Roundup: Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses (February 2024)

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Planning to apply for a credit card this month? Here's all the sign-up bonuses available for February 2024.

Here’s The MileLion’s monthly roundup of the latest credit card sign-up bonuses in Singapore for February 2024. 

If you have any big ticket spending coming up, these bonuses could be an opportunity to rack up some extra miles or gifts, so plan your spending accordingly!

💳 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses: February 2024
Primer: Sign-up Bonuses
👉 Primer: Sign-Up Bonuses

A sign-up bonus can be summarised as: spend S$X in Y days to get Z miles

While there are cards which offer miles with the payment of the annual fee (e.g. HSBC Visa Infinite, Standard Chartered Visa Infinite), I’m only looking at offers with a spending component, since this lets you earn miles as a by-product of spending.

Some questions to ask before getting started:

  • Should I cancel any of my existing cards so I can regain new-to-bank status?
    • The best offers are typically reserved for new-to-bank customers, defined as those who don’t hold a principal credit card with a given bank, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months (this can be as short as 6 months for some; refer to the definition in the T&Cs)
    • If you have only one card with a given bank and don’t use it, consider cancelling it so you can start the clock on resetting your new-to-bank status
  • When do I expect my payments to be due?
    • Credit card sign-up bonuses require you to spend a certain amount in a given time period, usually 30, 60, or 90 days
    • By timing your applications around your payment dates, you stand a better chance of meeting the minimum spend
  • [For those with a partner] Can we leverage “two-player” mode?
    • If your spending is significant, then each of you could sign up for a principal card to enjoy the same bonus twice
    • If your spending is not so large, then one of you could sign up for a principal card and give the other as supplementary card, so as to pool your spending
    • Remember, you can only transfer miles to the principal cardholder’s frequent flyer account. However, KrisFlyer allows you to redeem miles for friends and family, so this won’t be that big a deal

At a glance: Current sign-up bonuses

Here’s a summary of the current sign-up bonuses on the market, presented two ways: 

  1. Payoff ratio
  2. Cost per mile

Payoff ratio refers to the bonus miles divided by total spend (excluding annual fee). Basically: what’s the bang for your buck? For every S$1 of spend, how many miles do you get?

On that basis, here are are best sign-up offers. 

💳 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses
(sorted by payoff ratio)
 Spend (AF)Miles^Payoff@
AMEX KF Card
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$500
(FYF)
29.45K58.9
AMEX KF Ascend
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$1K
(S$343)
38.8K38.8
Citi Premier Miles
Ends 30 Apr 24

S$800
(S$196)*
30K37.5
Citi Prestige
Ends 29 Feb 24
S$2K
(S$545)
71K35.5
UOB PRVI Miles Card
Ends 29 Feb 24
S$2K
(S$261)
45.2K22.6
DBS Vantage 
Ends 31 May 24
S$4K
(S$600)
85K21.3
HSBC T1 Card
Ends 30 Jun 24

S$1K
(S$196)
20K20
Citi Rewards
Ends 30 Apr 24
S$800
(FYF)
16K20
UOB VI Metal
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$4K
(S$654)
80K20
DBS Altitude AMEX
Ends 31 May 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
53.4K17.8
DBS Altitude Visa
Ends 31 May 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
46.4K15.5
StanChart Journey
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
45K + S$120 15
AMEX Plat Charge
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$6K
(S$1,744)
82.8K + S$200 eCV13.8
KrisFlyer UOB
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$2K
(FYF)
25K12.5
AMEX HighFlyer
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$6K
(S$305)
57.2K + Luggage9.5
^Does not include base miles
*Fee waiver option available, with smaller number of bonus miles. See below for full details.
@ Ignores non-miles gifts

Cost per mile refers to the annual fee divided by bonus miles. If you need to pay an annual fee as part of the sign-up bonus, you’re essentially paying for miles- the question is, how much?

On that basis, here are are best sign-up offers.

💳 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses
(sorted by cost per mile)
 Spend (AF)Miles^Cost Per Mile@
AMEX KF Card
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$500
(FYF)
29.45K
KrisFlyer UOB
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$2K
(FYF)
25K
Citi Rewards
Ends 30 Apr 24
S$800
(FYF)
16K
DBS Altitude AMEX
Ends 31 May 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
53.4K0.37
DBS Altitude Visa
Ends 31 May 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
46.4K0.42
StanChart Journey
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$3K
(S$196)*
45K + S$1200.44
AMEX HighFlyer
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$6K
(S$305)
57.2K + Luggage0.53
UOB PRVI Miles Card
Ends 29 Feb 24
S$2K
(S$261)
45.2K0.58
Citi Premier Miles
Ends 30 Apr 24
S$800
(S$196)*
30K0.65
DBS Vantage 
Ends 31 May 24
S$4K
(S$600)
85K0.71
Citi Prestige
Ends 29 Feb 24
S$2K
(S$545)
71K0.77
UOB VI Metal
Ends 31 Mar 24
S$4K
(S$654)
80K0.82
AMEX KF Ascend
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$1K
(S$343)
38.8K0.88
HSBC T1 Card
Ends 30 Jun 24
S$1K
(S$196)
20K0.98
AMEX Plat Charge
Ends 28 Feb 24
S$6K
(S$1,744)
82.8K + S$200 eCV2.11
^Does not include base miles
*Fee waiver option available, with smaller number of bonus miles. See below for full details.
@ Ignores non-miles gifts

Ultimately, both sets of ranking criteria have a common shortcoming: they only look at miles. Some of these cards have additional benefits like free hotel nights or airport lounge access, which you’ll also need to factor in.

Therefore, it’s always advisable to read through each of the sign-up bonus articles and The MileLion’s Card Reviews before coming to a decision.

AMEX HighFlyer Card

AMEX HighFlyer Card
(Offer Ends: 28 Feb 24)
Apply
Details
 New & Existing
Annual FeeS$304.59
(must be paid)
SpendS$6,000
Spend Period90 days
Base Miles10,800
Bonus Miles57,200 + Samsonite Chocoa Spinner 68/25 Luggage
Total Miles68,000
Applicants who have cancelled the AMEX HighFlyer Card previously for the same company are not eligible. 

New AMEX HighFlyer Cardholders who submit their applications by 28 February 2024 (with approval by 30 April 2024) will receive both of the following gifts:

  • 57,200 bonus HighFlyer points
  • A Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 luggage bag

This is a limited-time offer; normally applicants have to choose between one or the other. 

On top of the bonus HighFlyer points and luggage, they’ll earn 10,800 base HighFlyer points for spending S$6,000 (based on 1.8 HighFlyer points per S$1; 1 HighFlyer point = 1 KrisFlyer mile).

The S$304.59 annual fee must be paid. There is no requirement that you be new-to-AMEX; the offer applies even if you hold an existing AMEX consumer card. Applicants who have cancelled the AMEX HighFlyer Card previously for the same company are not eligible. 

The AMEX HighFlyer Card comes with a complimentary Accor Plus Explorer membership with a 1-night hotel stay and up to 50% off dining across Asia Pacific. This, together with the bonus HighFlyer points and luggage, should more than cover the first year’s annual fee, and then some.

AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend

AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend
(Offer Ends: 29 Feb 24)
Apply (New)
Apply (Existing)
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$343.35
(must be paid)
S$343.35
(must be paid)
SpendS$1,000S$1,000
Spend Period30 days30 days
Base Miles1,2001,200
Bonus Miles38,80015,800 + S$150 eCV
Total Miles40,00017,000 + S$150 eCV
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal AMEX consumer card (DBS, Citi and UOB-issued AMEX cards do not count, nor does the AMEX HighFlyer Card) and have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card in the past 12 months

New-to-AMEX cardholders who receive approval for an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card by 28 February 2024 will receive 38,800 bonus miles when they pay the S$343.35 annual fee and spend S$1,000 within 30 days of approval. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 1,200 base miles (S$1,000 @ 1.2 mpd).

Existing AMEX cardholders who receive approval for an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card by 28 February 2024 will enjoy 15,800 bonus miles + S$150 eCapitaVoucher when they pay the S$34.35 annual fee and spend S$1,000 within 30 days of approval. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 1,200 base miles (S$1,000 @ 1.2 mpd).

Do note that the calculations assume that this is your first-ever American Express Singapore Airlines cobrand card. If you have held one in the past at any time, you need to deduct 5,000 miles from the bonus component.

While the first year’s annual fee cannot be waived, you’ll receive a complimentary one night stay at participating Hilton properties, Hilton Silver status (which saves you the 5th night off award night redemptions), and four complimentary lounge passes.

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card
(Offer Ends: 28 Feb 24)
Apply
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$179.85
(FYF)
N/A
SpendS$500
Spend Period30 days
Base Miles550
Bonus Miles29,450
Total Miles30,000
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal AMEX consumer card (DBS, Citi and UOB-issued AMEX cards do not count, nor does the AMEX HighFlyer Card) and have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card in the past 12 months

New-to-AMEX customers who spend S$500 within the first 30 days will receive 29,450 bonus miles, with a first-year fee waiver. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 550  base miles (S$500 @ 1.1 mpd).

Do note that the calculations assume that this is your first-ever American Express Singapore Airlines cobrand card. If you have held one in the past at any time, you need to deduct 5,000 miles from the bonus component.

AMEX Platinum Charge

AMEX Platinum Charge
(Offer Ends: 28 Feb 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$1,744
(must be paid)
S$1,744
(must be paid)
SpendS$6,000S$6,000
Spend Period60 days60 days
Base Miles4,6884,688
Bonus Miles82,813 + S$200 eCV or luggage53,125
Total Miles87,500 + S$200 eCV or luggage57,813
New customers are defined as those who have not cancelled an AMEX Platinum Charge in the past 24 months, and do not currently hold a principal AMEX consumer card (AMEX cards issued by Citi/DBS/UOB do not count, nor does the AMEX HighFlyer Card).

New-to-bank customers who are approved for an AMEX Platinum Charge by 28 February 2024 will enjoy 132,500 bonus MR points (82,813 miles) + S$200 eCapitaVouchers or a Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 luggage when they pay the S$1,744 annual fee and spend S$6,000 within 60 days of approval. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 7,500 base MR points (4,688 miles). 

Existing customers who are approved for an AMEX Platinum Charge by 28 February 2024 will enjoy 85,000 bonus MR points (53,125 miles) when they pay the S$1,744 annual fee and spend S$6,000 within 60 days of approval. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 7,500 base MR points (4,688 miles). 

On a spend to points basis, this is the biggest offer we’ve ever seen for the AMEX Platinum Charge- even better if you’re a new-to-AMEX customer because this month they’ve thrown in an extra S$200 eCapitaVoucher or a Samsonite bag without changing the minimum spend. If you’re been on the fence about applying, it’s an offer you really need to consider.

Don’t forget that all AMEX Platinum Charge cardholders will be able to enjoy two sets of the newly-launched dining, lifestyle, air travel, fashion and entertainment statement credits in their first year, since these are awarded based on calendar year instead of membership year (except for entertainment credits, which are awarded per month).

This makes the first year of membership quite the sweet spot, as I’ve explained in the post below.

The AMEX Platinum Charge first-year sweet spot

Citi PremierMiles Card

Citi PremierMiles Card
(Offer Ends: 30 Apr 24)
Apply
Details
 New  (Offer 1)New (Offer 2)
Annual FeeS$196.20
(must be paid)
Waived
SpendS$800S$800
Spend Period2-3 months2-3 months
Base Miles960960
Bonus Miles30,0008,000
Total Miles30,9608,960
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal Citi credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

New-to-bank customers have a choice of two offers for the Citi PremierMiles Card. 

They can earn 30,000 bonus miles when they pay the S$196.20 annual fee and spend S$800 within 2-3 months of approval (the exact timeframe depends on when approval comes through; you have until the end of the second month after the approval month to spend). Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 960 base miles (S$800 @ 1.2 mpd).

Alternatively, they can earn 8,000 bonus miles when they spend S$800 within 2-3 months of approval, together with an annual fee waiver. Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 960 base miles (S$800 @ 1.2 mpd).

Citi Prestige Card

Citi Prestige Card
(Offer Ends: 29 Feb 24)
Apply
Details
 New & Existing
Annual FeeS$545
(must be paid)
SpendS$1,000 in SGD
S$1,000 in FCY
Spend Period2-3 months
Base Miles3,300
Bonus Miles71,000
Total Miles74,300
Offer valid for anyone who has not cancelled a Citi Prestige Card in the past 12 months

The Citi Prestige Card is offering a welcome bonus of 71,000 bonus miles for cardholders who:

  • Pay the S$545 annual fee (25,000 miles)
  • Spend S$1,000 in local currency (23,000 miles)
  • Spend S$1,000 in foreign currency (23,000 miles)

The minimum spend for local and foreign currency must be made within 2-3 months of approval (the exact timeframe depends on when approval comes through; you have until the end of the second month after the approval month to spend).

Assuming you meet both the local and foreign currency spending goals, you’ll earn a further 3,300 base miles (S$1,000 @ 1.3 mpd + S$1,000 @ 2 mpd).

As a reminder, Citi PayAll transactions can be used to meet the S$1,000 local currency spend component, and there’s currently a promotional 1.8 mpd earn rate with a minimum spend of S$8,000 till 29 February 2024 (reducing the cost per mile to 1.22 cents).

What’s noteworthy about this offer is that it’s available to existing Citi cardholders as well, so holding a Citi PremierMiles Card or Citi Rewards Card won’t disqualify you from participating.

Citi Rewards Card

Citi Rewards Card
(Offer Ends: 30 Apr 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$196.20
(FYF)
N/A
SpendS$800
Spend Period2-3 months
Base Miles3,200
Bonus Miles16,000
Total Miles19,200
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal Citi credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

New-to-bank customers can earn 16,000 bonus miles when they spend S$800 within 2-3 months of approval (the exact timeframe depends on when approval comes through; you have until the end of the second month after the approval month to spend). The first year’s annual fee is waived. 

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on online transactions (and you should, given how easy it is), you’ll earn a further 3,200 base miles (S$800 @ 4 mpd).

I consider the Citi Rewards Card to be practically essential for miles collectors, and if you don’t have one for whatever reason, that’s something you need to change.

DBS Altitude AMEX Card

DBS Altitude AMEX
(Offer Ends: 31 May 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$196.20
(can be waived with 10,000 fewer bonus miles)
N/A
SpendS$3,000
Spend Period60 days
Base Miles3,900
Bonus Miles53,400
Total Miles57,300
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal DBS/POSB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

New-to-bank customers who apply for a DBS Altitude AMEX with the promo code ALTA60 will enjoy 53,400 bonus miles when they pay the S$196.20 annual fee and spend S$3,000 within 60 days of approval .

Should they not wish to pay the annual fee, applying with the code ALTAW50 gets you a first year fee waiver, with 43,400 bonus miles.

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 3,900 base miles (S$3,000 @ 1.3 mpd).

DBS Altitude Visa Card

DBS Altitude Visa
(Offer Ends: 31 May 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$196.20
(can be waived with 10,000 fewer bonus miles)
N/A
SpendS$3,000
Spend Period60 days
Base Miles3,900
Bonus Miles46,400
Total Miles50,300
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal DBS/POSB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

New-to-bank customers who apply for a DBS Altitude Visa with the promo code ALTV53 will enjoy 46,400 bonus miles when they pay the S$196.20 annual fee and spend S$3,000 within 60 days of approval .

Should they not wish to pay the annual fee, applying with the code ALTVW43 gets you a first year fee waiver, with 36,400 bonus miles.

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 3,900 base miles (S$3,000 @ 1.3 mpd).

DBS Vantage Card

DBS Vantage Card
(Offer Ends: 31 May 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$599.50
(must be paid)
S$599.50
(must be paid)
SpendS$4,000S$4,000
Spend Period30 days30 days
Base Miles6,0006,000
Bonus Miles85,00040,000
Total Miles91,00046,000
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal DBS/POSB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

New-to-bank/existing customers will enjoy 85,000/40,000 bonus miles when they apply for a DBS Vantage Card, pay the S$599.50 annual fee and spend S$4,000 within 30 days of approval.

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 6,000 base miles (S$4,000 @ 1.5 mpd).

If you’re a new-to-bank customer, this is the biggest-ever welcome offer we’ve seen, so give it serious consideration if you’re in the market for a $120K card.

HSBC TravelOne Card

HSBC TravelOne Card
(Offer Ends: 30 Jun 24)
Apply
Details
 New & Existing
Annual FeeS$196.20
(must be paid)
SpendS$1,000
Spend Period1-2 months
Base Miles1,200
Bonus Miles20,000
Total Miles21,200

The HSBC TravelOne Card is offering 20,000 bonus miles to both new and existing HSBC cardholders who:

  • Pay the annual fee of S$196.20
  • Spend at least S$1,000 during the qualifying spending period
  • Opt-in for marketing communications during the sign-up process

The qualifying spending period is as follows:

Card Account Opening DateQualifying Spend Period
1-31 Jan 20241 Jan to 29 Feb 2024
1-29 Feb 20241 Feb to 31 Mar 2024
1-31 Mar 20241 Mar to 30 Apr 2024
1-30 Apr 20241 Apr to 31 May 2024
1-31 May 20241 May to 30 Jun 2024
1-30 Jun 20241 Jun to 31 Jul 2024
1-14 Jul 20241 Jul to 31 Aug 2024

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 1,200 base miles (S$1,000 @ 1.2 mpd).

Cardholders will enjoy other perks like four lounge visits per calendar year (i.e. eight in the first membership year), 20 transfer partners, plus no conversion fees till 31 May 2024. However, take note that HSBC may implement a hefty 10,000 points conversion fee after that, so be sure to cash out your points in time.

If you want this card for the free lounge visits, then take the first year fee waiver option instead (which does not come with the bonus miles).

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card

KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card
(Offer Ends: 31 Mar 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$196.20
(FYF)
N/A
SpendS$2,000
Spend Period60 days
Base Miles2,400
Bonus Miles25,000
Total Miles27,400
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal UOB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 6 months

The KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card is offering an uncapped sign-up bonus, which offers new-to-bank customers 25,000 bonus miles when they spend at least S$2,000 in the first 60 days. The first year’s annual fee is waived.

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 2,400 base miles (S$2,000 @ 1.2 mpd).

Cardholders who spend at least S$800 on SIA Group transactions (defined as Singapore Airlines, Scoot and KrisShop) in a membership year can earn an uncapped 3 mpd on dining, online shopping and travel, and transport. If you’ve maxed out your bonus caps on other cards, or god forbid are part of the “one card” camp, then this would be the next best alternative. 

StanChart Journey Card

StanChart Journey Card
(Offer Ends: 31 Mar 24)
Apply (Fee Waiver)
Apply (Fee Paying)
Details
 New
(Pay AF)
New
(AF Waiver)
Annual FeeS$196.20
N/A
SpendS$3,000S$3,000
Spend Period60 days60 days
Base Miles3,6003,600
Bonus Miles45,000 + S$12025,000 + S$120
Total Miles48,600 + S$12028,600 + S$120
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal StanChart credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 12 months

The StanChart Journey Card has tweaked its welcome offer to nudge cardholders towards paying the first year’s S$196.20 annual fee.

New-to-bank customers who pay the annual fee will receive 45,000 bonus miles for spending S$3,000 in the first 60 days of approval. Assuming that S$3,000 is spent in local currency, cardholders will earn an additional 3,600 base miles (S$3,000 @ 1.2 mpd). 

New-to-bank customers who want a first year fee waiver will receive 25,000 bonus miles for spending S$3,000 in the first 60 days of approval. Assuming that S$3,000 is spent in local currency, cardholders will earn an additional 3,600 base miles (S$3,000 @ 1.2 mpd). 

Regardless of whether you take the fee paying or fee waiver option, applying via SingSaver gives new-to-bank customers an extra S$120 cash.

That’s important, because it helps subsidise the first year’s annual fee, bringing it down to S$76.20. Assuming you meet the minimum spend for the 45,000 bonus miles, you’re paying just 0.17 cents per mile, a very good deal indeed. 

UOB PRVI Miles Card

UOB PRVI Miles Card
(Offer Ends: 29 Feb 24)
Apply (AMEX)
Apply (Mastercard)
Apply (Visa)
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$261.60N/A
SpendS$2,000
Spend Period2 months
Base Miles2,800
Bonus Miles45,200
Total Miles48,000
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal UOB credit card, and have not cancelled a principal UOB credit card in the past 6 months

New-to-bank UOB PRVI Miles Cardmembers will enjoy up to 45,200 bonus miles, split into:

  • 20,000 miles for paying the S$261.60 annual fee
  • 25,200 miles for spending S$1,000 per month for two consecutive months

There is no cap on the maximum customers eligible for either component. However, do note that you must be approved by 29 February 2024, so don’t leave your application till the last minute. 

Assuming the S$2,000 minimum spend is clocked locally, a further 2,800 base miles (S$2,000 @ 1.4 mpd) will be earned. If the minimum spend is clocked overseas, a further 4,800 (S$2,000 @ 2.4 mpd) base miles will be earned. UOB assumes the latter scenario in its marketing, which is why you’ll see claims of a 50,000 miles sign-up bonus (45,200 bonus + 4,800 base) on its website.

UOB Visa Infinite Metal Card

UOB VI Metal Card
(Offer Ends: 31 Mar 24)
Apply
Details
 NewExisting
Annual FeeS$654
(must be paid)
S$654
(must be paid)
SpendS$4,000S$4,000
Spend Period30 days30 days
Base Miles5,6005,600
Bonus Miles80,000 40,000
Total Miles85,60045,600
New customers are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal UOB credit card, and have not cancelled one in the past 6 months

New-to-bank/existing customers will enjoy 80,000 miles/40,000 bonus miles when they apply for a UOB Visa Infinite Metal Card, pay the S$654 annual fee and spend S$4,000 within 30 days of approval.

Assuming you clock the minimum spend on local transactions, you’ll earn a further 5,600 base miles (S$4,000 @ 1.4 mpd).

Unfortunately, the S$200 Grab vouchers which were previously offered to new and existing cardholders are no longer available, which makes this offer somewhat less attractive. You’ll still get S$10 of Grab vouchers each month, unlimited lounge access for the principal cardholder and one guest, and a waiver of the usual S$25 admin fee for miles conversions, but it’s not the deal it used to be.

That said, the minimum spend can be met through spend on education transactions, a relative rarity in this day and age. It might be worth considering in some scenarios, though the time to act was really last year.

My picks for February 2024

To mark KrisFlyer’s 25th anniversary, Singapore Airlines has rolled out some excellent acquisition offers for the cobrand AMEX cards, and the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card is one you must consider. Spending just S$750 nets you up to 32,175 bonus miles with no annual fee, a hefty payoff ratio.

The StanChart Journey Card is also well worth considering, now that SingSaver has increased the cash gift for new-to-bank applicants to S$120. Given the sign-up bonus and annual fee, this effectively allows you to purchase 45,000 miles for S$76.20, a very good deal.

American Express has also upsized the AMEX Platinum Charge’s already-great 132,500 MR points welcome offer, by throwing in an extra S$200 eCapitaVoucher or Samsonite luggage. The minimum spend remains the same, and assuming the S$1,744 annual fee doesn’t phase you, the first year’s value proposition can be very much worthwhile.

If you’re eligible for an AMEX HighFlyer Card, there’s a limited-time opportunity to enjoy both 57,200 bonus HighFlyer points and a Samsonite luggage with a S$6,000 minimum spend; normally you’re required to choose between one gift or another.

As always, the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card and Citi Rewards Card offer a waiver of the first year’s annual fee, so provided you can meet the minimum spend, then it’s basically 41,000 free miles up for grabs.

Non-miles sign-up bonuses

Here’s a brief summary of some of the other non-miles sign-up bonuses that are currently running in the market. 

I want to draw particular attention to the offer for the AMEX Platinum Credit Card, because it’s one of the best we’ve seen so far. With the welcome vouchers and card benefits, you’re looking at up to S$1,090 of first-year value– a significant return on the S$327 annual fee. 

💳 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses
(Non-miles)
 Spend (Period)Reward^Remarks
AMEX Plat Credit Card
Apply
S$888
(30 days)
S$400 eCVEnds 28 Feb 24. T&Cs apply 
DBS yuu AMEX
Apply
S$300
(30 days)
Up to S$150Ends 29 Feb 24. T&Cs apply
DBS yuu Visa 
Apply
S$300
(30 days)
Up to S$150
OCBC 90°N
Apply
S$500
(30 days)
S$250Ends 15 Feb 24. T&Cs apply
OCBC 365
Apply
S$500
(30 days)
S$250
CIMB Visa Signature
Apply
S$988
(60 days)
S$280 Ends 29 Feb 24. T&Cs apply
CIMB World MC
Apply
S$988
(60 days)
CIMB Visa Infinite
Apply
S$988
(60 days)
SC Simply Cash
Apply
S$500
(30 days)
S$330 Ends 29 Feb 24. T&Cs apply
^Non-cash rewards may be offered too, click on links for full details

Do note that you will only count as a new customer for the first card you apply for. Subsequently, you’re considered an existing customer.

Conclusion

As with all credit card sign-up offers, it’s important to read through the T&Cs to confirm eligibility, qualifying spend definitions, and fulfilment timelines. Don’t panic if you don’t see the bonus immediately upon meeting the minimum spend; these usually take three months or more to process.

I also recommend saving a copy of the T&Cs for your own reference, because banks may overwrite the T&Cs when new campaigns are launched, or worse, retroactively modify them!

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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Charles

Suppose I don’t have any Amex card now and sign up for two simultaneous. Will I be eligible for new customer for both? Or just one of them?

Daniel

The link to the application for AMEX Krisflyer Credit card leads to the Ascend card instead. The application on AMEX’s website also doesn’t show 33k miles for $750 min spend for new user. Would you be able to provide a new link to the application? Thanks very much!

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