There is a top spot within the OCBC Premier Banking space and that's the Premier Private Client (PPC) - one can 'easily' join this elite group by depositing or investing S$1 million (in fresh funds) and qualifying as an Accredited Investor. What caught my eyes last evening however was the introduction of a dedicated OCBC VOYAGE Card (which I have covered previously) for the PPCs and one of the additional benefits include unlimited airport limousine transfers.
In order to qualify as an Accredited Investor (and remember, you do have to satisfy this condition on top of the S$1 million fresh fund deposit), you will have to satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- The value of your net personal assets must exceed S$2 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) or such other amount as the Monetary Authority of Singapore may prescribe in its place; or
- Your income in the last 12 months must be no less than S$300,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) or such other amount as the Monetary Authority of Singapore may prescribe in its place.
Needless to say, unlimited complimentary airport transfers between your home and the airport is not a good enough reason to park S$1 million with the bank but it is definitely interesting to see how OCBC Bank has created different versions of this elite credit card to serve the different needs of the disparate consumer segments.
Standard Chartered is once again offering you the chance to win up to S$100 cashback when you pay Spin The Wheel Game between 16 May 2018 and 15 July 2018. There is also the opportunity to win S$3,000 cashback in a monthly lucky draw (total of 50 winners!). Strangely enough, the bank is also offering a S$5 cashback towards coffee purchase when you spend any eligible Standard Chartered Credit Cards overseas in foreign currency.
OCBC Bank is currently running a limited time promotion with Emirates to offer 20X Rewards (equivalent to 8 miles per SGD) on all eligible flights booked via this specific landing page. This promotion is capped at S$1,000 (meaning to say you can only earn up to 8,000 bonus miles) and you will have to book it between 15-21 May 2018. Additionally, eligible OCBC Cardholders will also be able to enjoy up to 12% off on Flex and Flex Plus (10% off Saver) Economy Class fares.
The long wait is finally over - you can now add all your eligible Citibank credit cards to your Apple devices and you will earn up to 20X Rewards (that's 8 miles per dollar!) on all Apple Pay purchases made between 26 April 2018 and 31 July 2018. According to the terms and conditions posted on the site, there is no mention on the maximum number of bonus points that you can earn through this limited-time promotion so it is definitely a good idea to add it to your wallet and start raking up those miles!
With the upcoming Grab-Uber merger on the horizon, there is no better time than now to revisit the best credit cards and platforms to use for Grab rides (especially with the recent introduction of new membership programs). This article aims to highlight a combination of promotions and offers that you can use to get most value out of your Grab rides in Singapore (even though some of them apply to rides taken overseas as well) and while it may not be exhaustive, it will definitely help you save more money on your Grab rides on the whole.
The OCBC Titanium Rewards Card is on my list of credit cards to hold in 2018 and there is currently the opportunity to earn up to 6 miles per dollar by using this credit card on the Mileslife app from now until 30 June 2018. If you are not familiar with the Mileslife app, it basically rewards you with additional miles (on top of what you would typically earn on your credit card) for making payment via the app - this means to say that you can earn up to 11 miles per dollar on specific spends on the app.
Spend at least S$500 on eligible in-app as well as online purchases from 29 March 2018 to 30 June 2018 with your DBS/POSB cards to win either S$50 worth of coupon or cash! Registration is absolutely necessary and you will have to do it via the new DBS Lifestyle App - limited to the first 10,000 registrations only (but at the time of writing there is still plenty).
As some of you may know, the UOB PVRI Miles Visa Card is a Visa Infinite credit card even though it is not marketed as one - the card face simply shows Visa (without Platinum, Signature or Visa Infinite branding under it). It seems that from 01 April 2018 however, UOB will be making it a Visa Signature card officially. There will be no changes to the earn rates and you will continue to earn miles (in the form of UNI$s) on local and overseas spend at 1.4 and 2.4 miles per dollar respectively.
The Citi Rewards Card runs a 20X Rewards promotion from time to time with selected partners and this time round, cardholders will be able to earn 20 points per S$1 (equivalent to 8 miles per dollar) on all eligible transactions made at Duty Free Singapore (DFS), Takashimaya and TANGS between 23 March and 03 May 2018.
UOB used to be one of the banks to go to for credit cards (especially for us mile-chasers) and at one point in my life, I have held over five credit cards from this bank alone. I loved that the fact that the UNI$s (the name for UOB's point currency) accrued from all cards were pooled into a singular account (which means you only paid the FFP transfer fee once) and how they seem to have a card for every significant purpose. However, in my opinion, the bank has gone downhill from where it was, at least where credit cards are concerned.
Now it has been almost six months since I have last written about Mileslife and in case you have forgotten what it is (or you are new to this platform), it is basically a way for you to make payment to a selection of merchants which in-turn earns you more miles - there are no fees involved in using this so it is a win-win situation for both parties! If you do not already have an account, you will have to download the app on your mobile phone (using my referral link gets you 1,000 bonus miles extra!). From 24-28 February 2018, enjoy double miles on all dining transactions made on Mileslife!