3 Air Miles Credit Cards With the Best Bonus Miles Offers

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Having trouble choosing an air miles credit card in Singapore? These generous welcome offers of bonus miles will help you decide.

When comparing air miles credit cards, most Singaporeans only focus on the miles per dollar (mpd) rate: that is, the number of miles you earn for every dollar spent in Singapore and overseas. While this important, credit cards that offer generous bonus miles upon sign-up can also take you places faster. If you’re still can’t decide on the right card, consider the best bonus miles offers by these credit cards:

 

1. Citi PremierMiles Visa Card: Up to 30,000 Bonus Miles

Currently, the Citi PremierMiles Visa Card offers the most bonus miles if you pay the annual fee of S$192.60 AND spend S$7,500 or more in the first 3 months. 

What We Like

  • Miles per dollar rate: 1.2x locally, 2x overseas 
  • Miles never expire
  • Up to 10% Citi Rebate at over 300 locations, including Starbucks, Subway and Sheng Siong
  • Up to 2 complimentary access to over 600 airport VIP lounges globally with Priority Pass
  • Redeem miles on over 60 participating airlines via KrisFlyer, Asia Miles, and SkyMiles
  • Up to S$1 million in insurance coverage when you charge your travel tickets to Citi PremierMiles+. 

The Fine Print

  • S$192.60 annual fee
  • Spend S$7,500 within first 3 months
  • S$25 admin fee for each frequent flyer redemption

 

2. American Express Singapore KrisFlyer Ascend: Up to 35,000 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles

If flying the friendly skies with Singapore Airlines is your preferred way to fly, then this credit card is a no-brainer. This is one of the most generous bonus miles welcome offers you’ll find. Rack up to 31,000 KrisFlyer Miles upon sign-up if you pay the annual fee of $337.50. Terms and conditions here.

  • Receive a Welcome Bonus of 5,000 KrisFlyer miles upon first spend on Card.
  • Receive 15,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles upon spending S$6,000 in the first 3 months upon Card approval.
  • Receive additional 15,000 KrisFlyer miles when you spend S$6,000 between the 4th to 6th month of Card Membership.

What We Like

  • Miles per dollar rate: 1.2x locally, 2x overseas, 3.2x for Grab rides
  • 1x complimentary night stay/year at over 110 Hilton properties in Asia
  • 4x complimentary lounge access/year at participating SATS Premier/Plaza Premium Lounges
  • Additional 1,500 KrisFlyer miles each for the first two approved Supplementary Cards
  • Enjoy accelerated upgrade to KrisFlyer Elite Gold membership tier

For a limited promotional period, AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend cardholders get to enjoy accelerated upgrade to KrisFlyer Gold status! Simply spend $9,000 between 1 March 2019 to 1 June 2019 at any authorised merchant and $3,000 on singaporeair.com to qualify, rather than the original requirement of $15,000 spend only on singaporeair.com within the first 12 months of card activation.

The Fine Print

  • Annual fee of S$337.50
  • Minimum annual income of S$50,000 p.a. for Singapore Citizens and Residents

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3. Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card: Up to 35,000 Bonus Miles

If luxury travel suits you, the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card serves it to you on a silver platter, with its exceptional privileges and preferential rates.

Applicants can choose between two welcome offers: 35,000 miles, or 15,000 welcome miles + 28″ Samsonite Lite Shock Spinner (worth S$950) with payment of the annual fee, which we admit at S$588.50, is pretty hefty

What We Like

  • Miles per dollar rate: 1.4x locally, 3x overseas (minimum monthly spend of $2,000 to qualify)
  • 15% cashback on Grab rides (capped at S$30/month)
  • Up to 6 complimentary access to airport lounges each year with Priority Pass
  • 1-for-1 Dining Privileges at selected restaurants with The Good Life
  • Complimentary 4 hour yacht hire if you spend S$75,000 in 2019

The Fine Print

  • Minimum annual income requirement of S$120,000 
  • S$588.50 annual fee
  • S$25 admin fee for each frequent flyer redemption

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Lauren Dado

By Lauren Dado
Lauren has been a content strategist and digital marketer since 2007. She writes personal finance stories to help Singaporeans save money. Her work has appeared in publications like Her World, Asia One, and Women’s Weekly.


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