If you’ve been thinking about getting an OCBC VOYAGE Card, now might be a good time.
For applications up till 30 November 2022, OCBC is offering new VOYAGE Cardholders 30,000 VOYAGE Miles upon payment of the first year annual fee, with no minimum spend required. This is double the usual 15,000 VOYAGE Miles, and open to all applicants regardless of whether they currently hold an OCBC credit card.
OCBC VOYAGE Card 30,000 miles welcome bonus
From 1 October to 30 November 2022, new OCBC VOYAGE Cardholders will receive 30,000 VOYAGE Miles upon payment of the first year’s S$488 annual fee.
|💳 Alternative Option for Existing Cardholders|
Instead of the regular S$488 annual fee, existing OCBC VOYAGE Cardholders can choose to pay S$3,210 and receive 160,000 KrisFlyer miles (enhanced from the usual 150,000 KrisFlyer miles until 30 November 2022).
Do note that if you choose this option, you will receive KrisFlyer miles and not VOYAGE Miles.
This offer is open both to new and existing OCBC cardholders. There’s no mention in the T&Cs about restrictions on former VOYAGE cardholders who recently cancelled their cards, so I assume it’s come one come all.
The 30,000 VOYAGE Miles will be credited within 10 working days of the card approval date, and no minimum spend is required.
You can find the full T&Cs of this offer here.
What can you do with VOYAGE Miles?
VOYAGE Miles can be converted into KrisFlyer miles at a 1:1 ratio with no conversion fees, so this welcome offer represents buying miles at 1.63 cents apiece.
|Frequent Flyer Programme||Conversion Ratio |
(VOYAGE Miles: Partner)
VOYAGE Cardholders can also use VOYAGE Miles to offset the cost of any seat, on any flight, to any destination. The value per mile depends on the cabin and routing you choose, though in general you’ll receive around 2 cents per mile for Business Class travel.
|Redeem VOYAGE Miles||Redeem KrisFlyer miles|
|Airline||Any airline||Any KrisFlyer partner|
|Seat Availability||Any seat available for sale||Award inventory only|
|Miles Required||Depends on cost of ticket||Fixed based on award chart|
|Taxes & Surcharges||Can be covered by miles||Paid in cash|
|Earn Miles & Status Credits||Yes||No|
Don’t forget, OCBC intends to add seven new hotel and airline transfer partners by the end of 2022, so you might want to wait and see what your additional options will be.
VOYAGE Miles earned on the OCBC VOYAGE do not expire, so long as the card remains active.
Overview: OCBC VOYAGE Card
|Income Req.||S$120,000 p.a.||Points Validity||No expiry|
|Annual Fee||S$488||Min. |
|1 VOYAGE Mile|
|Miles with |
|FCY Fee||3.25%||Transfer Fee||Free|
|Local Earn||1.3 mpd||Points Pool?||No|
|FCY Earn||2.2 mpd||Lounge Access?||Yes |
|Special Earn||N/A||Airport Limo?||Yes|
|Cardholder Terms and Conditions|
OCBC VOYAGE Cardholders earn 1.3 mpd on all Singapore dollar spending, and 2.2 mpd on foreign currency spending.
Card benefits include unlimited access to Plaza Premium Lounges, a complimentary airport limo transfer with a minimum monthly spend of S$5,000, as well as periodic invitations to 1-for-1 dining events.
I’m in the midst of putting together a full review of the OCBC VOYAGE Card, which will be published later this month. Stay tuned!
New OCBC VOYAGE Cardholders can enjoy 30,000 VOYAGE Miles as a welcome gift when paying the S$488 annual fee, double the usual 15,000 VOYAGE Miles.
While 1.63 cents per mile is far from the lowest price you can buy miles at, you need to factor in the other perks of the card such as lounge access and airport limo transfers.