Back in early February 2015, I converted my Maybankard 2 Cards AMEX Treats Points to Enrich Miles and still had a couple thousand Treats Points remaining which I could not redeem for anything. But with Maybank postponing the Revision of Treats Points Redemption to 1st May 2015. I managed to get more FREE Enrich Miles converted last week with my Maybankard 2 Cards Platinum AMEX!
For those who missed my Important Announcement on Maybank Treats Points and Enrich Miles, please click here to read my comments on how the inflated points affect us in terms of equivalent cash back we earn with our Maybank AMEX credit card 5X Treats Points plus you now need more Enrich Miles to redeem for FREE Malaysia Airlines tickets. Also in this article I did a comparison for redeeming return Business Class to London between Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles versus Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles. Plus the steps on how to upgrade Malaysia Airlines Economy Class ticket to Business Class using Enrich Miles.
I have accumulated more than 1,000,000 Treats Points with my Maybank 2 Cards Premier (AMEX Reserve and Visa Infinite), mainly earned from paying my children’s tuition fees (two of them in Uni and one in a Private High School). In my article titled, My Pride And Joy Who Also Makes Me Poorer By The Day (click here to read it), I have shared how much my second son high school in Melbourne cost me and where my children are schooling now.
So, last week I thought I should convert my Maybank 2 Cards Premier Treats Points to Enrich Miles so that I can redeem for FREE Business Class tickets when Enrich Miles is having a Sale again.
So with more than 1M TP in my Maybank 2 Cards Premier accounts, I redeemed more than 220K Enrich Miles. Add that to my balance in my Enrich Miles Account, I now have enough to redeem for 2 FREE return Business Class tickets to Europe! The two FREE return tickets to Europe on Business Class is worth RM30K, and it’s all thanks to Maybank. Click here to read my Comprehensive Review of the Best Credit Card in The World, if you have not.
Then the Maybank CS asked if I would like to convert my Maybankard 2 Cards Platinum AMEX TP where I had more than 10K TP. Like I mentioned earlier, early last month I already redeemed my Maybankard 2 Cards AMEX TP and it did not hit me that I will have much TP remaining.
But because I have been using my Maybankard 2 Cards AMEX on weekends to earn 5% cash back in February and March 2015. I also earned 5X Treats Points in the process. I spent about RM900/month in February and March 2015 with my Maybankard 2 Cards Platinum AMEX on essential stuff (like Petrol, Groceries, Telco bills and Makan); thus, I earned myself another 9K TP. Add to the 2K remaining, it turned out I have 11K TP which I managed to covert for 1K Enrich Miles. Currently 7000 TP = 1000 EM. Come 1st May, 10,000 TP = 1000 EM. Therefore I now have 4K TP remaining in my Maybankard 2 Cards AMEX account.
I tell you, the Maybankard 2 Cards AMEX is a really good card to own. I spent RM900 per month on essential stuff, and within 2 months I can redeem 1000 Enrich Miles for FREE.
FYI, recently I flew to Melbourne with Malaysia Airlines on Economy Class, and below are the Enrich Miles credited into my account:
In January 2015, KL to Melbourne I earned 1964 Enrich Miles BUT for my flight in February 2015, KL to Melbourne I only earned 982 Enrich Miles!!! What! Did Malaysia Airlines half their Enrich Miles for flying with them?? I must go check my wife’s Enrich Account and see how many Enrich Miles she was awarded for flying with MAS recently.
Anyway, my point is that my Maybankard 2 Cards Platinum AMEX not only earned me 5% cash back on weekends BUT it also earned me 1K Enrich Miles (for 2 months spending with it) and I don’t even need to suffer 8 hours in the plane.
About an hour ago, a regular at LYN by the nickname “bearbear” gave me a heart attack! He shared with all that Maybank is having 10% Bonus Enrich Miles Promo!!! The ad only shows Maybank 2 Cards Premier, but not Maybankard 2 Cards.
When I saw the ad, I was like, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, If only I have waited until tomorrow to redeem my TP for EM, I would have earned extra 22K+ Enrich Miles for nothing!
Anyway, for those of you who have the Maybank 2 Cards Premier, the entire month of April is a good time to redeem your Treats Points for Enrich Miles.
And as a reminder to all Maybankard 2 Cards cardholders, call Maybank Customer Service to check how many TP you have just before 1st May 2015. I will be calling them on 20th April to see my balance TP. Last weekend, I used my Maybankard 2 Cards Platinum and earned myself 4000 TP (RM800). Add this new 4000TP to my previous balance 4K TP, I have enough to redeem another 1K Enrich Miles for FREE. I tell you, Maybank is the most generous bank in Malaysia! I love Maybank :)
Once again, if you still have yet to get the wonderful Maybankard 2 Cards or the best credit card in the world – the Maybank 2 Cards Premier, please click on the link below to start reading my The Best Top Ten Credit Card – Credit Card Ultimate Showdown 2015:
The Best Top 10 Credit Cards in Malaysia – Ultimate Showdown 2015
UPDATE 5 April 2015 – The 10% Bonus Enrich Miles Promotion is also applicable to credit card holders of Alliance Bank, AmBank, BSN, CIMB, Citibank, Hong Leong Bank, HSBC, RHB, Public Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. However, there is no mention of UOB Bank Malaysia in Enrich website.
And here is some freaking news to blow your mind away…..
One of you guys (my iFriend) message me at Facebook that we are imposed 6% GST for redeeming FREE Enrich Miles with our Maybank Treats Points! This was also confirmed by LYN member by the nickname of bearbear.
For example, for Maybank AMEX Reserve and Visa Infinite, the current conversion rate is suppose to be 4500 TP = 1000 Enrich Miles.
But with 6% GST, the actual conversion comes out to be 4770 TP = 1000 Enrich Miles.
So, don’t freak out when your bank tells you that you need more reward points to redeem FREE Enrich Miles!