AMEX Pre-Black Friday Offer: S$150 Agoda or CapitaVouchers on top of sign-up bonus

Get approved for an AMEX card by 30 Nov 20 and receive an additional S$150 in vouchers with S$1,000 spent in the first month.

From 19 October to 2 November 2020, American Express is running a (very early) “Pre-Black Friday Offer”, where card applicants can receive an additional S$150 in Agoda or CapitaVouchers, on top of the usual sign-up bonuses and gifts. 

This offer is only available to new to American Express Card members (i.e those who do not currently hold a principal AMEX consumer card at the point of application, or in the 12 month period prior). 

The restriction is on consumer cards, if you only hold an AMEX Singapore Airlines Business Card, for example, you’ll be eligible for this offer

AMEX Pre-Black Friday Offer

For applications submitted between 19 October to 2 November 2020 and approved between 19 October to 30 November 2020, new to American Express Card members will receive a further S$150 in Agoda or CapitaVouchers when they spend at least S$1,000 in the first month of approval.

This is on top of the usual sign-up bonuses and gifts, as summarized below:

  Usual Offer Pre-Black Friday Offer
AMEX CapitaCard Spend S$3K in 3 months, get Sennheiser earphones Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend* Spend S$5K in 3 months, get B&O E8 earbuds and 10K miles Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card Spend S$3K in 3 months, get Acer monitor and 5K miles Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
AMEX Platinum Charge* -75K MR points
-Spend $20K in 6 months, get 75K MR points
Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
AMEX Platinum Credit Card* -S$150 Lazada voucher
-Spend S$5K in 3 months, get Samsung monitor and j5 webcam
Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
AMEX True Cashback Card Spend S$500 in 1 month, get $80 Capita Vouchers Spend S$1K in 1 month, get S$150 Agoda/Capita Vouchers
*First year’s annual fee must be paid

All applications must be made through the following landing page to be eligible. 

AMEX Pre-Black Friday Offer

In case you were wondering, the S$1,000 spending will double count towards the spending requirements for other gifts. For example, if I’m approved for the AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend and spend S$5,000 in the first 3 months, I’ll receive:

  • S$150 Agoda/CapitaVouchers
  • B&O E8 Earbuds
  • 10,000 bonus miles (in addition to the regular miles)

Do note that if you sign up for the Pre-Black Friday Offer, you will not be eligible for the MGM gifts, i.e:

  • AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend: Spend S$2K, get 7.5K miles
  • AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card: Spend S$2K, get 3K miles
  • AMEX Platinum Credit Card: Spend S$2K, get 12K MR points
  • AMEX Platinum Charge: Spend S$5K, get 40K MR points

While I think most people would be willing to accept the trade-off for the first three, I wouldn’t do it for the AMEX Platinum Charge. 40,000 MR points are worth 25,000 miles, and it’s not worth trading that for a S$150 voucher. 

The S$150 Agoda or CapitaVouchers will be issued within 10 weeks of meeting the qualifying criteria. The T&C for the Pre-Black Friday offer can be found here

What counts as eligible spending?

American Express has a rather broad range of eligible transactions, and includes many categories that other banks don’t (such as education, charitable donations, and utilities). 

The full exclusions list can be found here. Key exclusions to note are:

  • GrabPay top-ups
  • Insurance
  • SPC transactions

Conclusion

Between Agoda vouchers or CapitaVouchers, I’d probably go for the latter. Most hotels typically offer their best staycation packages directly on their website, which reduces the utility of Agoda. 

Once again, do remember that this Pre-Black Friday gift replaces the MGM gift, and if you’re eyeing the AMEX Platinum Charge in particular, you’d better off with the MGM offer instead

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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Ella Xue

For the AMEX True Cashback Card – Do I need to spend $1,000 or $1,500 to get all the offers please?

Jay Dub

Do you know how strict Amex is with the income requirements for the Platinum Charge card?

Richard

Hi Aaron, awesome post again. To sense check as a new to AMEX KF CC, in addition to Acer monitor, it is either 10,000 bonus miles via Milelion vs. $150 voucher via Pre-Black Friday offer. If I read that right, then definitely looks more worth it (miles wise) to support you via your link instead lol.

Joel

Just to check, 10K miles is more worth than $150 voucher?

Charles

Aaron, would be great if you could share with us the sign up bonus between the $150 Black Friday and the 10K bonus which is more valuable.

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