Last call for the UOB Preferred Platinum AMEX dining card!

Preferred-Platinum

The UOB Preferred Platinum AMEX is the best card available for dining right now at 4 miles per $1. Yes, it’s AMEX, but like I’ve said before, the whole reason they need to give better rewards on AMEX cards is to compensate for their lower acceptance.

This card currently cannot be applied for online, and a call to UOB customer service confirmed that they are in the process of “demarketing the card”, whatever that means. However, if you’ve missed the boat there is still one more opportunity to get on. Apparently, UOB has not updated their back-end applications for SMS applications. Meaning that you can apply via SMS following the method below-

SMS spacespace to 77862
For example: SMS Yespp 7890 S1234567H to 77862.

To give a bit more clarity, “7890” here is the last 4 digits of your existing UOB card (This option will only be available to people who have an existing UOB card and not new applicants). “Yespp” means you want to apply for the Preferred Platinum Account. And yes, 77862 is the official UOB SMS number, you can verify that online.

One poster has reported successfully getting his UOB Preferred Platinum card via this method (thanks Lionel!), so if nothing else it is definitely worth a try.

Let me know if this works for you guys

cover photo by seaturtle

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Vin

Since I just got my UOB Prvi AMEX last night and activated it this morning, I asked the agent if they still had this card. He also said they’re demarketing the card.

I tried to apply via this method today – so let’s see if it does work!

@C

Is it first year fee waiver please? Thanks

@C

Thanks ! Applied already. Received SMS to allow 10 working days but ….. Subject to approval ?

Elroy

Thanks, have applied and will update with outcome.

Have also applied to PriviMiles AMEX but note that promotion has changed from your original post to:
– 3 miles on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir & KrisShop
– 2.4 miles for your overseas spend
– 1.4 miles for your local spend
– 20,000 loyalty miles every year
Plus a sign up bonus:
8,000 miles* for new UOB Cardmembers
5,000 miles* for existing UOB Cardmembers

Have you or others got a new preferred general spend card?

Wysie

Hi Elroy, I’ve been using PRVIMILES AMEX for a while now (about 3 or 4 years) and it’s a great card, but I’ve since changed to the MasterCard version as it’s accepted at many more places with the same rewards. The Visa is good as well but MasterCard World seems to have a slight edge (SPG gold, accepted with Comfort taxis). The only difference is that if you can hit >$50K in a year, the AMEX card gives 20K bonus miles while the MasterCard card has nothing. I used to be able to hit it with my work expenses so… Read more »

@C

Is the sign up bonus consider good Compared to their last few promotions, if any? I have yet to acquire this card, wonder if this is the right time …

Lionel

That sign up bonus is not really that fantastic, 1500 dollar can easily mess up your planned spending. Would recommend if you have enough cash flow, or is capable to earn back close to the amount via other means.

@C

Just saw the required $1500 spend. I might as well get the Amex rewards card first to get more miles 🙂 thanks for sharing

Lionel

Uploaded the picture of the Amex Dining Card Received last week that was applied using the sms method. 😉

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3YFxjWKiGZcZ0JTMGFqbjliR28/view?usp=sharing

Jaslyn

Hi Lionel! So happy for you that you’re able to get the card through this method! Just wanted to check, how long did it take from the SMS till the card reached you? Appreciate the help!

Lionel Teo

I had applied on 24 Dec, and gotten it on 4 Jan. Likely im not going to use it though, im moving to HSBC Advance CC for local dining and online bills; I had work out with my parents for them to pay me cash for their bills; so I will not create orphan miles. This card is good if your company sent you for many short term overseas trip, where you can’t accumlate 1k with UOB visa siganture. Can be useful if you also frequently eat in town.

S

On a separate note, FYI on current Masterpass promotion with Comfort Cabs i.e. No 10% admin fee and booking fee waived.

T&Cs here-
https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/mediaviewer?mediaid=1383

@C

Understand that this card is not recommended to use at hotel dining outlet. Is there any known hotel restaurant exception to this ? Or if we swipe at the hotel restaurant, has there been successful case to call up uob to credit the spending at 4 miles per $?

@C

Ha … Ok. Then imagination would be my next best fallback 🙂 thanks Aaron.

Joel

I know this applies to hotel banquet dining, but do you also not get the 10x for any restaurant (non banquet) in a hotel?

Joel

Ok thanks much!

@C

Great. I can see the new cards in my online banking. So would expect to receive them very soon ! Thanks for the last call

Eddie

@Aaron,

I just tried to apply using the prescribed method 3 days ago, and it doesn’t seem to work.

Eddie

Eddie

On a different note, it seems that the Citi Clear Platinum offers 2 miles per $1 spend on local dining. Other than the UOB Amex card, this seems to be the next best alternative ?

Lionel Teo

Worth noting that HSBC revolution also give 2 miles per $ on local spend, and also can be use to pay for online bills (mainly utilities) at e-axs. May worth better than clear plat if you can consolidate your parents bills and yours and pay it together every month to hit the minimum transfer limit. HSBC Advance CC also give 4 miles per $ on local, dining online and entertainment, you will need an advance account with them. The main gripe with this two cards is that DBS Woman do not award points for online billing. You may want to… Read more »

Eddie

Aaron,

The exact response i received from UOB for the Amex application is “Sorry this service is currently unavailable”

I’ve tried it a few times now.

Eddie.

Tyrhung

I just tried the option today. Received the reply as “Your UOB Preferred Platinum Card Account will be sent to you within 10 working days, subject to approval.”

Not knowing why your message is different. Could it be your message is in a different layout?

[…] Platinum American Express Card, which has since been removed from the UOB card line-up. However, SMS applications are still being accepted (a friend just received hers last week!) so if you have an existing UOB card, this is too good to […]

Gabe

tried applying for the UOB PP Amex a few days ago via the SMS method. Received a response saying, “Your UOB Preferred Platinum Card Account will be sent to you within 10 working days, subject to approval.”

Fingers crossed let’s hope this works

dxtr

me too. just did the sms application. fingers crossed. will keep everyone updated.

(that said. note to self: whats taking you so long?!?!)

gabe

Just checked via ebanking and I see the UOB PP Amex under one of my credit cards. Haven’t received it yet but i guess it’s approved!

Tyrhung

UOB PP Amex & MC variant reflected on my accounts after trying the sms method above. Visa variant was already applied previously. Sms sent on 12 Feb, hopefully the cards will reach my letterbox soon!

Tyrhung

Yup. Received the card yesterday.

Really wonder how it works. Called a few months back and CSO said no longer applicable for application. But sms actually get you the cards.

KT

i think its over. Tried smsing in the same format and doesn’t go through.

Bummer

Ice

I tried it on 27-Feb and got the sms that the card will be send in 10 days subjected to approval. I will update again if the application is indeed successful.

Ernest

Worked in March for me 😀

Wei Hong

Thank you for your application. Your UOB Preferred Platinum Card Account will be sent to you within 10 working days, subject to approval.

Anonymous

Online banking appeared one card info
Preferred Amex xxxx

Not see Mastercard combo.

Tyrhung

Are you sure the number is correct? Amex should be 15 numbers. 1234 123456 12345

Wei Hong

The card arrived. 376317xxxxxxxxx
Only one card issued

Wei Hong

For secuity reason, your preferred platinum mastercard will be mailed to you seperately.

Felicity

Applied in March and received the 2 cards. It works.

Samuel

What is the difference between UOB PP VISA and UOB PP MC and AMEX?

Wouldn’t the single card VISA be more appealing? Am i missing something?

Tyrhung

Definitely missing out! PPV is for online and paywave.. PPA is for restaurant (probably best out there for dining). PPM is useless

PPV has several restrictive online transaction that doesn’t count for the bonus UNI$. DBS WW would be the better choice for online.

Is

Tried it today but did not receive the sms.

Is

Edit: Received the sms many hours later. 🙂

Is

Edit: Received both cards on 15 April

Cloudy

I applied and received the SMS. Will see how it goes.

vf

Applied on 30 Mar, got SMS confirmation. Received the cards today!

Zack

Got my sms confirmation for the PP back in early March. No sign of the cards. Gonna open a HSBC Advance account and apply for the advance plat visa.

Daniel

Hi all, I applied for PPA on 5 April 16. I just called CSO – he said it was not possible for anyone to obtain this card since it has been demarketed. Also, I don’t see any signs of this card in my UOB online account. Verdict: DEAD….

Tyrhung

By calling the CSO the answer you get definitely demarketed. That is the instruction they received to tell people who call up.. I also received the same reply months back but i get my card.
It could be that your sms format is incorrect or you don’t fulfil the prerequisite

Daniel

Just for the record, I received my UOB PP Amex exactly 10 days from the time of SMS. :))

Simpledom

Sent SMS on Mar 30th, got my card a few days ago.

Not sure if it’s still working, but worth a try.

Kenny

I applied for this (via SMS) together with PPV on 3 Apr. The PPV shows in my internet banking since 10 Apr, but there is no sign of the PPA todate. Does not look good?

MT

Applied for PPA on 21 April, Received both Amex and MC on 29 April. It’s still alive folks 🙂

CD

Just applied for it this morning, and received immediate confirmation. It still works, guys!

Anonymous

Did you get the card?

Mzee

Just applied for mine this morning and I got an immediate reply. Now to wait for 10 days!

Bin

Do let me know if you get it!! 🙂

Mzee

So far only got the PPM on IB and by mail.

Mzee

Received the PPA on 9 June!

JS

Applied on 29 April with an immediately response.

Received only PPM on 7 May.

IB only shows PPM as well.

JS

Sorry.

Applied on 29 May and not 29 April.

And received only PPM on 7 Jun and not 7 May.

JS

Received PPA on 10 Jun.

Bin

Applied on 2 June and got the confirmation SMS. Hopefully it comes soon!

Bin

Got the PPA card reflected on my ibanking. Physical mail shld come soon!

Bin

Applied on 2 June. Received PPA and PPM on 13 June!

RockStar

Hi,

May I know whether the Preferred Platinum Mastercard has the same benefits as the PP Visa or Amex? Or is it totally useless?

S8K

Totally useless. Just that it comes together with the amex variant hence people have it. But stashed to the drawer.

RockStar

Thank you

EC

Applied on 4th June, got the confirmation sms. Hope that it will come soon.

Anonymous

Got both Amex and Mastercard last week!

EC

I see both PPA and PPM reflected in my Ibanking!

Waiting for the cards

Anonymous

Just to add on that I have applied and got both AMEX and MC successfully

A

Hi Aaron

Hypothetical question for you. Suppose UOB does not want to waive he annual fees for the preferred Amex. Would you
1) suck it up and fork over the annual fee
2) cancel the card and possibly bid it farewell as they have discontinued it

Peter

Go go for the HSBC Advance. I went to apply for mine last weekend and am waiting for it to arrive. Admittedly their marketing team is rather slow to respond to requests left on their website so I had to make my way down to the branch to physically open it.

Anonymous

Any ideas how much spending on UOB preferred Amex to get waive?

Maple

Here is the point whereby I realize it’s good to be an UOB employee.

SS

is this card still giving dining at 4 miles per $1.

Anonymous

Still works, got my card today

Gary

How long did you wait for? I applied on 7 July and still waiting…

Peter

It could take up to a few weeks if you apply by sms.

[…] This card appears to have been ‘de-marketed’. However, there are feedback that this card is still available through the right channel. Check this post from Milelion. […]

A

If u make a spend at restaurants coded as hotel MCC, anyone with experience calling uob hotline and getting adjustment?

Peter

Tried before when enquiring about other matters and they just say it is not counted.

kt

how much points do u get for non-dining?

kt

ok..it is 5 points for 4 miles (or 2 UNI$)

Palemoon

Is this card already phased out?

Can I still apply for this card to date?

I applied the UOB PPV for the 4mpd on PayWave particularly, since I’m more to fast-food chains. I guess if restaurants have PayWave, this card still works.

I also have the Citi Clear Platinum. Been holding for 5 years. And HSBC Revo Pending Approval.

So again, so I actually find it beneficial to apply this as well for dining?

Hunter

Dun think it works . Cso called n said card no longer avail. Applied second time n receive same response a week later. Guess they monitoring

Anonymous

15Nov – applied for card via SMS

20Nov – received call saying discontinued, but continued to push them citing other people who have received the card recently, CSO agreed to apply for me.

8Dec – received card in mailbox

still works! goodluck guys!

@james

15 Dec | Apply via SMS, received reply application successful, will be mailing in 10 working days. Let’s hope this still works.

Btw, does this apply for both MC and AMEX? or just the AMEX only?

@james

Its still alive!

Just check my online banking, and the two PP AMEX/MC cards are there.

whoohoo!!

TanKH

Hey does anyone know if the UOB PP Amex 4 miles per dollar work for foreign currencies too or like if it has any spending cap per year / month?

Anonymous

just wondering how uni$s are credited for the PP Amex. THe CSO told me it’s 2x immediately and 8x on the statement. Sound strange.

Tyrhung

Cso is right. Base earning is 0.8 instead of ppv 0.4. This to earn total 4mpd will be 8 x bonus

[…] for this card is clear – to give me some award on my dining. I’ve heard about the UOB PP Amex and Visa and made one last ditch attempt to apply for that sweet sweet 4 miles per dollar spend on dining […]

Rio

anybody apply this month and get this PP Amex card ?

Chelsea Kang

Hey Rio, yup I think I did woohoo!! 🙂 PM me if you manage to get too! http://t.me/chelseakang

Jei

I recall you tried many options.. finally the sms or mail nailed it for you?

Chelsea Kang

I tried everything. Seriously have to earn this card hahaha.

Lynn

Hello care to share how you managed to? I rly wanna get this card too but the sms method is not working for me

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