From 8 October to 31 December 2020, UOB PRVI Miles AMEX cardholders can register to earn 6 mpd on selected recurring bill payments with telcos and OEM suppliers, as well as selected online transactions like groceries, transport and food delivery.
This is capped at the first S$500 spent per calendar month, and you’ll need to be among the first 1,200 cardholders to register each month. Yes, you’ll need to re-register in subsequent months.
Earn 6 mpd on online recurring bill payments
Cardholders must first register their UOB PRVI Miles AMEX by sending the following SMS to 77862 using your mobile number registered with UOB:
Keyword<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of your NRIC/Passport Number
Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, you will need to send “Keyword 567A” to 77862.
The keyword changes each month, and you will need to re-register each month:
|Oct 2020||AOCT||8-31 Oct 2020|
|Nov 2020||ANOV||1-30 Nov 2020|
|Dec 2020||ADEC||1-31 Dec 2020|
The first 1,200 cardholders to register each month will earn 6 mpd on eligible transactions charged to the card during that month, subject to a cap. This is split into:
- the base earn rate of UNI$3.5 per S$5 (1.4 mpd)
- a bonus of UNI$11.5 per S$5 (4.6 mpd)
The maximum bonus UNI$ you can earn each month is capped at UNI$1,150, i.e 2,300 miles. This means you’d max out the bonus by spending S$500 per month. Spending on the supplementary card will also count (there’s no need to register the supplementary card), but the cap is shared between principal and supplementary cardholders.
Bonus UNI$ will be credited to your account by 31 March 2021. The full T&Cs can be found here.
Which transactions are eligible?
Eligible transactions must be charged in SGD (except for Netflix/Spotify subscriptions) and processed online. The following bill payments will be eligible:
- Geneco by Seraya Energy, I Switch Pte Ltd, PacificLight Energy Pte Ltd, Senoko Energy Pte Ltd, Sembcorp Power Pte Ltd, SP Services or SP Digital Pte Ltd
- Singtel, M1, Starhub or CirclesLife;
- Netflix or Spotify subscriptions
Online transactions at merchants with any of the following MCCs also qualify:
|Department Stores and Retail|
Stores (including Computers,
Electronics, Home Furnishing,
Bookstores, Sports etc)
|4816, 5306, 5309, 5310, 5311, 5331, 5399, 5611, 5621, 5631, 5641, 5651, 5661, 5691, 5699, 5732, 5733, 5734, 5735, 5942, 5944, 5945, 5946, 5947, 5948, 5949, 5964, 5965, 5966, 5967, 5968, 5969, 5970, 5992, 5999, 5655, 5044, 5045, 5815, 5816, 5817, 5818, 5941, 5943, 5712, 5722, 5719, 5262|
|Dining and Food Delivery||5811, 5812, 5814, 5333, 5441, 5462, 5499, 8012, 9751|
|Entertainment and Ticketing||7278, 7832, 7841, 7922, 7991, 7996, 7998, 7999|
|Transport||4111, 4121, 4789|
|Groceries and Drugstores||5411, 5912|
|Open Electricity Market (OEM)||4900|
For those of you who don’t speak MCC, this covers merchants such as:
- Food Panda, GrabFood, Deliveroo
- Amazon Prime, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee
- Movie tickets
- Cold Storage, Giant, FairPrice ON
- All other local telcos/VMNOs beyond the explicitly mentioned Singtel, M1, Starhub and circles life
Do remember that all transactions must be done online– in store purchases will not qualify.
It’s good to see KrisShop (MCC 5309) included, which means the UOB PRVI Miles AMEX becomes the best card to use if purchasing [email protected], Restaurant [email protected] or Inside Singapore Airlines experiences. However, remember the monthly cap is S$500, so if you’re buying one of those S$888 all-inclusive First Class packages, you might be well over the limit…
This is a great offer, but as always, the catch is you have no way of knowing whether you’re in the first 1,200. All you can do is register, spend and pray that some bonus UNI$ appear in your account at the end of March 2021.
I’d try and register at the stroke of midnight for each new month, just to be sure.