It’s no secret that Singaporeans LOVE travelling – there’s always a long weekend to take advantage of or annual leave days to clear. If you’re already on the hunt for your next getaway, Expedia is a great site to look for cheap flight and hotel bargains.
Not to be confused with travel aggregators like Google Flights and Skyscanner, Expedia is an online travel agent that sells not just flights, but hotels, travel tours, and car rental services as well. They’re one of the biggest travel portals in the region, which is why it’s no surprise that they have tie-ups with almost every bank in Singapore.
Here’s a compiled list of Expedia promo codes and credit card promotions in Singapore.
Expedia promo codes & credit card promotions (2019)
As mentioned, there’s a promo code for almost every bank in Singapore. However, the caveat is that these promo codes are for quite specific bookings only – “Expedia Rate” hotels that aren’t in the Expedia exclusion list. Strictly no flights!
|OCBC cards||10% off hotels with promo code OCBCSG10||Book by 31 Jan 2020, travel by 30 Apr 2020.|
|$15 off flight+hotel bookings with promo code OCBCSG15 (min $500)||Book by 31 Jan 2020, travel by 30 Apr 2020.|
|UOB cards||10% off hotels with promo code UOBEXPSG||Book by 31 Mar 2020, travel by 30 Jun 2020.|
|$15 off travel package bookings with promo code UOBSGPKG (min $500)||Book by 31 Mar 2020, travel by 30 Jun 2020.|
|Citibank cards||10% off hotels with promo code CITIEXPSG||Book by 31 Dec 2019, stay by 31 Mar 2020.|
|DBS/POSB cards||10% off hotels with promo code DBSEXPSG||Book by 31 Jan 2020, travel by 30 April 2020.|
|HSBC cards||10% off hotels with promo code HSBCEXP10||Book by 31 Dec 2019, travel by 31 Mar 2020.|
|Maybank cards||10% off hotels with promo code MBBEXP10||Book by 31 Dec 2019, travel by 31 Mar 2020.|
|AMEX cards||8% off first room booking with promo code AMEXYRO||Book by 31 Dec 2019, stay by 31 Mar 2020.|
|10% off hotel bookings with promo code AMEXSG10||Book by 31 Dec 2019, stay by 31 Mar 2020.|
|SCB cards||10% off selected hotels with promo code SCBEXPSG||Book by 31 Dec 2019, travel by 31 Mar 2020.|
Note: Again, don’t blur blur ah. Promo codes only applicable to “Expedia Rate” hotels that aren’t in the Expedia exclusion list.
OCBC Expedia promo code – up to 10% off hotels & $15 off flight+hotel bookings
Once those limited redemptions are snapped up, your discount is lowered to 10% with promo code OCBCSG10. Not much of a difference in my opinion, and still pretty worth it if the hotel you’re eyeing is eligible for the discount.
OCBC is also the only bank to have a code for flight+hotel bundles. On top of the already discounted bundle, you’ll get $15 off with promo code OCBCSG15. The minimum spend is $500, which shouldn’t be hard to hit since it’s inclusive of both your flight and accommodation – 2 of the most expensive travel costs.
Book by 31 Jan 2020 and travel by 30 Apr 2020.
UOB Expedia promo code – up to 10% off hotels & $15 off flight+hotel bookings
UOB also has similar Expedia promotions to OCBC. UOB cardholders can get 10% off hotels with promo code UOBEXPSG and $15 off travel package bookings above $500 with promo code UOBSGPKG.
Currently, the expiry dates of such promotions are later than OCBC. You can use these promo codes by 31 March 2020 and travel by 30 June 2020.
Other Expedia promo codes – 10% off hotel bookings with Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, AMEX and SCB
The other banks only have 1 standard promotion for 10% off hotel bookings. They’re mostly good for booking until 31 Dec 2019 (travel by 30 Mar 2020).
Best air miles credit cards to use for travel bookings on Expedia
Even though technically you can use any card from the above banks, there are certain cards that give you extra rewards (on top of the above discounts!). For air miles cards, certain ones earn you bonus miles:
|Air miles credit cards||Bonus miles accrual||Validity|
|UOB PRVI Miles Card||$1 = 6 miles via expedia.com.sg/prvimiles||31 Dec 2019|
|DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card||$1 = 6 miles via expedia.com.sg/dbsaltitude||31 Mar 2020|
Note that you will have to head to the specific landing page and key in the promo code to enjoy the extra miles. As it is, the UOB PRVI Miles is one of the top air miles cards in the market, so it doesn’t hurt that it offers great Expedia bonus accrual too ($1 = 6 miles).
The DBS Altitude also offers accelerated miles earning for Expedia bookings, but it’s at $1 = 6 and 3 miles respectively.
Other cashback & rewards cards for travel bookings on Expedia
You can also earn cash rebates and reward points (which can also be converted into miles).
|Credit card||Bonus cash back, rewards and/or miles||Things to note|
|CIMB Visa Signature||10% cash back||Capped at $50, min spend $600.|
|OCBC FRANK credit card||6% cash back||Capped at $60, min spend $400 offline|
|DBS Live Fresh Card||5% cash back||Capped at $20, min spend $600|
|UOB One Card||Up to 5% cash back||Up to $300, min spend $2,000|
|DBS Woman’s World Card||5X rewards ($1 = 2 miles)||Expenditure capped at $1,000, no min spend|
|HSBC Revolution Card||5X rewards ($1 = 2 miles)||No cap, no min spend|
|BOC Qoo10 MasterCard||3% Qmoney rebates||Capped at $40, min spend $800|
The cards listed here mostly reward you for online shopping in general, including bookings made on Expedia.
For cash back credit cards, my pick is the CIMB Visa Signature card, because it gives you 10% cashback on all online spend. It’s capped at $50 per category, so that means as long as your Expedia bill is under $500, you’re good.
Even though both the DBS Woman’s World card and HSBC Revolution card offer competitive rewards (5X; $1 = 2 miles), the latter has no minimum spend and no expenditure cap. That means you can swipe all your travel bookings with 1 card and still make the most of every cent spent.
Tip: If you have any other cards you’re hoping to capitalise on, make sure the terms and conditions don’t exclude travel bookings under the “online spend” category. For instance, the UOB Preferred Platinum Card is a super popular rewards card but the fine print explicitly states that flights and hotels aren’t eligible for the bonus rewards. Bummer.
… And there you have it!
As citizens with the 3rd most powerful passport in the world, it is our duty to make sure our little red book doesn’t go to waste. So go forth and travel as far and as wide as you possibly can!
Which credit card are you using for your upcoming travel bookings? Tell us in the comments below!