OCBC VOYAGE offering enhanced cash conversions for miles and limo rides

From now till 30 June 2021, cash out VOYAGE Miles at up to 1.5 cents, and accumulated limo rides at S$25 each.

From now till 30 June 2021, travel-starved OCBC VOYAGE cardholders with accumulated VOYAGE Miles and limo rides will be able to cash them out at enhanced rates. 

This applies to all versions of the VOYAGE card. No registration is required, and conversions can be done online via the OCBC rewards portal.

Redeem VOYAGE Miles at up to 1.5 cents each

VOYAGE cardholders can redeem VOYAGE Miles for cash credit in the following denominations, getting up to 1.5 cents per mile. 

VOYAGE Miles Cash Credit Value per mile
3,750 S$50 1.33
35,000 S$500 1.43
500,000 S$7,500 1.5

For the sake of context, OCBC ran a slightly better offer from October to December last year, where 3,500 VOYAGE Miles got you a S$50 credit. That said, the current rates are still plenty decent, and represent up to a 3.45% cash rebate on spending. 

  Local Spend Overseas Spend
OCBC VOYAGE 1.3 mpd
(up to 1.95%)*
2.2 mpd
(up to 3.3%)
OCBC Premier, PPC, BOS VOYAGE Card 1.6 mpd
(up to 2.4%)
2.3 mpd
(up to 3.45%)
*Rebates based on conversion rate of 500,000 VM for S$7,500 cash

Even better, this further enhances the flash deal that OCBC is currently running for Milelion readers.

New cardholders receive a S$300 cash rebate when they spend at least S$1,500 on their card in the first 1-2 months of approval. They will also receive 15,000 VOYAGE Miles for paying the S$488 annual fee, which can be converted to a S$200 cash rebate. In other words, a new cardholder could receive a total of S$500 cash, effectively offsetting the first year’s annual fee. 

Today (1 April) is the last day for application submission, so act fast if you or someone you know might find this useful. 

Extended: Cash out limo rides at S$25 each

Ever since November last year, OCBC has been allowing VOYAGE cardholders to covert unused limo rides into cash credits. The initial offer was S$20 per ride, a rate which was enhanced to S$25 in February. 

OCBC has now extended this enhanced rate till 30 June 2021. However, it has discontinued the slightly higher rates it was offering for bulk conversions, as shown below: 

Rides Value Value/ Ride
1 S$25 S$25
5 S$128 S$25.60
10 S$258 S$25.80
25 S$688 S$27.52

This is not a targeted offer, and is open to all OCBC VOYAGE cardholders. Cash credits will be awarded to your account within 7 working days. 

As a reminder, OCBC VOYAGE cardholders currently earn a free limo ride with every S$5,000 spent in a month (increased from S$3,000 in June 2020). At a value of S$25 per limo ride, it’s a 0.5% rebate. This doesn’t sound like a lot, but remember, you also earned VOYAGE miles on top of that.

Conclusion

While I imagine VOYAGE cardholders would rather be using their miles and limo rides rather differently, the cash out option may be attractive to those who don’t see travel opening up in any big way this year. 

In any case, these enhanced rates are available up till 30 June 2021, so you have some time to see how the situation develops. 

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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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