UOB PRVI Miles Cards offering 5 mpd on overseas dining and shopping

From 15 May to 30 June 2024, 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 overseas spending promotion for all three versions of the UOB PRVI Miles Card, where registered cardholders can earn up to 5 mpd on in-person dining and shopping spend. 

This includes restaurants, bars, fast food, department stores, factory outlets and electronics stores, and even some unexpected categories like supermarkets and wine stores. 

This promotion is valid from now till 30 June 2024, and is basically a repeat of the offer we saw the same time last year, albeit with a slightly higher minimum spend of S$1,500 (versus S$1,000 the last time round).

There is an overall cap of S$4,000 for the entire promotion period, which means you can earn up to 10,400 bonus miles.

💳 tl;dr: UOB PRVI Miles FCY Promo
  • Applicable to all versions of the UOB PRVI Miles Card
  • Promo period: 15 May to 30 Jun 2024
  • Registration required via SMS
  • Earn 5 mpd on in-person overseas spend on dining and shopping
  • Min. S$1,500, max. S$4,000 of eligible spending for entire period
  • Bonus credited by 31 Aug 2024
  • Terms and Conditions

Earn up to 5 mpd on overseas dining & shopping

This promotion runs from 15 May to 30 June 2024, and is valid for UOB PRVI Miles AMEX, Mastercard and Visa customers. 

Registration is required, and can be done by sending the following SMS to 77862:

📱 SMS to 77862
PMX<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of NRIC/Passport
e.g. PMX 567A
Note: if you’re reading this on 14th May, remember that registration only starts from 15th May

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

Once registered, cardholders who spend at least S$1,500 on eligible dining and shopping transactions (defined below) will earn 5 mpd 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. 

❓ Can I use Amaze?
To pre-empt the inevitable “can I use Amaze” question, no, you can’t. Amaze converts all transactions into SGD, and this offer only applies to spending made in FCY

What counts as eligible transactions?

A minimum of S$1,500 must be spent on eligible overseas transactions during the promotion period.

Eligible overseas transactions are defined below.

Overseas dining

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

MCC Description
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. 

Overseas shopping

Overseas shopping refers to in-person 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. 

How do I know the MCC?

If you want to verify the MCC of a merchant before making a transaction, here’s three ways of looking it up. 

Method Ease of Use Reliability
HeyMax ●●●
📱 Instarem app ●● ●●
🤖 DBS digibot
●●●

Given how easy it is to ascertain a merchant’s MCC these days, there’s no excuse for getting it wrong! 

How to check Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) before making a purchase

When will I receive my miles?

Base UNI$ (equivalent to 2.4 mpd) will be credited when the transaction posts.

Bonus UNI$ (equivalent to 2.6 mpd) will be credited to your account within two months after the promotion period, i.e. by 30 August 2024. 

Terms & Conditions

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

Conclusion

Card Review

UOB PRVI Miles Cardholders will be able to enjoy 5 mpd on overseas dining and shopping for the period of the May and June school holidays.

This would make it the highest-earning option for FCY spend,  but because there’s a 3.25% FCY fee on all transactions, some might still prefer to pair the Amaze with the Citi Rewards Card instead for 4 mpd (with a lower FCY fee of 1.8-2%).

A S$1,500 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. 

(HT: Popo)

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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CSS

Just in-time for school holiday!

Jordan

Does uob lady n priv uni$ combined together?

TJC

Yes, I’m actually doing this now – my uni$ is pooled

Robochon

Wonderful! Will you earn these bonus miles if payment is made through Alipay and WeChat Pay?

Bonus denied

Why do the T&Cs say “Dining Transactions” … excluding all food and beverage transactions … within grocery stores and supermarkets?

I’ve had a UOB CS tell me MCC 5411 transactions weren’t eligible due to the above wording when I didn’t get bonus uni$ on their previous campaign for supermarket transactions. (Was actually due to an entirely different reason).

Bonus denied

How to register from overseas? Don’t seem to receive a reply from UOB.

Lee CY

Does “in-person” includes Google pay and Apple pay?