Giveaway: Win two SIA First Class Lalique Amenities Kits (and support The Food Bank Singapore)

Help feed the hungry in Singapore with a slightly different kind of giveaway.

Last Friday I had the opportunity to try one of [email protected]’s First Class meals, and while it’s not something you’d do more than once, it made for a pretty fun experience overall. Plus, most of the food actually tasted pretty good (although for the price you’re paying, it’d better). 

SIA@Home First Class Sydney Meal
[email protected] First Class Sydney Meal

Included with the package are two Lalique First Class amenities kits, which contain the following goodies from the Néroli, Casablanca range:

  • Soap
  • Body Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Storage Pouch
  • Scented Candle (with a handy “do not light in aircraft” reminder)

Singapore Airlines Lalique First Class amenities kit
Singapore Airlines Lalique First Class amenities kit

I already have one of these from a previous trip, so I’d like to give both away to the Milelion Community…after a brief message. 

Support The Food Bank Singapore

We can have endless debates about whether or not the [email protected] meals are “worth it”, but one thing’s for sure- the ability to spend a few hundred dollars on what’s essentially a novelty meal shouldn’t be taken for granted.

The fact is, food insecurity remains a very real issue in Singapore. This special by CNA Insider highlights just how bad the problem is in some quarters, a situation that COVID-19 has no doubt made worse. 

So in light of all this, would you consider joining me in supporting the work of The Food Bank Singapore?

The Food Bank Singapore acquires donated food from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources, and makes it available to those in need through a network of member beneficiaries.

The Food Bank Singapore was set up by Nichol and Nicholas Ng, a pair of siblings running a food distribution business, FoodXervices Inc Pte Ltd. After observing the food industry for more than a decade, they realised the need for a food bank in Singapore. Founded in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore was given charity status in 2012 and IPC status in 2015.

Food Bank 2019 Impact Report

All donations qualify for 2.5X tax deductions, and the Singapore government is matching qualifying donations dollar-for-dollar till 31 March 2021. You can read about some of the work that The Food Bank Singapore has done here and here, and CNA has done a profile on the founders here

How to Help

I’ve set up a fundraiser called [email protected] to support the work of The Food Bank. This runs till 31 October 2020 with an overall target of S$10,000 (hey, the community’s done it before!)

I’ve got the ball rolling by donating the cost of a [email protected] First Class meal, and would like to invite you to join me if you’re able to. 

[email protected]

All donors (regardless of amount contributed) will be in the draw to receive these two SIA First Class amenities kits. Once you’ve made your donation, send me a screenshot of the confirmation (please redact your personal info, e.g NRIC number) via The Milelion’s Facebook Page (use the “send message” function).

Within a week after 31 October 2020 (probably much faster), I’ll pick two folks at random and contact them on Facebook to fulfill their prize. 

It goes without saying that you’ll receive a sealed, brand-new version of the kit; the image shown previously is the one I have from a previous trip. 

Which credit card should I use for donations?

There’s no shame in wanting to earn some credit card points from your donation. Giving.sg is waiving its usual 3% transaction fee all the way till March 2021, so your chosen cause still receives the full value. 

The following cards will still earn points on donations:

Card Earn Rate
Standard Chartered Visa Infinite 1.4 mpd*
AMEX Solitaire PPS Credit Card 1.3 mpd
AMEX PPS Credit Card 1.3 mpd
Maybank Visa Infinite 1.2 mpd
Standard Chartered X Card 1.2 mpd
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend 1.2 mpd
AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card 1.1 mpd
AMEX Platinum Charge 0.78 mpd
AMEX Platinum Reserve 0.69 mpd
 AMEX Platinum Credit Card 0.69 mpd
AMEX Rewards Card 0.63 mpd
*With minimum S$2K per statement period, if not 1.0 mpd

Conclusion

I understand that times are hard now, and if giving would impose an undue hardship on your family, please don’t sweat it- there’ll be another time. However, if you’ve been blessed enough to be in a comfortable position, would you consider giving in whatever small (or big) way you can?

No one should have to go to bed hungry in Singapore, and with your help, we’ll be one step closer to that goal. Thank you, and may God bless your generous giving!

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Amos

I think this is a wonderful way to add meaningful value to a lucky draw of sorts. Kudos for coming up with this man.

totalf1

Well done in asking for help. Often we assume that everyone will/won’t give, and in the midst just forget to ask. I am happy to contribute to a lovely initiative 🙂

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