Mileslife is a great way to supercharge the accrual of miles especially when bonuses are in place - there is currently the opportunity to earn up to 8 miles per dollar (on top of credit card spend) at selected restaurants. This means to say that if you are using the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa credit card, you can essentially earn up to 12 miles per dollar on dining which is crazy if you think about it! Apart from spending, users are able to accrue miles by simply completing a few simple tasks.
By checking-in each day (all you have to do is to open the app and check-in for seven consecutive days), you will be given the opportunity to earn up to 200 miles. In reality however, I have been getting anywhere between 10 to 20 miles every seven days (so it is not great). Mileslife Health is another way to earn miles on the application and you can simply convert your daily steps into miles:
- 5,000 - 9,999 Steps: 2 Miles
- 10,000 - 19,999 Steps: 4 Miles
- >20,000 Steps: 8 Miles
In fact, if you have accrued at least 100,000 steps (average of 14,286 steps per day) over the course of a week, you will be able to obtain an additional 10 miles on Sunday. Therefore, the maximum amount of miles one can earn from Mileslife Health is 66 miles per week (or 3,432 miles per year). Additional miles (2X) is awarded if a minimum spend is met in the previous week but I will not talk about this here since it is complicated (who comes up with these promotions?!). Before you laugh your head off about earning 66 miles per week, do note that these miles are useful if you are based in Singapore (or anywhere else!) and do not have any balance in your British Airways Executive Club account. There are sales and bonuses on Avios purchase each year and if you have a zero balance in your account, you will not be able to purchase them. However, if you are able to credit at least one day's worth of walking into your British Airways Executive Club account, you will be able to take advantage of future sales when it pops up - not a difficult task at all!