Back in July, GHA DISCOVERY launched a promotion which offers members a bonus D$15 for each stay booked on the GHA app. This offer was originally set to expire on 31 August 2023, but has now been extended till 31 December 2023.
As before, all stays must be completed by 31 December 2023. There is no cap on the maximum bonus D$ you can earn, nor minimum stay requirement, so this could be a nice extra return on an upcoming hotel booking.
Earn a bonus D$15 on all app bookings
Here’s the key details of GHA DISCOVERY’s bonus D$15 offer:
- Registration not required
- Stays must be booked via the official GHA DISCOVERY app (Android | iOS)
- Stays must be booked between 4 July to 31 December 2023
- Check-out date must be from 4 July to 31 December 2023
- No minimum spend or minimum stay length required
- No cap on the maximum times this offer can be used
Note in particular the restriction on check-out date; you will need to check-out by 31 December 2023 to receive the bonus D$. If your check-out date falls from 1 January 2024 onwards, you will not earn any bonus D$ notwithstanding the fact your check-in date was within the promo period.
As always, any D$ earned through promotions expires six months from the date of issuance, as opposed to the usual D$ expiry.
The promo T&Cs can be found below.
Terms & Conditions
To avail of the offer, members must complete a qualified eligible booking via the GHA DISCOVERY App within the promotional period (4 July 2023 – 31 December 2023) and complete the eligible stay related to that booking within the required stay period (4 July 2023 00:00 Central European Time (CET) – 31 December 2023 23:59 Central European Time (CET)). The eligible stay must be completed and the member must be checked out on or before 31 December 2023 for Promotional D$ to be awarded. Ongoing stays with a checkout date after 31 December 2023 will not receive Promotional D$.
Bookings that include multiple rooms will be counted and considered as a single stay and rewarded only once. Only bookings completed via the GHA DISCOVERY App will be eligible.
Promotional D$ are awarded in addition to the Base D$ that are issued as a result of completing the eligible stay. Promotional D$ are subject to a limited expiry term of six (6) months from the date of issuance and are therefore excluded from the Base D$ expiration rules. Any Base D$ earned on a member’s stay will be subject to expiration based on standard tier-based expiration rules.
“Ineligible rates” do not qualify for earning Promotional D$. Stays that are booked prior to the promotional dates will not be awarded Promotional D$.
“Ineligible Rates” shall include, without limitation: (1) third party online retailer rates, such as Expedia.com, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz.com, Priceline, Travelocity.com, etc. (“OTAs”) (2) tours series rates and charter rates (3) room rates for airline staff and crew where rooms are pre-booked and paid for by the airline or directly; (4) travel-industry staff rates; (5) other discounted rates; (6) any complimentary, free, traded or bartered night stays, or any stays in connection with gift certificates or other awards or vouchers. First stays on ineligible rates may receive DISCOVERY Dollars on a promotional basis, but these stays will not count towards tier qualification; subsequent stays on an ineligible rate will not receive D$ nor will they count towards tier qualification.
This offer is subject to change or withdrawal without notice, cannot be transferred or exchanged for other forms of compensation, cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion unless explicitly stated and is subject to availability. D$ are not redeemable for cash.
Other DISCOVERY promos
|GHA Double D$ Promo|
As a reminder, GHA DISCOVERY members can now register to earn 2x D$ for all stays booked and completed from 1 August to 30 September 2023 (ongoing stays that end after 30 September 2023 will not be eligible).
Bookings must be made via the GHA DISCOVERY app/website or the hotel’s official website in order to qualify for this offer. No minimum stay or minimum spend is required.
The full details of this promotion can be found below.
How are D$ earned?
GHA introduced the D$ system in 2021, which replaced the previous “stay 1 earn 1” system of local experiences.
D$1= US$1 at GHA properties worldwide. The earn rate and validity of D$ depends on your GHA tier:
|🏨 GHA DISCOVERY D$ Earn Rates|
|Tier||Earn D$||D$ Validity|
D$ can be earned or redeemed on the following expenses:
|✔️ Eligible Spend to Earn/Redeem D$|
Room and add-ons:
Food and Beverage at eligible outlets:
Other non-room spend at eligible outlets:
Only stays booked through the GHA website or official hotel websites/channels will be eligible to earn D$.
A minimum of D$10 must be spent in a single transaction. It’s currently only possible to use D$ during a stay, at the front desk of a hotel. You cannot redeem D$ online, nor can you spend them on F&B or spa treatments when not an in-house guest. GHA says they are working to add such functionality, but there is no timeline yet as to when it’ll be available.
It is possible to use D$ on prepaid stays however, insofar as the hotel doesn’t actually charge your card at the time of booking (you’d be surprised, many “prepaid stays” aren’t actually charged until check-in). My advice would be to contact the hotel beforehand, let them know you want to book a prepaid rate with D$, and ask them how to proceed.
What cards should I use for hotel bookings?
Here’s the cards you can use for GHA DISCOVERY hotel bookings, assuming they’re in foreign currency.
|UOB Lady’s Card|
|6 mpd*||Max S$1K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire|
|6 mpd*||Max S$3K per c. month|
|UOB Visa Signature|
|4 mpd||Min S$1K, max S$2K FCY spend per s. month|
|DBS Woman’s World Card|
|4 mpd||Max S$2K per c. month. Booking must be charged online|
|4 mpd||Max S$1K per c. month. Must pay online or via contactless|
|SCB Visa Infinite|
|3 mpd||Min. S$2K spend per s. month|
|S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month|
*Must declare travel as quarterly 10X category
Since the Citi Rewards Card doesn’t award 4 mpd for hotel transactions, pairing it with the Amaze isn’t an option. You can, however, pair the UOB Lady’s Card (with travel selected as your 10X category) with Amaze to earn 6 mpd with minimal FCY fees.
GHA DISCOVERY is offering a bonus D$15 for all hotel bookings made via the official app which are booked and stayed by 31 December 2023.
If you already have plans to stay at a GHA property (perhaps to renew your Titanium status; it just takes three brands!), be sure to book those stays via the app instead. If you already have existing stays which are refundable, consider cancelling them and rebooking in order to enjoy the promotion.