It’s no secret that Singaporeans LOVE travelling – and there are numerous long public holidays in 2022 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.
Expedia promo codes & credit card promotions (2022)
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 (basically all the best luxurious hotel groups such as Marriott, InterContinental, Kempinski, Millennium Hotels are in this list lah…).
Also… strictly no flights too!
|Credit card||Expedia Promotion||Validity|
|OCBC credit cards||9% off hotels with promo code OCBC9||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 March 2023|
|OCBC credit cards||$15 off flight & hotel bundle bookings with promo code OCBCP15 (min. $500)||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 March 2023|
|UOB credit cards||9% off hotels worldwide with promo code UOBSG09||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|UOB credit cards||$15 off flight & hotel bundle bookings (min. $500) with promo code UOBSG15||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|Citibank credit cards||20% off hotels with promo code CITISG20 (expired)||Book by 31 Mar 2022, stay by 31 Dec 2022|
|Citibank credit cards||9% off hotels with promo code CITISG9 (expired)||Book by 31 Dec 2021, stay by 31 Mar 2022|
|DBS/POSB credit cards||9% off hotels with promo code DBSSG922||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|HSBC credit cards||10% off hotel bookings||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|Maybank credit cards||9% off hotels with promo code MBB9||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|AMEX credit cards||6% off hotels in Singapore and worldwide||Book by 31 Dec 2022, stay by 30 Jun 2023|
|Standard Chartered Bank credit cards||9% off hotel bookings worldwide with promo code SCB9||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
|Standard Chartered Bank credit cards||$15 off flight and hotel bundle bookings worldwide with promo code SCB15 (min spend $500)||Book by 31 Dec 2022, travel by 31 Mar 2023|
Note: Again, don’t blur blur ah. Promo codes only applicable to eligible hotels that aren’t in the Expedia exclusion list.
OCBC Expedia promo code – 9% off hotels, $15 off flight+hotel bundles
OCBC credit card holders, you get 9% discount off your hotel bookings worldwide with promo code OCBC9. Not too significant of a discount in my opinion, and still pretty worth it if the hotel you’re eyeing is eligible for the discount. You’ll need to book your stay by 31 December 2022, and complete your stay by 31 March 2023.
OCBC also has flight and hotel bundles. You’ll get $15 off your bundle booking with promo code OCBCP15. 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 December 2022 and travel by 31 March 2023.
UOB Expedia promo code – 9% off hotels, $15 off flight+hotel bundles
UOB also has similar Expedia promotions to OCBC. UOB cardholders can get 9% off hotels with promo code UOBSG09 and $15 off travel package bookings above $500 with promo code UOBSG15.
Currently, the expiry dates of such promotions the same as OCBC’s. You can use these promo codes to book your hotels or hotel and flight bundles by 31 December 2022 and travel by 31 March 2023.
Other Expedia promo codes – 20% off hotel bookings with Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, AMEX and Standard Chartered Bank
The other banks only have similar promotions ranging from 20% discounts to 6% off hotel bookings. They’re mostly good for booking until 31 December 2022 and travel by March or June next year, 2023.
– Citibank Expedia: 20% off hotels, book by 31 March 2022
– DBS/ POSB Expedia: 9% off hotels with promo code DBSSG922, book by 31 Dec 2022
– HSBC Expedia: 10% off hotels, book by 31 Dec 2022
– Maybank Expedia: 9% off hotels with promo code MBB9, book by 31 Dec 2022
– AMEX Expedia: 6% off hotels, book by 31 Dec 2022
– Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Expedia: 9% off hotels with promo code SCB9, book by 31 Dec 2022
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||Book by 30 Apr 2023, stay by 31 Jul 2023|
|DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card||$1 = 6 miles (capped at $5,000 spend per month)||31 Mar 2022|
Note that you will have to head to the promotions’ websites, 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).
- Local Spend
- S$1 = 1.4 Miles
- Overseas Spend
- S$1 = 2.4 Miles
- Selected Online Hotel and Flight bookings
- S$1 = 6 Miles
Stand a chance to win a Panerai Radomir Quaranta Timepiece (worth S$8,700) OR 16,490 SmartPoints (worth an iPhone 15 Pro, 128GB in the Rewards Store) OR 5,990 SmartPoints (worth an Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS), 41mm in our Rewards Store) when you apply through MoneySmart. T&Cs apply. Check out our past Lucky Draw winners here.
PLUS get up to 50,000 miles from UOB when you successfully apply for a UOB PRVI Miles Card and spend a min. of S$1,000 on their new UOB PRVI credit card for 2 consecutive months from card approval date, payable first-year annual fee and SMS registration required. T&Cs apply.
The DBS Altitude also offers accelerated miles earning for Expedia bookings, but it’s at $1 = 6 miles and 3 miles respectively.
Other best credit cards for travel bookings
If you have any other credit cards on hand, make sure the terms and conditions don’t exclude travel bookings under the “online spend” category. For instance, the UOB Preferred Platinum Card and CIMB World Mastercard are popular rewards card but the fine print explicitly states that flights and hotels aren’t eligible for the bonus rewards. Bummer.
You can also earn points (which can also be converted into miles) with some of these cashback or rewards credit cards:
|Credit cards||Cash rebate/ reward points||Things to note|
|AMEX True Cashback Card||1.5% cashback||No minimum spend, unlimited cashback|
|Standard Chartered Unlimited Cashback Credit Card||1.5% cashback||No minimum spend, unlimited cashback|
|UOB Absolute Cashback Card||1.7% cashback||No minimum spend, unlimited cashback|
|CIMB Visa Infinite Card||2% cashback on travel||No minimum spend, unlimited cashback|
|DBS Live Fresh Card||0.3% cashback (base rate)||$20 monthly cap on cashback|
|Standard Chartered Rewards+ Credit Card||10x points on travel||No minimum spend|
|DBS Woman’s Card||5x points on online spend||No minimum spend|
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 $20 per category, and you will need to clock at least $800 on your credit card bill per statement month.
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.
- on Online Spend and Contactless Payments
- S$1 = 10X Points
- on All Other Spend
- S$1 = 1X Point
- for every 10 Points
- Earn 4 Miles
[MONEYSMART LUCKY DRAW | REFERRAL]
Stand a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 9 (GPS), 41mm (worth S$599) when you successfully apply for an eligible HSBC Credit Card through MoneySmart.
Refer friends and family to boost your lucky draw odds. The more you refer, the better your chances! T&Cs apply.
Plus get a Samsonite ZELTUS 69cm Spinner Luggage (worth S$680) or S$150 Cashback from HSBC when you meet the min. spends of S$1,000 upon card approval required and provide marketing consent. T&Cs apply.
… 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!