Extended: UOB PRVI Miles Card uncapped 45,200 miles sign-up bonus

From now till 30 June 2024, apply for a UOB PRVI Miles Card and get 45,200 bonus miles with S$1,000 spend per month in the first 2 months.

Since April 2023, UOB has been running a 45,200 miles welcome offer for the UOB PRVI Miles Card, which unlike most of the bank’s promos, does not feature a maximum applicant cap.

This offer was previously set to lapse on 31 May 2024, but has now been renewed for approvals by 30 June 2024.

UOB’s “first X” promos are getting so notorious they’ve felt the need to add “guaranteed” to this offer!

The terms remain the same as before, namely:

  • Spending S$1,000 per month for the first two months of approval
  • Paying the S$261.60 annual fee

This works out to a cost of 0.58 cents per mile, and one of the better offers you’ll see for a UOB card.

In fact, this offer is now even more compelling- but through no merit of its own. That’s because UOB has nerfed the 25,000 miles welcome offer for the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card by adding a “first 100 applicants” cap, making the UOB PRVI Miles the only no-gamble option available.

UOB PRVI Miles 45,200 miles sign-up bonus

Apply (AMEX)
Apply (MC)
Apply (Visa)

New-to-bank customers who apply and are approved for a UOB PRVI Miles AMEX, Mastercard or Visa from 1-30 June 2024 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
❓ New-to-bank

New-to-bank customers are defined as those who:

  • do not currently hold any principal UOB credit card, and
  • have not cancelled a principal UOB credit card within the past 6 months prior to the start of the promotion period

There is no cap on the maximum customers eligible for either component.

However, do note that you must be approved by 30 June 2024, so don’t leave your application till the last minute. I’ve read reports that some customers have waited as long as 2-3 weeks for approval, and I can’t say for sure what happens if your approval comes after the end of the month (a strict reading of the T&Cs would suggest you’re not eligible, but maybe UOB sees all these sequential promotions as part of one single longer promotion?).

The S$2,000 minimum spend will earn:

  • 2,800 base miles, if spent locally @ 1.4 mpd
  • 4,800 base miles, if spent overseas @ 2.4 mpd

UOB assumes the latter scenario in its marketing, which is why you’ll see this advertised as a 50,000 miles welcome offer (45,200 bonus + 4,800 base) on its website.

Annual fee bonus

Cardholders who pay the first year’s S$261.60 annual fee will receive UNI$10,000 (20,000 miles).

Since the first-year annual fee is waived by default, cardholders must opt in by sending the following SMS to 77862 by 31 July 2024.

📱 SMS to 77862
PMAF<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of NRIC/Passport
(Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, send “PMAF 567A”)

Spending bonus

Cardholders who spend S$1,000 in eligible transactions per month for two consecutive months following approval will receive UNI$12,600 (25,200 miles)

For example, if your card is approved on 10 June 2024, you will need to fulfil the minimum spend criteria as follows:

Min. Spend Qualifying Spend Period
At least S$1,000 10 Jun 2024 to 9 Jul 2024
At least S$1,000 10 Jul 2024 to 9 Aug 2024

For avoidance of doubt, you cannot simply spend S$2,000 in the first month of approval and say to yourself “job done”. The minimum spend of S$1,000 needs to be clocked in each of the two spending periods. 

What counts as qualifying spend?

Eligible transactions include all retail transactions in local or foreign currency, and a full list of exclusions can be found at point 1.4(c) in the T&Cs. 

The key exclusions to highlight are:

  • Charitable donations
  • Education
  • Government payments
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Prepaid account top-ups (e.g. GrabPay or YouTrip)
  • Utilities
  • UOB Payment Facility

Supplementary cardholder spending will be pooled with the principal cardholder’s in determining if the minimum spend has been met. And before you say “isn’t that obvious?”, remember that UOB is not above such shenanigans.

When will the bonus miles be credited?

Annual fee bonus

The UNI$10,000 for paying the S$261.60 annual fee will be credited by 31 October 2024.

Spending bonus

The UNI$12,600 from meeting the 2x S$1,000 minimum spend will be credited by 31 October 2024.

That said, I’ve received a few reports from readers that bonus miles from previous months’ offers have not been crediting on time. I’m not in a position to say whether this is the exception or the norm, but figured it’s worth flagging anyway.

Terms and Conditions

The full T&Cs for this offer can be found here.

I would recommend saving a copy of the document for your own reference, since the link will be replaced with a newer promotion after the current one ends.

Earn up to 5 mpd on overseas shopping and dining

As a reminder, 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 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. 

For the full details, refer to the post below. 

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

Overview: UOB PRVI Miles Card

Income Req. S$30,000 p.a. Points Validity 2 years
Annual Fee S$261.60
Min.
Transfer
5,000 UNI$
(10,000 miles)
Miles with
Annual Fee
N/A Transfer
Partners
  • SIA
  • Cathay Pacific
FCY Fee 3.25% Transfer Fee S$25
Local Earn 1.4 mpd Points Pool? Yes
FCY Earn 2.4 mpd
Lounge Access? No
Special Earn 6 mpd on Agoda & Expedia Airport Limo? Yes 
(AMEX only)
Cardholder Terms and Conditions

UOB PRVI Miles Cards are issued across all three networks: American Express, Mastercard, and Visa. Earn rates are the same for all (1.4 mpd local, 2.4 mpd overseas), though the American Express version has two unique features:

  • 20,000 bonus miles for spending at least S$50,000 in a membership year
  • Complimentary airport limo transfers with a minimum spend of S$1,000 in foreign currency per calendar quarter

UOB UNI$ can be converted to either KrisFlyer or Asia Miles at a 1 UNI$= 2 miles ratio, with a S$25 conversion fee.

Be sure to check out my full review of the UOB PRVI Miles Card below.

Review: UOB PRVI Miles Card

Conclusion

Apply (AMEX)
Apply (MC)
Apply (Visa)

UOB has once again extended its uncapped sign-up offer for June 2024 with applicants receiving 45,200 miles for paying the S$261.60 annual fee and spending S$1,000 per month for two consecutive months.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, then this is a great opportunity to cash in your new-to-bank status for some bonus miles. That said, do be aware that approvals can take longer than expected, and there have been reports of delayed bonus crediting.

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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Azmi

Hi, do you know if CardUp rent transactions are among the excluded transactions for this promo? I cant find it in the TnC

Cze

Does the $1000 monthly include annual fee?

Shane

Can we meet the minimum spend by purchasing capitaland /ntuc vouchers?

Aria

The T&C I just received from the bank for 50k guaranteed for the May 1 – May 31 promotion does have the first 50 applicants clause… it doesn’t seem to be uncapped applicants.

Tan PING Hong

Do I have to spend and pay the annual fee first before sending the SMS registration “PMAF” to 77862?

Sav

Hi all, does anyone know if payment to Cardup (for tax) is considered as eligible spend? Thank you