I realise IKEA design is something that polarizes people (for what it’s worth, I like it. Then again, I also wear crocs), but thankfully there’s one thing we can all agree on: more miles is good.
In that spirit, you might like to know that between 1-11 March, OCBC is offering 12 mpd on the first S$1,000 you spend on your Titanium Rewards card at IKEA. This excludes purchases made under the OCBC 0% installment payment plan, purchases made on IKEA’s online store and purchases made at the IKEA restaurant and cafe (which interestingly enough, implies that the restaurant and cafe has a different MCC from the rest of IKEA and can finally put to bed that question of whether you should be using a dining card over there).
Some folks might be disappointed at the exclusion of the IKEA restaurant and cafe, but I see nothing stopping you from buying IKEA gift cards (which, when bought in store, will earn 12 mpd) and using them to purchase food and drink in the cafe. Gotta think outside the box, people.
Everything else bought in the physical IKEA stores at Tampines and Alexandra is fair game. The full T&C of the 12 mpd promotion can be found here. Nothing really to flag, just remember that it’s capped at S$1,000 of spending. If you have both the pink and blue versions, you have a cap of S$2,000 total.
I’ve checked with the OCBC team, and although you can use your Titanium Rewards card with mobile payments to pay at IKEA and earn the 12 mpd, you cannot stack this with the current 10X promotion for mobile payments . In other words, no 12 mpd + 4 mpd, just 12 mpd maximum.
In addition to the 12 mpd there’s also a S$10 IKEA gift card up for grabs for the first 2,088 people who spend a minimum of S$150 in a single receipt.
The OCBC Titanium Rewards card is my to-go card for all general spending right now, thanks to the wide acceptance of mobile payments and the ability to earn 4 mpd on what would normally have earned me 1.2-1.4 mpd on a general spending card. Remember- the 4 mpd on mobile payments promotion lasts till 31 Dec 2018 (will it be extended? We can hope) so it’s not too late to apply for a card now.
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OCBC Titanium Rewards
- Until 31 December 2018, earn a bonus 6 mpd on Mileslife, capped at your first $1,000 spend
- Earn 4 miles per dollar when you shop at department stores, electronics stores, babies' and children's wear, or clothes, shoes and bags both online and offline, in Singapore and overseas
- Bonus miles are capped at $12,000 of spend per card membership year. But apply for both the Blue and Pink version of the card and double that cap to $24,000 (96,000 miles)
- Spending on the OCBC Titanium Rewards helps you earn bonus interest if you have an OCBC 360 account. Check out this article about bank accounts and miles cards