahead with this deal or simply drop it for something else.

Thanks.
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Old 23-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #913
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Typical going rates for mileage is around $21-$25 per K. So we would be looking at around $630 - $750 for the $488 that you paid.
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Old 23-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #914
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I did speak to the chaps a few minutes ago and they did confirm that you can renew by two ways :
1) Using the full points and 100 points would be deducted.
2) By paying 488 SD and they will give a gift of 30K miles.

If using option 2, you do not get the chioce of the camera/tab etc. You have to take the 30K miles.

Currently I only have 19K points in my account as I had converted my points earlier, so I have to either drop the card or in effect buy the air miles.

30K miles for 488 dollars equated for about 61 miles per dollar.

Does anyone know how many miles you can buy per dollar in Singapore airlines. I need to see if it is cost effective to go ahead with this deal or simply drop it for something else.

Thanks.
SIA sell USD40 per 1000 miles if i remember correctly.
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Old 23-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #915
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I think some time back, this was discussed as well. It seems that the full charge of 488 SD is deducted for the renewal and then the amount is refunded and then the points deducted. The whole process taking some time.

It is decidedly a very inefficient system. My renewal is coming up next month, so will confirm.
It's true. I have just asked the CSO to process my renewal using 75,100 points and it will take two months for HSBC to return the free gift of 75,000 points (30k miles) into my account. Now, I understand why 75,000 is return back to me.
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