Posted by William Charles on October 17, 2018
Credit Cards

Published on October 17th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] Cathay Pacific Synchrony Credit Card 65,000 Mile Bonus

Another round of these offers has gone out. Hat tip to reader Nathan Y

The Offer

No direct link, targeted offer

  • Cathay Pacific is offering some members a bonus of up to 65,000 miles on the co-branded Synchrony credit card. Bonus broken down as follows:
    • 35,000 miles after $2,500 in spend within the first 90 days
    • Additional 30,000 miles after $2,500 extra spend within the first six months

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x Asia miles per $1 spent on eligible Cathay Pacific travel and in-flight purchases
    • 1.5x Asia miles per $1 spent on dining in the US or aboard
    • 1.5x Asia miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US
    • 1x Asia miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary first year green tier membership in the Marco Polo Club (Cathay Pacific’s loyalty program. Green tier is their base level and as I understand it first year is always free. Second year onwards you need to pay $100 USD or earn 100 Club points).
  • Not available to applicants who have or have had the Cathay Pacific Visa card. Not sure if this is enforced?

Our Verdict

Previous bonuses have been:

  • 50,000 miles after $2,500 in spend
  • 60,000 miles:
    • 35,000 miles after $2,500 in spend within the first 90 days of account opening
    • 25,000 miles when you spend an additional $7,500 in spend within the first 12 months

This is definitely better than the 60,000 mile deal as it’s more miles and less spend. When comparing it to the 50,000 mile deal it’s an extra 10,000 miles but requires an extra $2,500 in spend. That works out to be 4x per $1 spent (plus what you’d normally earn), I think most people would prefer the extra miles in that case.

A few other things to note:

 

Hat tip to reader Nathan & Daryl



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Blue
Blue

I’ve got this offer in my inbox. I signed up for an Asia Miles account awhile back and they keep sending me different offers.

The award chart can get pretty complex when partners are added into the mix and for online bookings a lot of US destinations have limited options. Also, as I’ve posted before, one key benefit is that you get access to award inventory 20+ days before it opens up for AA or Alaska.

alvinroast
alvinroast

We just closed our accounts a couple of weeks ago. I wonder how long we have to wait to churn?

I have to say that closing accounts with Synchrony was one of the most pleasant surprises of churning. They give you a button to click from the main menu and two seconds later you’re done.

elegua
elegua

Make sure to read this:
BONUS MILES OFFERS: Offer valid for the intended recipient of this email only; must apply directly using the link above. For new accounts only. Account must remain open, be in good standing and not become delinquent at the time the bonus miles are indicated on your Cathay Pacific billing statement and bonus miles will be posted to your Asia Miles account within 1-2 billing cycles after the net qualifying purchase(s) are made. 35,000 WELCOME BONUS MILES OFFER: Only one Welcome Bonus Miles offer per person. Not available to applicants who have or have had the Cathay Pacific Visa card. Qualifying net purchases must post to your account within 90 days of account opening. 30,000

Kevyx72
Kevyx72

Im on my 3rd months mark after cancelling, previous had it 50k offer and I tried to reapply it auto denied me for had the product before

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Thanks for the DP. Wonder if 6 or 12 months will do it. I just cancelled myself a week ago but was wondering the same thing.

Mike
Mike

How difficult is it to get approved?

Emily
Emily

I’ll be very interested to know if this is indeed churnable. Me+spouse both received the bonus on this card in late 2017. Saw one random DP that it’s one bonus per rolling 12 months, but can’t confirm. We’ve been churning for 10 years now, so these more “fringe” cards are becoming more interesting to us.

Ban Ding Ow
Ban Ding Ow

The Asia Miles redemption chart has been changed recently, I think the one you have on this post is out of date

elegua
elegua

I have this card and i have been receiving offers like this one, also i got this “An 8,000 Asia Miles” Bonus Offer (https://imgur.com/a/jYrGcRk) which is a no go for me, i called them about applying for another card and i was told that i can apply for another card but no bonus, just hanged out after that and never called back lol.

Blue
Blue

That’s a pretty solid MS opportunity!

DizzyD
DizzyD

Any idea if these offers are transferable? And also how to get targeted for the CX offers?

zzz
zzz

just sign up for an asia miles account and they’ll send you plenty of offers

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