GHA DISCOVERY offering bonus D$15 for each stay booked via app

Earn a bonus D$15 per hotel stay booked via the GHA DISCOVERY app, for bookings and stays completed by 30 June 2024.

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 December 2023, but has now been extended till 30 June 2024.

As before, all stays must be completed by 30 June 2024. 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

Promo Details

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 2023 to 30 June 2024
  • Check-out date must be from 4 July 2023 to 30 June 2024
  • 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 30 June 2024 to receive the bonus D$. If your check-out date falls from 1 July 2024 onwards, you will not earn any bonus D$ 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. Do note that GHA has added language that disqualifies consecutive stays at the same property from earning promotional D$, to avoid a situation where someone stays at Hotel X for three nights but makes three separate one-night bookings.

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 – 30 June 2024) and complete the eligible stay related to that booking within the required stay period (4 July 2023 00:00 Central European Time (CET) – 30 June 2024 23:59 Central European Time (CET)). The eligible stay must be completed and the member must be checked out on or before 30 June 2024 for Promotional D$ to be awarded. Ongoing stays with a checkout date after 30 June 2024 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.  

Consecutive stays with the same check-in date as the last check-out date at the same property will not receive Promotional D$.

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.

How are D$ earned?

D$ can be earned on most incidental spending

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
TierEarn D$D$ Validity
Silver4%6 mo.
Gold5%18 mo.
Platinum6%24 mo.
Titanium7%24 mo.

D$ can be earned or redeemed on the following expenses:

✔️ Eligible Spend to Earn/Redeem D$

Room and add-ons:

  • Room charge/qualified room rate
  • Room upsell
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out
  • Package
  • Crib/baby cot
  • Extra bed
  • Day use
  • Apartments/ Residences up to 30 days
  • Internet
  • Telecom
  • In-room media

Food and Beverage at eligible outlets:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars, pool bars
  • Lobby cafes
  • Coffee bars
  • Room service
  • Minibar

Other non-room spend at eligible outlets:

  • Spa
  • Golf & Sports
  • Experiences

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.

CardEarn RateRemarks
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply
6 mpd*Max S$1K per c. month
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply
6 mpd*Max S$3K per c. month
UOB Visa Signature
Apply
4 mpdMin S$1K, max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
DBS Woman’s World Card
Apply
4 mpdMax S$2K per c. month. Booking must be charged online
HSBC Revolution
Apply
4 mpd^Max S$1K per c. month. Must pay online or via contactless
Maybank Horizon Visa Signature
Apply
Up to 3.2 mpd#Min. S$800 per c. month, no cap
SCB Visa Infinite
Apply
3 mpdMin. S$2K spend per s. month
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month
*Must declare Travel as quarterly 10X category
^Use caution: MCC 7011 excluded from 1 January 2024
#If your card was approved before 1 November 2023, earn 3.2 mpd till 31 January 2024. If your card was approved from 1 November 2023, earn 3.2 mpd for the approval month + 3 full calendar months. 2.8 mpd subsequently. Read more here.

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. 

Conclusion

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GHA DISCOVERY is offering a bonus D$15 for all hotel bookings made via the official app which are booked and stayed by 30 June 2024.

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.

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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