Citi PremierMiles Visa extends sign up bonuses for new-to-bank and existing customers

New-to-bank customers can get up to 30K miles by spending $7.5K and paying the first year's annual fee; existing customers get 4K bonus miles.

Update: Offer extended to 30 June 2019

Citibank has once again extended its 30K miles sign up offer for the Citi PremierMiles Visa. This offer, which was originally launched back in August 2018, is now valid for applications received on or before 30 April 2019. 30 June 2019. 

In addition to this, Citi has extended its alternative sign up offer for customers who don’t fancy paying the $192.60 annual fee. Read on for the details.

New-to-bank customers

New-to-bank customers (defined as those who do not currently hold a principal Citibank credit card and have not in the past 12 months) have a choice of one of the following options:

Annual Fee Option No Annual Fee Option
Spending requirement (first 3 months) $7.5K $3K
Base miles earned @ 1.2 mpd 9K 3.6K
Bonus miles earned for meeting spending requirement 11K 6.4K
Miles from $192.60 annual fee 10K N/A
Total miles  30K 10K
Valid Till 30 Apr 19 31 Dec 19
T&C Link Link

If you apply for a Citi PremierMiles Visa card through SingSaver as a new-to-bank customer, you’ll get $200 of NTUC/Grab/Taka vouchers.

Apply for a Citi PremierMiles Visa card (30K offer)
Apply for a Citi PremierMiles Visa card (annual fee waiver offer)

Existing customers

Existing Citibank customers also have a choice of sign up offers for the Citi PremierMiles Visa card. You can (a) opt to have your first year annual fee waived, or (b) pay the annual fee, spend $7.5K in the first 3 months and get

  • 9K base miles on the $7.5K base spend
  • 4K bonus miles for meeting the spending threshold
  • 10K miles for paying the $192.60 annual fee
  • S$100 Kaligo e-voucher

Do note that the S$100 Kaligo e-voucher is only valid for stays of a minimum of 2 nights. This offer is valid for applications till 30 June 19, and the full T&C of this offer can be found here.

SingSaver is offering $30 of Grab/NTUC/Taka vouchers for existing customers as part of the ongoing Battle of the Cards. Be sure to check it out here.

If you apply through SingSaver as an existing customer, you will only be eligible for the fee waiver option. If you want the S$100 Kaligo e-voucher and 4K bonus miles, you’ll need to apply via Citi’s official website

Why earn points with Citibank?

The Citibank PremierMiles card earns 1.2 mpd on local spend and 2.0 mpd on overseas spending. You also enjoy 3, 7 and 10 mpd on bookings made with Expedia, Agoda and Kaligo respectively.

Citibank points do not pool, which is to say that if you’ve accumulated points on the Citi Prestige or Citi Rewards card, those points won’t be pooled with your Citi PremierMiles Visa and you’ll need to pay a separate conversion fee for each card.

However, Citibank has the widest selection of partner airlines available to any bank in Singapore, which includes some pretty useful FFPs like Etihad Guest, as well as British Airways Avios. Citi Miles do not expire.

How does this compare to other ongoing sign up bonuses?

You can refer to this page to see a summary of all the ongoing sign up bonuses in the market. As of today, the following cards are running a sign up bonus:

  • AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card: Spend $10K and get up to 31K miles
  • AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend: Spend $20K and get up to 59K miles
Applying for either of the AMEX KrisFlyer cards? Apply through this link and get up to 7.5K bonus miles with just $50 spent after approval, plus a chance to win a further 100K miles in the AMEX x Milelion Million Mile Giveaway. Learn more here
  • Citi Rewards Visa: Spend $3K and get up to 22.8K miles
  • OCBC Titanium Rewards: Spend $300 and get up to 12.8K miles
  • AMEX Rewards Card: Spend $1,500, Get 13,333 miles (first year fee must be paid)

Which offer you ultimately pick depends on how you feel about paying an annual fee and how much you see yourself spending over the next 3 months.

Conclusion

Citibank’s continual extension of this offer may suggest it could be the new business-as-usual scenario, at least until another bank comes out with something more compelling.

30,000 miles would be enough for two people to fly round-trip Economy to Bali, and although that shouldn’t be the height of your ambition in the miles and points game, it’s a decent start.

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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Cj

For citi premier, do i get the bonus miles if i am an existing card member and spend 3k within 3 months? Can i apply via singsaver or via citibank directly?

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