We still can’t fly. That’s right. Grounded, we are.
Things are DEFINITELY looking shaky, with the increased number of cases.
Vaccination is rapidly underway and going smoothly. The government has seemingly shifted their strategy from giving a limited number of people excellent protection (2 doses), to broader base protection for more people with some protection (1 dose).
I suppose this is in line with the honours year project that I did regarding crisis management simulation on the spread of diseases. That was about 14 years ago haha! At the end of the day, it’s all about the mathematical equation and we need to get the number down.
I’m blessed to have already gotten both my jabs which is a good thing – thankfully, without much of any side effects.
It’s all about the routine, man. No idea where we’re headed but I’m still doing this update, I guess.
We’re now in the middle of the year already having just started the month of June. Three months on, once again I’ll be covering my anti-climatic KrisFlyer miles update.
How many miles did I earn for this quarter as of today?
First things first!
I have added about 16,000 miles in this quarter, which was average progress since I wasn’t trying that hard.
298,212 miles available as of June 2021
This is my 56th month of collecting miles. Full details here.
Breakdown as follows :
|Citi Miles||88,221||88,221||1 : 1|
|Citi Points||37,271||93,178||2 : 5|
|HSBC||13,022||32,557||2 : 5|
|DBS Points||1,660||830||2 : 1|
Pretty much removed the row for UOB since I’ve canceled the UOB Platinum VISA card. Too much grief over a simple thing such as fee waivers when DBS and Citibank are giving them via automated phone calls.
Hard up for those revenue, eh UOB?
Still relying on food deliveries to boost a few miles by converting my Grab Points to KrisFlyer miles and getting some free miles from Food Panda too.
At the moment, my short-term goal is to get Citi Miles up to 90,000 and Citi Points up to 100,000 (equivalent to 40,000 miles). Gonna get some nice numbers in redeemable blocks before diverting some of my expenses to my 3% cash-back card instead.
HSBC Revolution will still be my go-to card for online and paywave transactions for easy 4 miles-per-dollar.
Between miles cards and cash-back cards, the two camps aren’t mutually exclusive to me and at this point in time, it makes sense to utilize both types of cards.
Travel bubbles are repeatedly getting popped, and relatively safe travel destinations in the past are also fast succumbing to the new strains of Covid.
Safe to say, no one is flying anytime soon for leisure.
Looks like any possibility of travel is going to be pushed back to end 2021, if any. Meanwhile, my wife and I have actually made a booking for a short 3d/2n cruise but we aren’t exactly sure if we’re moving forward with our plans yet.
So many considerations.
When will we be able to go back to pool villas?
Bonus : miles-collecting resources
If you enjoyed my miles posts and found them useful, here are more useful guides to help you out –
- Redeem KrisFlyer Flights + Stopover : A Guide To Your US$100 Business Class Flight
- Redeem DBS Points For KrisFlyer Miles
- Redeem UOB Rewards Points (UNI$) For KrisFlyer Miles
- Redeem OCBC Rewards Points (OCBC$) For KrisFlyer Miles
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Hello! I’m Kevin, Turtle Investor
At the age of 30, I am the Personal Finance Blogger who laid claim to a negative net worth of minus $25,755 – and decided to turn things around.
- Seven years later in 2019, I hit CPF Full Retirement Sum (FRS) of $176,000 without making a single cent of CPF top-up.
- In eight years, I added $453,000 to my net worth (excluding the value of my HDB apartment).
- I made over $12,000 in alternative income in 2020 (and $20,000 in one month) in addition to my full-time job.
I am married to a lovely wife and that means dual income with no kids. In my free time, I chase miles so that we can fly in business class. My hobby is making pocket change off this blog and sharing everything I know with you!