Mr. Li applied for a CMBC Shangri-La Co-brand Elite Platinum Card on the recommendation of a friend. He became a Shangri-La Golden Circle Gold member when he activated his card. He then enjoyed a three-night stay at a Shangri-La hotel in Mainland China starting on a Friday, and had lunch there three times during his stay.
Mr. Li enjoyed a 20% discount on all his meals by paying with his Co-brand Credit Card at the restaurants, knocking RMB 480 off his RMB 2,400 lunch bill. On check-out, Mr. Li was pleased to find that as a cardholder he was also entitled to a free Sunday night stay (valued at RMB 3,000) so only paid RMB 6,000 for his accommodation. In total, Mr. Li paid RMB 7,920, a saving of RMB 3,480, plus he earned 2,521 GC Award Points.
In the next two months, Mr. Li spent a total of RMB22,080 in other Shangri-La hotels, from which he received 2,000 GC Award Points for spending bonus and accumulated a total of 4,240 GC Award Points.
In the first 90 days, Mr. Li earned 8,762 GC Award Points, he can use these points to redeem free nights, dining and CHI, The Spa vouchers at Shangri-La hotels or resorts. He can also convert GC Award Points into airline miles with Golden Circle’s airline partners across the globe.
To discover more, please visit the Shangri-La Golden Circle website.
*Mr. Li's expenditure in the hotel was considered qualifying spending.
**Shangri-La Golden Circle’s Points Accrual on qualifying spending: USD1 or local currency equivalent = 1 GC Award Point. In this case, the RMB vs. USD exchange rate is set at 6.3:1. The number of GC Award Points may change due to exchange rate fluctuations, and is subject to the decision of Golden Circle.