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Ending soon: Up to $200 with SingSaver December credit card sign up offers

Sign up for credit cards and get exclusive gifts for both new and existing cardholders.

Please read the instructions here before applying for any SingSaver cards!


SingSaver’s December offers are now live, with exclusive cash gifts and vouchers available for new and existing customers. After you’ve signed up, be sure to fill up the gift redemption form which will tell SingSaver how to send you your gift (you can find your application reference number here).

If you apply for selected cards before 22 December, you’re eligible to participate in the SingSaver x Mileslife giveaway, with three prizes of 30,000 miles each to be won! Just look out for this pink “promo” tag on the upper left hand corner, which indicates eligible cards.

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How do December’s offers differ from November?

  • AMEX has upsized its sign up bonus for the KrisFlyer Ascend and Blue cards. You can read the full details here, but to summarize- KrisFlyer Ascend: Spend $12,000, get 49,400 miles. KrisFlyer Blue: Spend $6,000, get 26,600 miles
  • HSBC Visa Infinite has been added to the lineup, and the first 15 approved cards will receive a $200 cash gift
  • The sign up gift for existing Citibank customers has been reduced from $50 to $30 of NTUC/Grab/Taka vouchers

Here’s the full T&C for all offers.


AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend & KrisFlyer Blue

New to BankExisting Customer
AMEX KrisFlyer Blue$150$150
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend$150$150

Apply for the KrisFlyer Blue and KrisFlyer Ascend here

SingSaver has continued its $150 sign up gift for the KrisFlyer AMEX cobrand cards for December. Can’t figure out which card is right for you? Have a read of our comparison article of the KrisFlyer Blue versus KrisFlyer Ascend. 

Here’s the how the KrisFlyer Blue and Ascend stack up in terms of miles earning power:

KrisFlyer BlueKrisFlyer Ascend
Local Spending1.1 mpd1.2 mpd
Overseas Spending2.0 mpd for June and December
Bonus for Grab (capped at $200 per month)3.1 mpd3.2 mpd
Singapore Airlines/Silk Air tickets bought online2.0 mpd2.0 mpd

The earn rates may not be the highest in the market, but their sign up bonuses certainly are. New customers to the KrisFlyer Blue can spend $6,000 to get 26,600 miles:

  • 5,000 bonus miles on the first spend
  • 7,500 miles with $3,000 spend in first 3 months, 7,500 miles with $3,000 spend in months 4-6
  • 6,600 base miles on the total $6,000 spent

The KrisFlyer Ascend is offering a spend $12,000 get 49,400 miles offer which is broken down as follows:

  • 5,000 bonus miles on the first spend
  • 15,000 miles with $6,000 spend in first 3 months, 15,000 miles with $6,000 spend in months 4-6
  • 14,400 base miles on the total $12,000 spend

I’d recommend getting these cards when you know you have big ticket spending coming up that will allow you to hit the threshold. You can read my analysis of these new sign up bonuses here.

Do remember that 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 offer for KrisFlyer Elite Gold.

You can only apply for either the Blue or the Ascend card. The first year annual fee is waived for the Blue but not the Ascend (S$337.05 per year). This SingSaver promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018.

Choosing to use the SingPass MyInfo feature during application (which connects to your SingPass account to auto-populate some fields) will get you a bonus $20 NTUC voucher. This is fulfilled by AMEX, not SingSaver, and the full terms and conditions for the MyInfo promotion can be found here.

AMEX Platinum and True Cashback Cards

New to BankExisting Customer
AMEX Platinum Credit Card$150$150
AMEX True Cashback$150$150

Apply for the AMEX Platinum and True Cashback cards here

AMEX Platinum card members get access to the Love Dining program, where you get up to 50% off at restaurants like Harry’s, Lawry’s, Si Chuan Dou Hua, The Song of India, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, TWG Tea Garden and other selected restaurants. Love dining also covers restaurants at the Conrad Centennial, Marriott Tangs Plaza, St Regis Singapore and W Sentosa Cove.

Love Dining discount structure
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Enjoy up to 50% off at Lawry’s

A Far Card Classic Membership (worth $425) is also provided. This gives up to 50% off the food bill at:

  • Fairmont Singapore
  • Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore
  • Swissôtel Merchant Court

Cardholders receive a one night certificate for the Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore worth S$529 upon payment of the first year annual fee, and those who spend $4,500 within 3 months of approval get a Samsonite Sigma 76cm Expandable Spinner bag. 

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I’m not the biggest proponent of cashback but you may find the True Cashback card useful in transactions where the miles cards you have are precluded from earning any points (e.g. parking transactions, school fee payments, charitable or non-profit payments).

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 first year annual fee is waived.

SingSaver is offering $150 for successful True Cashback and Platinum Card applications. This promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018.

Choosing to use the SingPass MyInfo feature during application (which connects to your SingPass account to auto-populate some fields) will get you a bonus $20 NTUC voucher. This is fulfilled by AMEX, not SingSaver, and the full terms and conditions for the MyInfo promotion can be found here.

Citi Prestige

New to BankExisting Customer
Citi Prestige$200 NTUC, Grab or Taka vouchers$30 NTUC vouchers

Apply for the Citi Prestige card here

In my opinion, the Citi Prestige is one of the best cards in the $120K credit card segment, thanks to the fourth night free hotel benefit, unlimited Priority Pass visits for the principal cardholder and a guest, complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi (including access on certain airlines so you can surf in-flight for free), a relatively easy-to-unlock limo benefit and comprehensive travel and purchase insurance.

Louis has written an extensive analysis of the Citi Prestige’s value proposition, suffice to say that the discounted event invitations and other occasional perks offered by the concierge make this a very compelling card to have.

SingSaver is giving $200 of NTUC, Grab or Taka vouchers for new Citibank applicants ($50 for existing Citibank customers) to sweeten the deal. This promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018.

Citi PremierMiles Visa & Citi Rewards Visa

New to BankExisting Customer
Citi Rewards Visa$200 NTUC, Grab or Taka vouchers$30 NTUC vouchers
Citi PremierMiles Visa$200 NTUC, Grab or Taka vouchers$30 NTUC vouchers

Apply for the Citibank PremierMiles and Rewards card here

The amazing Apple Pay-Citibank 20X promotion may be over, but both the Citibank Rewards and Citibank PremierMiles Visa are still useful for your miles earning strategy.

The Citi PremierMiles Visa earns 1.2 mpd locally and 2.4 mpd overseas (until 31 December 2018, after which 2.0 mpd), with up to 7 mpd on Expedia and 10 mpd on Kaligo. The card also comes with two complimentary lounge visits a year via Priority Pass (this will be changed to DragonPass in the future)

There’s currently an ongoing sign up bonus for the Citi PremierMiles card, where you get 30,000 miles in total with paying the annual fee and spending a minimum of $7,500 within the first 3 months. You’re still eligible for this bonus if you sign up via SingSaver.

The Citi Rewards earns 10X points (or 4 mpd) for spending on online shopping, department stores and anywhere which sells shoes, bags, or clothes, capped at $1,000 each month. It’s even known to earn 10X with some other merchants which technically don’t fall under these categories…join the Telegram Group or Milelion’s Den if you want to learn which ones.

Citibank points don’t pool, but the good news is they have the widest selection of partner airlines in Singapore, with 12 programs to choose from. Two useful programs they partner with are Etihad Guest and British Airways Avios– refer to the links for some ideas how to spend those points.

The first year annual fee is waived on both cards, and this promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018. 

HSBC Revolution

New to BankExisting Customer
HSBC Revolution$150 cashback$100 cashback

Apply for the HSBC Revolution here

The HSBC Revolution is a useful backup card to have because it earns 2.0 mpd on online, local dining and local entertainment transactions. 2.0 mpd on dining is less than the Maybank Horizon Visa Signature’s 3.2 mpd, but HSBC’s definition of dining is broader. HSBC considers fast food to be part of dining, and explicitly states that spend at clubs, pubs, bars will get 2 mpd. There also is no minimum spend amount required to earn this.

Fun fact: you can pair the HSBC Revolution with your EZ-Reload service and earn 2 mpd on the first S$200 spent on EZ-link top ups each month. That’s more than the 1.4 mpd you’d earn by using your UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard with ABT. 

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Unlike the rest of the cards here, the HSBC sign up gift is in the form of cashback. That’s to say, the gift is awarded by the bank, not SingSaver. If you applied normally through the HSBC website, you’d get $100 of cashback as a new customer if you spend $600 within 30 days. Applying through SingSaver gives you an additional $50 of cashback for a total of $150.

Existing cardholders will get $100 cashback when they sign up through SingSaver ($50 otherwise) and spend $600 within 30 days.

This offer applies to applications received before 31 December 2018. 

HSBC Visa Infinite

New to BankExisting Customer
HSBC Visa Infinite$200 cash$200 cash

This offer applies for the first 15 cards approved per month only
Apply for the HSBC Visa Infinite here

The HSBC Visa Infinite offers complimentary airport transfers and expedited immigration clearance up to 24 times each year. Both the principal and supplementary cardholder also get an unlimited visit Priority Pass.

Do note that the miles earning rates for the HSBC Visa Infinite are rather lackluster- you start by earning 1/2 mpd on local/overseas spending respectively. If you spend more than $50,000 in a year, you step up to a 1.25/2.25 mpd rate on local/overseas spending. In a market where an entry-level $30,000 credit card like the UOB PRVI Miles gives you 1.4/2.4 mpd on local/overseas spending, this clearly isn’t good enough.

Now, all that said, the HSBC Visa Infinite offers 35,000 miles as a welcome gift. Assuming you got the $200 welcome gift from SingSaver, you’d be paying a net annual fee of

  • $288 for HSBC Premier customers
  • $450 for regular customers

Viewed from a pure miles purchasing point of view, that’s the equivalent of buying miles at 0.82 cents for HSBC Premier customers and 1.29 cents otherwise, a very decent rate.

This offer applies to applications received before 31 December 2018. 

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite

New to BankExisting Cardholder
SCB Visa InfiniteS$100S$50

Apply for the SCB Visa Infinite here

The SCB Visa Infinite is part of the so-called “$120K” group of entry level prestige cards (although its income requirement technically is $150K). You earn 1.4 and 3.0 mpd on local and overseas spending respectively if you spend more than S$2K in a statement period, otherwise you’re looking at 1.0 mpd for everything.

The card has a non-waivable annual fee of $588.50, for which you get 35,000 welcome miles. That said, it does not have an unlimited Priority Pass (6 visits only) nor does it have airport limo service.

Remember that the SCB Visa Infinite offers one of the best tax payment facilities in the market. For a processing fee of 1.6%, you can earn 1.4 mpd assuming you spend at least S$2K in total during a given month. That works out to just 1.14 cents per mile, making the SCB VI a pretty interesting proposition for people who want to buy miles on the cheap.

This promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018. 

UOB PRVI Miles

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New to BankExisting Cardholder
UOB PRVI Miles AMEX, Visa or MastercardS$50S$50

Apply for the UOB PRVI Miles card here

The UOB PRVI Miles is a general spending workhorse, earning 1.4/2.4 mpd for local/overseas spending without any cap or minimum spend requirement. Those earning rates may be below the 2.0/5.0 mpd being offered by the BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard, but I can guarantee you you’ll get your UOB PRVI Miles card faster than the BOC.

You can also earn 6 mpd for hotel and selected airline bookings made on Expedia. If you opt for the PRVI Miles AMEX, spending $50,000 in a membership year will get you 20,000 loyalty miles, and you can redeem up to 8 complimentary airport transfers per year.

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Whether you’re an existing or new UOB customer, SingSaver is giving $50 of cash to successful applicants for the PRVI Miles card. This promotion is available for applications submitted by 31 December 2018. 


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hannah

Please can you add whether if there is a annual card fee or not?
And if there is an annual card fee, if it’s waived for x number of years please?
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I signed up for a card via SingSaver months ago, happy to say the cash sign-up gifts are honoured within the timelines made known at point of sign up. Here comes the however – the card I signed up for (not in this article) also has a “spend $X within 6 months to get Y” sign up gift which, long story short, I still do not know by what method this is going to be given out (6 months not up yet, but it shouldn’t require field testing to know) This gift was a point of contention because it was… Read more »

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Hey just a quick note.
The T&C on Singsaver about the card sign ups is based on card approval by 31st Dec and not application by 31st Dec.

Cos I’m late to this game and I… don’t think I can get my card approved in time even if I sign up now as it’s the weekend already!
Entirely my fault haizzz

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Hi Aaron, is January version of Singsaver sign-up to be released soon?