Back in February 2023, UOB launched a rarely-seen uncapped sign-up offer for the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card, offering 25,000 bonus miles with a minimum spend of S$2,000 in the first 60 days of approval.
This offer was originally set to lapse on 30 September 2023, but has now been renewed till 31 December 2023. As much as I criticise UOB’s “first X” sign-up offers, I can applaud the fact that the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card has offered an uncapped one for almost the whole of 2023!
KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card 25,000 miles sign-up bonus
From 1 October to 31 December 2023, new-to-UOB customers who apply and are approved for a KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card will enjoy up to 25,000 bonus miles when they spend at least S$2,000 in the first 60 days of approval.
|❓ New-to-UOB definition|
New-to-UOB is defined as customers as those who:
This is broken down into:
|5,000 miles||S$5 on first trxn.||No cap|
|20,000 miles||S$2,000 in 60 days||No cap|
5,000 miles will be awarded to cardholders who make their first spend of at least S$5.
20,000 miles will be awarded to applicants who spend at least S$2,000 within the first 60 days of approval.
|❓ Existing UOB customer?|
|Existing UOB customers who apply for a KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card are eligible for the 5,000 bonus miles on first spend. 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.|
The first year’s annual fee of S$194.40 is automatically waived, so assuming you have spend coming up, these bonus miles are essentially “free”.
Do note that UOB markets this offer as “up to 31,000 miles”. Where do the extra 6,000 miles come from? It assumes the entire S$2,000 minimum spend is clocked on 3 mpd categories, such as:
- Singapore Airlines
- “Accelerated Miles” categories such as dining, food delivery, online shopping & travel, transport (the minimum spend to unlock this was recently increased to S$800)
Assuming you spent the S$2,000 elsewhere (in Singapore dollars), you’d earn 2,400 base miles (@ 1.2 mpd), for a total of 27,400 miles.
When will the bonus be credited?
The 5,000 bonus miles for the first spend bonus will be credited in the following month after the first transaction is made.
The 20,000 bonus miles for the sign-up offer will be credited according to the following timeline.
|Card approval month||20,000 miles credited by||Reflected in KF account by|
|Oct 2023||29 Feb 2024||10 Mar 2024|
|Nov 2023||31 Mar 2024||10 Apr 2024|
|Dec 2023||30 Apr 2024||10 May 2024|
All miles will be credited directly to the linked KrisFlyer account, with no transfer fees applicable.
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 (point 1.6), but the key ones to note are:
- Charitable donations
- Government transactions
- GrabPay top-ups
- Medical services
- Insurance premiums
For avoidance of doubt, CardUp spending will count towards the minimum spend.
Terms & Conditions
The full T&Cs of this sign-up offer can be found here.
Overview: KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card
|Income Req.||S$30,000 p.a.||Points Validity||3 years|
(First Year Free)
|Miles with |
|FCY Fee||3.25%||Transfer Fee||N/A|
|Local Earn||1.2 mpd||Points Pool?||N/A|
|FCY Earn||1.2 mpd||Lounge Access?||No|
|Special Earn||3 mpd on SIA Group, dining, online shopping & travel, transport||Airport 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 (collectively known as SIA Group transactions) and Kris+.
If they spend at least S$800 on SIA Group transactions in a membership year, they will earn an uncapped 3 mpd on:
|Category||MCCs/ Transaction Description|
|Dining & Food Delivery||5812, 5813, 5814|
|Online Shopping||4816, 5262, 5306, 5309, 5310, 5311, 5331, 5399, 5611, 5621, 5631, 5641, 5651, 5661, 5691, 5699, 5732, 5733, 5735, 5912, 5942, 5944-5949, 5999, 7278 (only for Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10)|
|Online Travel||Agoda, Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Kaligo, Traveloka, Trip.com, UOB Travel|
|Bonuses apply to both local and FCY spending|
Cardholders also receive instant KrisShopper Insider status (provided they’re not already KrisShopper members), which awards an extra 2.5 mpd on KrisShop purchases.
For a review of the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card, check out the post below.
The KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card has extended its 25,000 bonus miles sign-up offer to 31 December 2023. With a minimum spend of S$2,000, this represents one of the better sign-up deals out there- especially since there’s no “first X” cap to worry about!
Cardholders can look forward to an uncapped 3 mpd on dining, food delivery, online shopping and travel, and transport, plus Singapore Airlines and Scoot tickets (particularly useful now that the DBS Altitude Card’s bonus on air tickets has been nerfed).
It’s true you could earn 4-6 mpd on most of these categories, but if you’re making a big-ticket purchase that would bust the cap on a higher-earning card, then the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card is definitely something to consider.