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Asked by Anonymous

Asked on 21 Nov 2019

Is there anyway to continue mile hacking and earn cashback at the same time? Possibly through the use of third party apps?

I've heard about cashback apps like shopback, is it possible to get both cashback and miles if I use a miles credit card on this kind of app?

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Hi anon,

I use Fave pay, which rewards cashback (on the next spend), but that also gives me miles since I pay with my miles card. So yes, it is possible to get both miles and cashback at the same time. Stack Fave with Grabpay and you'll get Grabpoints too. Make hay while the sun shines, since T&Cs and benefits can be changed any time.

I hardly shop, but maybe Kenneth can elaborate a bit on Shopback. Hope he sees this and chimes in with his thoughts.

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Bjorn Ng
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 22 Dec 2019

Yes, Favepay would be a good way. Link it to Grabpay, and top up with your miles/cashback CC (take note to check if Grab is considered an eligible transaction). You will get cashback specific to what you use it for in Fave.

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Shopback GO and Favepay gives you cashback.

And yet you can link your miles card to them so you get miles from your credit card spending

So cashback + miles!

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Shanty
Shanty, Competitive coffee drinker at ShopBack
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 27 Nov 2019

Yes – 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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Hwee Kian
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Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 03 Dec 2019

Hi Anon,

  1. FavePay

  2. GrabPay

  3. Shopback/Shopback Go.

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If you use shopback, you get a small cashback on the amount that you paid for the item. Assuming that you paid for the item using a miles credit card, yes, you get cashback on top of miles.

Additionally, you may consider other apps like Grab (for points) and Fave (for cashback).

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Yanisa Koh
Yanisa Koh
Level 6. Master
Answered on 23 Dec 2019

1) Shopback - It gives you cashback on your spendings on their partner merchants, and you can use your miles card to earn you miles.

2) Favepay - Works about the same way! You can link to grabpay for extra grab points too.

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Jacob
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Answered on 22 Dec 2019

To add on the phenomenon of using your Credit card to top up your Grab wallet to be linked to FavePay, this is what we termed as triple dipping - provided Favepay is accepted by the merchant.

And to maximise the miles earned, you can consider using AMEX Krisflyer (3.1 mpd) and Citi Rewards (4mpd) to conduct the triple dip. This way you truly maximise the miles and cashback earned in one single transaction.

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Adelyn K
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Answered on 04 Dec 2019

Yes! Shopback and FavePay are two ways that you can get both cashback and miles, if you link a miles card to your account. In fact, for FavePay, you can link it to your Grab Wallet, and get triple rewards; cashback, grab points and miles!

I always use Shopback for my online shopping, especially local websites like Shopee or Lazada or for overseas trips like Agoda, Booking.com. Always remember to click into Shopback first and then linking to the website directly, to get your cashback! :)

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Sanchit
Level 6. Master
Answered on 04 Dec 2019

Actually I was quite focused on miles to begin with by I have started using Shopback and happy to say it works wonders.

Sometimes for me, it's too many things to track which get overwhelming so for Shopback, I just let the cashback organically come to my account and check the promos once in a while :)

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Choon Yuan Chan
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 02 Dec 2019

Yes, there are many ways. The more useful ones i shall list below:

Favepay (more towards food)

Singtel Dash (grocery and online purchase)

Shopback Go

Rebate Mango

Personally i prefer Favepay and SIngtel Dash because there rebates are more towards everyday uses and they can be funded by Grabpay credits​​​

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Kenneth l

02 Dec 2019

Yes it's possible. Fave gives you cashback plus if u use GrabPay, you get additional points back (2%). You should topup Grabpay using AMEX Ascend (3.3 mpd). So there you go, miles + double dip in cash back!
Aik Kai
Aik Kai
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 02 Dec 2019

Yes, it is possible.

2 known methods:

1) Fave Pay + Grab Pay. Top up grab pay using cards that rewards miles for spending on transport (Maybank Horizon, UOB Lady Card (must choose transport as a category), Citi Rewards Card). Then pay at merchants using Fave Pay but using grab pay as the payment method.

You earn miles (top up), grab points (using grab pay) and cashback (using fave pay).

2) Shopback Go. Link your miles earning card to Shopback Go and then just use as normal at merchants in the Shopback Go network. You earn cashback (Shopback Go) while also earning miles (your miles earning card).

Hope this helps!

Cheers!

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Ronny William

02 Dec 2019

1) Maybank started excluding grab pay top up from transaction eligible for the 8X treat points recently. The CSO told me that only taxi ride will earn the 8X rewards. I ended up having to submit an appeal for the grabpay top up that I made in October as I didn't see the bonus points credited to my account. 2) A good alternative to Shopback would be rebatemango as you can earn both miles and cashback on top of whatever rewards you get from the credit card used
Aik Kai
Aik Kai

02 Dec 2019

Ah jeez.. here goes another card!
Dawn Fiona
Dawn Fiona
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 24 Nov 2019

FavePay, GrabPay, Shopback Go.

(Mileslife used to be another fantastic one but they've discontinued operations it seems)

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