KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card offering 26,000 miles sign-up bonus

New-to-bank customers can get up to 26,000 miles with S$2,000 spend in the first 60 days (only 6,000 miles are guaranteed though!).

From now till 31 January 2023, UOB is offering a 26,000 miles sign-up bonus on its cobrand KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card to customers who spend at least S$2,000 in the first 60 days.

This being UOB, of course there’s a catch involved: only 6,000 of the 26,000 miles are guaranteed. The remaining 20,000 miles are limited to the first 2,000 customers per month, for a period of three months. It all comes down to a dice roll, really. You could be lucky and take home 26,000 miles, or you could spend that S$2,000 with only 6,000 miles to show for it.

In happier news, the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card recently received some enhancements:

  • Cardholders now earn 3 mpd on all Kris+ transactions, with no minimum spend or cap
  • Cardholders receive instant KrisShopper Icon status (provided they’re not already KrisShopper members), which awards an extra 3 mpd on KrisShop purchases
  • Cardholders will receive lucky draw chances for every S$200 spent till 28 February 2023, allowing them to win 200 prizes of 50,000 miles each

You can read about these changes in the article below.

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card adds 3 mpd on Kris+, KrisShopper Icon status & 10 million miles giveaway

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card 26,000 miles sign-up bonus

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From 10 November 2022 till 31 January 2023, new-to-UOB customers who sign up for a KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card can enjoy up to 26,000 bonus miles when they spend at least S$2,000 in the first 60 days of approval. 

❓ New-to-UOB?
New-to-UOB is defined as customers who do not currently hold a principal UOB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the 6-month period before 10 November 2022. 

This is broken down into:

BonusMin. SpendCap
5,000 milesS$5 on anythingNo cap
1,000 miles S$5 on Kris+No cap
20,000 milesS$2,0002,000 applicants per month

5,000 miles will be awarded to cardholders who make their first spend of at least S$5. This has been upsized from the previous 3,000 miles, and will be credited the following month.

1,000 miles will be awarded to cardholders who make their first spend of at least S$5 on Kris+ by 31 January 2023. Miles will be credited by 31 March 2023. 

❓ Existing UOB customer?
Existing UOB customers who apply for a KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card are eligible for both the 5,000 and 1,000 miles bonuses. However, this is a once-per-lifetime offer; if you previously held this card, you cannot receive the bonus a second time even if you sign-up again.

20,000 miles will be awarded to the first 2,000 participants per month who spend at least S$2,000 within the first 60 days of approval. Since this campaign runs until 31 January 2023, that’s a total of 6,000 eligible cardholders.

Crediting will take place according to the following timeline. 

UOB Card approval date20,000 miles credited by
November 202231 March 2023
December 202230 April 2023
January 202331 May 2023

How do you know whether you’re in the first 2,000? You don’t. It’s a classic UOB spend-and-pray promotion- spend first, hope the miles show up later. 

Now, UOB markets this offer as “up to 32,000 miles”. Where do the extra 6,000 miles come from? It assumes the entire S$2,000 is spent on 3 mpd categories, such as:

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Scoot
  • KrisShop
  • Kris+
  • “Accelerated Miles” categories such as dining, food delivery, online shopping & travel, transport

With regards to “Accelerated Miles”, do note that a minimum spend of S$800 on Singapore Airlines, Scoot and KrisShop is required in a membership year (recently increased from S$500):

  • 1.2 mpd will be awarded initially
  • The remaining 1.8 mpd two months after the end of the membership year if the minimum spend condition is met. 

You’ll basically be waiting up to 14 months for those miles- how’s that acceleration working out for you?

What counts as qualifying spend?

Approved cardholders will need to spend a minimum of S$2,000 in the first 60 days of approval. The full list of exclusions can be found in the T&Cs, but the key ones to note are:

  • Charitable donations
  • Education
  • Government transactions
  • GrabPay top-ups
  • Hospitals
  • ipaymy
  • Medical services
  • Insurance premiums
  • Utilities

Terms & Conditions

The full T&Cs of this sign-up offer can be found here.

Overview: KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card

Apply
Income Req.S$30,000 p.a.Points Validity3 years
Annual FeeS$192.60
(First Year Free)
Min.
Transfer
N/A
Miles with
Annual Fee
10,000Transfer
Partners
  • SIA
FCY Fee3.25%Transfer FeeN/A
Local Earn1.2 mpdPoints Pool?N/A
FCY Earn1.2 mpdLounge Access?No
Special Earn3 mpd on SIA Group, dining, online shopping & travel, transportAirport Limo?No
Cardholder Terms and Conditions

The KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card comes with a first year fee waiver. Cardholders earn 1.2 mpd on local and overseas spend, and 3 mpd on Singapore Airlines, Scoot, KrisShop and Kris+ transactions (collectively known as SIA Group transactions).

If they spend at least S$800 on SIA Group transactions in a membership year (excluding Kris+), they will earn 3 mpd on dining, food delivery, online shopping & travel, and transport.

For a review of the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card, check out the post below.

Review: KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card

Conclusion

New-to-bank customers can get up to 26,000 bonus miles with a new KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card. However, you’ll need to decide whether you’re comfortable rolling the dice on being in the first 2,000 eligible applicants each month. 

Uncertain sign-up bonus aside, I do think this is a card worth having because of its uncapped 3 mpd on dining, food delivery, online shopping and travel, and transport. It’s true you could earn 4 mpd on most of these categories, but there’s usually a cap involved. If you’re making a big-ticket purchase, then this could very well be the best card to use (provided you don’t mind waiting up to 14 months for the miles to be credited!).

Moreover, cardholders get periodic discounts on KrisFlyer Experiences redemptions (like the recent F1 SkySuite packages), as well as instant KrisShopper status. 

A useful card to have, if nothing else. 

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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How many NTB customers are there. Almost everyone should have the PPV right?

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I need some more miles. When are all those banks that I cancelled more than 12 months ago going to have some decent sign up bonuses? OCBC, SC, HSBC, Maybank, DBS. Come on guys give me some incentive to get your cards again!

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