It is now official that AirAsia now has its own loyalty card – BIG. BIG is a global loyalty card, where you earn loyalty points. AirAsia & BIG called the loyalty points BIGGIES, which you can redeem it for FREE AirAsia Flight tickets.
BIG loyalty programme is managed by Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd. It is a 50:50 joint venture programme between the world best low cost airlines AirAsia Berhad and Tune Money Sdn Bhd.
BIG was official launched today (14 Nov 2011) by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes at Vertigo Club, The Garden, Mid Valley. I reached there around 1:45pm, registered myself and received some goodies to promote BIG. The club was crowded, yeah so many people, from press media, bloggers and their invited guest.
As I set foot into the club, I can hear a familiar tune from my favourite group band – Mr Big. At that time it was playing “Wild World”. The promo of BIG card also have Mr BIG name on it. Not sure if Mr BIG have some share on this new programme. Yeah, I don’t think so.
According to Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, to date, before the official launched of BIG, 65000 people registered for BIG, AirAsia loyalty program. They are expecting to reach 1 million targets by middle of next year 2012.
What is BIG?
BIG is a global loyalty card membership, where you can earn loyalty point (BIGGIES) in exchange for FREE AiraAsia flight tickets and other rewards.
Here in Malaysia, BIG is also your VISA prepaid payment card. Cardholder can reload at appointed major banks or online at BIG’s website. You can then spend it at all VISA accepted merchants worldwide. Remember this is not a VISA Credit Card, it’s a VISA prepaid card, pay first before you use it!
Who can apply for BIG?
Anyone from this World, aged 2 above can apply for BIG loyalty card membership. For BIG VISA Prepaid, it is applicable only in Malaysia aged 18 above.
Fee and charges?
Yes, minimal fees.
I hope by now you have some rough idea what is BIG all about. So how do I earn point from BIG programme and start redeem for my FREE AirAsia flight tickets?
You can collect your points or BIGGIES from BIG partners, VISA Merchants and the BIG online shopping mall. Generally each RM2 spend will give you 1 point or BIGGIE (RM2 = 1 BIGGIE)
For each RM2 spend with BIG partners, you will earn 1 BIGGIE are AirAsia, AirAsia Megastore, AirAsiaRedTix, AirAsia Go and Tune Hotels. Other BIG partners are Hard Rock Hotel (Penang), Concorde Hotel (Kuala Lumpur & Shah Alam), Budget and many more. Some BIG partners give more BIGGIES for each RM2.
You can also earn 1 BIGGIE for RM2 from VISA Merchant with your BIG Visa Prepaid card (applicable for Malaysia only). Some selected VISA Merchants will give double points. Among selected BIG Visa Merchants are Sasa, UniSense, Takasima, Slimming Sanctuary, Skin Food, Poh Kong, City Chain, Scarlet, Audrey, AnakKu, ModernMum, Nose and many many more!
Looking at the BIG online shopping mall website, you can earn lots of BIGGIES here. You will be able to redeem for your FREE AirAsia flight tickets sooner than you thought
Reloading the BIG VISA prepaid card will not earn you any points or BIGGIES.
How do I register for BIG?
It’s easy, visit www.tune2big.com, click signup and fill in your personal details. If you have existing ID with AirAsia, use it, it will reduce some on the registration steps. Verify your email address, then login and complete the application process. Finally pay the joining fee (it is applicable for both BIG Loyalty & BIG VISA Prepaid).
Personally I think this new BIG Loyalty membership is good, looking at their website, partictipating partners, merchants and online mall, I’ll be collecting by BIGGIES sooner than I ever thought. Cant wait to redeem my FREE AirAsia flight tickets.
Currently there is a promotion, a minimal of 400 BIGGIES to Singapore. If RM2 for 1 BIGGIE, than I just need RM800 for AirAsia FREE tickets. If RM2 for 2 BIGGIE, with RM400 I’ll be flying to Singapore for FREE with AirAsia.
The Big official launch, enjoy!
BIG finally launched by Peter Miller (Tune Money CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (AirAsia Group CEO) and Johan (Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd)
BIG media FAQ session with Peter Miller (Tune Money CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (AirAsia Group CEO) and Johan (Think Big Digital Sdn Bhd)