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.