I wrote last week about how SingSaver is currently running a sign up campaign for selected credit cards, with cash gifts available for both new and existing cardholders.
In that article I talked about the KrisFlyer cobrand AMEX cards, which may not be the best cards for day-to-day spending, but have fantastic sign-up bonuses. Both new and existing AMEX customers could get $100 in cash from SingSaver when they successfully signed up for either the KrisFlyer Blue or KrisFlyer Ascend AMEX.
However, I’ve just been told that the cash gift has been upsized. If you apply for the AMEX KrisFlyer Blue card from 17 July to 31 July 2018, you’ll get $150 instead of the usual $100, regardless of whether you’re a new or existing cardholder (T&C here).
[Edit: A previous version of this article said that you could apply for either the KrisFlyer Blue or Ascend card and get a $150 cash gift. SingSaver has since updated its T&Cs to clarify that only the KrisFlyer Blue card gets $150. In any case, the Ascend’s first year fee is not waivable, so it doesn’t affect the suggested strategy below. If you did apply for the Ascend card through The Milelion’s link on the 17 or 18 of July expecting the $150, please reach out to SingSaver customer service and they will credit the additional $50 after verification]
That’s tough for those who have already applied, but don’t shoot the messenger. My understanding is that AMEX suddenly upped the referral commission so SingSaver’s passing that along in the form of a higher gift.
As a reminder, the KrisFlyer Blue is currently offering a spend $5,000 get 25,500 miles offer which is broken down as follows:
- 5,000 bonus miles on the first spend
- 6,000 bonus miles with $2,000 spent within 3 months of approval
- 9,000 bonus miles with a further $3,000 spent within 3 months of approval
- 5,500 base miles on the total $5,000 spent
You also receive S$150 Cashback for use on your next purchase on singaporeair.com when you spend S$12,000 on eligible purchases with your Card from 1 July 2018 till 30 June 2019. There is also an ongoing promotion allowing you to earn 3.1 mpd on Grab rides up to S$200 each month.
The first year annual fee for the KrisFlyer Blue is waived.
The KrisFlyer Ascend is offering a spend $10,000 get 43,000 miles offer which is broken down as follows:
- 5,000 bonus miles on the first spend
- 13,000 bonus miles with $5,000 spent within 3 months of approval
- 13,000 bonus miles with a further $5,000 spent within 3 months of approval
- 12,000 base miles on the total $10,000 spend
Do remember the KrisFlyer Ascend also comes with Hilton Silver status and a complimentary night hotel stay voucher, four SATS/Plaza Premium lounge access vouchers and a fast track to KrisFlyer Elite Gold. However, the first year fee of S$337.05 cannot be waived.
While I’m at it, I might as well mention that the AMEX True Cashback card also has a S$150 cash gift, while the AMEX CapitaCard and AMEX Platinum cards have S$100 cash gifts each. With the exception of the AMEX Platinum card and the AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend, all these cards offer the first year fee.
The AMEX CapitaCard lets you earn extra benefits when you shop at CapitaLand Malls, including complimentary parking, whereas the AMEX True Cashback card offers a flat 1.5% cashback with no cap (you enjoy 3% cashback for the first 6 months capped at S$5,000 spend).
The AMEX Platinum card has tie ups with hotel and high-end restaurants through the Love Dining @ Hotels and Love Dining @ Restaurants partnerships. They’re also the official card partner for the Michelin Guide Singapore, so cardholders can look out for exclusive privileges and invitations to Michelin starred guest chef dinners.
Remember, you have until 31 July 2018 to sign up for these cards and get the gifts.
The T&Cs can be found here, and all questions on SingSaver gifts should be sent to: [email protected] Cards signed up through the links in this article generate an affiliate commission for The Milelion.