Shangri-La Circle had previously offered a (targeted) promotion to renew the membership status this year simply by having one qualified transaction, as small as a food & beverage purchase at a participating property.
We’re happy to confirm that SL Circle has now processed the tier extensions for all eligible accounts that ended up participating in the campaign and completed a transaction at a Shangri La property.
Circle Jade members, and perhaps Diamonds too, were able to renew their status by staying or having a point-earning activity at any of their properties, such as lunch or dinner, by December 15, 2022.
You can access Shangri-La Circle here.
Shangri-La Circle members can earn points even for small purchases such as buying a coffee, pastry or a meal.
I just ordered a simple pasta and fresh coconut for a total of ~ US$17.
When I ordered the check, I just gave my SLC Jade membership card to the waiter, and they were fully aware of how to credit the points.
The transaction was also posted to the bill:
It only took ~ 36 hours for the transaction to post to the account, and the lever for JADE status was filled out fully:
This was in early November and since then, it was a waiting game.
The status validity now shows 12/2023, so my simple $20 dinner earned me another year of Jade Status, which will come in handy for me as I have two Shangri La stays coming up in January.
You can also download a new membership card:
I already guessed that the actual expiration would eventually be updated after the end of the campaign, which is December 15th, rather than right after the transaction is posted. Customer care confirmed the update will be visible sometime in January 2023 (or before).
John wrote about the promotion when Shangrila first sent out the email to members:
The purchase of a full meal such as I did would probably not have been necessary, and a simple coffee or piece of pastry had been enough (a friend of mine did just this at the Shangri La Toronto). Still, I figured it didn’t make much of a difference, as I was hungry anyway.
ShangriLa has now processed eligible accounts tier extensions that were previously targeted through their campaign to extend status for an additional year for making an on-property transaction.
Shangri-La and its Circle program are heavily leaned towards those traveling to mainland China, at the very least, the Asia Pacific region. There are a few properties in North America, too.
To run this campaign on my account, I went to have dinner at the Shangri-La in Bangkok to extend my Jade tier, which was granted due to a previous Amex Platinum ICC card benefit. The transaction has posted within two days on my Shangri La Circle account.