OCBC and Mileslife have a new earning promotion for all OCBC Titanium Rewards cardholders running from today until 30th June 2018 which will earn you 15 OCBC$ (the equivalent of 6 miles) per S$1 spent using the Mileslife mobile app.
Update 23rd April 19:20: OCBC have confirmed that the bonus miles awarded under this promotion do not count towards your annual cap of 120,000 OCBC$ under the regular 10x reward points spending categories. That’s great as it means there’s the option here for a very significant number of miles over the next couple of months through this promotion.
They did however state that topping up your Mileslife wallet is not eligible for this 15x OCBC$ promo. We’re currently clarifying that point with Mileslife as it doesn’t appear to be specifically stated in the T&Cs.
Update 24th April 11:15: OCBC have confirmed that wallet top-ups are in fact included in the 15x offer too. Finally we know where we stand – so spend and top-up away!
How it works
Simply switch your payment card on the app to your OCBC Titanium Rewards card to be eligible.
Furthermore, there’s no cap and these miles are earned on top of the regular eligible miles earned through Mileslife itself for the respective transaction.
For example at a restaurant offering 3 miles per S$1 spent, you’ll still receive those miles through the app as usual on top of the additional 6 miles per S$1 in the form of OCBC$ through your card – an equivalent of 9 miles per S$1 total earning.
Full terms and conditions for the bonus offer are available here.
We did a full review of the OCBC Titanium Rewards card earlier this year, it’s a useful way of topping up your annual miles accrual with selected merchants at 4 miles per S$1 spent, not to mention on all mobile payments like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay which are increasingly available.
|OCBC Titanium Rewards MasterCard
An unbeatable miles earning rate of 4 miles per $1 on selected transactions, with an annual upper spending cap. It may involve a bit more hassle than your average card, but it’s probably worth the effort.
Annual fee: $192.60/yr (first 2 years free)
Mileslife Sign-up Bonus
If you’re not an OCBC cardholder – Mileslife are also running a sign-up bonus for the OCBC Titanium Rewards card if you apply via the form on their mobile app, which will get you a S$50 Mileslife credit upon card approval.
If you already have an OCBC card but not the Titanium Rewards card yet, you’ll be eligible for a S$15 credit instead.
There should still be ample time to take advantage of that offer plus this bonus miles promotion as it runs for over two more months from today. Full terms and conditions for this offer are available on the Mileslife app.
Don’t forget to book with Chope
When using Mileslife for dining remember to make your restaurant bookings with Chope where possible. We did an overview of the online restaurant booking service back in December.
You can earn 200 ‘Chope Dollars’ for every restaurant reservation using the KrisFlyer promotion code CHOPEKF, and this is a good way to accrue even more miles by combining this booking bonus with a Mileslife purchase at the end of your meal, provided your restaurant is signed up with both schemes which many are.
Effectively your 200 Chope Dollars are worth an extra 167 KrisFlyer miles (as they can be converted later, in larger batches), though arguably they are more valuable when converted to restaurant vouchers.
If Mileslife has passed you by until now – check out our full article to see what it can do for you.