Tourists often find that almost half of their VAT refunds are being taken in fees. utu strives to change this by giving more back to the global shopper. Now, Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) members can earn more on their refunds when they choose to receive their refund in ROP Miles with utu Tax Free Card. utu has inked an agreement with ROP, the loyalty program of Thai Airways, to offer an enhanced travel experience.

This partnership will allow ROP members to increase the amount of their tax refund when they choose to receive their refund in ROP Miles via utu Tax Free Card. Giving more back on VAT refunds underscores both companies’ commitment to driving value for international shoppers.

Unlocking a world of rewards

With utu Tax Free Card, ROP members will be able to receive more of their tax refund. ROP members can upsize the value of their tax refunds by 25% and earn 3,125 ROP Miles for every USD100 Tax refund. This enables ROP members to get back more of the high fees imposed by Tax Refund Operators.

Simply shop and pay with a credit card as per usual – then designate utu Tax Free Card as your refund destination by filling in your utu Tax Free Card number on a Tax Free Form or kiosk.

You will be able to do so regardless of the store and the store’s preferred Tax Refund Operator. Tax-free shopping is available in 50 countries across the globe, including France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, and the UAE.

Start upsizing your tax refunds and earn ROP Miles with utu Tax Free Card by following these few steps:

  1. Download and register for a utu account
  2. Activate your utu Tax Free Card
  3. Select Royal Orchid Plus as your preferred refund method
  4. Fill in your utu Tax Free Card number in the credit card refund field of any Tax Free Form received upon making a purchase
  5. Follow customs formalities as instructed by the Tax Refund Operator as usual
  6. Once the refund is processed, utu will inform you of the number of ROP Miles that will be credited to you
  7. ROP Miles will be credited within 10 working days after the tax refund has been processed

Celebrating the holiday season by giving you more

With the announcement of this partnership, ROP and utu are offering a special promotion. From 1 Dec 2021 till 31 Jan 2022, ROP members can earn an extra 250 Bonus Miles when they sign up and activate their utu Tax Free Card. Earning more Miles brings ROP members one step closer to redeeming fantastic rewards, including flight upgrades, exclusive lounge access and additional baggage allowance. Don’t miss this chance to earn more Miles and redeem rewards this holiday!

Link your ROP membership account to the utu Tax Free App now and make utu Tax Free Card the destination to receive your refund after making a purchase. Get ready for an unforgettable retail travel experience!

Not an ROP member? Join here for a great start to your rewards journey.

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