Singaporeans are avid flyers whether for business or for vacation, and there is no stopping you from getting the most benefits out of your Air Miles card, yet the question lies on which credit card offers the most number of miles to take you to foreign shores.
We all know each card has its own benefits and welcoming offers, but they have different terms and conditions which you must also consider.
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American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card
With the minimum income requirement of S$30,000, the AmEx Singapore Airlines Krisflyer Credit Card is an accessible card for most of the Singaporeans. You can enjoy the free membership worth of S$176.55 for the first year and get more miles faster as it is automatically converts without any fee unlike other cards. New card holders will receive 5,000 KrisFlyer miles right off the bat after charging on the card for the first time.
Get 3,000 KrisFlyer miles for the first charge and another 1,500 KrisFlyer miles if you spend S$700 within the first six months upon receiving the card, plus 770 miles from your converted S$700 expenditure. Have 500 more miles on your first booking in Grab and S$20 rebate with every S$200 charged for Grab rides, just don’t forget that your rebate is capped at S$100.
- New Cardholder Free Miles – 5,000
- Automatic Miles on First Use – 3,000
- Additional Miles for S$700 charge – 1,500
- 1.1 Mile Every S$1 – 770
- Free Miles for booking Grab – 500
Total – 10,770 miles
Aside from the KrisFlyer miles, you can also receive S$150 Cashback on Singaporean Airlines if you charge S$12,000 on your card until June 2017. Aside from the awarded miles, you also have S$350,000 Travel Inconvenience & Travel Accident Coverage and 51 days interest-free on purchases.
ANZ Travel Visa Signature Card
With every dollar you spend locally, you can earn 1.4 mile. On the other hand, if you are a frequent flyer who prefers flight bookings with Qantas and Jetstar airlines, then this card is perfect for you as you can earn double miles with these airlines. Get more when you use your card to go shopping in Australia and New Zealand.
New cardholders can get as much as 25,000 miles if they pay their annual fees, charge at least S$3,000 in the initial month, and use the card regularly. If you don’t want to spend too much, then you can charge at least S$500 on the first month to get 2,000 bonus miles added to 10,000 miles gain after paying the annual fee.
Aside from the miles you get, you can use the card’s Balance Transfer option for 6 months at 0% p.a. with 0% processing fee. This means that if you have an outstanding balance, you can transfer it to ANZ Travel Visa Signature Card and have six months to pay without incurring any later fee and interest charges.
Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card
This card is great for frequent business flyers as it can generate more free miles when used overseas. Aside from getting 35,000 miles or 25,000 miles as a welcome offer, you can receive 10% cash rebate every time you charge your Uber fare.
With Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card, you can travel more at ease as you complimentary travel insurance coverage worth as much as S$1,000,000. The insurance covers medical evacuation, repatriation, accidental death, medical expenses, total/permanent disablement, and delayed/lost baggage.
Citi PremierMiles Card
Earn 15,000 miles by using the card for the first three months, another 15,000 miles for spending S$10,000 within the first three months and 12,000 miles if you spend S$10,000 (converted into miles as S$1 yields 1.4 mile). Earn 10,000 Citi Miles once you renew your card membership. There is no need to worry if you have no chance to use your miles now as the earned Citi Miles never expire.
Citi PremierMiles Card holders can also enjoy 10% off of the regular fares in Emirates Airlines, 50% more miles on overseas if you spend long weekends abroad before the year ends (with minimum spending of S$1,000), and 10 miles for every dollar spent on Kaligo.com until 31st December 2016.
DBS Altitude Visa Card
If you apply online before 2016 ends, you can earn 8,000 bonus miles with the minimum charge of S$1,000. You can get 3 miles on every dollar you spend on partnering e-commerce sites, 2 miles on each dollar you use when you charge in foreign currency and 1.2 mile in each dollar in every local spend.
This card is very manageable for first time credit card holders as it only requires a minimum salary of S$30,000 per annum for Singaporeans and S$45,000 for foreigners. This card is great for average spenders.
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