Rewards for shopping on plastic in the UAE

Free air ticket with Mashreq

Benefits: Spend more than Dh20,000 overseas in foreign currency before December 31 using a Mashreq debit or credit card and receive a free Dh1,000 air ticket to any destination. Spends of Dh15,000 receive an Dh800 air ticket. Cardholders must SMS ‘INTL’ to 4250 to register.

Beware of: Check your card fees, overseas transactions on credit and debit cards will incur charges.

Dh400 gift vouchers with Samba

Benefits: Sign up for a Samba MasterCard Platinum Shopping card and receive gift vouchers from Rivoli worth Dh400. The card also offers cashback of up to 10 per cent, discounts on purchases at selected stores and 0 per cent instalment plans to help shoppers spread the cost.

Beware of: The card is only eligible for those earning over Dh20,000 and the instalment plan only applies to purchases of over Dh500.

Sunday offers with Emirates NBD

Benefits: Choose the first day of the working week to get all your holiday shopping done with your Emirates NBD credit or debit card and take advantage of the bank’s “Super Sunday” offers. Every Sunday, the bank has 50 per cent off or buy-one-get-one-free deals with leading brands as well as dining and leisure offers.

Beware of: There are only three Sundays left as the promotion expires on December 31.

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