The SM Department Store and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have teamed up to give avid shoppers and major credit cardholders a chance to experience luxury air travel for free. Every single receipt purchase worth P5,000 at any SM Department Store branch from January 15 to March 31, 2013 through any of seven participating credit cards entitles one to a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of 12 pairs of SIA A380 Suites tickets.
Twelve lucky pairs or a total of 24 shoppers can choose to fly to their dream destinations – Los Angeles, London, Paris, Zurich, Melbourne or Sydney – for free aboard SIA’s A380 Suites and enjoy an unforgettable air travel experience.
Participating card companies include BDO, Metrobank, BPI, Standard Chartered, EastWest Bank, Citibank, and HSBC. Shopping is twice as much fun for SM Advantage Cardholders who get double raffle points when they present their cards.
“We’re thrilled to team up with SM to bring the A380 Suites experience to more people,” Ranjan Jha, SIA general manager for the Philippines, Guam and USTT said. “Our Suites is, without a doubt, a groundbreaking product in luxury air travel and we want to share that once-in-a-lifetime experience with SM’s valued customers.”
“Our collaboration with Singapore Airlines will create a lot of excitement especially among upscale shoppers as the A380 Suites are a class beyond first,” says SM Department Store President Jorge T. Mendiola. “Partnerships with premiere global brands like Singapore Airlines, as well as the card companies, will enhance the SM shopping experience and give us more opportunities to serve our customers better.
”Most luxurious space on airWidely deemed as a class beyond first, the Suites is a cabin class exclusive to SIA’s A380 aircrafts. It is literally a private cabin separated by sliding doors and adjustable roller-blinds so passengers can control the level of privacy. It has its own personal chaise lounge for companion seating and socializing and each Suites cabin features elegantly upholstered and fully adjustable leather chairs. It also has its own stand-alone, full-size bed complete with plush mattress and Givenchy-designed duvets and cushions. Inflight service-wise, Suites passengers get nothing short of the best that SIA has to offer.
Special menus, created by SIA’s celebrated International Culinary Panel, are available for the Suites passenger’s choosing, to be enjoyed in exclusively designed Givenchy tableware. To complement the gourmet meal, Suites passengers can choose from a selection of the finest wines and spirits available onboard. SIA’s award-winning KrisWorld inflight entertainment system, which offers more than 1,000 entertainment options ranging from movies, international television shows to audio books and 3D games, is also available for Suites passengers to enjoy in a personal 23-inch high-resolution LCD screen.
Once in a lifetime chanceJha added, “Flying on an SIA A380 is a historic experience in itself considering that SIA is the first carrier to commercially operate the world’s largest passenger aircraft to date. Flying on SIA’s A380 Suites is an experience of a lifetime. It’s quite simply the most luxurious air travel experience today and a must-try for all travelers.”
For more information about the promotion, visit smdeptstore.com. For more information about SIA’s A380 Suites, visit singaporeair.com.