New cardholders will receive 10,000 bonus miles on their first spend (usually: 5,000 miles), and a further 20,000 bonus miles when they spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months. Add the base miles, and that’s 33,300 miles for S$3,000 spend- an effective earn rate of 11 mpd!
Milelion Offer: AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card
|Apply for the KrisFlyer Credit Card|
New-to-AMEX cardholders who sign up for an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card between 9- 23 March 2021 and receive approval by 31 March 2021 will receive:
- 10,000 bonus miles when they make their first transaction of at least S$1
- 20,000 bonus miles when they spend at least S$3,000 in the first 3 months of approval
- 3,300 base miles for spending S$3,000 (@ 1.1 mpd)
|❓ 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.|
That’s a total haul of 33,300 miles, enough for a one-way Business Class (or round-trip Economy Class) ticket to Taipei or Hong Kong. And just for good measure, there’s an additional S$20 Dairy Farm Group voucher in it for those who apply via SingPass MyInfo.
What spending is eligible?
The S$3,000 spending can be met with any purchases of eligible goods or services which post to your account within the first 3 months after approval. AMEX has a list of excluded spending categories here, but the key ones to note are:
- GrabPay top-ups
- SPC transactions
For the avoidance of doubt, hospital transactions, donations, and anything else not explicitly stated in the exclusion list will count as eligible spend.
This is one of the most generous offers for the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card that I’ve ever seen, and even if you’re already a member, it’s worth seeing if your spouse/travel partner might be interested to hop onboard. Getting 10,000 miles with your first spend of any amount is good enough in itself, but the further 20,000 miles with S$3,000 spending is not to be sniffed at either.
This offer ends 23 March 2021, so be sure to submit your application before then.