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utu welcomes its latest airline partner, Ethiopian Airlines, onboard to offer tourists the ability to receive more of their tax refund in Frequent Flyer Miles. utu has sealed a partnership with ShebaMiles, the award-winning carrier’s loyalty program.

This partnership will allow ShebaMiles members to receive more of their tax refunds in ShebaMiles with utu Tax Free Card. It combines utu’s mission of giving back more on tax refunds with ShebaMiles’ endeavour to provide more opportunities for members to earn Miles.

Discover a new way to earn Miles

Tax-free shopping is available in 50 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, and the UAE. With utu Tax Free Card, you will have the choice to obtain a higher tax refund with any shop, any Tax Free Form and any Tax Refund Operator.

Now, ShebaMiles members can receive a 25% more on their tax refunds when choosing to receive their refund in ShebaMiles through utu Tax Free Card, earning 4,167 ShebaMiles for every USD100 Tax refund. This allows members to recoup a significant portion of the fees imposed by Tax Refund Operators.

After making the usual credit card payment for a purchase, fill in the utu Tax Free Card number on the Tax Free Form or kiosk to designate utu Tax Free Card as your refund destination.

How to use utu Tax Free Card to start upsizing your tax refunds in ShebaMiles:

  1. Download and register for a utu account
  2. Activate your utu Tax Free Card
  3. Select ShebaMiles 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
  6. Once the refund is processed, utu will inform you of the number of ShebaMiles that will be credited to you
  7. ShebaMiles will be credited within 10 working days after the tax refund has been processed by the Tax Refund Operator

Elevate your retail travel experience this festive season

Adding to the excitement of this partnership, ShebaMiles and utu are offering a special promotion.

ShebaMiles members can earn an extra 250 Bonus Miles after signing up and activating their utu Tax Free Card. Accumulate Miles and be entitled to amazing rewards, including award tickets, award upgrades, access to executive lounges and more. The promotion is valid from now till 31 Jan 2022, so don’t miss this chance to get an upgrade to Cloud Nine – Ethiopian Airline’s Business Class.

Link your ShebaMiles 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. Take your travel retail experience to greater heights!

Not a ShebaMiles member? Join here to explore a world of rewards.

 

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