Thursday, March 26, 2009

Instant points redemption @ KLCC

While running an errand at KLCC few weeks back, I bumped into Citibank's credit card points redemption counter on the ground floor. I had already had in mind what are the items I wished to redeem from our hard earned points which hubby & I accummulated for so many donkey years!

Sad to say, those items in the mailed out brochure are not available at these "express" redemption counters. Nevertheless, there are similar items in a different brand and a different amount of total points required.

I ended up redeeming 2 items which I think would be useful in my new home. A "Rowenta" tower fan and a "Thermos" portable coffee centre console consisting of a portable flask and 4 stainless steel mugs. I love the mugs. They come in super-cute size!

Coming to think of it, I think redeeming points this way is way better than the conventional way where they get their agent to process the request and then wait for it to arrive, say 2 months later, via ordinary parcel post! At least now, I get to actually see, touch and check the items before I take them home. From my own experience, I am too lazy to send back defective goods which I previously redeemed online. Feel that its a waste of time to drive to the post office or their service centre. I also dislike online shopping. I tend to feel 'cheated" cos pictures just seems so much nicer or prettier than the real thing. It's just me.

10 comments:

Josephine said...

I am still waiting for my hair curler and watch from Hong Leong bank...
It has been months since i redeemed them...

My Lovely 'A' said...

I normally redeem for shopping vouchers, then I can use it to buy whatever I like.

sting said...

loked like you had fun redeeming ya? hehehee.. u r right.. on the spot redemption is far better than having to wait for so long for the mail... :-) get well soon

LittleLamb said...

i never use my cc points.. most of the time to off-set the annual fees :o

vickylow said...

Oh great redeems. I wonder my credit card bank has redemption counter?? It would super the process rather than I have to wait for 1-2 weeks for the vouchers to deliver to my doorstep.

Kristie said...

good items for ur new home!

i also have hard earned points from maybank...will go through catalgue soon :)

Sasha said...

i think its better to redeem on the spot also. No need to wait. very sien wan..

FAD MOM said...

at least the points do not expire.. here in sg i buy from ntuc.. they expire every year or something...

constance

Kristie said...

have a tag for u dear: http://kristieblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/100-truths-about-me.html!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Little Lamb, do you know that you can try your luck to call up the credit card company and request for a waiver for the annual fee? Tell them most banks offer for free annual fee. It works for me. Each year, I just call them to request for a waiver, and they will refund the fee into my credit card bill the next month. Heheheh .. tip of the month here!