Earn 5 mpd on overseas dining and shopping with UOB PRVI Miles Cards


From now till 30 June, register your UOB PRVI Miles Card and earn 5 mpd on up to S$4,000 of overseas dining and shopping.

UOB has launched a new bonus miles offer for all three versions of the UOB PRVI Miles Card, which offers registered cardholders up to 5 mpd on overseas in-person dining and shopping spend.

This is valid from now till 30 June 2023, and is basically a repeat of the offer we saw in November 2022.

A minimum spend of S$1,000 and overall cap of S$4,000 applies for the entire promotion period, which means you can earn up to 10,400 additional bonus miles.

💳 tl;dr: UOB PRVI Miles Offer Details
  • Applicable to all versions of the UOB PRVI Miles Card
  • Promo period: 1 May to 30 Jun 2023
  • Registration required
  • Earn 5.0 mpd on in-person overseas spend on dining and shopping
  • Min. S$1,000, max. S$4,000 of eligible spending for entire period
  • Bonus credited by 31 July 2023
  • Terms and Conditions

Earn up to 5 mpd on overseas dining & shopping

From 1 May to 30 June 2023, UOB PRVI Miles Cardholders can register for this promotion by sending the following SMS to 77862:

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

There is no cap on the number of cardholders who can register.

Once registered, cardholders who spend at least S$1,000 on eligible dining and shopping transactions (defined below) will earn bonus miles as follows: 

  Base Bonus Total
Overseas Dining
(in person)
UNI$6 per S$5
(2.4 mpd)
UNI$6.5 per S$5
(2.6 mpd)
UNI$12.5 per S$5
(5 mpd)
Overseas Shopping
(in person)
UNI$6 per S$5
(2.4 mpd)
UNI$6.5 per S$5
(2.6 mpd)
UNI$12.5 per S$5
(5 mpd)

The maximum bonus (2.6 mpd) is capped at 10,400 miles, or S$4,000 of eligible spending during the entire promotion period. There is no cap on the base miles (2.4 mpd) you can earn. 

Supplementary cardholders are eligible to participate in this promotion, but their spending will count towards the cap of the principal cardholder. 

You will only be able to enjoy this promotion once across all card accounts, regardless of how many UOB PRVI Miles Cards you hold. For example, if you hold both the UOB PRVI Miles AMEX and UOB PRVI Miles Visa, you will only be able to enjoy the offer on one card. 

What counts as eligible transactions?

A minimum of S$1,000 must be spent on eligible overseas transactions during the promotion period. Do note that transactions must be charged in foreign currency, so pairing the UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard with Amaze would not work (since Amaze converts all transactions into SGD).

Eligible overseas transactions are defined below.

Overseas dining

Overseas dining refers to in-store transactions made at merchants with the following MCCs.

Category MCC
5411 Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
5441 Candy, Nut and Confectionary Stores
5451 Diary Product Stores
5462 Bakeries
5499 Misc. Food Stores (Convenience Stores & Specialty Markets)
5812 Eating Places & Restaurants
5813 Drinking Places (Bars, Taverns, Nightclubs, Cocktail Lounges, Discotheques)
5814 Fast Food Restaurants
5912 Drug Stores and Pharmacies
5921 Package Stores- Beer, Wine and Liquor

It’s a fairly generous definition of dining, even including places you might not have thought of like supermarkets, pharmacies and wine stores. If you’re planning on loading up on booze while overseas, this might be an excellent opportunity to make some hay. 

Remember, if you want to verify the MCC before spending, there’s an easy way of doing so.

Overseas shopping

Overseas shopping refers to in-store transactions made at merchants with the following MCCs.

MCC Description
5309 Duty Free Stores
5310 Discount Store
5311 Department Stores
5331 Variety Stores
5399 Miscellaneous General Merchandise
5611 Men’s & Boys’ Clothing and Accessory Stores
5621 Women’s Ready-to-Wear Stores
5631 Women’s Accessory and Specialty Stores
5641 Children’s and Infants’ Wear Stores
5651 Family Clothing Stores
5655 Sports and Riding Apparel Stores
5661 Shoe Stores
5681 Furriers & Fur Shops
5691 Men’s and Women’s Clothing Stores
5697 Tailors, Seamstresses, Mending, Alterations
5698 Wig & Toupee Shops
5699 Miscellaneous Apparel and Accessory Stores
5732 Electronics Stores
5733 Music Stores — Musical Instruments, Pianos, and Sheet Music
5735 Record Stores
5941 Sporting Goods Stores
5942 Book Stores
5943 Stationery, Office and School Supply Stores
5944 Jewelry, Watch, Clock, and Silverware Stores
5945 Hobby, Toy and Game Stores
5946 Camera and Photographic Supply Stores
5947 Gift, Card, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
5948 Luggage and Leather Goods Stores
5949 Sewing, Needlework, Fabric, and Piece Good Stores
5950 Glassware and Crystal Stores
5970 Artist Supply and Craft Stores
5971 Art Dealers and Galleries
5977 Cosmetic Stores
5993 Cigar Stores & Stands
5994 News Dealers & Newsstands
5999 Miscellaneous & Specialty Retail Stores

Again, UOB is casting a very wide net, so whether it’s duty-free, clothes, shoes or electronics, you’ll be able to enjoy the bonus. 

When will I receive my miles?

Base UNI$ (equivalent to 2.4 mpd) will be posted along with the transaction as per normal.

Bonus UNI$ (equivalent to 2.6 mpd) will be credited to your account by 31 July 2023. 

Terms & Conditions

The full T&Cs for the UOB PRVI Miles Card promotion can be found here.


Card Review

From now till 30 June 2023, UOB PRVI Miles Cardholders can register to earn 5 mpd on overseas dining and shopping. 

This would make it the highest-earning option in this category, but because there’s a 3.25% FCY fee with all transactions, some might still prefer to pair the Amaze with the Citi Rewards Card instead (with a 1.5% fee).

A S$1,000 minimum spend applies, but you have two months to hit it. Don’t forget the cap of S$4,000 as well, which applies to the entire promotional period, and the fact that you can only enjoy this bonus on one UOB PRVI Miles Card, no matter how many you hold. 

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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I wish UOB would just make it for all overseas spend. Even though the net may be fairly wide, you will no doubt end up with cases that don’t qualify – and in a worst case this could cause you to inadvertently not hit the $1000 spend limit and you end up with nothing! If they want to offer a promption like this, why not just make it for all overseas transactions? Typical UOB. Why do they have to make everything so complicated?


What about restaurants inside hotels? Will it qualify for this promotion?


Anyone know how to register for this promotion if I am already overseas?


Join the club and enjoy the beautiful world of SMS roaming fees. -.- (OTPs are killing me!)


Sadly not free on Circles. Don’t remember how it was on SingTel and StarHub, because they hosed me on much bigger items.


Hmm, you are right! I just checked the App and it’s showing as free now, plus no charges on my latest OTPs. However, I am pretty sure it was not always so. Anyways, this makes my life so much easier!

jonathan ng

How about payment to hotel accommodation?


Very strange way to register via SMS when they have an app and card holders who are already overseas have to pay global SMS rates.


Signing up no problem from abroad with your SG SIM. No country code needed.


what’s the point of promotion if you gotta sign up, uob should just make it eligible for every cardholder, it’s not like everyone will go out of their way to spend $4000 abroad in two months anyway. plus, if they can’t anticipate too many people joining the program, why have the program in the first place?


If I have the supplementary card holder, will her overseas dining and shopping transactions also be covered if I register as a primary card holder? Since technically is one card?


Do you receive a confirmation text upon enrolment? I am currently overseas and registered but did not receive anything


Yes I did. (I’m in Tokyo)

“Thank you for your interest in our promotion (valid till 30 Jun 23), we have received your submission of interest. Visit UOB PRVI Miles Card website for T&Cs.”


I can tell you that UOB has not honoured this promotion and despite several calls, their rewards team, supposedly REJECTED awarding me the bonus miles due to me, with no reason given whatsoever. Even though on one of my calls, an officier manually went through with me on the big ticket transactions, give the MCC and added and was clearly above the min $1,000 foreign currency spend. I was sure that I registered with the SMS and got a reply on the promotion. In the multiple phone calls made, I have not gotten an replies or call back, gaslighting me, telling me… Read more »