Up to 15% off when you book a Qatar Airways flight with Mastercard

As many may know, Qatar Airways now fly direct from Auckland to Doha, connecting to a multitude of European cities.

If you’re far short of the number of points/miles required to book Qatar Airways flights from New Zealand, or there is no award seat availability for fixed travel dates, you could instead take advantage of a current promotion with Mastercard to enjoy a discount of up to 15% off the cost of your flight. Continue reading…

How ‘World’ MasterCard cardholders can earn Starwood Gold Status after one stay

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status is handy to have, offering extra Starpoints and late checkout as the primary benefits of status. It’s even nicer if it comes as a complimentary benefit of your credit card.

Gold with Starwood might also get you the odd room upgrade on some Starwood stays and a welcome amenity, usually a snack or some extra points.

Starwood Gold usually takes 10 stays to earn, however, given the offer running for the Westpac Airpoints World MasterCard (until 15 February 2017), I thought I’d check in on this offer and update our guide to how Starwood Gold works for World MasterCard cardholders. Continue reading…