• Frequent Flyer Miles Credit Cards 2016 in Singapore

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    Frequent Flyer Miles Credit Cards 2016 in Singapore

    Travel has become the bread and butter of many businesses and many breathe the air from thousands of miles above ground to further their professional careers. But travel never comes cheap. It has become a mandatory expense in many professions, however, that does not change the fact that it is still an expensive incorporation in the day to day life of the business class. Aside from the business angle to travel, it has also become the most common and the most expensive habit across the world. With social media and other forms raving about travel diaries, blogs and incidences of individuals traveling across the world on a budget, many are daring to take up this path.

    Many banks and other financial institutions today have recognized this unquenchable need and expense and are today offering a range of credit cards that provide a host of travel benefits for not only those who need it but also those who want and long for it. Travel Credit Cards come with different perks from offering extra air miles to complimentary airport pickups and drops, travel insurance, complimentary airport lounge access and many more.

    Let’s take a tour of some of the most promising Travel Cards offered by leading Singapore banks –

    1. UOB PRIVI Miles American Express Card

      Promotion

      • New UOB Cardmembers will earn 8000 welcome miles
      • Existing UOB Cardmembers will earn 5000 welcome miles

      Miles Earing Potential

      • You will earn 3 miles for every SGD 1 that you spend on SilkAir, KrisShop and Singapore Airlines.
      • You will earn 2.4 air miles for every SGD 1 that you spend overseas.
      • You will earn a bonus of 20, 000 air miles when you spend SGD 50, 000 in a year.

      Find below your miles earning potential with the UOB PRIVI Miles American Express Card -

      Monthly Expense Miles Earn Rate Miles earned each month
      SGD 1,300 (local spend) SGD 1 = 1.4 miles 1,820 miles
      SGD 300 (overseas spend) SGD 1 = 2.4 miles 720 miles
      SGD 100 (, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines or KrisShop) SGD 1 = 3 miles 300 miles
      Total miles earned in a month 2,840 miles
      Total miles earned in a year can for a round trip ticket to Hong Kong, Bali or Taiwan 34, 080 miles

      Other Travel Perks

      1. Free limousine ride to Changi International Airport

        You will get a rebate of SGD 45 for every one way limousine service to the Changi International Airport when you spend a minimum of SGD 1000 overseas using your UOB PRIVI Miles American Express Card every qualifying quarter.

      2. Travel Insurance

        UOB provides its UOB PRIVI Miles American Express Cardmembers Travel Inconvenience Insurance and Personal Accident insurance coverage of up to SGD 1, 000, 000.

      3. UOB PRIVI Travel Butler

        This is a dedicated UOB hotline to provide comprehensive travel assistance to its cardmembers that includes help with flight tickets, hotel accommodations, car rental booking, insurance and any other assistance required by members.

      4. American Express Selects

        The cardmembers will enjoy additional privileges and perks from American Express Selects such as travel, leisure, dining and shopping privileges to name a few.

    2. American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Credit Card

      Promotion

      • The first time ever you use your American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Credit Card, you will receive 5000 bonus KrisFlyer miles as a welcome offer.
      • You will receive 5000 KrisFlyer miles as a bonus when you spend SGD 5000 on your American Express Credit Card within the first 6 months upon your card approval.

      Miles Earning Potential

      • For every SGD 1.60 that you spend on your card, you will receive 1 KrisFlyer mile. When you charge your card with SGD 5000 and above in a calendar year, you will receive 50% more KrisFlyer miles.
      • For every SGD 1.60 that you spend on eligible Singapore Airlines tickets directly at either of the following – KrisShop or singaporeair.com (include inflight and online ticket purcahses), you will receive 2 KrisFlyer miles.
      • When you spend a minimum amount of SGD 12, 000 or above in a calendar year, you you will receive 50% more KrisFlyer miles.
      • You will enjoy hassle free conversion of your miles because the KrisFlyer miles earned by you will be directly credited in your KrisFlyer account.

      Find below your miles earning potential with the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Credit Card –

      Please note that the following tables are illustrative purposes only.

      Table 1: When you spend SGD 5000 between January 1 and December 31 in a calendar year

      Product / Item / Offer KrisFlyer Miles Received
      Your Welcome Offer Bonus Earned 5000
      Base KrisFlyer Miles Earned when you spend SGD 5000 3125
      Bonus KrisFlyer Miles Earned when you spend SGD 5000 within the first 6 months 5000
      50% additional KrisFlyer Miles Earned 1567
      Total KrisFlyer Miles Earned 14, 692

      With these miles earned, you can afford a return ticket to Bali (Economy Class) at singaporeair.com

      Table 2: When you spend another SGD 7000 between January 1 and December 31 in a calendar year

      Product / Item / Offer KrisFlyer Miles Received
      Base KrisFlyer Miles Earned when you spend SGD 7000 4375
      Bonus KrisFlyer Miles Earned when you spend SGD 5000 within the first 6 months 1250
      50% additional KrisFlyer Miles Earned 2185
      Another 50% bonus KrisFlyer Miles Earned 3755
      Total KrisFlyer Miles Earned 26, 257

      With these miles earned, you can afford a return ticket to Hong Kong (Economy Class) at singaporeair.com

      Other Travel Perks

      1. American Express Travel Service offices

        AMEX has over 2200 Travel Service offices spread across 140 different countries and territories to assist cardmembers with any and all travel related assistance.

      2. Exclusive Hertz privileges for cardmembers worldwide

        Enjoy the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Loyalty program at more than 8500 participating locations spread across 150 different countries around the world. You can avail the following benefits under this program –

        • Save 10% on the published rates that include Hertz collections
        • Avail 1 car class upgrade – this offer is applicable only to standard vehicles and rentals of 5 or more consecutive days and strictly subject to availability.
        • Fee waived for the additional driver
      3. Travel Accident Insurance

        Enjoy travel accident insurance of up to SGD 350, 000 when you purchase your flight tickets your American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold Credit Card.

      4. Emergency Card Replacement

        You can get your card replaced within one business day anywhere in the world.

      5. Interest Free Payments

        Enjoy up to 51 days of interest free purchases on your AMEX credit card.

      6. Fraud Protection Guarantee

        Enjoy complete fraud protection against unauthorized charges anywhere in the world when you make purchases using your credit card, both, offline and online.

    3. Citi PremierMiles Visa Card

      Promotion / Miles Earning Potential

      • Expedia – Earn 6 Citi Miles for every SGD 1 that you spend on expedia.com. Additionally, also enjoy exclusive deals on your flight and hotel bookings. This promotion is valid until July 31, 2016.
      • Kaligo – Earn 10 Citi Miles for every SGD 1 that you spend on kaligo.com. You can earn miles much faster and redeem it for a complimentary upgrade or a flight much sooner. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2016.
      Additional Miles Earning Potential
      • For every SGD 1 that you spend in a foreign currency, you will earn 2 Citi Miles
      • For every SGD 1 that you spend locally, you will earn 1.2 Citi Miles
      • You will earn 10, 000 Citi Miles each time you renew your membership
      • There is no minimum spend required
      • There is no expiry date for the Citi Miles earned

      Other Travel Perks

      1. Hotels

        Earn additional discounts and exclusive privileges at world class hotels across the globe that include late checkouts, automatic room upgrades, complimentary breakfast and many more at the following –

        • Hotel Club – Up to 15% additional discount on hotel bookings
        • Six Senses Spas and Resorts – Savings of up to 15% on the Best Available Rate of the Day. Other perks also include next category upgrade of the villa / room, daily breakfast for 2 people during the stay, US$ 50 spa credit per stay per room / villa that can be used during the stay and late checkout till 3 PM.
        • Visa Luxury Hotel Collection – Automatic room upgrade depending on availability on arrival, complimentary continental breakfast, free valet parking or in room internet, VIP guest status, Late checkout till 3 PM when available and a SGD 25 F&B voucher.
      2. Travel

        • Avis – You get a complimentary Avis Preferred Membership. Enjoy discount of up to 35% on standard rates and discount of up to 30% on International Leisure Rates.
        • Hertz – Get a complimentary HERTZ Gold Plus Rewards membership. Save 10% on self - drive car rentals AND a choice between the following two options – 1 complimentary rental day (with a minimum stay of 6 + days rental in the booking) OR 1 car class upgrade (with a minimum stay of 3 + days rental in the booking).
        • Yourwifi – 20% discount on Yourwifi plans. Enjoy unlimited data access for most countries. All you need to do is to rent a mobile Wi-Fi router with a discount of 20% on Yourwifi plans using your Citi PremierMiles Visa Card.
      3. VIP Access

        • You will get a personalized Priority Pass membership card with an array of benefits. Enjoy complimentary access twice a year to more than 600 members - only Priority Pass airport lounges across the world. You will have access to the VIP lounge privileges that include access to fax machines, phones, internet and conference rooms.
        • Enjoy 11% discount on airport fast track immigration at more than 280 international airports meet and assist – yQ. No language barriers or lengthy queries because you will be personally escorted when you land.
      4. 24/7 Services

        You can contact Citibank for immediate assistance round the clock for any enquiries on your Citi PremierMiles Visa Card. This include replacement on your lost card.

      5. Travel Protection

        Travel Accident Insurance –

        • Receive coverage of up to SGD 1, 000, 000 in the event of your death or permanent disablement resulting from an accident in a common carrier.
        • Your child will receive coverage up to SGD 50, 000.

        Medical Assistance Program –

        • Receive coverage of up to SGD 40, 000 for medical expenses resulting due to a sickness or injury while on the covered trip.
        • Your child will receive coverage up to SGD 20, 000.
        • Receive coverage of up to SGD 100, 000 on an event of emergency medical evacuation.
        • Receive coverage of up to SGD 50, 000 for repatriation.

        Travel Inconvenience Coverage –

        • Baggage Loss – Up to SGD 500 reimbursement per article and up to a maximum of SGD 1000.
        • Baggage Delay – SGD 200 for consecutive delay of every 8 hours and up to a maximum of SGD 500.
        • Trip Cancellation – Reimbursement of up to SGD 500.
        • Trip Interruption - Reimbursement of up to SGD 500.
      6. Visa Signature Privileges Year long

        These privileges include savings on shopping and car rentals and special rates on Asia’s finest golf courses.

      7. Credit Limit Flexibility

        You can request for a temporary increase on your credit limit whenever you need to on your Citi PremierMiles Visa Card.

      8. Cash Withdrawal Ease Worldwide

        You can get instant cash advance of up to 100% of your credit limit from more than 500, 000 Visa Plus ATMs across the globe.

        Participating Frequent Flyer and Hotel Loyalty Programs

        1 Citi Mile is equivalent to 1 mile at the following participating merchants –

        • Asia Miles
        • Enrich
        • Etihad Guest
        • Executive Club
        • Garuda Frequent Flyer
        • Infinity MileageLands
        • KrisFlyer
        • Royal Orchid Plus
        • SkyMiles

        Hotel Loyalty Program –

        • One Citi Mile equals 1 IHG Rewards Club point
        • One Citi Mile equals 1.5 Hilton HHonors points
      9. ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card

        Promotion

        • You will receive 2000 bonus air miles when you spend the first SGD 500 on your ANZ credit card.

        Miles Earning Potential

        • Earn 1.4 miles for every SGD 1 that you spend locally on your credit card.
        • Earn 2.8 miles for every SGD 1 that you spend on your holidays for direct flight bookings with Jetstar airlines and Qantas or retail spend in New Zealand and Australia where 1 Travel$ = 1 air mile.
        • Renew your ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card and receive 10, 000 air miles. This is applicable from the second year of card membership upon renewal / payment of annual fees.
        • You have the liberty to convert your Travel$ to cash credit.

        Other Travel Perks

        1. Complimentary and unlimited access to Airport Lounges around the world

          You will enjoy unlimited complimentary access to more than 100 Veloce VIP airport lounges across the globe for both, principal and supplementary ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card. However, for lounges in Toronto, you will need to print out a coupon access form, fill it and submit it for entry. Accompanying guests who are not ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Cardmembers will have to pay a fee and their entry is subject to the discretion of the lounge.

        2. Complimentary airport limousine transfers

          Enjoy a complimentary one way airport limousine transfer from or to Changi International Airport. All you need to do is charge your ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card with SGD 2500 within 30 days and contact the bank to obtain your booking voucher.

        3. Travel Accident and Inconvenience Insurance

          Enjoy complimentary Travel Accident and Inconvenience Insurance of up to SGD 1 million for yourself and up to SGD 100, 000 for your spouse and child when you pay for your flight tickets using your ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card.

        4. Visa Signature Privileges

          • Enjoy a discount of up to 75% at more than 65, 000 hotels across the world.

          • Enjoy special car rental privileges at Avis and Hertz.

        5. ANZ Spot

          This ANZ privilege program is ideal for local or overseas travel across Asia Pacific whether you are looking to explore dining options, planning your dream vacation or just looking to relax, you can find a privilege that suits your needs with ANZ Spot.

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