Great deal: Get S$270 CapitaVouchers (+S$15 cash) with S$500 spend on the AMEX True Cashback Card

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Get S$270 CapitaVouchers and S$15 cashback when you spend S$500 on the AMEX True Cashback Card in the first month of approval

I don’t often write about cashback cards, but American Express has launched an exclusive offer for Milelion readers that’s well worth looking at. 

From now till 31 January 2021, American Express customers who get approved for an AMEX True Cashback Card through The Milelion can get up to S$270 CapitaVouchers, plus 3% cashback on up to S$5,000 of spending in the first 6 months. 

This creates an opportunity to get S$285 back on S$500 of spending; none too shabby indeed.

Milelion Exclusive: AMEX True Cashback Offer

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Income Req.Annual FeeCashback Rate
S$30,000S$171.20 (first year free)1.5%*
*3% for the first 6 months, capped at S$5,000

New American Express customers who apply for an AMEX True Cashback Card through The Milelion by 31 January 2021 and get approved by 14 February 2021 will receive S$250 CapitaVouchers when they spend S$500 in the first month (existing customers get S$40 CapitaVouchers).

❓ American Express defines new customers as those who do not hold any principal AMEX card now or in the past 12 months. Corporate/business cards and those issued by DBS/ Citibank/ UOB do not count.

On top of this, both new and existing customers get S$20 CapitaVouchers when they apply through SingPass MyInfo. 

 New CustomerExisting Customer
Spend S$500 in first monthS$250 voucherS$40 voucher
Apply via MyInfoS$20 voucherS$20 voucher
TotalS$270 voucherS$60 voucher

AMEX True Cashback Card members will earn 3% cashback on up to S$5,000 spent in the first 6 months of membership, which means your S$500 spend would generate:

  • S$270 CapitaVouchers (apply via MyInfo)
  • S$15 cashback (3% of S$500)

That’s a S$285 return on $500 of spending- a 57% rebate!

The T&C can be found here. 

Why do you need an AMEX True Cashback Card?

Why would any miles collector need a cashback card?

It’s quite simple: rewards category exclusions. Unfortunately, banks have tightened their T&Cs over the past couple of years, and now it’s virtually impossible to earn rewards points for the following transactions:

American Express still offers rewards for charitable donations, education and government transactions, and the AMEX True Cashback Card in particular still offers cashback for insurance and utilities. 

But what if AMEX isn’t accepted by the merchant? Here’s the other perk: the AMEX True Cashback Card is one of the last cards that offers rewards for GrabPay top-ups.

For example, you could top up your GrabPay balance with the AMEX True Cashback Card and use the GrabPay Mastercard to pay your insurance bill, effectively shaving 1.5% off the premium. Likewise, you could use the GrabPay Mastercard to pay a government agency or educational institution, saving 1.5% in the process. 

There are almost no rewards exclusions for the AMEX True Cashback Card, which makes it a very useful “catch-all” solution when other cards don’t earn points/cashback. 

Conclusion

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While the AMEX True Cashback Card wouldn’t be my first port of call for spending, it’s undeniably got its share of use cases, which will only grow as other banks tighten rewards exclusion categories (the fact that it still earns cashback on GrabPay top-ups makes it a rare breed indeed). 

Remember to submit your application by 31 January 2021 if you want to enjoy the bonus CapitaVouchers. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Poh

Can I topup GrabPay to qualifyfor the $500 spending requirement? Thanks.

Adam

Yes.

Jas

I was informed by the CSO during the Welcome call that GrabPay topup is not considered as eligible spend for the $500 requirement to qualify for the $250 vouchers.

John

you were informed wrongly then.

100% counts

Rach

I am currently holding AMEX Krisflyer Card, am i considered as new customer?

KT85

Nope

SGL

Hi if I have a supp card, am I considered a new customer?

xiaoboy

Does the SCB Unlimited cash back work similarly with Grabpay top-ups incidentally ? Their current T&Cs does not seem to explicitly call this out as an exclusion

Adam

Well not explicitly GrabPay top ups, but the T&Cs exclude prepaid card (of which GrabPay is classified as right now) top ups.

Jonathan

Hi. I would like to check how would we know that we will eligible for the new customer promotion after applying for the card.

William

Hi, I (and my wife) signed up because of this piece. However, after I got my Amex card and successfully topped up my GPMC, AXS does not allow me to pay my property tax / season parking… ?

William

Hi Aaron,

Could you then clarify how would one ..

Likewise, you could use the GrabPay Mastercard to pay a government agency or educational institution, saving 1.5% in the process.”

aka.Taxes, season parking etc.y

Yiwei

Season parking can be paid with GMPC at HDB website. Road tax can be paid at onemotoring, property tax will have to be paid with cardup/ipaymy but the fees will be more than the cashback so it is not worth it.

William

Thank you @Yiwei! This is helpful but seems like the funds I transferred thinking P.Tax payments are possible will now have to be slowly used for other purposes instead. The tax bill is huge aka fat balance in my GPMC now. I also received a call from AMEX congratulating me for signing up but with a lower welcome value as some have mentioned. I asked for clarifications and mentioned this promotion. After some checks, the CSO confirmed that I am indeed under the 250+20 promo. Hopefully this will not turn into a mess. Both me and my wife already made… Read more »

Randall

AMEX called me to say, “welcome” and also told me I was only qualified for a $150 voucher and $20 for using myinfo. Anyone else got the lower promotion?

Liang Seng

Same. Amex just called and said the perks were $160 voucher and $20 for using myinfo. Aaron, do you mind checking what’s going on? Thank you!

Liang Seng

Just read the signup link and this was written there.
https://www.americanexpress.com/sg/campaigns/milelion-tcc.html

Receive up to S$180 CapitaVouchers:

  • Milelion Exclusive Offer: Get S$160 CapitaVouchers upon S$500 spend in the first month (New to Amex).
  • Apply via MyInfo and get additional S$20 CapitaVouchers upon first spend on Card.
Liang Seng

Before 31 Jan 2021

Liang Seng

Approved on 28 Jan 2021. How can we rectify this? Thanks.

Liang Seng

Message you through Contact Us for your follow up. Thanks.

alloy

hi, if i applied on 31 jan and card received on 2 feb, activation email received on 5 feb, am i eligible for $250 + $20?

J.l

Hi Aaron,

I had called amex to verify the promotion. I had signed up cashback card through link provided after I cancelled last year.

After calling in twice to check, I was told that the promotion with milelion was $160 for new card owners instead of $270.

In addition, to be entitled for the promotion, the duration for cancellation of previous amex card and the reapplication needs to be more than 12 months apart.

Hence. I was not entitled to the promotion but still able to get the 3% welcome bonus.

Just share for info.

J.l

Hi Aaron, no worries. I’m chill about the outcome. Just want to share part of the tnc.

Thank you for getting this deal for your readers. Appreciate it.

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