UOB cards offering up to S$30 cash rebate on recurring bill payments

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From now till 31 Dec 21, register your UOB card and earn up to a S$30 rebate on recurring bill payments like insurance and town council bills.

UOB has launched a recurring payments promotion, offering a up to S$30 cash rebate for charging insurance, telco, town council, utilities and other bills to UOB credit cards. 

This promotion runs from 1 October to 31 December 2021, and registration is required. 

UOB Recurring Bill Promo

UOB recurring Payments Promotion

UOB cardholders must first register their card by sending the following SMS:

📱 SMS to 77862
RBP<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of NRIC/Passport
e.g. RBP 567A

Once registered, they must charge a transaction with an eligible merchant (see below) to the registered card for a period of three consecutive months. 

The first transaction must be charged to the registered card during the promotion period (1 October to 31 December 2021), and all three consecutive transactions must be charged to the registered card by 28 February 2022. 

Those who fulfill the above criteria will receive up to S$30, as shown below:

  UOB PRVI Miles MC or UOB Lady’s Card All other UOB cards
Base reward S$20
(Capped at 4,000 cardmembers)
Bonus reward S$10
(No cap)
N/A

The extra bonus reward of S$10 is only available to UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard or UOB Lady’s Card (which includes the UOB Lady’s Classic Card; UOB Lady’s Platinum Card; UOB Lady’s Solitaire Card; and UOB Lady’s Solitaire Metal Card).

Which merchants are eligible?

Recurring payments must be made with one or more of the following merchants:

Category Merchants Earns Points?
Utilities Best Electricity, Diamond Energy Merchants, Geneco by Seraya Energy, I Switch, Keppel Electric, Ohm Energy, PacificLight Energy, Senoko Energy, Sembcorp Power, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Sunseap Energy, Union Power, Tuas Power Supply
Telcos M1, Singtel, Starhub, Circles.Life, GOMO, Grid Mobile, Giga, Redone, TPG Mobile, Vivifi, My Republic
Insurance Prudential, UOI, AXA, Aviva, AIG, Manulife, Great  Eastern, Tokio Marine, CHUBB, Singlife
Town Councils Aljunied-Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast-Feng Shan, Holland-Bukit Panjang, Jalan Besar, Jurong-Clementi, Marine Parade, Marsiling-Yew Tee, Nee Soon, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Sembawang, Sengkang, Tampines, Tanjong Pagar, West Coast
Media Singapore Press Holdings, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, National Geographic, Storytel
Entertainment Netflix, Apple iTunes, Viu Sg, Disney Plus, Hulu, Audible, Spotify
Fitness Anytime Fitness, Fitness First, Pure Fitness, Pure Yoga, Virgin Active, F45, True Fitness, ClassPass, True Yoga, Zumba Fitness, Platinum Yoga, Platinum Fitness, Gold’s Gym, GYMMBOXX, ActiveSG

I’ve added a column indicating whether a particular transaction earns points with UOB credit cards; with the exception of town council and insurance payments, all the categories above are fine. 

Cardholders must not have charged a recurring bill payment to an eligible merchant prior to 1 October 2021. Unfortunately, it’s unclear from the wording in the T&Cs whether this means any the merchants here, or a particular one. I tend to believe it’s the latter, i.e. if you already use your UOB card as the recurring bill payment method for The Economist, it won’t count towards this promotion. 

A recurring billing arrangement can be set up with the following merchants through the UOB Bill Payment Service Form

  • Singtel, M1, Starhub
  • Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council, Chua Chu Kang Town Council, Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council, Marine Parade Town Council, Jalan Besar Town Council, Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council, Tampines Town Council, Tanjong Pagar Town Council, West Coast Town Council
  • UOI, SPH

For all other telco, utilities and town councils, refer to the links below:

For insurance, entertainment, media and fitness merchants, please check with the respective merchants on how to set up recurring bill payment.

Payments made using your registered card via AXS or SAM will not constitute an eligible transaction for the purposes of this promotion. 

When will the rebate be credited?

The cash rebate will be credited by 31 March 2022.

Terms and conditions

The full T&Cs for this promotion can be found here. 

How does this compare to HSBC’s offer?

You may recall reading about a very similar offer by HSBC, which offers cardholders up to S$50 cashback on recurring bill payments (RBP).

Here’s how the two compare:

  UOB HSBC
Promo Period 1 Oct to 31 Dec 21 1 Nov 21 to 31 Jan 22
Reward Up to S$30 (1x RBP)
  • S$15 (1x RBP)
  • S$30 (2x RBP)
  • S$50 (3x RBP)
Cap 4,000 (for S$20 reward) 2,000
Min. Payment None S$10
Categories
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Telcos
  • Town Councils
  • Utilities
  • Charities
  • Clubs & Societies
  • Enrichment
  • Food
  • Fitness
  • Insurance
  • Ride Hailing
  • Subscription Svcs.
  • Telecoms
  • Utilities

HSBC has a wider variety of eligible categories, but also a smaller cap. For someone with just a single bill to pay, UOB would offer the bigger return. 

Ultimately, there’s nothing stopping you from taking advantage of both promotions, assuming you have the cards and enough bill payments to go around. 

Conclusion

UOB’s recurring bill payment promotion is a good opportunity to pick up some cashback on transactions like insurance or town council payments, which would normally not earn any rewards.

Be sure to register your card before charging anything, and remember the 4,000 overall cardmember cap.

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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Dee R

Hi Aaron,

Do you receive a confirmation SMS when you register? It’s been a few hours…does that mean all 4000 slots are filled?

Dee R

Received SMS confirmation

S H

I received this when I registered.

Thank you for your interest in our promotion. We have received your SMS registration. T&Cs apply, visit uob.com.sg/rbp21 for more details.

LionDen

Sigh…. the usual UOB “you will never know whether you are within the first 4000 sign ups or not”…. 🙁

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