Save more on your AirBnB stays

The Idea

  • AirBnB currently has a tie up with DBS and American Express Krisflyer credit cards
  • DBS lets you save 17/15% for your first/subsequent AirBnB bookings
  • American Express gives you S$80 off a min S$160 reservation, for one time use only
  • Use my sign up link to get S$33 additional credit when you join AirBnB

The Details

I haven’t really used AirBnB in the past but I’ve got an upcoming stay with them in Seattle and that got me thinking about how to get the best price when booking with them. It turns out that AirBnB is currently running 2 different promotions with DBS and American Express to offer discounts off your stay. For your convenience I’m summarised them below

Bank Promotion Book by Travel by Code to use
  • 17% off for new users OR
  • 15% off for existing users
  • Max discount S$250
10/5/15 31/7/15
  • DBS17 plus first 6 digits of your DBS/POSB card OR
  • DBS15 plus first 6 digits of your DBS/POSB card
American Express Singapore Airlines Cards
  • S$80 off with min spend of S$160 (single use only)
31/5/15 31/7/15
  • AMEXSG plus first 6 digits of your card

Using the DBS code saved me a pretty penny on my Seattle stay, knocking S$139 off my total bill. It appears the 17% off applies to the cleaning fees and AirBnB’s service fee too.


Or you could try the American Express offer, which might end up being a better deal if you can find a stay that just hits the S$160 mark. Remember that American Express cards are generally a waste of time, but you should still be signing up for the American Express Kirsflyer Ascend Card just for the free gifts it comes with. This is the only other situation where I would put any spending at all on the Amex Krisflyer Ascend-it can even count as your first spend to get your 5,000 free miles!

In the past AirBnB had tieups with OCBC, Citibank, UOB and Standard Chartered although those have expired and have not yet been renewed. If anything changes I’ll come back and update this post accordingly.

When you sign up, use my link and get an additional S$33 credit (full disclosure: I also get S$33). The codes may not be stackable, so I recommend you use my link to sign up and have the S$33 credited to your account, then use one of the 2 above discount codes to save a bit more on your first stay. Subsequently, use the S$33 you got from my sign up link.

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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