New AMEX sign-up bonuses: Up to 36,400 miles or 155,000 MR points

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From now till 30 Sept, apply for a new AMEX card and enjoy bonus Krisflyer miles or Membership Rewards points, plus a Conrad eVouchers contest.

American Express has kicked off a new travel campaign featuring sign-up bonuses for new and existing customers who sign up by 30 September 2022.

💳 Latest AMEX Sign-Up Offers
(For applications by 30 Sep 22)
 NewExisting
AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card27,000 miles
(S$2,000 spend)
12,200 miles
(S$2,000 spend)
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend40,000 miles
(S$3,000 spend)
33,600 miles
(S$3,000 spend)
AMEX Platinum Charge180,000 MR points
(S$20,000 spend)
165,000 MR points
(S$20,000 spend)
Figures above include base + bonus points; for detailed breakdown, refer to individual sections below

To put that another way:

  • a new AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card customer would have enough miles for a return Economy Class trip to Phuket
  • a new AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend customer would have enough miles for a return Economy Class trip to the Maldives
  • a new AMEX Platinum Charge customer would have enough miles for a return Business Class trip to Japan/South Korea

On top of this, applicants who apply through The MileLion will be able to choose a further bonus, either:

  • A contest with a total of S$2,000 in Conrad Centennial Singapore eVouchers to be won, or
  • An MGM bonus of 1,000-3,125 miles

For some ideas of how these cards can fit into your travel plans, be sure to read my recent trip report to Phuket, planned end-to-end with American Express cards!

🏠 Don’t Leave Home Without It

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

First Year Fee Waived
 NewExisting
First Spend 5K5K
Spend S$2,000
(Months 1-3)
19.8K5K
Base Miles from S$2,000
(@ 1.1 mpd)
2.2K2.2K
Total SpendS$2KS$2K
Total Miles27K12.2K

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount. This is a once per lifetime bonus. 

New-to-AMEX and existing cardholders will receive 19,800 miles and 5,000 miles respectively upon spending S$2,000 in the first 3 months, on top of 2,200 base miles. 

❓ New customers
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal American Express credit card (excluding cards issued by DBS/UOB), and have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card in the past 12 months.

This means that for S$2,000 spend, a new-to-AMEX cardholder would receive 27,000 miles, and an existing cardholder 12,200 miles.

✈️  Where you can go with…
27,000 miles12,200 miles

Round-trip Economy Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

One-way Economy Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Brunei
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia

The T&Cs of this offer can be found here (on page 3).

On top of the above offers, cardholders who apply through The MileLion have a choice of two different bonuses. 

Travel Campaign: Up to S$600 Conrad vouchersMGM Offer: 1,000 bonus miles
Submit application via the link below and fill out the contest formSubmit application via the link below and spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months
Apply HereApply Here 

Under the Travel Campaign, they can win up to S$600 of Conrad Centennial Singapore eVouchers, redeemable for stays or F&B. 

Under the MGM Offer, they will receive 1,000 bonus miles when they spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months. For avoidance of doubt, this spending also counts towards the S$2,000 spend required to unlock the sign-up bonus.

Both offers are available to new-to-AMEX and existing cardholders, provided they have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card in the past 12 months. 

AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend

S$337.05 Annual Fee Applies
 NewExisting
First Spend 5K5K
Pay S$337.05 Annual Fee16.4K10K
Spend S$3,000
(Months 1-3)
15K15K
Base Miles from S$3,000
(@ 1.2 mpd)
3.6K3.6K
Total SpendS$3KS$3K
Total Miles40K33.6K

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount. This is a once per lifetime bonus. 

New-to-AMEX and existing cardholders will receive 16,400 miles and 10,000 miles respectively upon paying the mandatory S$337.05 annual fee and making their first spend of at least S$1.

❓ New customers
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal American Express credit card (excluding cards issued by DBS/UOB), and have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend in the past 12 months.

Cardholders (whether new or existing) who spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months will receive 15,000 bonus miles and 3,600 base miles. 

This means that for S$3,000 spend and payment of the S$337.05 annual fee, a new-to-AMEX cardholder would receive 40,000 miles, and an existing cardholder 33,600 miles. 

✈️  Where you can go with…
40,000 miles33,600 miles

Round-trip Economy Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka

Round-trip Economy Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
…or a one-way First Class ticket to Jakarta that lets you enjoy The Private Room at Changi!

The T&Cs of this offer can be found here (on page 1 & 2).

On top of the above offers, cardholders who apply through The MileLion have a choice of two different bonuses. 

Travel Campaign: Up to S$600 Conrad vouchersMGM Offer: 2,000 bonus miles
Submit application via the link below and fill out the contest formSubmit application via the link below and spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months
Apply HereApply Here 

Under the Travel Campaign, they can win up to S$600 of Conrad Centennial Singapore eVouchers, redeemable for stays or F&B. 

Under the MGM Offer, they will receive 2,000 bonus miles when they spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months. For avoidance of doubt, this spending also counts towards the S$3,000 spend required to unlock the sign-up bonus.

Both offers are available to new-to-AMEX and existing cardholders, provided they have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend in the past 12 months. 

AMEX Platinum Charge

S$1,712 Annual Fee Applies
 NewExisting
Pay S$1,712 Annual Fee80K65K
Spend S$20,000
(Months 1-6)
75K75K
Base Points from S$20,000
(@ 2 pts/S$1.60)
25K25K
Total SpendS$20KS$20K
Total Points180K165K

New-to-AMEX and existing cardholders will receive 80,000 MR points and 65,000 MR points respectively upon paying the mandatory S$1,712 annual fee and making their first spend of at least S$1. 

❓ New customers
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal American Express credit card (excluding cards issued by DBS/UOB), and have not cancelled an AMEX Platinum Charge in the past 24 months.

Cardholders (whether new or existing) who spend S$20,000 in the first 6 months will receive 75,000 bonus MR points and 25,000 base MR points.

This means that for S$20,000 spend and payment of the S$1,712 annual fee, a new-to-AMEX cardholder would receive 180,000 MR points, and an existing cardholder 165,000 MR points.

✈️  Where you can go with…
180,000 MR points165,000 MR points

112,500 KrisFlyer miles, enough for a Round-trip Business Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Maldives
  • India

180,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or 225,000 Hilton Honors points

103,125 KrisFlyer miles, enough for a Round-trip Business Class ticket to any SIA destination in:

  • Maldives
  • India

165,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or 206,250 Hilton Honors points

The T&Cs of this offer can be found here (on page 4 & 5).

On top of the above offers, cardholders who apply through The MileLion have a choice of two different bonuses. 

Travel Campaign: Up to S$600 Conrad vouchersMGM Offer: 5,000 bonus MR points
Submit application via the link below and fill out the contest formSubmit application via the link below and spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months
Apply HereApply Here 

Under the Travel Campaign, they can win up to S$600 of Conrad Centennial Singapore eVouchers, redeemable for stays or F&B. 

Under the MGM Offer, they will receive 5,000 bonus MR points when they spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months. For avoidance of doubt, this spending also counts towards the S$20,000 spend required to unlock the sign-up bonus.

Both offers are available to new-to-AMEX and existing cardholders, provided they have not cancelled an AMEX Platinum Charge in the past 24 months. 

Conrad Centennial Singapore eVoucher offer

Conrad Centennial Singapore

Customers who apply through the Travel Campaign (as opposed to the MGM) can take part in a contest to win up to S$600 of Conrad Centennial Singapore eVouchers, which can be used for stays or F&B (even when not staying at the hotel). 

Once you’ve completed your application, take note of your Application Reference Number (ARN) and submit your answer to the following question via this link.

What’s your favourite American Express card travel benefit and why?

I’ll pick 10 winners by 12 October 2022, who will win the following prizes:

PrizeConrad eVouchers
1st PrizeS$600
2nd PrizeS$400
3rd PrizeS$300
4-10th PrizeS$100

Vouchers are issued in S$50 denominations, and must be redeemed by 31 December 2022. 

Conclusion

American Express’ latest set of sign-up offers runs from now till 30 September 2022, and don’t forget: in addition to the miles or points earned from the card, cardholders can also enjoy perks like airport lounge access, hotel and airline credits, complimentary travel insurance, and hotel elite status. 

Don’t forget to check out the reviews from my Phuket trip, planned entirely with AMEX cards- including Singapore Airlines’ new Business Class seats on the B737-8 and the amazing Six Senses Yao Noi!

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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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chun

seems the link for sign up for ascend and platinum aren’t working, thanks!

Name

The MGM links still dont work for me!

Anthony

If I already have the Platinum charge card and now apply for the Ascend, will I still get the sign up bonuses?

yes i can

to confirm on my understanding on the t&c – If i cancel amex kf ascend (<12mths) and now apply for amex kf blue, will i get sign up bonus as new customer?

Kair

Regarding the bonus spend window – is this within 3 calendar months, or within 90 days?

Nate

Seems like the milelion linked amex plat sign up bonuses keep inching up – 175k to 180k and now up to 185k (assuming you choose points over Conrad contest). Probably worth holding out further to see what comes down the pipe?

Joe

Hi, in the t&c even under the existing amex members 65k promotion, card members who have cancelled their card within the last 24months are still not eligible.

DT1234

Hi Aaron, I signed up for the KF Ascend Card on 2 Sep just before you published this new promotion, I’m slightly confused if I will be under the same sign-up Promotion as i recall the previously credit card sign up bonus via Milelion page was largely the same… I did not screenshot the previous promo before you publish this article so hopefully, I’m under the same promotion.

Sadly I can’t join the MGM offer since I was 1 day earlier…

DT1234

Thanks Aaron!

Des

I got the blue card and if I signed up the brown card, do I still get the 5k first spent?

hoching

Is it weird that I receive no email or any sort of confirmation after completing the application? Except for the reference number that is shown on the completion page.

Eng

If I’m holding the play charge card already, am I still eligible for this promotion if I pay my annual fee again?

tjh

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount. This is a once per lifetime bonus. 

However, why is there a 5k miles awarded upon first spend under the existing customer infographic for KF Ascend? Is it suppose to be 28.6k miles or 33.6k miles?

tjh

ah got it thank you!

zhou

Confused about something – when i check my rewards redemption, its 450 points for 250 KrisFlyer miles (1.8 points to 1 mile)

But your calculation appears to be 1.6 points to 1 mile, am I using the wrong option to redeem?

zhou

Thanks for the clarification!

Wins

Is the link for “MGM Offer: 5,000 bonus MR points” working?

Ross

Aaron, can I apply for these cards when I’m an Australian citizen, living in Australia?

James

Does holding an Amex highflyer card make you an existing card holder? Thanks!

Jjjwww

I currently hold a UOB absolute cashback card, which is amex card. Am I considered a new or existing customer if I apply for the Krisflyer AMEx card?

Dave

I have 200,000 Amex points and looking to redeem round business class trip ticket to Hokkaido. What’s the best option? Through Asia miles and use it for JAL flights ?

rocketC

Does renewal of platinum charge card enjoy the same promo? Including spending 20k within 6 month bonus points?

Froggy

Yes it does

C G

Hi, please be aware that the welcome bonus air miles only applicable for applicants without Krisflyer account. I’m an existing Krisflyer member and I signed up the AMEX Krisflyer card and AMEX refused to give me the 5k bonus air miles.

C G

Exactly. This is what I told AMEX and the reply was the terms and conditions are set by Singapore Airlines as they are the one who will be crediting the welcome bonus. I will check with AMEX again.

Gary

How long does the approval takes to come? Register today still got Chance?

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