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I turn Kopi-O Kosong into ideas and words

Shanty

Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack

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I turn Kopi-O Kosong into ideas and words

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Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack

Shanty

Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack

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COVID-19

KrisFlyer

Travel

COVID-19 Refunds

UPDATE: I contacted SQ through their online form to ask about a refund for my flight to Jakarta next month (which was incidentally rescheduled by SQ due to them cancelling some flights). I was told I can't get a full refund because of my ticket conditions, and that I'd only get back the unused government and airport taxes. They did, however, offer to rebook my flight to a future date. Not sure what I'm getting wrong ūü§Ē Called SQ's help centre a while ago to enquire about my booking to Bali later this week ‚Äď they made it quite clear that a full refund was not an option, and the cancellation fee would be deducted from my refund (which means I'd get back $70 on a $240 ticket). Got the rebooking instead, which means my ticket is open for use anytime until 31st March 2021. Unfortunately, I still have 2 (significantly more expensive) confirmed SQ flights to cancel, so I'm hoping someone else answers with tips on how to get a full refund!
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GrabPay Card

Grab

Credit Cards

Shanty
Shanty, Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 24 Feb 2020
(Anecdotally speaking), the best bang for your buck seems to be using the points for $5 ride vouchers. Disclaimer: I haven't done the math on this, so there might be other rewards you can redeem that might have a better mathematical value :)
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Lifestyle

Apple

Shanty
Shanty, Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 10 Feb 2020
In case it helps, sharing my personal experience with the Apple Watch Series 3. I bought it on a whim when I woke up one day and decided I'd had enough of being unhealthy and overweight. The hope was that it'd motivate me to get more active, as I'd seen happen with a couple of friends. In terms of basic features, it does what most smartwatches these days will do ‚Äď counts steps, tells you your heart rate, receives notifications, stores & plays music, and thankfully, even tells the time :) The only con for me has been battery life. It lasts about a day on a single charge, but tends to run out a little quicker when tracking longer workouts and the heart rate monitors are active. But the masterstroke for me was how Apple has used gamification to encourage regular activity. By getting you to close your three rings every day, they manage to invoke this competitive spirit deep within (or at least it did for me). They award badges for your activity-related achievements, which are a great motivator, and they get progressively tougher as you go along. For someone who's been shockingly inactive on the exercise front for a LONG time, the Apple Watch has managed to achieve the impossible: make me exercise every day, in some form, for 4 months straight. 9 kilos lighter and a whole lot fitter (and happier), I can say it's been a whim I'm glad I gave into :)
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MileLion

Miles

Shanty
Shanty, Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 04 Feb 2020
Yep, there's this one on the SIA website (you can toggle between earning and redeeming): https://www.singaporeair.com/enUK/ppsclub-krisflyer/miles/mileage-calculator/ MoneySmart's calculator is a little less 'official', but definitely way easier to use for a rough indication of how far your miles can take you: https://www.moneysmart.sg/credit-cards/calculator/krisflyer-miles
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SG Budget Babe

Cashback

Miles

ShopBack GO

MileLion

Credit Cards

Shanty
Shanty, Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 27 Nov 2019
Yes ‚Äď you earn miles plus cashback if you use your miles card(s) on ShopBack. If you're willing to go the extra mile (pun intended), you can: - use a card that earns you miles on online spending , for purchases on ShopBack partner merchants like Agoda, Booking.com, Zalora, Nike etc. Tip: Travel websites are usually more generous with the cashback % on hotels/accommodation (often as much as 12% on ShopBack). Assuming your booking value will run into 3 (or even 4) digits, your savings as cashback + miles you earn can be quite significant. - supplement it with a card that will maximise your miles earning on offline spending at physical stores (such as the UOB PPV, which gives you 4 mpd when you payWave at the 800+ restaurants and fashion merchants that are on ShopBack GO ). Cashback from these merchants ranges from 2% to 30%, in addition to the miles you earn from your card. Disclaimer/source: I work in the ShopBack GO team (and have eaten/shopped my way to enough cashback and miles over the past 11 months to afford a return flight to Japan)
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Level 4. Prodigy
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