KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card offering up to 6 mpd on Singapore Airlines tickets

From now till 9 February, earn 1,500 bonus miles per S$500 spent on SIA tickets. Registration required; limited quantities available.

From now till 9 February 2023, UOB is running a bonus miles offer for KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardholders who purchase Singapore Airlines tickets. 

Cardholders will earn 1,500 bonus miles per S$500 spent, which stacks with the regular 3 mpd for a total earn rate of up to 6 mpd (“up to” because you won’t earn 6 mpd unless you manage to spend in exact multiples of S$500). Registration is required, and unfortunately, the maximum number of bonus awards is capped at 1,000. 

They can further stack this with a S$50 KrisShop eVoucher, available to Mastercard cardholders who spend at least S$800 on Singapore Airlines tickets. 

Earn up to 6 mpd on Singapore Airlines tickets

From 10 January to 9 February 2023, KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardholders can register for this promotion by sending the following SMS to 77862:

📱 SMS to 77862
SQUOB<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of NRIC/Passport<space>booking reference number
e.g. SQUOB 567A ABC123

Since a booking reference number is required, you’ll need to have booked your itinerary before claiming your miles. 

Once registered, they will earn a flat bonus of 1,500 KrisFlyer miles for every S$500 spent on Singapore Airlines tickets via singaporeair.com or the SingaporeAir mobile app. It’s not clear whether the bonus would be triggered by paying for taxes and surcharges on award tickets, so do that at your own risk. 

Each cardholders is limited to earning a maximum of four awards (i.e. 6,000 KrisFlyer miles; S$2,000 spend), and the total number of awards is capped at 1,000. Yes, it wouldn’t be a UOB promotion without a cap!

As a reminder, KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardholders normally earn an uncapped 3 mpd on Singapore Airlines, Scoot, KrisShop and Kris+ transactions, so your total earn rate would be up to 6 mpd, assuming you manage to spend in blocks of S$500. 

Purchases of Singapore Airlines tickets will count towards the S$800 minimum (a sneaky increase from the previous S$500!) required to earn a bonus 1.8 mpd (3 mpd total) on dining, food delivery, online shopping & travel and transport. 

Is it worth it?

An earn rate of 6 mpd on Singapore Airlines tickets would be attractive indeed- provided it were guaranteed. As with all things UOB, there’s a gamble involved. You’re guaranteed at least 3 mpd, but the remaining 3 mpd depends on whether you manage to grab any of the 1,000 awards on offer. 

If you don’t feel like rolling the dice, the cards below would be good alternatives.

CardEarn RateRemarks
DBS Woman’s World Card
Apply
4 mpdMax S$2K per c. month
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply
4 mpd*Max S$1K per c. month
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply
4 mpd*Max S$3K per c. month
HSBC Revolution
Apply
4 mpdMax S$1K per c. month
DBS Altitude AMEX or Visa
Apply
3 mpdMax S$5K per c. month
C. Month= Calendar Month
*Must declare travel as quarterly 10X category

When will I receive my miles?

Cardholders will earn the regular 3 mpd when the transaction posts, which will be batched and automatically credited to their KrisFlyer account each month. 

The bonus 3mpd will be credited to their KrisFlyer account by 31 May 2023. 

Terms & Conditions

The full T&Cs for this KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card promotion can be found here.

Get S$50 KrisShop eVoucher

Register Here

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardholders can stack the bonus miles with a separate promotion that Mastercard is running. 

From 10 January to 9 February 2023, Mastercard cardholders who spend at least S$800 on Singapore Airlines tickets via singaporeair.com, SingaporeAir mobile app or Singapore Airlines appointed agents will receive a S$50 KrisShop eVoucher.

Registration is required, and can be done here. Do note that the registration form requires your booking reference number and flight details, so you can only register after you’ve made your booking. 

A maximum of one KrisShop eVoucher will be issued per booking reference, and a total of 500 KrisShop eVouchers are available for redemption. KrisShpo eVouchers will be sent via email by 30 April 2023. 

Conclusion

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Cardholders can now register to earn 1,500 bonus miles per S$500 spent on Singapore Airlines tickets. This could yield a total earn rate of up to 6 mpd, provided you complete your spending before the 1,000 awards are snapped up. On top of this, there’s a S$50 KrisShop eVoucher up for grabs, provided you spend at least S$800.

For what it’s worth, the promotion started just yesterday, so if you plan to buy any tickets you might want to register and meet the minimum spend as soon as possible.

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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Mark

Much better to take UOB’s January offer and buy miles with Pay Anything for under $7/1000. This is guaranteed.

Mindy

You seem obsessed with buying miles. Some of us would like to earn it as a byproduct of our spending, thank u very much

Mark

If you want to be flying in the front cabin often using miles then unless you are seriously rich and spend very large sums (I am not), then you need to be buying miles. That is why I am, as you point out, obsessed with buying miles.

lol

aren’t you the dude who was complaining on another article that despite his fantastic retirement wealth AMEX kept rejecting him?

longman

it’s amusing how the argument can work either way: that only the rich have disposable income to spend on buying miles, while the not so rich can only earn them as a byproduct of whatever spending they happen to make

Mark

No. The rich don’t even bother with miles. They would just buy a commerical ticket in business class or first class every time. The rich wouldn’t even be here bothering with a site about miles.

Zezima

I have to agree with this if I was given the opportunity to buy miles. However, there is a limit of buying miles – the cost of buying miles should not exceed more than 1.5 to 1.9 cpm depending how you value a mile.

Some people just only want to earn miles as a byproduct of their spending, provided if they use 4 mpd specialized cards. Otherwise it is going to take very long time to reach the Business Class goal (by then award chart has been devalued), or perhaps at most can only redeem Economy Class ticket.

Ron

WHere can i find out more about this offer for $7/1000?

Last edited 1 year ago by Ron
Mark

https://www.uob.com.sg/personal/cards/payment-services/payment-facility.page Available to end Jan. Use the 12 month option with a fee of 2.7%. How does it work out at under $7/1000? Because you repay the amount over 12 months, and until you need to repay the money to UOB it is possible to earn 3.8% on the money. After removing the interest earned from the 2.7% fee paid, the end result will be in the range of $5 to $7/1000. Note, you could hedge most of the interest rate risk by placing 50% of the funds on an FD at 3.85% for 6 months – which matures when… Read more »

Ron

Wow, this sounds brilliant.
But 50% on FD at 3.85% for 6 mths. What about the other 50% of the money, which needs to be used for the first 6 monthly payments?

Mark

U can currently earn 3.8% at call with SCB e$saver. Granted this is not guaranteed past end of Jan, but I doubt it will change much. With the 50% placed on an FD for 6 months, you are hedging ~67% of your forward interest rate risk given most of your interest earning occurs in the first 6 months. If you do end up earning 3.8% on the money at call until repayment your cost is $5/1000. It would take a fairly large fall in interest rates to push that above $7/1000 – but your likely end cost is $5/1000 to… Read more »

Ron

*clap clap*

This is really quite ingenious!! You must be quite a professional in finance! Now everyone will start opening SCB e$ saver accounts!! LOl

Ted

But this SCB e#saver seems like only a TWO month promotion. Starting 1st feb, its reverts to the usual interest rate of 0.05%!!

Mark

If you really think it will revert to 0.05%, you have little understanding of the history of SCB’s promotions on the account, nor the current interest rate environment. Incidentially, even if it did revert to 0.05% (which won’t happen), and you hedged 50% of the funds with an FD, your net miles cost would still be $8.38/1000, which is not too shabby anyway.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mark
Stephen

I tried to register but the response told me I needed to add a SQ booking code. Could it be registration requires you to have already booked?

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