Happen to be a frequent flyer, travelling from Singapore? Redeem flights from international airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar, as well as hotels and more with miles earned when spending locally or aboard with these credit cards from UOB, DBS, Citibank, ANZ and OCBC
Want to know the best ways to fly for free? It’s a no-brainer when it comes to making use of air mile credit cards. Not only handy for retail therapy sessions, these cards obviously also accumulate points and miles, turning them into shopping vouchers, hotel bookings and flight tickets via a number of airlines such as Singapore Airlines, AirAsia and Qantas – a pretty sweet deal for frequent flyers! Here are five of the best credit cards with frequent flyer mile promos and benefits that best suit your travelling needs. Pack your bags – a holiday awaits you!
Great for: Those who frequent airlines like Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Scoot and Silk Air.
You can now redeem flights and upgrade seats with the KrisFlyer miles you earn when you spend with your KrisFlyer UOB Debit Card and Account. This debit card is a great starter kit that accumulates miles rather than interest, and you’ll receive 1,000 KrisFlyer miles just by applying – how amazing is that? You’ll also start receiving miles from $3,000 in your account upwards. For every $1 spent, you’ll earn 1.4 KrisFlyer miles, and if you have a monthly average deposit of more than $350,000, you’ll receive 5.4 KrisFlyer miles for every $1. Visit this page for more information on how your miles are being calculated, as well as the number of miles needed to redeem flights. Plus, with the KrisFlyer UOB Debit Card, you get to enjoy exclusive benefits like priority check-in and boarding, additional baggage allowance, seat selection and convenience fee waiver when you book with Scoot and Tigerair. Hello to a hassle-free flight!
KrisFlyer UOB is eligible for Singapore citizens, permanent residents and foreigners of 18 years and above, with no minimum income required.
DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card
Great for: Those planning trips to Bali
This card allows you to earn 3 miles for every $1 spent, which can be used for hotels and flights with international airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways. You can also convert the miles into KrisFlyer and AirAsia points. Singapore transactions earn you 1.2 miles per $1 spent, 2 miles per $1 spent overseas, and 3 miles per $1 when booking flights and hotels online via Agoda, Expedia, Airbnb and more. Your miles will never expire, and you will receive an additional 10,000 miles when you renew your membership fee at $193.60. Sunnies on the ready; you can even redeem a round trip to Bali with 15,000 KrisFlyer miles!
DBS Altitude Visa Signature Card is eligible for Singaporeans (annual income of $30,000 and above) and foreigners (annual income of $45,000 and above) of 21 years and above.
Citi PremierMiles Visa Card
Great for: Miles that never expire
With every $1 spent on booking flights online, you’ll receive up to 10 Citi Miles, which can be converted for miles such as Qantas Points, KrisFlyer Miles, Asia Miles and Delta Skymiles. Miles can also be used for hotel bookings. $1 spent in Singapore earns you 1.2 miles, while $1 spent overseas earns you 2 air miles. Receive even more with its year-long promos like earning 3 Citi Miles for every $1 spent on expedica.com.sg/bonusrewards, receiving 50% more miles on overseas purchases when you’re abroad for long weekends this year, and getting 10 Citi Miles per $1 spent on Kalingo.com. Plus, clinch an additional 10,000 Citi Miles when you renew your membership with a basic annual fee of $192.60!
Citi PremierMiles Visa Card is eligible for Singaporeans and foreigners of 21 years and above, with a minimum annual income of $50,000.
OCBC Voyage Card
Great for: Travellers who are adventurous in trying new airlines
Cardholders can book flights to any city, allowing you to redeem miles at any airline in the world! You can also redeem your miles instantly, partially or fully, for your friends or family’s flights, without worrying about them expiring. For every $1 spent, earn 2.3 Voyage miles for foreign currency transactions and local dining, and earn 1 VOYAGE mile for any other local spend, including retail purchases. Enjoy complimentary VIP airport lounge access around the world, limousine transfer services, golf privileges in Singapore, as well as travel insurance coverage of up to $1,500,000.
OCBC VOYAGE Card is eligible for OCBC Premier Banking customers who are of 21 years and above, with a minimum annual income of $120,000.
ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card
Great for: Frequent travellers to Australia and New Zealand
Cardholders earn $2.8 Travel$ or 2.8 air miles per $1 when spending at retail shops in the two countries, or booking flights with Qantas and Jetstar airlines. Other transactions, including ones in Singapore, earn you 1.4 Travel$ or 1.4 air miles per $1 spent. For a worry-free holiday, the card also comes with complimentary travel and accident insurance of up to $1,000,000 for the cardholder and $100,000 for your spouse and child upon booking flights with the credit card.
ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card is eligible for Singapore citizens and permanent residents with a minimum annual income of $60,000, and foreigners with a minimum annual income of $90,000. Applicants must be between 21 and 65 years old.
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